Keynotes
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Saturday
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2:00 pm
Klarman Hall

Special Address from Patrick Achi

The former Prime Minister will give special remarks on accelerating economic growth and sustainable development in Africa.

Special Address from Patrick Achi

The former Prime Minister will give special remarks on accelerating economic growth and sustainable development in Africa.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 2:00 PM
Klarman Hall

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Breakout 2
Saturday
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11:25 am
Aldrich 109
Scaling African Startups: From 0 to 100 and Beyond
How can African startups access capital, talent, and mentorship to fuel sustainable growth
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Scaling African Startups: From 0 to 100 and Beyond

In the past decade, the African continent has experienced a remarkable surge in startup activity, as many enterprising individuals have set their sights on solving local challenges through innovative solutions. However, this momentum has been met with a challenging year, where several startups have been forced to either shut down or significantly downsize to weather the current storm. This panel will focus on how African startups can scale from 0 to 1 and from 1 to 100 and how they can access capital, talent, and mentorship to fuel sustainable growth.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 11:25 AM
Aldrich 109
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Breakout 3
Saturday
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3:45 pm
Aldrich 110
Leveraging Local Capital and Attracting Foreign Investment in an increasingly Complex World
Strategies for harnessing the power of local capital while attracting foreign investment
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Leveraging Local Capital and Attracting Foreign Investment in an increasingly Complex World

High interest rate, climate change, debt crisis and geopolitics - African economies are subjected to many complexities in raising capital. We will delve into the strategies for harnessing the power of local capital while attracting foreign investment in a world marked by shifting dynamics. Participants will gain insights into investor engagement, collaboration, regulatory support, and risk management. This session will provide a forward-looking perspective on how African economies can thrive amidst the ever-evolving challenges and opportunities of the complex global landscape. 

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 3:45 PM
Aldrich 110
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Breakout 2
Saturday
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11:25 am
Aldrich 110
Uncharted Waters: Navigating the Delicate Balancing Act for Businesses and Investors Facing Political Risks in Africa
Tangible, hands-on approaches to managing political risks in the African context
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Uncharted Waters: Navigating the Delicate Balancing Act for Businesses and Investors Facing Political Risks in Africa

With over 50 distinct countries, the African continent presents a kaleidoscope of regulatory environments, political climates, and macroeconomic challenges. From abrupt policy changes to unstable governance – epitomized by the recent wave of coups across West and Central Africa – doing business in Africa requires companies and investors to adapt to shifting sands. This panel delves into the tangible, hands-on approaches to managing political risks in the African context. How do stakeholders assess and prepare for potential political risks in Africa? How can businesses leverage grassroots community relations as a buffer against high-level political volatility? How are insurance models adapting to offer genuine, affordable, and durable protection to businesses and investors? How can dialogue between the public and private sectors remain robust amidst shifting political landscapes?

In a continent that is as rich in opportunities as it is in complexities, managing political risks becomes paramount for business success. This conversation will provide insights on this key topic to discuss the tools and tactics that will pave the way for successful business endeavors, and projects developed on the continent.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 11:25 AM
Aldrich 110