Bringing together key players

ICA works with partners to create events that promote businesses and programmes, facilitate meaningful conversations with actual outcomes, and get deals done

We’ve been hosting events in southern Africa since 2018, and are excited to again be hosting an impact investing event in Lusaka in June 2024.

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A bit more about ICA events

Since starting in Zambia in 2017, ICA has aimed to spotlight the incredible talent and entrepreneurial spirit in Zambia. Land-linked, rich in natural resources, and above all rich in innovation, we have been proud to see how Zambia draws investors in and captivates them, with over $100M in capital deployed to businesses featured at ICA events, or participated in ICA programmes. In-person events have been hugely important in keeping people connected, talking, and acting – especially as market challenges change. We continuously aim to build the network that can support Zambian businesses to grow, and keep capital flowing.

Read the reports about some of our past events here:




Partners & Sponsors

Who is the ICA Zambia 2024 event for?


Gain advance access to a pipeline of investment ready Zambian businesses. Take part in focused roundtable discussions to deep dive into the key themes affecting investment in the Zambian market and take part in sector reviews.


Connect with other businesses, gain insight into the Zambian economy, and create relationships with investors which can lead to investment in your company.

Service providers

Make connections in some of the fastest growing companies in Zambia and with investors with burgeoning impact portfolios. Learn more about the business climate in Zambia to help identify opportunities for growth.


Demonstrate how you can add value to and support both impact investors and impact enterprises and develop relationships with future clients at Zambia’s foremost impact investing conference.

Donors & NGOs

Learn how impact investing is changing the landscape and how new approaches and collaborations are creating sustainability and impacting the way NGOs move forward.


Mining Companies

Meet local businesses who are developing solutions to  development challenges, while engaging with impact investors to see how co-investment into these SMEs could create mutual benefit.

What to expect

Informed panel discussions

Every year we research which topics are most important to businesses, investors, and other investment ecosystem players. These topics are structured to catalyse discussion and participation. Our panels feature leaders in industry, regulation, investment, services provision, and innovation in Zambia.

High value round tables

Round table discussions offer a great networking avenue that give all attendees the opportunity to share with, and learn from, a group of peers. Our roundtables are moderated by carefully selected ecosystem enablers who keep conversation flowing and facilitate honest discussion.

SME showcasing

ICA events are dynamic: we want all players to be networking, engaging, sharing and learning. Throughout the conference exciting investment ready businesses in our pipeline are showcased through quickfire pitches, keeping the energy high, and the focus on making deals.

Networking breakouts

ICA is all about building networks and getting deals done, and that means making connections, forging partnerships, and expanding awareness and understanding of who is doing what. Our events are known for tons of networking opportunities, and breakout and discussion segments throughout the 2-day event. In 2024 we aim to do even more of this while featuring Zambian culture, food, and entertainment.

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