Welcome to  the HBS Africa Business Conference! This year builds on our rich heritage from the past 26 years and will explore the state of the continent and identify opportunities for continued growth and development. Come and join us!






What to expect

2 Days exploring the best of Africa through dialogue and showcases

Day 1

We will kick off the Africa Business Conference with an exciting array of plenary and breakout sessions to set the stage for the conference.

Here are a few highlights:
Prospective Student Events
Prospective students will be treated to various informative sessions by the Admissions Open House (indicate your preference when you purchase your ticket)
Keynote addresses
Listen to industry leaders and experts reflect on the state of the continent and opportunities for continued impact
Networking events
Take the opportunity to meet and greet other attendees and invited VIPs.
NVC Finalist reveal
Watch ten finalists of our New Venture Competition pitch their ideas and win up to $55K in funding

Day 2

Taking things several notches higher, the second day of the Conference will be jam-packed with more than 25 engaging panel sessions and additional keynote sessions, awards presentations, and an unforgettable soiree to cap off the evening. Here are a few highlights from the second day’s programming:
Panel Sessions
Attend discussions with leading African experts across more than 25 industries and topics
Career fair
Meet prospective employers to learn about career opportunities in and outside Africa

NVC Awards & presentations
Winners of our New Venture Competition will be revealed and presented with up to $55,000 in prize money

We conclude with a Soiree, where you will be entertained whilst celebrating the successful conclusion of the event

Uncle Waffles

special guest

Conference After Dark

| Day 2 Eve


Cocktail Attire

The African Business Conference at Harvard Business School was an event that capitalized on this feeling, bringing together Africa’s most talented and ambitious students, pundits, and business practitioners for a two-day extravaganza of a conference that, I believe, had something for everyone.

- Takunda Ndoro | Tuck School of Business ’22