"Africa's Future"Briefing

Event details

9th February 2012
Four Seasons Park Lane Hotel

About the event

The economic future for business and investment across 48 countries, with unique insights in a special Presentation by Dr Duncan Clarke (Chairman & CEO, Global Pacific & Partners), in 150 images, on prospects, potential, and economics in Africa.

Duncan Clarke is a leading authority on the Continent, building on 40 years’ experience in economics, Africa advisory practice, visits to 46 African countries (and 120 worldwide), as a leading strategist on its geopolitics, economics and commercial issues, plus oil, gas and energy industries. He is author of Africa’s Future: Darkness to Destiny (Profile Books, 2012) to be launched after the Briefing, copies provided to all Delegates, and of Africa: Crude Continent: The Struggle Africa’s Oil Prize (the TV/Film Documentary in 2010 made by CNBC-Africa, based on this book), as well as numerous economics works over the decades on Africa.

He was on foundation missions to establish the 19-country Preferential Trade Area of Eastern & Southern Africa, now COMESA) and SADCC ( now SADC), as well as undertook advisory engagements with the Economic Commission for Africa, leading UN Agencies (ILO, ITU, UNCTAD, UNDP) and international entities (EEC, USAID, and Foundations) on African economic issues, plus many private and international companies worldwide (in economics, trade, agro-industry, resources, oil/gas, telecommunications, banking, investment, logistics, infrastructure).

He is President of the African Institute of Petroleum, Recipient of the South African National Energy Association Award 2011, and been Advisor to numerous corporate players, Governments and state companies in Africa, Asia, Russia, China, Europe, United States, and Latin America.

Key Focus:

  • Africa’s Future: Darkness to Destiny
  • How the Past is Shaping Africa’s Economic Evolution
  • Political Economy of Africa
  • Africa’s Economies
  • Fast-Emerging Players, Performance, Fundamentals
  • Africa Insights: Selected Fundamentals
  • Resources, Industries, Growth Drivers: Portfolio & Investment
  • Strategies, Governments, Great Powers, Emerging States


The 42nd PetroAfricanus Dinner will take place 9th February 2012 in London, with Guest Speaker:  Andrew Cochran, Chief Executive Officer, Dominion Petroleum:  "Exploring East Africa’s Frontiers - Experiences & Lessons Learnt"