Lunches
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Saturday
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12:25 pm
Batten HIves 307

Thematic Lunch: Building the Startup/Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Connect with folks that are interested in and/or currently building Africa's startup/entrepreneurship ecosystem over lunch.

Thematic Lunch: Building the Startup/Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Connect with folks that are interested in and/or currently building Africa's startup/entrepreneurship ecosystem over lunch.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 12:25 PM
Batten HIves 307

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Other Sessions

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Keynotes
Saturday
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2:30 pm
Klarman Hall
Africa Forward: Enhancing Africa’s Global Competitiveness
The state of financial services in Africa
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Africa Forward: Enhancing Africa’s Global Competitiveness

Financial services have made tremendous progress in Africa, yet access to affordable credit remains a long way away for everyone from consumers to SMEs to governments. This panel seeks to ask the tough questions and understand why the cost of capital in Africa is still so high.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 2:30 PM
Klarman Hall
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Breakout 1
Saturday
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10:15 am
Aldrich 112
Navigating Global Fashion Markets with African Identity
How can African brands build sustainable business models that enable their products to be accessible to local and global clientele?
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Navigating Global Fashion Markets with African Identity

The past few years has seen a renewed focus on African arts on the global stage: Afrobeats, Nollywood on global streaming platforms, African fashion being shown at various global fashion weeks and carried by global retailers. How can African brands leverage this momentum to build sustainable (economically and ethically) business models that enable their products to be accessible to local and global clientele and withstand the test of time? What are the opportunities to innovate across the value chain and what unique competitive advantages do we have on the continent? This panel will dive into these questions through the lens of various ecosystem stakeholders - designers, retailers, investors, manufacturers - at the forefront of innovating African fashion and bringing it to the global stage

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 10:15 AM
Aldrich 112
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Lunches
Saturday
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12:25 pm
Batten Hives 302
Special: TV Show (Shaka Ilembe Screening and Q&A with Nomzamo Mbatho
Screening of TV Show Shaka iLembe followed by Q&A with Executive Producer
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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