Sponsors



30Thirty Capital
30Thirty Capital

30Thirty Capital is a Mauritius based asset management company with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. We are an impact investor with a country focus on Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique, with a sectorial focus on agri businesses, clean tech and alternative energy as well as technology and ICT. Our highly experienced team has a vast background in, inter alia, African and Southern African venture capital and private equity, international investment products, financial engineering, building and running of companies, legal and compliance as well as sectorial expertise. As an active investor, we place our funds in non-listed assets, which we manage within our venture capital and private equity funds. Our initial fund, the 30Thirty Inclusion Fund, invests in commercially sustainable, high growth, life impacting businesses that have a positive environmental impact and inclusive enterprises that promote the empowerment of women and youths.

www.30ThirtyCapital.com


Cavmont Bank

Cavmont Bank Ltd (CBL) is a Registered Commercial bank in Zambia with more than 50,000 clients and 240 employees. The Bank was established on 1 January 2004, following a merger between Cavmont Merchant Bank Ltd, (inc. October 1992), and New Capital Bank Plc., (inc. June 1992). In 2006 the Bank's holding company, Cavmont Capital Holdings Zambia Plc (CCHZ), sought a strategic investment partner and identified Capricorn Investment Holdings Limited (CIH). CIH acquired a 44.2% shareholding in CCHZ in 2007. Discussions held with the Bank of Zambia to find an acceptable manner to recapitalize Cavmont Bank through a rights issue by CCHZ were concluded successfully, with CIH underwriting the rights issue. Consequently, CCHZ raised additional share capital of more than K15.4 billion in 2007 and the repositioning of Cavmont Bank commenced. Cavmont Bank has 19 branches located in Lusaka (6), Chingola, Ndola, Kitwe (2), Chililabombwe, Mbala, Mpulungu, Solwezi, Chipata, Kasama, Mansa, Mwense and Mufumbwe.

www.cavmont.com.zm
Cavmont Bank


CDC Group plc
CDC Group plc

CDC Group is the United Kingdom’s development finance institution, wholly owned by the UK Government. We support the building in Africa and South Asia to support the economic growth and job creation that will bring prosperity and opportunity.

www.cdcgroup.com


Chibesakunda & Company

Chibesakunda & Co. is a firm of licensed legal practitioners and is a full service, locally based practice, with a corporate and commercial practice emphasis. Chibesakunda & Co. has significant experience across the legal spectrum, having acted for a variety of clients in many of Zambia’s significant transactions, handling wide-ranging matters for Government, public and private enterprise. The firm’s familiarity with the legal aspects that inform the Zambian economy, including capital markets, banking, corporate finance, projects and employment contribute significantly toward the successful outcome of projects which are internationally benchmarked and locally informed.

Chibesakunda & Co. is the DLA Piper group firm in Zambia. DLA Piper is a global business law firm with 4,200 lawyers in 77 offices in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. With a direct presence in 31 countries and alliances or relationships with independent law firms in 18 additional jurisdictions, including Africa, DLA Piper represents more clients in a broader range of geographies and practice disciplines than any other law firm in the world.

www.dlapiper.com/en/global/locations/lusaka
Chibesakunda & Company


Consolidated Nickel Mines (CNM)
Consolidated Nickel Mines (CNM)

Consolidated Nickel Mines Ltd (CNM) is a nickel focussed junior mining company that is currently in the process of restarting the Munali Nickel mine in Southern Province, Zambia. CNM believe that mining companies have the ability to catalyse social development in the region and countries in which they operate. CNM take an innovative and progressive approach to social investment, including being a gold sponsor of ICA: Zambia.

www.consmins.co.uk


The Copperbelt University

The Copperbelt University believes in the direct application of knowledge beyond teaching. This is accomplishable through provision of consultancy services to Government institutions, industry and commerce. Such application of knowledge is part of service the Copperbelt University undertakes to offer to society and humanity.

www.cbu.ac.zm
The Copperbelt University


Kalumbila Town Development Corporation - First Quantum Minerals Limited
Kalumbila Town Development Corporation - First Quantum Minerals Limited

First Quantum Minerals is a leading and fast-growing copper company founded more than 20 years ago with a strong conviction in the long-term fundamentals for copper. Beginning with the 1996 purchase of the Bwana Mkubwa Mining License in Zambia, to reprocess tailings from past mining activities, our assets and operations now span nine countries and five continents. Today, we are one of the world’s top ten copper producers.

www.first-quantum.com


Kukula Capital

Kukula Capital is a leading investment and advisory firm in Zambia. We invest in Zambian growth companies with capital and expertise. Our aim is to provide exceptional financial and social returns for our investors. Through our advisory services, we enable investors and international companies to penetrate the Zambian market.

The name Kukula is associated with growth in the Zambian dialects. Kukula was founded in 2009.

www.kukulacapital.com
Kukula Capital


Prudential Life Assurance Zambia
Prudential Life Assurance Zambia

Prudential has been providing long-term protection and investment opportunities for over 165 years, from serving working families in Victorian Britain to supporting our 24 million insurance customers around the world today. We were founded in 1848 on the principles of integrity and security, symbolised then as now by the face of Prudence.

www.prudential.co.zm







Partners



Africa Global Chamber of Commerce (AGCC)
Africa Global Chamber of Commerce (AGCC)

Africa Global Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) is a Chicago-based not-for-profit corporation which specializes on promoting trade, investment, educational exposures, and cultural exchanges globally for Africa’s economic interest and its partners starting from the United States of America. Locally, AGCC strives to serve businesses and professionals seeking business opportunities, while also, facilitating mutual commerce between US and Africa. AGCC is based in Chicago, Illinois.

www.africangcc.org


American Chamber of Commerce Zambia (AmCham Zambia)

The American Chamber of Commerce in Zambia aims to serve American citizens and American controlled companies doing business in Zambia, as well as Zambian businesses already or seeking to become involved in trade with the United States. AmCham will continue to achieve this by establishing a network of forums for sharing information, exchanging ideas and interacting with relevant American and Zambian policy makers. It is the ultimate goal of the Chamber to increase commerce and trade between the United States and Zambia.

www.amchamzambia.com
American Chamber of Commerce Zambia (AmCham Zambia)


ANDE (Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs)
ANDE (Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs)

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Ultimately, we believe that SGBs can help lift countries out of poverty.

There are, of course, many worthy approaches to poverty eradication and economic development. But ANDE members share the view that targeted support for SGBs represents the most effective way to create the kinds of jobs that can lift families, and entire nations, out of poverty. ANDE members support "the missing middle”—the small and growing businesses that are the engines of growth in emerging markets, and have the potential to address critical social and environmental challenges.

www.andeglobal.org


AVCA (African Private Equity & Venture Capital Association)

AVCA’s inaugural Venture Capital (VC) in Africa Summit aims to convene founders, investors, and industry leaders to facilitate thought provoking dialogue, industry-driven insights and unparalleled networking opportunities.

The VC in Africa Summit, taking place on Wednesday 24th October 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane, London, will focus on examining the potential for venture capital investment to act as a catalyst for growth and development of early stage enterprises across the continent. This key industry gathering endeavours to examine the bottlenecks to unlocking the potential of early stage companies and to catalyse the growth of the industry.

AVCA is delighted to host this event in conjunction with the EMPEA's Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets Summit on Tuesday 23rd October 2018.

www.avcavcsummit.com
AVCA (African Private Equity & Venture Capital Association)


British Chamber of Commerce, Zambia
British Chamber of Commerce, Zambia

The Chamber’s role is to be the voice of British business in Zambia: an independent, not- for-profit organisation. The British Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in Zambia as a company limited by guarantee in August 2014. Membership is open to British, Zambian and international companies with a common interest in developing business in the UK and Zambia, to organisations and to individuals.

The Chamber’s core objective is promoting trade and commercial relations between Zambia and the United Kingdom. We also see our role as supporting our members in building their business in Zambia and the region. We collaborate with other business groupings and foster strong ties with the British Chambers of Commerce, regional counterparts, with the UK Department of International Trade and DFID

The Chamber holds regular informative events on business and economic issues important to its members and is active in advocating for an improved operational and regulatory environment.

www.britishchamberzambia.org


COMESA Business Council (CBC)

The COMESA Business Council (CBC), is a Regional Business Member Services Organization, which represents private sector interests in 19 countries in Africa, under the trade bloc- Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). The CBC is a Private Sector Institution of COMESA, governed by a Board of Directors (9) and a general assembly, made up of SMEs, corporates and multi-national companies within the region. Services provided are in the areas of Business and policy advocacy, Business facilitation and Membership development. The CBC currently provides facilitation, advisory and advocacy services in over 11 business sectors in the COMESA region.

www.comesabusinesscouncil.org
COMESA Business Council (CBC)


EU - Zambia Business Club (EUZBC)
EU - Zambia Business Club (EUZBC)

The EU-Zambia Business Club is a business association of EU companies established in Zambia and Zambian companies. Its aim is to increase trade and investment between the EU and Zambia through advocacy on the improvement of the business environment and by facilitating investments in the country and networking amongst its members. It has a diverse membership of over 110 companies from 15 EU members states and Zambia.

www.euzbc.org


Lusaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI)

The Lusaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), whose theme is ‘The voice of businesses’, is an independent organisation mandated to defend and support the common interests of its members by promoting a business friendly environment. This is achieved through networking businesses and professional people to ameliorate the performance of its members. Their mission is to carry out productive research so as to promote investment and development of all economic activities by standing on behalf of the business community in Lusaka province.

www.lusakachamber.org
Lusaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI)


Pan African Chamber of Commerce
Pan African Chamber of Commerce

The Pan African Chamber of Commerce is committed to provide its members access to solutions and opportunities, including aiding small businesses with access to business development. The Chamber is a confederation of African chambers of commerce and industries, business networks and professional associations - a Chamber which fosters a vibrant and interconnected business community where collaboration increases capacity, education enhances ability and advocacy influences authority.

The Pan African Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to improving the economic environment of the African continent through enhancing the opportunities of businesses, fostering a spirit of entrepreneurship while advocating for business friendly policy making. We Foster the development of a flourishing entrepreneurial culture and a competitive SME sector to support Africa’s economic development goals.

www.panafricanchamber.com


VC4A (Venture Capital for Africa)

Our Africa platform for startup funding, VC4A.com (Venture Capital for Africa, started in 2007) is a fast growing community of business professionals in 159 countries dedicated to building game changing companies on the African continent. We believe entrepreneurship is a key driver for the continent’s continued development. Entrepreneurship should be a main driver in Africa’s economic growth, in particular the high growth high potential ventures working to develop important innovations and disruptive new business models. This breed of company offers a significant source of employment and provides an important income stream for future generations. The entrepreneurs VC4A exists to support contribute up to two thirds of national GDP and provide the foundation for a stable middle class. They help form strong communities and are a powerful force for development.

www.vc4a.com
VC4A (Venture Capital for Africa)


Zambia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ZACCI)
Zambia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ZACCI)

Zambia.ZACCI is the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry representing District Chambers, affiliate business membership organizations, companies, including some public sector agencies that are supporting the growth of the private sector. ZACCI is the voice of the private sector that strives to create a conducive business environment for economic growth in Zambia.

www.zambiachamber.org


Zambian Business Club CIC UK

The Zambian Business Club (ZBC) owes its existence to the Founding President Mr. Arnold Zulu, and the Zambia Trade Cultural & Tourism Centre. Mr. Zulu's vision for the ZBC is to provide a platform for promoting the business ventures of its members, who are primarily Zambian entrepreneurs based in the UK. By doing so, the Club stimulates investment in Zambia. Members benefit from the broad range of advice assembled by the Club’s organisers, and share in the expertise of a broad range of speakers at Club events. The Club meets at the Zambian Embassy in London, UK and is fortunate to enjoy the support of the Zambian Government and business community. The Club was launched by His Excellency Amb. Muyeba Chikonde the Zambian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

www.tradewithzambia.com/zambian-business-club
Zambian Business Club CIC UK