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2018 Agenda: Key Themes

The ICA Zambia agenda has been developed to support local SME's to understand and gain access to impact investors. Sessions are designed to maximise event deal flow.
Draft Agenda - ICA: Zambia 2018
Monday 01 October
Lusaka, Zambia
12:00 - 16:00
Lusaka Site Visits
Ahead of the ICA: Zambia 2018 conference, a range of optional SME site visits will be arranged for all participants -  get a feel for what business is really like in Lusaka; make early introductions, see how SMEs are functioning, and assess the impact set to be made!
16:00 - 18:00
Pre-Registration & Setup (Radisson Blu Hotel)
ICA: Zambia 2018 participants may complete registration by collecting their delegate pack & event access pass (business card required). Sponsors are also asked to setup their dedicated table positions, and connect with session panellists.
18:30 - 20:30
Evening Networking Reception - British High Commission Residence
An 'ice-breaker' Reception for ICA sponsors, investors and registered Impact Starter SMEs to meet and discuss the two days ahead in a relaxed and informal setting, whilst enjoying a range of canapés and refreshments at the British High Commissioner's Residence.
Tuesday 02 October
Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka
8:00 - 8:50
Morning Registration
ICA: Zambia 2018 participants may enjoy tea & coffee whilst completing registration by collecting their delegate pack & event access pass (business card required), if not completed Monday afternoon. Sponsors are also asked to finalise the setup of their dedicated table positions.
8:50 - 9:15
Opening Ceremony
 
Dr. E. D. Wala Chabala, Economic Policy & Strategy Consultant of Musangu Foundation (Impact Capital Africa)
 
Perry Mapani, Director General of Zambia Development Agency (ZDA)
 
Invited - TBC of CONFERENCE CHAIR & MODERATOR
 
Invited - TBC, Head of State of Government of the Republic of Zambia
9:15 - 9:35
Keynote Address
Impact Investing; Why Zambia? Why now?
9:35 - 9:50
Setting the Scene: Data Snapshot
Economic, social and demographic background, key metrics, and 7 year plan.
9:50 - 10:25
Setting the Scene: Business Environment
A view from the inside - what is it like to do business in Zambia? Discussing stability, support mechanisms, and the impact of regulations.
9:50 - 9:55 
Panel Chair: TBC
 
Matongo Matamwandi, Director - Investment of Zambia Development Agency (ZDA)
 
Amb. Alessandro Mariani, Head of Delegation of the EU to Zambia & COMESA of European External Action Service (EEAS)
 
Francis Mbewe, Founder & CEO of Kukula Fund
10:25 - 11:00
Setting the Scene: Impact Investment Climate
Zambia as an impact investment target; discussing markets and the difficulties of other forms of financing.
10:25 - 10:30 
Panel Chair: TBC
 
Rodney Carew, Head of OCA Zambia of Open Capital Advisors (OCA)
 
Sven Haefner, CEO of 30Thirty Capital
11:00 - 11:30
Networking Morning Break
Sponsored by TBC
11:30 - 12:00
Spotlight on Zambian Success
Completed Impacting Investing deals done during 2017-2018; the means to succeed and make an impact!  
 
Tue Andersen, Managing Partner of Kukula Capital
 
Brad Magrath, Co-Founder & CEO Zoona Zambia of Zoona Transactions
12:00 - 12:50
Discussion Panel: How to Increase/Strengthen Impact Investing in Zambia
Looking at trends in Impact Investing, the current African themes in Impact Investments, and key targets for II in Sub-saharan Africa. Including a broad view of the Impact Investing landscape, what can impact investors do to increase investment into Zambia, and what can local SMEs do to better access impact capital?
12:00 - 12:05 
Panel Chair: TBC
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
12:50 - 13:00
Opportunities Video
13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch Break
Sponsored by TBC
14:00 - 14:15
Introduction to ICA's Impact Starter Platform
 
Emma Parker, Operations Director of Musangu Foundation (Impact Capital Africa)
14:15 - 14:30
The Case for Smaller Investments
 
James Blewett, Team Leader of Private Enterprise Programme Zambia (PEPZ)
14:30 - 16:00
Impact Starter: 1-2-1 Business Meetings
14:30 - 16:00
Impact Starter: Smaller Investment Opportunities (poster session)
16:00 - 16:30
Networking Afternoon Break
Sponsored by TBC
16:30 - 17:30
Discussion Panel: Being Investment Ready
Discussing being prepared through local mentoring, the Impact Starter platform long-term, and solutions to overcoming barriers.
16:30 - 16:35 
Panel Chair: TBC
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
19:30 - 22:00
ICA: Zambia Dinner - Latitude 15 Lusaka
An informal networking dinner welcoming all ICA: Zambia 2018 participants; enjoying amazing food, refreshments and Zambian entertainment; all within Latitude 15 Lusaka's stunning private venue. An ideal opportunity for further networking and to discuss the day's talking points. Transportation departing from the hotel lobby at 7:30pm.
Wednesday 03 October
Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka
8:30 - 9:00
Registration
Morning tea & coffee whilst completing registration by collecting your delegate pack & event access pass (business card required), if not already completed.
9:00 - 9:10
Day Two Welcoming Remarks
9:10 - 9:30
Keynote Address
The link between business and economic growth; critical mass in key sectors, with social and economic impact.
9:30 - 9:45
Sector Briefing: Mining
A brief overview of Zambia's mining sector and the potential for Impact Investing.
9:45 - 10:30
Investment Opportunities in Mining; Non-traditional Impact Investing
Applying Impact Investment principles to investing in mining companies, and mining companies partnering with Impact Investors to deliver long term CSR.
9:45 - 9:50 
Panel Chair: Wendy Tyrrell, Executive Director of Development Partner Institute (DPI)
 
Simon Purkiss, CEO of Consolidated Nickel Mines (CNM)
 
Jon White, CEO of ImpactAgri
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
10:30 - 10:45
Sector Briefing: Power & Renewable Energy
A brief overview of Zambia's energy sector and the potential for Impact Investing.
 
Francis Mbewe, Founder & CEO of Kukula Fund (on Kukula Solar)
10:45 - 11:00
Sector Briefing: Affordable Housing & Public Works
A brief overview of Zambia's housing sector and the potential for Impact Investing.
11:00 - 11:30
Networking Morning Break
Sponsored by TBC
11:30 - 11:45
Sector Briefing: Food, Agriculture & Agribusiness
A brief overview of Zambia's agriculture sector and the potential for Impact Investing.
11:45 - 12:30
Investment Opportunities in Agriculture; Africa's Key Sector
Applying Impact Investment principles to agriculture and agribusiness; the impact on the economy, women workers and society.
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
12:30 - 12:45
Sector Briefing: Health & Education
12:45 - 13:30
Sector Roundtables
An opportunity to discuss Impact Investing in specific sectors.
13:30 - 14:30
Networking Lunch Break
Sponsored by TBC
14:30 - 14:50
Sector Roundtable Feedback
14:50 - 15:25
Discussion Panel: Monitoring & Measuring Impact Investment
14:50 - 14:55 
Panel Chair: TBC
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
15:25 - 16:00
Discussion Panel: Zambia as a Hub for the COMESA, Tripartite Free Trade Area & Beyond
15:25 - 15:30 
Panel Chair: Thierry Kalonji, Director of Investment Promotion & Private Sector Development of Common Market for Eastern & Southern Africa (COMESA)
 
Sandra Uwera, CEO of COMESA Business Council (CBC)
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
16:00 - 16:30
Networking Afternoon Break
Sponsored by TBC
16:30 - 17:00
Feedback Session from the Floor
Impressions of Zambia as an investment destination, businesses seen, Impact Capital Africa and the Impact Starter platform.
17:00 - 17:30
Closing Ceremony: Deals Done & the 2018-2019 Outlook
Thursday 04 October
Lusaka, Zambia
8:00 - 16:00
See the Sights... Zambia Tours! (optional)
Extend your stay in Lusaka and make the most of the extraordinary sights Zambia has to offer! Subject to interest, and at additional sign-up, visit one of the many National Parks on safari, experience Victoria Falls, or even spend the night visiting one of Zambia's more remote regions.