Category Archives: Event

The 13th Annual AVCA Conference


Dates: 25th – 27th April 2016

Location: Sheraton Addis – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The AVCA Conference is the flagship event for the African Private Equity and Venture Capital industry and provides an important platform for GPs, LPs and investors interested in the continent to discuss the most pertinent opportunities and issues of the year.

The 13th annual conference focused on making the business case for private equity in Africa by highlighting the wide array of investment opportunities, strategies employed and success stories. It also saw the launch of two AVCA research reports, the AVCA/EY Exit Study, providing valuable data about the exits landscape in Africa, coupled with key information on how fund managers create value and deliver commercial returns; and finally the AVCA Sustainability Study which examined how private capital is helping to drive ESG standards across the continent.

Gong was on site managing all communications requirements of the conference.



The Economist: The Future of Banking


Dates: 10th – 5th March 2016

Location: Shangri-La Hotel, 10, avenue d’Iéna, 75116, Paris, France

The Future of Banking Summit convened multinationals, new technology and emerging banking organisations and financial services executives, along with policy makers, economists and academics to discuss the sector’s prospects as the banking industry experiences systematic change.

It centred on the themes of stimulating innovation, investment and productivity within the financial and banking industry. Panellists discussed how, with increased regulation coinciding with the advent of new technologies in financial services, the banking industry could revolutionise their business model to meet customers where they want to be met.



Economist Energy Summit


Dates: November 4th  – 5th 2015

Location: Honourable Artillery Company, Armoury House, City Road, London, EC1Y 2BQ

The Energy Summit 2015 will bring together senior representatives from the supermajors, the smaller independents and national oil companies with executives in the power, utility and renewable sectors; together with policy makers, economists and academics to discuss and debate the future of the energy business and provide some clarity on what it will look like 15 years from now.


Agri-Comms Drinks


Dates: November 3rd 2015

Location: Near Portcullis House, Westminster

The next instalment of our monthly meet-ups to bring together all those involved in communications, media and PR focused on food security, nutrition and agricultural issues.


Dive In


Dates: September 29th – October 2nd 2015 

The first market-wide festival for diversity and inclusion in insurance

The Corporation of Lloyd’s, the Lloyd’s Market and insurance in general must innovate and adapt to stay relevant.

Technology, globalisation, climate change – these factors are just a glimpse of the challenges ahead. Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) can help.

A diverse workforce and an inclusive culture are magnets for talent. When people feel valued and included at work, they achieve their full potential. Research proves both that diversity fuels growth and innovation, and that inclusivity boosts productivity and performance.

Dive In festival is specifically designed for people working in the Lloyd’s Market to discover more about the business case for diversity and inclusion.

It’s free to attend, with events running in venues across EC3 from 29th September to 2nd October. Each day has a specific focus and theme – starting with Women in Insurance, followed by Multicultural, LGBT and ending with Workability.

Dive In is an initiative of Inclusion@Lloyd’s, a collaboration between the Corporation of Lloyd’s, IUA, LIIBA, and the Lloyd’s Market Association, whose aim is to pool resources, widen perspectives and share best practice in diversity and inclusion to effect change faster.


Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security


Olam will be announcing the winner of the Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security, in partnership with Agropolis Foundation, at the Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture on 16th March 2015 in Montpellier.

The prestigious event convenes leading agricultural scientists from around the world. The shortlisted candidates have been judged by an international jury in conjunction with the Louis Malassis International Scientific prizes. The winner will receive a total prize of US$50,000, comprising US$15,000 as a personal award and US$35,000 as a grant for further research.