Lunches
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Saturday
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12:25 pm
Aldrich 008

Sponsor Informational Lunch: Tlcom Capital

The sponsor informational lunch will include a company presentation and the opportunity to connect with some of the company's executives.

Sponsor Informational Lunch: Tlcom Capital

The sponsor informational lunch will include a company presentation and the opportunity to connect with some of the company's executives.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 12:25 PM
Aldrich 008

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Other Sessions

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Breakout 3
Saturday
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3:45 pm
Aldrich 112
Cultivating a Sports Ecosystem in Africa
Challenges and opportunities within the African sports ecosystem
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Cultivating a Sports Ecosystem in Africa

Africa is increasingly emerging as a dynamic player in the global sports arena. In recent years, African athletes have gained international recognition, and African sports federations have shown significant promise. This panel aims will delve into the challenges and opportunities within the African sports ecosystem, shedding light on unleashing talent, institutionalizing the appropriate infrastructure through smart investments and the path towards sports globalization. This panel will present viewpoints from across the sports ecosystem in Africa, including investors, operators, and former athletes.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 3:45 PM
Aldrich 112
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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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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