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Events & Campaigns

Our long-held relationships and deep connections across media, governments, NGOs, business and investment enable smart and efficient interaction with the most appropriate networks.

We initiated and have organized the annual Emerging & Frontier Forum since 2018 at Bloomberg, bringing together finance ministers, central bank governors, investors and CEOs, along with events at the London Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and the Hearst Tower. Below are some of our upcoming and recent events.

Contact us for our full schedule or more information about hosting your event

  • AFSIC Investing in Africa 2022

    October 10-11, 2022
    AFSIC Investing in Africa 2022

    Gavin Serkin will be chairing the FINTECH Panel: African Fintech going Global. AFSIC is believed to be the largest annual event bringing together African investors and investments taking place outside Africa.

  • Chain Reaction authors join Joseph Kopser for his Catalyst Talks

    July, 2, 2021
    Chain Reaction authors join Joseph Kopser for his Catalyst Talks

    Chain Reaction authors join Joseph Kopser in Catalyst Talks webcast

    Paul Domjan, Gavin Serkin, Brandon Thomas and John Toshack join Joseph Kosper on his Catalyst Talks show to discuss their new book, Chain Reaction: How Blockchain will Transform the Developing World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021).

    The authors discuss the role of blockchain in creating infrastructure of 'trust' in emerging markets that lack it. They explore how blockchain technology can be used to determine the provenance of medicinal products and COVID-19 test kits, establish effective land registry systems, and revolutionise voting systems in the developing world.

    Listen to the full podcast here 

  • Chain Reaction Book Launch

    June 2, 2021
    Chain Reaction Book Launch

    Chain Reaction: How Blockchain Will Transform the Developing World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021).

    Arunma Oteh, World Bank ex-Treasurer and Academic Scholar at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, spoke with authors Paul Domjan, Gavin Serkin, Brandon Thomas, and John Toshack.

    The discussion focused on insights from this fascinating and timely book, which discussed a leapfrogging—one that will bring the next billion emerging consumers into the formal economy—by creating reliable institutions of contract, ownership and trust among people previously denied such luxuries. The authors humanize blockchain by taking the reader on a global journey through a multitude of applications—from registering property to voting and delivering aid.

    “You simply could not ask for better guides.” —Tim Harford, Financial Times columnist, BBC presenter, and author of The Undercover Economist

    “A wonderful insight into how the technology that started with Bitcoin is being applied today. Highly recommended.” —Mark Mobius, former Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, and Founding Partner of Mobius Capital Partners

    “Refreshingly frank in its treatment of the technology behind blockchain, dispelling crypto moon shots in favor of a story of realistic hope for the developing world.” —James Bowater, Founder & Editor at Large of CryptoAM.io at City AM

  • Bloomberg Roundtable with Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance for Nigeria

    Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM BST
    Bloomberg Roundtable with Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance for Nigeria

    New Markets' Gavin Serkin will be moderating a private roundtable discussion with Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget & National Planning for the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 

    This virtual event, part of the Bloomberg Leaders Circle, will bring together a small group of leaders among the financial and corporate sector for an off-the-record discussion regarding the economic and policy outlook for Nigeria.

    It provides the opportunity for international business leaders, influential decision-makers and senior government representatives to reconnect, build partnerships in today’s new environment, and explore ideas to propel the global economic recovery.

    This is an invitation-only event.

    To apply, please contact gserkin@newmarkets.media

  • Supply Lines in the COVID Era: Opportunity in Disruption

    Nov. 18, 2020, 1200 GMT | Online
    Supply Lines in the COVID Era: Opportunity in Disruption

    From agricultural products to salt and cement, we explore the disruption to global supply chains that threaten food security, businesses, and livelihoods across Africa, as well as creating new opportunities. We consider issues associated with inbound opportunities into Africa, as well as outbound from the continent, around payments, borders, and regulation.

    Speakers:
    Ibrahim Sagna, Global Head, Advisory and Capital Markets, African Export-Import Bank
    Lois Sankey, Program Lead, Agriculture Mastercard Foundation
    Dimieari Von Kemedi, co-Founder and Managing Director of Alluvial Agriculture
    Sukhi Srivastan, Head of UK Sales, AZA
    Boason Omofaye, Senior Consultant at New Markets Media & Intelligence (Moderator)

    To watch the full webinar, click here 

  • Emerging + Frontier Forum 2020 Digital Series: 3rd Edition

    Nov. 10, 2020, 1400 GMT | Online
    Emerging + Frontier Forum 2020 Digital Series: 3rd Edition

    New Markets Media & Intelligence initiated and coordinates the annual Bloomberg Emerging & Frontier Forum, hosted in collaboration with Amundi Asset Management, Fitch Ratings, and the Institute of International Finance (IIF).

    In conversation with:
    Paulo Roberto Nunes Guedes, Minister of the Economy, Brazil
    Moderated by Stephanie Flanders, Senior Executive Editor, Bloomberg Economics  (25mins)

    Panel discussion: 

    2020 & 2021 - A year in review and a year of new (35mins)

    Post-U.S. election review and outlook: What can America do for emerging markets — and what can emerging markets do for America? 
    What’s on the White House agenda for the next four years? From China to Mexico, Russia, Turkey and South Korea, our panel will assess the likely winners and losers in U.S. trade, FDI and geopolitics.

    From Argentina to Zambia, debt restructuring talks are taking on new dimensions. 
    Years of heavy borrowing by emerging and frontier markets have left many on the brink of default. While that’s nothing new, debt talks in 2020 have taken on a new social dimension as ESG plays into investors’ aspirations.

    Fighting a pandemic: Which emerging markets are emerging victorious? 
    In a correlated investment world, COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of local politics and policies. What does the divergence in policy responses this year tell us about the way forward for the world’s key developing economies?

    To watch the webinar, click here

  • 2020 North Caucasus-EuroAsia Economic Forum

    Nov. 10, 2020, 1330 GMT | Online
    2020 North Caucasus-EuroAsia Economic Forum

    Fireside chat with Gavin Serkin, author of Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow (Bloomberg / Wiley)

    Where does Russian market stand within global markets?

    To join the webinar, click here

  • Funding in the COVID era: Tips to unlock crucial capital

    Sept. 30, 2020, 13:00 BST | Online
    Funding in the COVID era: Tips to unlock crucial capital

    The COVID-19 era has opened up new sources of funding and brought interest costs even lower. Our expert panel will unravel the changes in development financing and explore best ways to approach public, private and blended finance sources.


    Speakers:

    Suresh Samuel, Investment Director for Lendable, and former Managing Director for Africa at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) 
    Linda Habgood, CEO of Delphos International, and former Investment Officer at OPIC
    Adam Gouveia, CFO of AZA, and former Associate at Wells Fargo
    Boason Omofaye, Senior Consultant at New Markets Media & Intelligence (Moderator)
    To watch the webinar in full, click here 

  • Emerging + Frontier Forum 2020 Digital Series: 2nd Edition

    Sept. 15, 2020, 1300 BST | Online
    Emerging + Frontier Forum 2020 Digital Series: 2nd Edition

    New Markets Media & Intelligence initiated and coordinates the annual Bloomberg Emerging & Frontier Forum, hosted in collaboration with Amundi Asset Management, Fitch Ratings, and the Institute of International Finance (IIF).

    In response to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, our flagship annual event will take place as a series of online panel discussions with leaders from across industry and governance.

    Panel 1 - Emerging Economies: Growth Differential at Risk
    Is the EM growth model still valid? How are countries, companies and investors adjusting to the new realities?
    How can policymakers best approach debt sustainability challenges?
    Beyond the fate factors of resource, geography and demography, what policies have the best chance of sustaining growth going forward?

    Panel 2 - Building Back Better: Never Waste a Good Crisis
    What happens when ESG and COVID collide? Unprecedented economic turmoil coincides with unprecedented interest in investing for ‘good’.
    How do evolving ESG principles and standards come into play in the COVID era? Should these differ for emerging markets?
    How can developing countries meet such ideals when facing pandemic and recession?

    To watch the webinar in full, please click here

  • United states of Naira: What price for unification?

    July 28, 2020, 1300 BST | Online
    United states of Naira: What price for unification?

    Nigeria’s central bank has begun the journey from multiple official and unofficial exchange rates to a single unified value.

    It’s a radical departure that the IMF and investors have long advocated. But how much difference will a unified rate make to foreign investment, international trade and borrowing costs? And how much further does the official rate need to fall to match the unofficial level?

    Leading our discussing is an eminent panel of speakers:
    Muhammad Sanusi II, 14th Emir of Kano & former Governor of the Nigerian Central Bank
    Temitope Popoola, Renaissance Capital
    Nkemdilim Nwadialor, Tellimer
    Oghenefejiro Eduviere, AZA

    Opening remarks & moderator: Boason Omofaye, New Markets Media & Intelligence

    To watch the webinar in full, click here

  • Anti-Africa Bias: Does Presumption of Risk Colour Investment

    July 22, 2020, 1300 BST | Online
    Anti-Africa Bias: Does Presumption of Risk Colour Investment

    Argentina, the world’s most notorious serial defaulter, was able to borrow from international investors with no repayment required for a century. Three years on, that bond is worth a fraction of its issue price after the country’s ninth default. By contrast, oil-rich Angola, which hasn’t defaulted since the end of its civil war in 2002, was charged a higher rate for its shorter-dated debt last year. It’s just one example of the added risk presumed by investors that penalises African governments and companies with higher borrowing rates. And, despite the continent’s relatively exemplary record in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, presumed risk of default is also the lens through which creditors will be entering talks on debt relief. 

    In the latest in our series of online discussions, we probe the risk bias against Africa and ask the inevitable question: is prejudice infecting capital markets? 

    Leading our discussing is an eminent panel of speakers:
    Kojo Annan, Managing Partner of Vector Global and son of Kofi Annan
    Christophe Charlier, ex-Chair of Renaissance Capital
    Fulu Mudau, fixed income & currencies, Deutsche Bank 
    Michael Nderitu, Chief Risk Officer, AZA

    Opening remarks & moderator: Boason Omofaye, New Markets Media & Intelligence

    Watch the webinar in full by clicking this link

  • Shipping in the Eye of the Storm

    July 7, 2020, 13:00 BST | Online
    Shipping in the Eye of the Storm

    As the world begins to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns, shipping industry indicators act as a barometer on the economic outlook.

    The second in a series of Inatech and S&P Global Platts special webinars on the coronavirus crisis promises unique updates and forecasts from expert analysts and industry leaders, providing context for ship owners, bunker traders and business on how companies and markets are responding to developing forces.

    The webinar will be moderated by Paul Gunton, senior writer for New Markets Media & Intelligence.

    Panel:
    Alok Sharma, Senior Vice President at Inatech,
    George Griffiths, Editor, Global Container Freight Market, Dry Bulk Shipping for S&P Global Platts
    Tamara Sleiman, Managing Editor, EMEA Residual Fuel Oil for S&P Global Platts.
    Finn Fuelbier, Director Global Fuel Purchasing, Hapag Lloyd

    To register click here

  • Minex Europe 2020

    2 July 2020 | Online
    Minex Europe 2020

    How to apply ESG principles to mining

    ESG principles have become the make or break of mining company stocks for good reason. Based on New Markets’ work with some of the biggest investors and companies in establishing impact and responsible investment principles, Gavin Serkin takes us through the critical steps necessary to match your company’s credentials with the new normal expectations.

    Register & ask a question: Click here

  • Emerging & Frontier Forum

    25 June 2020, 13:30 BST | Online
    Emerging & Frontier Forum

    Emerging Market Debt: A Roadmap Beyond COVID-19

    New Markets Media & Intelligence initiated and coordinates the annual Emerging & Frontier Forum, hosted in collaboration with Amundi Asset Management, Bloomberg, Fitch Ratings, and the Institute of International Finance (IIF).

    In response to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, our flagship annual event will take place as a series of digital panel discussions with leaders from across industry and governance. This edition of the series will featured two panels with key representatives from finance ministries and central banks from across the globe.

    Panel 1 - The COVID recession: View from the economic cockpit

    Panel 2 - Central banks in the new age: Developing innovative tools & ideas

    Speakers include:
    * María Antonieta Alva Luperdi, Minister of Finance, Peru
    * Dr. Benjamin E. Diokno, Governor, Philippines Central Bank
    * H.E. Carlos Dominguez, Secretary of Finance, Philippines
    * H.E. Martin Guzman, Minister of Economy, Argentina
    * Lesetja Kganyago, Governor, South African Reserve Bank
    * Yerlan Syzdykov, Global Head of Emerging Markets & Co-Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income, Amundi Asset Management
    * Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies
    * Stephanie Flanders, Senior Executive Editor, Bloomberg Economics
    * Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director, Global Policy Initiatives, Institute of International Finance

    To watch the full recorded event, click here

  • Africa's Debt: Freeze, Forgive or Forget?

    24 June 2020, 13:00 BST | Online
    Africa's Debt: Freeze, Forgive or Forget?

    What official debt relief means for companies, currencies, economies – and moral hazard

    Most of Africa spends more on servicing debt to wealthy countries and investors than on healthcare. Few would argue such imbalances demand radical change. But with some rich-nation and African lawmakers agitating for “extensive debt forgiveness,” many worry about unintended consequences – not least the impact on Africa’s future access to global capital markets, rewarding fiscal largesse and sending a green light to state capture and corruption.

    So, what is the solution? What are the lessons from relief provided after the global financial crisis and the HIPC initiative? What safety nets and assurances are necessary for debt relief to bring long-term benefits? What action beyond debt relief would best serve Africa in its battles against Covid-19 and unprecedented economic threats? And how does China – accounting for more than a third of African debt – factor in all of this?

    Speakers

    • Elizabeth Rossiello, Founder & CEO, AZA 
    • Joseph Rohm, Managing Director and Fund Manager, Adventis
    • Von Kemedi, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Alluvial Agriculture

    Closing remarks: His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II (former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria)

    Opening remarks & moderator: Boason Omofaye, Senior Consultant, New Markets Media & Intelligence

    To watch the webinar, click here

  • India In Focus - Roundtable Lunch Discussion

    20-21 November 2019 | Edinburgh & London
    India In Focus - Roundtable Lunch Discussion

    Robust exploration of India’s macro outlook and investment opportunities, with a primary focus on the impact for financial markets:

    • Taming the tiger: what it takes for India to steady growth
    • Policy priorities: expect the unexpected
    • Rupee or not rupee: the currency question

    Speakers included prominent leaders in policy, economy and business from the UK and India:

    • Suresh Pentakota, Director (Policy), Ministry of Finance, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM)
    • Kamalika Das, Economist & Head of Research at ICICI Bank, Mumbai
    • Manish Luharuka, Head of Proprietary Trading (fixed income and FX) at ICICI Bank, Mumbai; former Executive Director at Goldman Sachs India Capital Markets
    • James Winterbotham, Partner, India Advisory Partners, London; former senior investment banking director focused on India & EM Asia
    • Sam Tully, Senior Advisor at Spark Capital, London; former director at Credit Suisse and Standard Chartered focused on India and Asia
  • Fund Forum Global ESG & Impact

    12-13 November 2019 | Amsterdam

    With the huge growth of the impact investment industry – doubling in a year to half a trillion dollars - there is a danger, with so many rushing into the class, that bad products get mixed with the good. As pension plans start to have a fiduciary duty to assess impact, how do they compare across companies, geographies and sectors?

    We explore the systems of measurement out there, their similarities and their differences. Is it possible to group them in any way? Can we ever get to a single system of impact measurement. If we could, how do we get there?

  • FundForum Middle East & Emerging Markets

    4-5 November 2019 | Dubai
    FundForum Middle East & Emerging Markets

    Making sense of Megatrends: Global Insight

    Emerging Market Portfolio Construction

    How is technology reshaping the UAE wealth management landscape?

  • Why this cyclical slowdown is different

    1 November 2019 | London Stock Exchange
    Why this cyclical slowdown is different

    New Markets Media & Intelligence is proud to organise the EMEA Metals & Mining Conference at the London Stock Exchange with Renaissance Capital. The event is free to attend and will bring together public and private companies, fund managers and advisors.

    Panel 1 - Three priorities for public companies: Efficiency, Efficiency & Efficiency

    The paradox of underinvestment signalling investment opportunity; fast growth vis-à-vis better productivity and cost control; does the pressure on commodity prices make the sector ripe for consolidation? Does ESG add value?

    Panellists:
    Rt Hon Lord Barker of Battle PC – Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, EN+
    Natasha Braginsky Mounier – Global ESG Director, Capital Group
    Nicholas Bridgen – CEO, Ferro-Alloy Resources Group
    Johann Pretorius – Head of Research Africa, Renaissance Capital
    Dr Alya Samokhvalova – Deputy CEO, Petropavlovsk
    Niels Wage – CEO, Danakali

    Moderator: Gavin Serkin - Managing Editor, New Markets

  • Dubai Comes to Nasdaq

    16 October 2019 | Nasdaq, New York
    Dubai Comes to Nasdaq

    New Markets Media & Intelligence is proud to organise an exclusive roundtable discussion on understanding Dubai’s ecosystem of asset management and related business areas at Nasdaq’s Headquarters on Times Square on the morning of Wednesday 16th October, on behalf of Arif Amiri, Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Government - Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Adena Friedman, President & CEO of Nasdaq.

  • Sanctions' silver lining: The resilience of Russia's world-beating stock market

    15 October 2019 | Webcast
    Sanctions' silver lining: The resilience of  Russia's world-beating stock market

    Russia, suddenly, seems reassuringly boring. The ruble is no longer whipsawed by oil. Corporate governance is improving, and reserves are approaching the magic 7% of GDP beyond which lies economic stimulus. There’s even a thaw in relations with Ukraine. With valuations among the cheapest in emerging markets, now is the time to take a closer look at Russia.

    Understand how to approach Russia’s unloved stock market in our live webcast with East Capital’s Jacob Grapengiesser, in interview with the emerging markets author and journalist Gavin Serkin.

    Listen to the webcast by clicking this link.

  • Dubai International Financial Centre & New Markets Logos On Nasdaq Tower

    October 2019
    Dubai International Financial Centre & New Markets Logos On Nasdaq Tower

    Dubai government spokesman with New Markets’ Dan Noonan & Gavin Serkin; our logos on the Nasdaq Tower in Times Square for co-hosted event, October 2019.

  • African Women on Board

    26 September 2019 | New York
    African Women on Board

    Advancing narratives and improving realities for African women and girls globally.

    African women play a pivotal role in the global economy directly as entrepreneurs, employees and in the informal sector. Yet, all too often, these contributions go unrecognized.

    If you know someone who deserves to be among the 100+ leaders and innovators around the world in this unique global platform that's paving the way for African women's voices to be heard in the global discourse on gender equality, let us know. 

    Confirmed guests & speakers include:

    Nkiru Balonwu, Founder, African Women on Board
    Hon. Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor, Vice President, Republic of Liberia
    Dr Joyce Payne, Founder, Thurgood Marshall College Fund
    Elisabeth Moreno, Managing Director Africa, HP Inc.
    Hilary Pennington, Executive Vice President, Ford Foundation
    Christine Souffrant Ntim, Founder, Haiti Tech Summit
    Aisha Oyebode, Co-Founder, Bring Back Our Girls

  • Bloomberg Emerging & Frontier Forum 2018 & 2019

    2018 & 2019
    Bloomberg Emerging & Frontier Forum 2018 & 2019

    New Markets Media & Intelligence initiated and organised the Bloomberg Emerging & Frontier Forum 2018 & 2019, with speaking roles for clients such as the Seychelles’ MERJ Exchange at an event presided over by Michael Bloomberg.

  • Investor Forum: Gavin Serkin interviews F.W. de Klerk

    2017
    Investor Forum: Gavin Serkin interviews F.W. de Klerk

    New Markets Media’s Serkin interviews F.W. de Klerk at investor forum.