Africa Business Summit Chair
Sir Andrew Likiermann (Dean, London Business School)
Made In Africa: Introduction to the Summit
Made in Africa: A worthy ideal
This session will discuss a number of key points and burning questions on the route to Africa's economic self-sufficiency through through trade investments . These include: Why is it critical that Africa is focusing on trading with itself?
Digital technologies have been a fundamental enabler of developement, inclusion and prosperity in Africa: Telecoms and internet democratized access to information , services, and opportunities; drones are saving lives in remote areas; mobile payment is revolutionazing finance and commerce.
Africa is unique. A continent combining 54 countries, all emerging markets with unique demographics, economic and political dynamics. Similarly, its businesses face constant challenges, meaning financing solutions often need to be adapted to local conditions.
power ought to be one of the best "Made in Africa" stories because the continent is resource rich but access remains poor, echoed through facts such as 600+ million Africans living without access to electricity.
Made in Africa in 2025 and beyond: The GE Africa journey to “Made in Africa” solutions and products.
Given the abundance of talented professionals in the creatives space in Africa, the continent has underperformed in profiting from this talent. According to an UNCTAD report, Africa’s contribution to the world export of cultural goods was reported as marginal, amounting to less than 1% with the key […]
Why, When and How to Build and Invest in an African Start-up? Panel Description: “Entrepreneurs love problems [and] solving them through innovative business models and the application of new ideas and technologies. Never has the advancements of new technology been more pertinent in solving social issues than in Africa” […]
*Will start at the same time as Entrepreneurship and Creative Industry Panels. Manufacturing & Services Panel will follow immediately after
The Professor Klaus Schwab, founder of the world economic forum, declared that “The First Industrial Revolution used steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production. Now a Fourth Industrial […]
Made in Africa Products: “Commitment and confidence in what is indeed African”
Made in Africa Solutions: How Safaricom is using mobile money services to provide Kenya with tailor-made solutions
Key takeaways and learning
Africa Business Summit Chair
Panel Theme: Navigating African career and entrepreneurial opportunities Panel Description: As messages of Africa’s potential continue to be narrated in spite of economic pressures, students, professionals and entrepreneurs living outside of Africa are turning their heads towards the Continent and wondering if, how and when they should move to Africa to take on a new […]
Guests who have purchased gala tickets are advised to promptly make their way to the Grand Ballroom; dinner will be served at 19h30. — The day’s proceedings will culminate with our Alumni Awards Ceremony during a seated Gala Dinner Reception with live African entertainment for a chance to deepen connections in a relaxed setting and […]