Cambridge University, 2015 Business in Africa Conference Preview

Although media outlets could do more to celebrate factors contributing towards Africa’s recent accelerated growth, it is important for those interested in Africa to not get too caught up in the frenzy surrounding its rise. Yes, Africa is growing rapidly and yes attention should be drawn to this, but high speed growth should always be accompanied with a sense of perspective, good direction and an appreciation of potential challenges.
With that being said, on 6th June, Cambridge’s Africa Business Network will be hosting their ‘2015 Business in Africa Conference’ at the University’s Judge Business School. The event looks to dig deeper into the effectiveness of the existing ideas for contributing towards Africa’s next decade of growth via highlighting the potential challenges that could make or break these suggestions. As a result, the audience will receive perspective-driven guidance on how to ensure ‘Sustainable Growth in Times of Uncertainty’ – at least from an African perspective.

The event will facilitate panel discussions on areas of Governance, Finance, Energy & Infrastructure, Healthcare, the Creative Industries and Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Keynote speakers will be comprised of Africa’s senior leaders in business, finance and politics such as Lanre Akinola, Director of BMIA (Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa); Devakumar V. G. Edwin, Group Executive Director of Dangote Group to Hon. Professor David Mwakyusa, Member of Parliament & Former Minister for Health in Tanzania; and Dapo Okubadejo, Partner at KPMG Africa. With such a revered cohort of guest speakers, informed and relevant advice should surface with ease.
For further details on the event, follow this link.
Also secure a ticket for the event here – spaces will soon run out, so be sure to move quickly.
We hope to see you there!

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