On the 10th and 11th of May, Xcalibur Multiphysics participated in the Africa Debate organized by Invest Africa, held at Guildhall in London. Together with its main partners, The Africa Finance Corporation, this event aims to catalyze the commercial potential of the African continent, being London’s premier investment summit focused on the continent.
The Africa Debate brings together 500 influential leaders from various sectors, including trade, investment, infrastructure, development finance institutions, financial services, government and key industries in Africa, among others, His Excellency Hakainde Hichilema, President of the Republic of Zambia, was also present at this edition.
Energy Transition roundtable
On the 10th, our CEO, Andrés Blanco, participated in the Energy Transition roundtable held at The Law Society, along with other keynote speakers. During this private lunch, the speakers discussed the possibilities and opportunities for financing the continent’s energy transition. The discussion focused on key issues such as the financing gap of the energy transition in Africa, what actions the private sector should take to play a more active role in financing the transition, and how to ensure that the energy transition integrates and benefits all segments of society, particularly the most vulnerable ones.
Leveraging Critical Minerals to Advance African Trade Panel
On the 11th, Andrés Blanco also participated in the panel “Leveraging Critical Minerals to Advance African Trade“, alongside other speakers such as Tavraj Banga, Partner & Co-Head of Helios Investment Partners, Simon Gardner-Bond, Chief Technical Officer of TechMet, and Amb. J. Peter Pham, Distinguished Fellow of Atlantic Council. During the panel, our CEO presented the need for responsible mapping of critical minerals and quality data for the development of African countries. Specifically, he highlighted how the acquisition of quality data on natural resources can help facilitate investment and the development of sustainable mining practices
Xcalibur Multiphysics seized the opportunity at this exceptional international event to present and share the profound value of airborne geophysics for the progress of the African continent.