Sub-Saharan Africa Islamic Finance Convention 2016
When: May 10-12, 2016
Where: Kampala, Uganda
It is the launch of an exciting new initiative - filled with new insights and new ideas.
Combining a highly innovative and interactive conference format with world-class speakers and more than 200 international delegates, the Sub-Saharan Africa Islamic Finance Convention 2016 will tackle the most pressing questions for the progress of Islamic banking across the dynamic markets in this region.
Holding at the scenic Serena Hotel in Kampala, Uganda for two days this May, the event will bring together industry leaders to explore a fresh vision for the industry.
The whole gamut of strengthening the regulatory Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa, assessing the challenges and opportunities facing Islamic finance in Sub-Saharan Africa, boosting trade & investment flows will get a look in.
New growth drivers in Islamic finance, adapting international models to the requirements of Africa, understanding consumer preferences and needs in Africa and are also on the agenda of this Convention.
For more info: http://www.ethicolive.com
International Nurses Day 2016
When: May 12, 2016
The International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated every year all around the world on May 12 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) established the day in 1974 to highlight nurses’ contributions towards people’s health.
The Council produces and distributes the IND Kit which contains educational and public information materials, for use by nurses throughout the year through their individual and group activities. For 2016, the theme is ‘Nurses: A Force for Change: Improving Health Systems' Resilience’.
It is celebrated as a week-long event in Australia, United States, Canada and many other countries. Look out for the candle lamp service at the Westminster Abbey, London on May 12. And the big ceremony at Florence Nightingale’s burial place, St. Margaret’s Church, the day after.
Activities such as educational seminars, community events, debates, competitions, discussions etc. make the day tick.
Appreciate and honour a nurse on this day by distributing gifts, flowers, or simply organise a dinner and invite the friends, family members, coworkers of nurses to partake. “If love can’t cure it, nurses can”.
Some other important days are International Day of Families (May 15) - to reflect the importance of International community attaches to families; World Baking Day (May 17) - when you can pledge to bake and share; Amnesty International Day (May 28) – to honour and protect human rights; and World Hunger Day (May 28) – when you can create awareness on hunger and commit towards ending hunger and poverty.
For more info: http://www.icn.ch
When: May 18 -20, 2016
Where: Lagos, Nigeria
Food Nigeria provides the largest platform for both international and regional food and beverage companies to meet, network and establish business ties in Africa’s largest economy – Nigeria.
The exhibition will host more than 150 international companies across 2,000sqm3 of exhibition space within the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos for three days.
Food Nigeria provides the platform for international food and beverage companies to gain entry into the lucrative Nigerian market, and for domestic companies to grow and develop their networks across the region.
The accompanying free-to-attend conferences will discuss major topics and issues including supply chain management, food technology and retail innovation.
Why Exhibit? Discover an effective medium to raise profile and capitalise on the best opportunity to discuss business, share information, discover the latest trends or launch new products into the market. Take full advantage of sales, product marketing and brand building opportunities at this event.
As a visitor avail yourself the perfect platform for learning and networking in these times.
For more info: http://www.food-nigeria.com
When: May 19 -21, 2016
Where: Abuja, Nigeria
The 5th International conference on Rice for Food, Market and Development - rice-Africa 2016 - will be the Africa’s largest single gathering of rice traders, processors, investors, long term funders, service providers, policy makers, scientists, researchers, and technology experts.
The event seeks to attract thousands of delegates from around the world during the course of three days at the Merit House, Abuja. Delegates will discuss the latest rice innovations, future technologies, trade issues, financing, and policies that will define the future role of rice for food and development.
Since 2011, rice-Africa Congress has provided the needed platform that links stakeholders to share information and create synergies to support the rice sector, increase farmer/processor income, boost economic growth of the rice value chain and prioritise and stimulate interventions to increase competitiveness.
For more info: http://rice-africa.org
UEFA Champions League Final 2016
When: May 28, 2016
Where: Milan, Italy
Milan's Stadio Giuseppe Meazza – otherwise known as San Siro – will host the 2016 UEFA Champions League final – for the fourth time after 1965, 1970 and 2001.
And one of Manchester City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Atletico Madrid will have cause to smile. With first leg semi-final matches delicately poised as at press time, – Manchester City 0-0 Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid 1-0 Bayer Munich – there are no assurances on which two teams will contest San Siro’s final. Nevertheless the glitz, glamour, thrills, frills, grills and chills of the Champions League final always deliver full doses.
Be on the look-out for singer-songwriter, Alicia Keys performance at the pre-match ceremony. Keys – with over 50 million albums sold – will feature as part of a revamped ceremony prior to the game on the last Saturday in May. The match will be broadcast in more than 220 countries and will reach an estimated global live audience of 180 million viewers, making it the most-watched annual sporting event in the world.
Before that, the prestigious English FA Cup, comes to the fore at the iconic Wembley Stadium on May 21. Manchester United will attempt to add some silverware to their trophy cabinet and end the season on a high. Standing between them is Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace – who are the ranked outsiders in this tie.
It might well be the most defining day in Louis van Gaal's reign as Manchester United manager. For Palace, the FA Cup provides a nice distraction from their league struggles since the turn of the year, which left them close to a relegation dogfight.
United and Palace met in the 1990 final but were forced to a replay after a 3-3 draw after extra time. It was the 1-0 win in that replay, thanks to Lee Martin's goal, which saved Sir Alex Ferguson his job as Manchester United boss. Could similar happen for Louis van Gaal? Maybe…just maybe.
For more info: http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague