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The UBC Africa Business Club is honored to present the 5th Annual UBC Africa Business Forum. This year’s edition is slated for January 25th, 2020 at the UBC Vancouver campus.

This year the Forum theme is "New Frontiers: Integrating Current Models into the Future of Business in Africa".  This Forum will feature unique panel sessions, debates and an ideation lab, where you will get to engage with the diverse line up of leaders and industry professionals who are breaking the mould and redefining how business is done in Africa.


This year, we are proud to feature two new panels, namely Energy & Sustainability and Entertainment. These are sectors that have experienced immense growth and are pivotal when discussing the diversification of economies in Africa. Whichever of our five panels you decide to attend, will feature unique individuals who have made way in revolutionising the business scene while simultaneously empowering other African in their endeavours. These are the shapers of the future of Business in Africa. At the end of it, the forum poses a question inviting the audience to contemplate in what capacity they want to be shapers of the African landscape.


We hope that your attendance of the 2020 UBC Africa Business Forum will be filled with meaningful conversations, life-long connections and inspiration.

Location and directions

African Business Club, 6133 University Blvd, Vancouver, Canada, Canada

About University of British Columbia Africa Business Club

The University of British Columbia Africa Business Club (UBC Africa Business Club) started in June 2015 and is a registered student-run club of the UBC Alma Mater Society (AMS). Its inaugural event, the 2015 Africa Business Forum was held in November 2015. The UBC Africa Business Club's mission is to promote the Africa business landscape by creating a platform that connects students, academics, and professionals in North America to the economic, political, and social opportunities in Africa.