4–6 May 2011 Cape Town (South Africa) — World Economic Forum on Africa. This regional off-shoot of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos focuses on the challenges Africa faces in attracting global and regional investment, while maintaining growth with industrial diversification and innovation. Contact Magali Ribes Tel: +41 22 869 1279, Email <email@example.com>, website <www.weforum.org/events/world-economic-forum-africa-2011>.
9–13 May 2011 Istanbul (Turkey) — Fourth UN Conference on Least Developed Countries. The conference will consider national, regional and global reviews of the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action and prepare a new framework for the LDCs. Contact Ricardo Z. Dunn Tel: +1 917 367 6006, Email <firstname.lastname@example.org>, website <www.un.org/wcm/content/site/ldc/home/conference>.
20–22 May 2011 Agadir (Morocco) — Climate Change, Agri-Food, Fisheries and Ecosystems. A global forum to share research and experiences on the impacts of global warming. Sponsored by the North-South Research Center for Social Sciences. Contact Dr. Mohamed Behnassi Tel: + 212 668 466 447, Email <email@example.com>, website <nrcs.webnode.com/scientific-events/iccaffe2011/english-version>.
14–16 June 2011 Paris (France) — Africa Energy Forum. Experts will examine the shifting trends in Africa's power sector. Contact Rod Cargill Tel: +44 20 85 47 06 98, Email <firstname.lastname@example.org>, website <www.energynet.co.uk/AEF/AEF2011>.
27–29 June 2011 Pretoria (South Africa) — International Conference on Arts, Society and Sustainable Development. Tshwane University of Technology brings together visual and performing arts practitioners, professionals, academics and industry partners to explore the relationship between the arts and community development. Contact Irene Botes Tel: +27 12 382 6175, Email <email@example.com>, website <www.tut.ac.za/Documents/Extended%20Call%20for%20Papers.pdf>.
13–14 July 2011 Johannesburg (South Africa) — Green Building Conference 2011. World renowned designers and experts will gather with South Africa's own leaders in sustainable construction. Tel: + 21 447 4733, Email <firstname.lastname@example.org>, website <www.greenbuilding.co.za/content/green-building/conferences.html>.
What has taken place
28 Feb–2 March 2011 London (UK) — Africa Investment Summit 2011. The only European-based conference that focuses on bringing European institutional capital to Africa. Contact Benjamin Gill Tel: + 44 (0)20 7608 7030, Email <email@example.com>, website <www.terrapinn.com/gateway.aspx>
24–29 March 2011 Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Joint Annual Meetings of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and the Economic Commission for Africa Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. Tel: +251 11 551 4945 or +251 11 544 3556, Email <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>, website <www.uneca.org/cfm/2011>