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Sir Bob Geldof to deliver keynote speech

SuperReturn Africa 2010 has announced the exciting news that Sir Bob Geldof, Humanitarian, Pop Star, Broadcaster and Businessman is to deliver the closing keynote address.

Building on 14 years of success of SuperReturn private equity and venture capital conferences in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America and the unrivalled network of LPs and GPs, SuperReturn Africa brings together a truly diverse and brand new mix of LPs and GPs. The event will take place on 29 November - 1 December 2010 at Fairmont Nile City, Cairo, Egypt.

This year 250+ African business and private equity experts and investors will gather to network and share their experiences and outlook for the next five years of investing on the continent. Delegates will get the opportunity to hear from and meet LPs from Africa, Europe, Middle East and North America including Quilvest, Hamilton Lane, EMAlternatives,  Adveq Management, Robeco Alternative Investments, Cambridge Associates and FRAIM.

This year there will be a special focus on the dynamic Egyptian private equity market at the Opportunities In Private Equity In Egypt Summit to be held on 29 November 2010. Speakers from Abraaj Capital, Citadel Capital, CI Capital Holdings, The Carlyle Group, Sphinx Capital, Viveris Mashrek, Actis, IFC and many more.

Delegates can compare and contrast the various ways of gaining exposure to Sub-Saharan African private equity. How do you evaluate between pan-emerging market, pan-African, regional and country specialist and sector specialist funds, as well as those who are building presence through portfolio company expansion? Sharing their thoughts are Martin Poulsen of the African Development Bank, Ralph Keitel, IFC, Carlos Heneiné of Quilvest and Riaz Currimjee of Surya Capital.

Attendees will also be able to examine how African private equity compare to that of other emerging markets. There will be a mixed panel of LPs and GPs with experience across emerging markets including David Creighton, President & CEO, Cordiant Capital, Annette Berendsen, Manager, FMO and Nicholas Morriss, Managing Partner, EMAlternatives.