Wharton Africa 2016
Wharton Africa Business Forum 2016 – My Africa Network
After a remarkable 23 successful Africa Business Forums, Wharton is back and promising to be better than ever. Held between November 18th-20th 2016 and once again at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Historic Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, WABF promises to deliver tangible tools, highly applicable lessons and insights that can be used to create impact on the continent.
With the theme “My Africa Network – New Partners for New Solutions”, they will be exploring the wealth of business opportunities that lie at the intersection of public, private and social sectors. Their aim is to highlight the challenges and opportunities faced by professionals operating in the African sphere, uncovering the rewards on offer as a result of improved cooperation across platforms. They believe that insights from these conversations will illuminate the unique obstacles inherent to African business while also highlighting the outsized opportunities.
Wharton’s Africa Business Club have also secured a number of high-profile speakers including:
- Acha Leke – Senior Partner at McKinsey, Co-Founder of African Leadership Network, World Economic Forum and Head Researcher for McKinsey’s “Lions on the Move” series
- Sacha Poignonnec – Co-Founder/Co-CEO of Jumia. Parent company, Africa Internet Group, is considered to be the continent’s first “unicorn” after securing an investment valuing the group at over $1 billion
- Ambassador Herman Cohen – Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, President & CEO of Cohen and Woods International
- Iyinoluwa Aboyeji – Co-Founder of both Andela and Flutterwave. Andela recently raised $24 million in a funding round led by Mark Zuckerberg
There will also be representatives speaking from: Dalberg Global Development Advisors, International Finance Corporation (IFC), BCG, Uber.
Wharton Africa Students’ Association, the hosts, have pulled out all the stops and will be arranging a Careers Fair, Gala Dinner, and an after-party featuring the Black Diamond, Wande Coal himself! What more could you ask for?
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