Events

Winter Networking

15-11-2017 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Amber Bar, Opal Room, City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9AW

Details and tickets to follow.


FinTech in Africa (panel discussion with entrepreneurs and investors)

25-09-2017 6.00pm to 9.00pm

London Business School

Book Tickets

This is a collaboration between the Royal African SocietyProfessionals for AfricaInnovate Finance and DLA Piper.

The discussion explores the perspectives of FinTech entrepreneurs and investors while scaling up their businesses, products and services.


Networking Drinks – The Lion’s Den coming to Cambridge

17-05-2017 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Amber Bar, City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9AW

For those interested in actively building business networks and relationships. 

As part of the vision of PFA, we are keen to promote and encourage the ongoing development of young Africans based in the UK, which we believe is critical to the long term sustainability of growth in Africa.

We are joined on the evening by Sunga Lungu from Cambridge Judge Business School who will be sharing information about their Africa Conference, which is being held on 17th June this year.

Find out more about their plans for the event which will be looking at ‘Making an Impact’ as well as hearing about the ‘Lions’ Den’ – the African equivalent of the Dragons’ Den, which will be featured at this year’s Conference.


Winter Networking Drinks – Future African Leaders

27-11-2015 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Eight Members’ Club Moorgate, 1 Dysart Street, London, EC2A 2BX

For those interested in actively building business networks and relationships. 

As part of the vision of PFA, we are keen to promote and encourage the ongoing development of young Africans based in the UK, which we believe is critical to the long term sustainability of growth in Africa.

We will be hearing once again from Mr Michael Stone about the Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowships, the goal of which is to nurture and enhance leadership capability across Africa, with particular focus on Africa’s most promising young leaders.

At this event last year, Michael was introduced to Ms Samah Salman, who was successfully awarded a place on the programme and we will also hear a few words from Samah about what she has gained from having the opportunity to be a part of this programme.

AfLI’s aim is to create a network of high potential young Africans who have attended the programmes, and who are expected to rise to top leadership positions in their sphere of activity over the next 5-20 years. AfLI will provide leadership learning activities that enhance their experiences, insights, tools and confidence, and provide a support network that will better enable them to become drivers of the transformation of Africa.


Networking Event

27-10-2015 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Eight Members’ Club Moorgate, 1 Dysart Street, London, EC2A 2BX

African entrepreneurs who understand their current role in the African socio-economic landscape, know the challenges of entrepreneurship first-hand and who will examine whether entrepreneurship indeed has the prospect of being the adhesive that connects borders, promotes intra-continental trade and indeed strengthens Africa from within.


Summer Networking Drinks

12-06-2015 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Eight Members’ Club Moorgate, 1 Dysart Street, London, EC2A 2BX

For those interested in actively building business networks and relationships.

As part of the vision of PFA, we are keen to promote and encourage the ongoing development of young Africans based in the UK, which we believe is critical to the long term sustainability of growth in Africa.  Our networking events provide the opportunity to meet people with a similar passion for Africa and we actively encourage the formation of mentoring relationships.


Diane Abbott (MP) – ‘The Lady and Her Politics’

16-04-2015 6.00pm

Eight Club, 1 Change Alley, London, EC3V 3ND

By Invitation only, Professionals for Africa is pleased to announce it will be hosting an event with Diane Abbott (MP), on Thursday, 16 April 2015.

Moderator: Miranda Brawn; Barrister, Banker, Presenter and Diversity Expert


Winter Networking Event

28-11-2014 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Eight Members’ Club Moorgate, 1 Dysart Street, London, EC2A 2BX

For those interested in actively building business networks and relationships.

As part of the vision of PFA, we are keen to promote and encourage the ongoing development of young Africans based in the UK, which we believe is critical to the long term sustainability of growth in Africa.

At this event we will be sharing information about the Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowships, the goal of which is to nurture and enhance leadership capability across Africa, with particular focus on Africa’s most promising young leaders.

AfLI’s aim is to create a network of high potential young Africans who have attended the programmes, and who are expected to rise to top leadership positions in their sphere of activity over the next 5-20 years. AfLI will provide leadership learning activities that enhance their experiences, insights, tools and confidence, and provide a support network that will better enable them to become drivers of the transformation of Africa.

Each year around 25 high potential individuals from across Africa are awarded the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Fellowship, following a rigorous competitive selection process. The Awards are aimed at the cream of the continent’s future leaders, as indicated by the demanding selection criteria below, specifically targeting the next generation of Africa’s leaders in all sectors of society, between the ages of 25 and 39.


Winter Networking Event

27-11-2013 6.00pm to 10.00pm

Cape Bar in London

6pm to 8pm – Business Networking

For those interested in actively building business networks and relationships.

8pm to 10pm – Social Networking

A more informal session to socialise, with music video from DJ Bobbi, the first and foremost video DJ in Nigeria.

Please only register for one session

As usual, the evening will provide a great opportunity to network with professionals who are either African or who have interests in Africa.

In order that everyone can get the most out of each session, please try and stick to your session choice. Outside of this time there is plenty of space downstairs to continue discussions.


Summer Networking Event

16-07-2013 6.00pm to 10.00pm

Cape Bar in London

From 6pm to 8pm – Business Networking

From 8pm to 10pm – Social Networking

As usual, the evening will provide a great opportunity to network with professionals who are either African or who have interests in Africa.