Emergent Research To Hold The Financial Markets Indaba – Get Ready To Catch Your First Investor

Emergent Research in association with Thomson Reuters will hold the inaugural Financial Markets Indaba under the theme “Ideas Creating a Future”. The much anticipated event co-organised by Clobrook Investments is being held on the 30th of June 2016 at the Meikles Hotel in Harare.

By Shingie Lev Muringi 

300 attendees (local and international) are expected and 50 C-suite speakers will participate on nine panel discussions. This is a historic event expected to breathe life into the Zimbabwean economy which has been on a downward spiral in the past years witnessed by acrimonious numbers in business closures.

Emergent Research Speakers

Some of the top speakers to grace the Financial Markets Indaba

Emergent Research might be coming in as a timely angel to the Zimbabwean business fraternity, a battle ground that has not been yielding any considerable results considering the shortcomings of the ZIMASSET, an economic blueprint that has failed to entice foreign direct investors since its launch.    

This gathering of thought leaders will address many of Zimbabwe’s most pressing economic challenges including:  How financial markets innovation will help inject liquidity in the economy? What steps will inspire investor confidence and protection? Can we still raise global brands from Zimbabwean start-ups?

These and other issues can be summed up in the conference’s theme of “Ideas creating a future”. Suffice it to say, ideas and technological development are the driving engines of modern economies.


Some of the globe’s leading CEO’s to grace the event

Conference Agenda

This one intensive but productive day hosts nine thought provoking panel discussions. Five proven experts will engage in a robust debate on each of the panels.

  • Commodity Exchange – Catalyst for inclusive growth and liquidity?
  • Venture capital- Financing the next Unicorns
  • Equities markets-Have we hit the bottom?
  • Infrastructure- Redefining Financing Strategies
  • Asset class selection and allocation – Where will returns come from?
  • Private equity – coming of age?
  • Fire side Chat- Regulation and Investor Protection
  • Fixed Income – New Financing Normal?
  • Distressed debt investing: Junkyard or Hidden Treasure


The panel discussions will take place in two conference rooms, and attendees have to reserve a seat in advance for preferred panels.


Some of the top financial experts to grace the Financial Markets Indaba

Who can attend?

Whether you represent a bank, a fund manager, advisory firm, institutional investor, project developer, start-up or government, the conference is an investment that will propel your organisation and your career.

The goal of the organising team is to make your investment in attending this conference worthwhile. This, we will achieve by attracting attendees that will be valuable to other delegates and speakers. By way of example, out of the 40 confirmed speakers so far, 30 hold one of the following titles CEO, MD or Partner for their organisation.  For a full cast of speakers: www.indabaafrica.com.

Value to the Attendee?

What differentiates this conference from every other industry conference will not be size and duration but the quality of people you will meet, the conversations you will have and the partnerships that will grow out of them.

Our attendee list now includes representatives of global investment banks, regional fund managers, leading advisory firms and venture capital funds. By connecting with over 300 key decision makers, you will experience powerful and profitable Ideas; and re-imagine your opportunities and potential.


Why Partner with Us?

In an ever-crowded and competitive market it is crucial that organisations stand out from the pack by leveraging platforms on which key decision makers meet. The Financial Markets Indaba is one of such platforms. Our team has taken time to prepare a pre-eminent marketing opportunity for corporates and finance based companies. Please enquire with us on [email protected]

The Financial Markets Indaba may not bring an immediate solution to everyday economic challenges in Zimbabwe, but it surely will elevate the best ideas and connect them with key decision makers.

We believe we are bringing together smart people who can thoughtfully disagree and commit to progressive ideas and programs. Most of all we expect you to have fun, build profitable networks and perhaps, close a deal.

We look forward to you joining us in conversations on “ideas that create a future”.

Due to space constraints, we are limited to 300 attendees.

Online registration is open on www.indabaafrica.com

Contact us on:   [email protected]   +263 77 235 6843 /+263 77 257 2205 (Zim) +27 78 348 4137 (SA)


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