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IE Africa Day 2017 Madrid!

Africa Day 2017

Digital disruption is unlocking Africa’s economic potential, creating new opportunities and steering a silent revolution from over-dependency on natural resources towards a technology driven economy. With Africa’s demographic advantage, how can stakeholders capitalize on the new wave of digital innovation to transform the continent? Can Africa take the lead in the digital space? These and more far-reaching questions are at the core of the agenda for the 2017 annual IE Africa Day conference.

What is it?

The annual Africa Day conference at IE Business School provides a platform to raise interest in the African continent and connect those enthusiastic about Africa to the various opportunities it offers. With five successful prior editions, the forum has become a catalyst for transformative ideas to propel political, economic and social development in the African region.

Why you should be there

Hosted by the IE Africa Club, this year’s event, the sixth in the series is themed #DigitalAfrica: Transforming the Continent and will hold at our campus in Madrid, between 4pm-8pm on Thursday 25th May 2017. The conference seeks to ignite stimulating discussion on the on-going digital revolution in Africa, encourage the pursuit of business opportunities and partnerships across the continent and provide a platform for networking between attendees, including speakers, sponsors, and delegates. An array of distinguished speakers and Africans brightest minds from the private and public sector, including captains of industry, thought-leaders, diplomats, renowned academics, IE students and students from other business schools will converge to explore the digital ecosystem in Africa.

Confirmed speakers for the event include:

Austin Okere – Founder of CWG Plc. Nigeria
Tonje Bakang – Founder and CEO, Afrostream (Africa’s Netflix)
Dipo Faulkner – Country General Manager, IBM Nigeria
Alon Lits – General Manager, UBER Sub-Saharan Africa
Angela Gichaga – Consultant, McKinsey Kenya
Grace Kimani – Business Development Manager (Africa), Wavenet & Former MPESA Engineer
This year’s event is supported by IE Business School, IE Foundation, CWG Plc, UBER and their media partner Movemeback. We hope you can join us for this momentous event! Tickets are almost sold out! Get yours here!
You can stay connected with all participants, follow the conference using the hashtag #DigitalAfrica across various social media platforms and via the Facebook event page.

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