Schedule

AFRICA BUSINESS FORUM 2020

January 25th

The Nest @ University of British Columbia 

6133 University Blvd, Vancouver BC

8:30AM – 5PM

8:30

Registration & Breakfast

9:30

Welcome ceremony & Opening keynote

Keynote Speaker (TBA)

10:30

Morning Panel Sessions

Energy & Sustainability

Sustainable Energy: What’s Next for Africa’s Growing Economy?

Michael Tarney & Chike Ukaegbu

ENTERTAINMENT

The Scramble for African Entertainment: Maintaining control of the African Music Industry

Karun Mungari, Tonye Aganaba, Micheal Kiko Teon Gibbs

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Profits, Impact, Ethics (PIE): Ingredients for Success in Entrepreneurship

Catherine Mahugu & Asha Wheeldon

Finance

Bet On Africa: Different Roads To Sustainable Growth

Aly El Shalakany, Elizabeth Howard, Ahmad Mazhar

Innovation & technology

Charged & Ready: How Tech is Changing the Business Landscape in Africa

Judith Owigar & Judah Okwuobi

PANELS

Energy & Sustainability

ENTERTAINMENT

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Finance

Innovation & technology

topics

Sustainable Energy: What’s Next for Africa’s Growing Economy?

The Scramble for African Entertainment: Maintaining control of the African Music Industry

Profits, Impact, Ethics (PIE): Ingredients for Success in Entrepreneurship

Bet On Africa: Different Roads To Sustainable Growth

Charged & Ready: How Tech is Changing the Business Landscape in Africa

Speakers

Michael Tarney & Chike Ukaegbu

Karun Mungari, Tonye Aganaba, Micheal Kiko Teon Gibbs

Catherine Mahugu & Asha Wheeldon

Aly El Shalakany, Elizabeth Howard, Ahmad Mazhar

Judith Owigar & Judah Okwuobi

12:00

Corporate fair & networking

Companies (TBA)

12:45

lunch

Provided and included with registration.

14:10

Afternoon Panel Sessions

Energy & Sustainability

DEBATE | The Politics Of Energy: Who Is Really Winning? ​

Michael Tarney & Chike Ukaegbu

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

IDEATION LAB: Using the ‘Opposite Thinking’ methodology to ideate solutions

Catherine Mahugu & Asha Wheeldon

Finance + Innovation & technology

FinTech In Africa: Reshaping The Financial System

Elizabeth Howard, Michael Moll, Judah Okwuobi, Aly El Shalakany, Abeba Turi

PANELS

Energy & Sustainability

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Finance

Innovation & technology

topics

DEBATE | The Politics of Energy: Who Is Really Winning?

IDEATION LAB: Using the ‘Opposite Thinking’ methodology to ideate solutions

FinTech in Africa: Reshaping the Financial System

Speakers

Michael Tarney & Chike Ukaegbu

Catherine Mahugu & Asha Wheeldon

Elizabeth Howard, Michael Moll, Judah Okwuobi, Aly El Shalakany, Abeba Turi

15:30

“ABC Talks” Raw Perspectives on the Industry + Live Acoustic session

Featuring: Karun Mungari, Tonye Aganaba, Micheal Kiko

17:00

END OF AFRICA BUSINESS FORUM 2020

UBC AFRICA BUSINESS CLUB

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