CbI Meetings

CbI Meetings was formed in 2013 by Cross-border Information, an experienced Africa and Middle East- focused consultant active in primary infrastructure sectors. Led by experienced regional specialists, CbI works closely with the project development community on issues that affect public and private sector investment decisions.

In 2014 we created the Africa Investment Exchangea series of international meetings for leading investors in Africa’s high growth industries. In 2016 we launched  MENA Investment Exchange: Energy.

The agenda for all our Investment Exchange meetings are developed by consultants and analysts at CbI who work closely with the project development community on issues that affect public and private sector investment decisions.

All exchanges are:

•    Held under the Chatham House Rule
•    Structured panel-led discussions and roundtables.
•    Concluded with Africa Hardball – a political risk strategy round table, which examines issues including the capacity of governments to deliver on projects.
•     Hosted at RSA House, the Royal Society of Arts’ historic headquarters in London, an ideal venue for networking, with good breakout spaces and rooms for private meetings.

Our meetings have attracted sponsorship and support from Actis, Africa Finance Corporation, AIIM, BioTherm Energy, Denham Capital, DLA Piper, Endeavor Energy, FMOGlobeleqInfraCo AfricaPower Africa, the Business Concil for Africa and the US Chamber of Commerce.

Tailored meetings

As a consultant and publisher, CbI has been involved at the heart of the debate surrounding the development of the energy sector in Africa and the Middle East for more than 25 years.

CbI Meetings pairs CbI’s extensive regional expertise and source network with an events team boasting more than a decade of experience in producing high-level investment forums and dialogues.

Our unique service includes full event management from detailed agenda planning and development through to both pre- and post-event press campaigns, briefing papers and event write-ups.

In October 2015, CbI Meetings organised the Morocco Energy Exchange in Edinburgh for the Moroccan embassy. In addition to full agenda support we used CbI’s network to prequalify a high-level invitation-only audience. We also provided a media pack including a briefing paper and press release.

Bruno Coburn
Tel: +44 (0)1424 721667
Email: bruno@cbi-meetings.co.uk