Posted by: APO | 16 September 2015

Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2015 Names APO as Official Newswire

Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2015 Names APO as Official Newswire

THE annual pan-African forum will focus on strengthening Africa’s private sector through a pragmatic and business oriented approach

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, September 16, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ EMRC ( has named APO (African Press Organization) ( as Official Newswire of the Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2015 (AFIF) (, THE annual pan-African forum, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 24th to 26th November 2015.

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Photo APO: (Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO (African Press Organization)

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AFIF 2015 entitled “Access to Finance & Entrepreneurship” is organized in collaboration with the European Investment Bank (EIB), DEG (German Development Finance Institution) and in partnership with ECOWAS-TEN, Agri Academy (South Africa), Pfizer, BlueCloud (United Kingdom) amongst others.

“The Africa Finance & Investment Forum is a platform which accommodates innovation and brings to the table financiers who are looking to find real projects, investment opportunities and long-term partnerships. There is a spirit to get things done and have real and effective B2Bs. At EMRC we measure the success of our conferences through the partnerships that are forged during/after our Forums… and fortunately we have great success stories. The pragmatic side of our events is what makes partners/speakers/participants keep coming back year after year,” Ines Bastos, EMRC Senior Project Manager. “So, it was logical to link up with APO which has such a strong network itself and a similar vision to what EMRC wants to achieve. ”

With an expected 300 people from all over the world, the three days event will see North & South policymakers, financiers, bankers and private sector entrepreneurs discuss and find practical business solutions. It will focuses on strengthening Africa’s private sector through a pragmatic and business oriented approach.

“This year, with AFIF being held in Africa for the first time, the meaning of North & South and South & South partnerships will be truly put into practice. This is the essence of AFIF and we expect that strong business partnerships and results are established. We already have some strong partners and speakers confirmed, which shows how important investing and finance in Africa has become,” Idit Miller, EMRC Vice President and Managing Director.

AFIF regroups three key target groups: Entrepreneurs (project owners, CEO etc..), financial institutions (Banks) and investors interested in investing directly in banks or projects (DFIs/IFIs/Foundations).

“We are delighted to form this partnership. The Africa Finance & Investment Forum is one of the most important event where stories unfold and financial actors put words to action”, said Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, APO Founder and CEO.

AFIF’s press releases will be distributed via Africa Wire® (, the newswire service for press release distribution and monitoring in Africa and beyond.

Used by some of the world’s largest companies, PR agencies, institutions and organisations, APO Africa Wire® has a potential reach of 600 million and guarantees the most extensive outreach in Africa, acting as a channel that allows APO’s clients to target audiences in all parts of the continent and also the world.

APO is NASDAQ GlobeNewswire Authorized Agency for Africa offering unique access to 1.5 Million financial media outlets in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and more. APO is also CSRwire Authorized Agency for Africa, offering access to a global wire dedicated to corporate social responsibility, health and sustainability communication.

More information about Africa Wire®, the service for newswire press release distribution in Africa, is available at

This is a joint press release by EMRC and APO (African Press Organization).

APO Contact:

Aïssatou Diallo,, +41 22 534 96 97

EMRC Contact:

For further information concerning speaking opportunities and sponsorship, please contact:

Ines Bastos (Sr Project Manager)


Tel: +32. 26 26 15 15

For further information concerning media or advertising opportunities, please contact:

Jessica Frommer (Media and Communication Manager)

Email :

Tel : +32 2 626 1510

About EMRC

Established in 1992 in Brussels, EMRC ( is a non-profit International Association composed of a network of entrepreneurs, financiers, consultants and officials based throughout the world. EMRC’s mission is to lead the private sector in Africa to sustainable economic development and to drive regional change via partnerships.

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About AFIF

The Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) ( is an annual business event organized in the framework of EMRC International’s activities, aimed at strengthening the private sector in Africa, encouraging entrepreneurship and attracting investment to the African continent. AFIF has a double objective: to strengthen the financial capacities of Africa’s private sector and to promote the creation of new partnerships through the encouragement of joint projects and trade relations North-South & South-South.

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APO has a media database comprising over 150,000 contacts and is the main online community for news relating to Africa.

It offers a complete range of services, including press release distribution and monitoring, online press conferences, interactive webcasts, media interactions, strategic advice, public diplomacy, government relations and events promotion. To find out more, please visit

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Joint press release by EMRC and APO (African Press Organization)


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