Now in its 14th year, the Africa Business Summit is firmly established as a leading forum in Europe for engaged discussion on doing business in Africa. Each year it brings together 300 delegates with an active interest in Africa, providing an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, including alumni and students of London Business School. The 2015 Summit, titled “Leading the Way: Growth Strategies in an African Context”, will move beyond high-level predictions about growth sectors and instead focus on what strategies are fundamental or unique to build a sustainable business on the continent. This conference will provide key insights into the exceptional local and global companies that are industry leaders. The event culminates with an evening gala reception, where attendees have the opportunity to relax and network in an informal setting.



The Africa Club organises frequent speaker events throughout the year as an opportunity for students to hear directly from those professionals who have experience working in Africa. The events typically include a presentation from the speaker, a thought provoking Q&A session as well as an opportunity to network and cover a wide range of topics.

Past events include visits from:

  • Africa Advisory Group
  • Bain and Company
  • CDC
  • Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance
  • McKinsey and Company

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Each year, the Africa Club hosts 30 London Business School students on two treks to Eastern and Southern Africa. Our trek to East Africa, visiting Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania, showcases the regional and commercial diversity of the region. In Nairobi, our students experience the vibrancy of Africa’s digital economy, visiting, Africa’s largest e-tailer, who is harnessing the power of mobile commerce and the growing number of start-ups in the Silicon Savannah who are changing the way Africa does business.

In Southern Africa, coinciding with London Business School’s Global Business Experience programme to Johannesburg, our students work with micro-entrepreneurs on a challenge facing their business and gain insights from leaders in the corporate, not-for-profit and government sector.