Lunches
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Saturday
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12:25 pm
Batten Hives 302

Special: TV Show (Shaka Ilembe Screening and Q&A with Nomzamo Mbatho

A special screening of snipptets from Shaka iLembe followed by Q&A with Nomzamo Mbatho, the Executive Producer, will explore deeper themes of global participation in telling authentic African narratives from the subjective gaze of the custodians. 


Special: TV Show (Shaka Ilembe Screening and Q&A with Nomzamo Mbatho

A special screening of snipptets from Shaka iLembe followed by Q&A with Nomzamo Mbatho, the Executive Producer, will explore deeper themes of global participation in telling authentic African narratives from the subjective gaze of the custodians. 


America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 12:25 PM
Batten Hives 302

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Breakout 1
Saturday
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10:15 am
Aldrich 108
Telecoms vs. Fintech Startups: The Race for Financial Innovation
Telecom companies are rebranding themselves to adapt, while fintech startups, with their head start, are utilizing the concept of mobile
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Telecoms vs. Fintech Startups: The Race for Financial Innovation

In the realm of Africa's mobile money evolution spanning the last seventeen years, telecom companies initially took the lead, steering growth and diversification. Yet, the narrative is shifting with the rise of fintech startups, who are evolving beyond mobile money infrastructure to value-add services like credit, insurance, savings, and connectivity across global borders. This transition has left telecom companies struggling to keep pace, raising questions about the sustainability of their traditional business models. The pivotal query revolves around whether the market's tilt toward these incremental financial services will challenge the established order. Fintech startups, considered catalysts for this transformation, are nudging telecom companies to revamp their mobile money operations into more agile fintech entities.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 10:15 AM
Aldrich 108
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Keynotes
Friday
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4:50 pm
Klarman Hall
One Africa, One Market - Repositioning Africa as the Largest Free Trade Area
Leverage the AfCFTA to enhance African global competitiveness and compete in the new global era
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One Africa, One Market - Repositioning Africa as the Largest Free Trade Area

According to the World Bank, The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is poised to make Africa the largest trade area/zone in terms of market size, creating a market of 1.3 billion people across 55 countries and a combined GDP of approx. $3.4 Trillion. Many have posited it as a game change-changer with the potential to transform African economies and significantly raise Africa’s share of global trade and investment flows and shift the direction and composition of FDI to Africa, positioning the region as an increasingly dynamic force in the international arena. How can Africa leverage the AfCFTA to enhance its global competitiveness and compete in the new global era?

Come hear industry stalwarts take center stage to unravel the intricacies of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Against the backdrop of this historic agreement, the keynote will explore strategic visions, challenges, and opportunities presented by the AfCFTA as well as delve into the private sector's role in innovation, infrastructure development, and the imperative of collaborative efforts in repositioning Africa on the global economic stage.

America/New_York
Feb 16, 2024 4:50 PM
Klarman Hall
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Specials
Saturday
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10:15 am
Batten Hives 301
Building a Venture in Africa
How to move from idea to venture
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Building a Venture in Africa

Venture building is a comprehensive and systematic approach to creating, developing, and scaling new businesses or startups. Our workshop is focused on sharing expert knowledge on building VC backable businesses on the African continent. We will showcase how we turn ideas into successful ventures by sharing our tips, tools, and methodologies. Our workshop will provide an overview of the fundamentals of venture building and also demonstrate one of our ideation techniques in action.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 10:15 AM
Batten Hives 301