Conference on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Africa 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (GMT)
Russell Square, LONDON
Entrepreneurship is the keys to sustainable economic and private sector development in Africa, as growth accelerates on the continent, it generates with it new opportunities for investment. When it comes to future global investment strategies, Africa is high on the agenda for investors and entrepreneurs.The continent has become a more attractive investment destination over the last decade and is expected to sustain it's long term investment potential.
The conference will bring together government representatives, business leaders and entrepreneurs, to explore several aspects of entrepreneurship and economic development in Africa. The discussion will reflect on practical experience, real success and future prospects for growth and opportunity in Africa. Further promises to stimulate thoughts and action with a view to promoting further trade and investment in Africa’s dynamic economies.
Key areas to be addressed
- Tackling Africa economic problems through entrepreneurship.
- The role of the government to promote and support SMEs growth in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Creating conducive business climate that will foster start-ups and attract FDIs.
- The role of entrepreneurship in Africa's growing economy.
- Unlocking untapped investment opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Creating employment opportunities through entrepreneurship.
- Growing interest in frontier market investment: Opportunities and Challenges.
Keynote Speakers & Panelists
Adviser & Head, International Trade & Regional Co-operation, Economic Affairs Division, Commonwealth Secretariat.
Dr John Hancock
Senior policy advisor to the Director-General for World Trade Organisation's Africa Aid-for-Trade initiative, representative to the IMF and World Bank, and head of investment issues.
Prof Sonny Nwankwo
Professor of Marketing and director for Research and Enterprise , East London Business School
Head, Latin America and Africa, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and World Economic Forum Community of Social Entrepreneurs (tbc)
Chairman of AFFORD and Director of GK Partners
Commercial Attache, Rwanda High Commission in the UK.
Principal Counsellor for Trade and Economic Affairs, Kenya High Commission
Minister Counsellor for Trade and Affairs, Embassy for Ethiopia (tbc)
Managing Director of Frontier Market Fund Managers, Standard Bank.
Former President and current Chief Advisor of China Unicom Africa and Managing Director of Powerhouse Ltd.
Investment Principal, Aureos Capital
Managing Director of Africa Risk Consulting.
Dr Chege Githiora
Chairman, Center for African Studies , SOAS, University of London.
CEO, British Africa Business Association
Dr Stewart Iyala
Director and Head of Trade, Finance and Management Development Programmes, Centre for African Trade, Finance, Law and Development (CATFLD) and Reseacher at London South Bank University.
Special Advisor on Economic Planning and Strategy for Abia State, Nigeria
Director, Africa Innovation Prize
NB: The speakers' list is subject to change with further speakers to be confirmed later.
Benefit for attending
- Networking opportunity with high level delegates.
- Broaden knowledge about business opportunities in Africa
- Knowledge and experience sharing opportunity.
- Opportunity to promote your business to wider audience.
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Centre for Africa Studies
When & Where
Sub-Saharan Consulting Group (SSCG)
SSCG is a global management and advisory firm that specialises in providing innovative and tailor-made market intelligence, enterprise development solutions, advisory and management consulting services to organisations and individuals seeking to explore and engage in business activities in Africa. Read more at www.s-scg.com