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AFRICA BUSINESS SUMMIT – THE AFRICA CEO LEADERSHIP & SUSTAINABILITY FORUM

SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2024 • SAFARI PARK HOTEL | NAIROBI, KENYA

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TAKING THE LEAP IN AFRICA THROUGH INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP & DIGITALISATION – SUSTAINABLY

WHERE AFRICA'S BUSINESS LEADERS MEET TO LEARN, NETWORK AND CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES

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Welcome to the Africa Business Summit – The Africa CEO Leadership & Sustainability Forum, the ground-breaking conference and exhibition that brings together the key decision makers across Africa and globally to define the future of strategic leadership, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and the transformation of Africa.

Join us on September 10-12, 2024, at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, where Africa’s business leaders will meet to learn, network, and create new opportunities. Be part of the change makers driving Africa’s growth and transformation.

The 2024 edition of the Africa Business Summit will bring together more than 1,000 change makers from across Africa and globally, making this the most important gathering for top decision makers in Africa, and the source of inspiration and the transformation of Africa.

The Summit will comprise of  a number of sessions such as Leadership Dialogues, CEO Roundtables, Plenary and Panel Discussions and a B2B Deal Connect Service as well as presentations by influential people and change makers who are making waves – and who are also inspiring the next generation of leaders, change makers and innovators in the Continent.

The Summit will also have a number of premium networking opportunities including lunches, dinners and the Africa Business Awards ceremony and Gala Dinner, that celebrates some of Africa’s leading companies and individuals that have made their mark in accelerating Africa’s growth and transformation.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain insights from experienced change makers and innovators and leave the Summit energized and ready to revolutionize your business.

Sign up now to ensure your spot at the Summit and embark on a journey of growth and success.

 

INCORPORATING:

The Africa Business Summit incorporates the following special sections:

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SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE SUMMIT - LEAVE WITH EXECUTABLE IDEAS FROM INSPIRATIONAL LEADERS & CHANGE MAKERS

Are your ready for a transformational shift in your business and personal life?

The Africa Business Summit is the premium, pan-African event for you to attend this year!!

WE ARE JOINING FORCES WITH PEGASUS VENTURES TO BRING THE STARTUPS WORLD CUP PITCHING COMPETITION TO KENYA!

We are honoured to announce that we shall be hosting the Startup World Cup – Africa Regional edition pitching competition at the Africa Business Summit 2024 edition!!

The competition is open to startups operating in Africa and that are offering innovative, groundbreaking and impactful solutions to Africa’s and global challenges and market opportunities.

Stand the chance of winning US$ 1 million at the global Startup World Cup Grand Finale in San Francisco, United States in October 2024.

JOIN AFRICA & THE WORLD'S BUSINESS LEADERS, CHANGE MAKERS & INNOVATORS. BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY

The Africa Business Summit welcomes key decision makers from the public, private, non-profit and academic institutions in Africa and beyond. The organisers will review all applicants and approve those who can attend the Summit to ensure we can deliver on the goals of the Summit.

COUNTDOWN TO EARLY BIRD RATE EXPIRY

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This Early Bird Rate applies to payments received till June 30, 2024. As from July 1, VIP Platinum  Ticket rate increases to USD 999, Gold Ticket rate to USD 599 per person and USD 299 per person for virtual ticket, respectively - or equivalent in KSH, exclusive of VAT in both cases.

PREMIUM SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Transform your business at the Africa Business Summit 2024, the ultimate pan-African event for leaders, change makers, and innovators.

Ensure your brand stands out from the crowd by taking up one of the sponsorship opportunities at the Summit

Excellent Brand Visibility

Place your brand right at the front of thousands of key decision makers before, during and after the Summit

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Priority for speaking or panel opportunities, plus extra options to introduce speakers or moderate special sessions of the Summit

EXHIBITION SPACE

Sponsors receive free exhibition space as part of the package and are located at premium spots at the Expo Hall

NETWORKING SESSIONS

Sponsors have access to special rooms that are dedicated to Speakers and other high-level guests at the Summit

PRIME SEATING

Sponsors have unrivalled access to Speakers and other key guests and have special seating positions at the Summit

DISCOUNTED PACKAGES

Enable your key guests to attend the Summit by passing on discounted delegate pass rates given to each Sponsor company.

EXTRA PROMOTIONS

Take advantage of abundant promotional activities by the organisers before, during and after the Summit

VIDEO REPLAYS

Ensure the attendees get to know you more by having your corporate videos playes during breaks at the Summit

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

PRE-EVENT DAY - SEPTEMBER 9, 2024

14.00 - Registration of delegates commences

18.00 - Africa Business Summit Welcome & Networking Cocktail

DAY 1 - SEPTEMBER 10, 2024

07.00 – Registration of delegates, coffee/tea and networking

07.00 - Sponsored breakfast and networking at the Expo Hall

08.30 – Event opens officially / Welcome remarks from Organisers

08.40 – Keynote Speeches from Key Guests & Government Officials

09.10 – One-to-One Chat with Platinum/Title Sponsor CEO/MD

09.40 - CEO Roundtables - Focus on Building Responsible, Inspirational & Impactful Leadership in Africa

13.00 – Lunch & Networking at the Expo Hall

14.00 – COUNTRY FOCUS: Deep dive into the investments and trade opportunities in specific African countries

18.00 - B2B Deal Connect Sessions & Networking at the Expo Hall

19.00 – LEADERSHIP Focus Dinner

21.00 - End of Day 1

DAY 2 - SEPTEMBER 11, 2024

09.00 – Welcome remarks from Organisers

09.10 – One-to-One Chat with Gold Sponsors CEOs/MDs

10.30 – CEO Roundtables - Focus on Building Successful Businesses, Start-ups & the future of Entrepreneurship in Africa

13.00 – Lunch & Networking at the Expo Hall

14.00 – ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOCUS: Deep dive into the investments and business opportunities in Africa, with a highlight of RETAIL, CREATIVE ECONOMY, MANUFACTURING and OIL & GAS.

16.00 - Startup World Cup Pitching & Awards Ceremony

18.00 – B2B Deal Connect Sessions & Networking at the Expo Hall

19.00 – Africa Start-Ups Connect Forum Dinner

21.00 – End of Day 2

DAY 3 - SEPTEMBER 12, 2024

09.00 – Welcome remarks from Organisers

09.10 – CEO Roundtables – Focus on Building Sustainable, Resilient & Climate Smart Businesses in Africa

13.00 – Lunch & Networking at the Expo Hall

14.00 – Branded Sponsored Break-out Sessions covering the Summit’s thematic areas, with a focus on HEALTHCARE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION and RENEWABLE ENERGY

18.00 – B2B Deal Connect Sessions & Networking at the Expo Hall

19.00 – Africa Business Awards Gala Dinner & Ceremony

21.00 – End of the Event

PAST SPONSORS

The first edition of the Summit was sponsored by the following companies . . . 

JOIN THE CHANGE MAKERS FROM PAST SUMMIT

The first edition of the Summit took place in June 2023 and was addressed by the following change makers and business leaders . . .

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where does the Summit take place?

The event is expected to take place June 26-28, 2024 at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. We shall keep you updated from time to time on the latest plans about the Summit. Please sign into the email newsletter to get the latest updates from the organisers.

Who attends the Summit?

Africa Business Summit, co-located with the Africa Sustainability Symposium, is targeted at and is attended by investors and C-Suite managers and change makers in the private sector; and top officials in government ministries and agencies, NGOs and development organisations, academic and research institutions from Africa and globally.

Why do I have to apply to attend the Summit?

The organisers of the Summit believe that having the right key decision makers at the Summit will add more value to the attendees, more than having an event with thousands of people who do not match the profile of the event. 

They would also like to maintain a high standard of the event and to enable better networking and business connection activities – and this begins with having the right people in the room.

You are encouraged to make your application as early as possible to ensure you do not miss your chance to attend this high-level pan-African conference and exhibition

When does the Early Bird Rate end and what if I apply later than the date?

The Early Bird Rate applies up to March 31, 2024, after which the regular will apply. 

You are adviced to make your booking early so that you do not miss the discounted Early Bird Rates.

Does the registration fee cover for my accommodation and flights?

No. However, we plan to have discounted packages with partner hotels and airlines from which you can receive discounted rates for your accommodation and travel to the event. Look out for announcements of our partnerships from time to time

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

The Africa Business Summit is inspired by the following voices from Africa and beyond . . .

Everything is possible. Impossible just takes a little longer

Wendy Ackerman

Director, Pick n Pay Supermarkets

Today is the beginning of the rest of your life. You are the pilot of your life. Lock in your destination; take off to it from where you are

Vimal Shah

Chairman, Bidco Africa

The harder you work, the luckier you get

Mike Adenuga

Founder, Globacom

Entrepreneurship means Africans no longer have to find a job or to be trained to be employees.Instead, it will enable our young people to create jobs, become employers and take charge of their future, instead of letting the future happen to them

Tony Elumelu

Founder, Heirs Holdings & Tony Elumelu Foundation

In life, you dont get anywhere or do anything you hope to, without some form of sacrifice.

Stephen Saad

Founder & CEO, Aspen Pharmacare

Each of us must have a purpose and an essence to live for; a cause for which we want to be identified for. A cause that you can make a contribution; and if you look, I made my purpose changing lives and livelihoods and am really glad that shaped what Equity Group is today

Dr. James Mwangi

Group MD & CEO, Equity Group Holdings

In today’s world, paradocically, it is the boldest action which is the safest. Remaining where you in a world that is changing so rapidly is, infact, the most dangerous of all spaces to be in

Hakeem Belo-Osagie

Chairman, Metis Capital Partners

Am guided by these three questions: “What are you fixing?”, “What are you making?’ and “Who are you helping?”

Juliana Rotich

Founder, Ushahidi

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