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Event Date Sat Dec 8 GMT - Sun Dec 9 GMT (almost 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Sat Dec 8 12:00am - Sun Dec 9 12:00am
Location Hotel Maritim Royal Peninsula
El Salam Road At Um Marikha, Egypt
Region EMEA

An international, landmark event hosted under the High Patronage of H.E. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, aiming to promote greater economic integration through increased investment flows into Africa.


2018 Speakers

H.E. Cde Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa
President, Republic of Zimbabwe

H.E. Faure Gnassingbé
President, Republic of Togo

H.E. Mahamadou Issoufou
President, Republic of the Niger

H.E. Paul Kagame
President, Republic of Rwanda

H.E. Mostafa Madbouly
Prime Minister, Arab Republic of Egypt

H.E. Sameh Hassan Shoukry
Minister of Foreign Affairs,

H.E. Dr. Sahar Nasr
Minister of Investment and International Cooperation,

H.E. Kamissa Camara
Minister of Foreign Affairs,

H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat
Chairperson, African Union Commission

Heba Salama
CEO, COMESA Regional Investment Agency (RIA)

Acha Leke
Senior Partner & Chairman, McKinsey Africa

Abdullah Hassen Verachia
CEO, The Strategists

Abiola Oke
CEO and Publisher, Okayplayer

Aboubaker Hadi
CEO, Port of Djibouti (DP World)

Ahmed A. Sadek El Sewedy
President and CEO, El Sewedy Electric

Ahmed El Alfi
Founder, Sawari Ventures

Ahmed Heikal
Chairman and Founder, Qalaa Holdings

Akinwumi Adesina
President, African Development Bank

Amadou Daffe
CEO /Co-founder, Gebeya Inc.

Amadou Mahtar Ba
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, AllAfrica Global Media, Inc

Aminata A. Garba
Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Amr Awadallah
Founder & CEO, Cloudera, Inc

Andrew Alli
Investment, Finance and Infrastructure Professional, CDC Group PLC

Andrew Skipper
Head of Africa Practice, Hogan Lovells

Andrew Takyi-Appiah
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Zeepay

Anne-Marie Chidzero
Co-Founder & Principal Partner , Alitheia IDF Managers

Anta Babacar NGOM
General Director, SEDIMA

Alejandro Alvarez de la Campa
Manager , International Finance Corporation

Alex Mugan
Managing Director, Global Career Company

Alioune Camara
Founder & Managing Director, Endeleo Consulting

Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu
Executive Chairman and CEO, BUA Group

Ashish Khanna
Lead Energy Specialist, World Bank.

Aubrey Hruby
Co-Founder, Africa Expert Network (AXN)

Barbara Iyayi
Chief Growth Officer & MD, Element Inc.

Basil El-Baz
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Holdings

Beatrice Marshall
Anchor, CGTN

Ben Peterson
Senior Partner, AHL Venture Partners

Ben White
Founder, VC4Africa

Dr. Benedict Okey Oramah
President and Chairman, African Export–Import Bank (Afreximbank)

Bosun Tijani
Founder and Chief Executive, Co-Creation Hub Nigeria

Bineta Diop
Special Envoy, Women Peace and Security for AU chairperson

Biola Alabi
CEO, Biola Alabi Media Consulting

Brian Chigawa
Director Legal and Corporate Affairs, COMESA

Ms. Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe
Secretary General, COMESA

Christina Sass
Cofounder and President, Andela

Christopher Ategeka
Founder/ CEO, UCOT Inc.

Craig Wing
Partner, FutureWorld international

Dolika Banda
CEO, African Risk Capacity

Emma Wade-Smith OBE
HM Trade Commissioner for Africa , UK Trade

Elena Gaffurini
Managing Partner, DEV Mozambique

Enuma Okoro

Erastus J.O. Mwencha
Chair, ACBF Executive Board

Fadi Ghandour
Executive Chairman , Wamda Group

Fatoumata BA
Founder & CEO, Janngo

Ferid Belhaj
VP MENA, World Bank

Francis Mangeni
Director of Trade and Customs, COMESA

Gagan Gupta
President , Olam International Ltd.

George Otieno
CEO, African Trade Insurance Agency

Gregory Rockson
Co-founder & CEO , mPharma

Hafez Ghanem
VP, World Bank Africa

Hanaa Helmy
CEO , EFG Hermes Foundation and Head of CSR

Hassan Allam
CEO, Hassan Allam Holding

Hilda Moraa
Founder & CEO, Pezesha

Hisham Ezz Al-Arab
Chairman & Managing Director, Commercial International Bank

Ibrahima Cheikh Diong
Founder and CEO, Africa Consulting and Trading

Irene Ochem
CEO, Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

Isabel dos Santos
Chairwoman, UNITEL

Isha Sesay
Former News Anchor, CNN

Islam Shawky
Co-founder & CEO , PayMob

Issam Chleuh
Co-Founder and Managing Director, SUGUBA

Dr. Ismail Selim
Director, Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
CEO and Co-founder , Flutterwave

James Mworia
Group CEO , Centum Investment Company Limited

Janet Heckman
Managing Director, SEMED, EBRD

Jérémy Doutté
Co-CEO, Jumia eCommerce

Karim Awad
Chief Executive Officer , EFG Hermes Holding

Kee Chong Li Kwong Wing
Chairman , SBM Holdings Ltd

Ken Njoroge
CEO and co-Founder, Cellulant

Lazarus Jacobs
Co-Founder, Paragon

Mahawa Kaba-Wheeler
Director, Women, Gender and Development at the AU Commission

Mahmoud Zohairy
CEO, EFG-EV Fintech

Prof. Maggie Kigozi
Chairman, Zuri Model Farm Ltd

Mark Eddo
CEO , Mark Eddo Media Ltd

Dr. Margo Thomas
Founder and President, Women's Economic Imperative

Rt. Hon. Mark Simmonds
Former Foreign & Commonwealth Office Minister , Africa, the Caribbean, UK Overseas Territories, International Energy & Conflict Prevention

Marvin H. Coleby
Founder, Raise

Melanie Hawken
Founder & CEO, Lionesses of Africa

Dr. Maya Morsy
President, The National Council for Women in Egypt

Michelle Ndiaye
Director, Africa Peace and Security Programme

Miguel Melo Azevedo
Head of Investment Banking Middle East and Africa (exc. SA), Citigroup

Mohamed El Kettani
Chairman and CEO, Attijariwafa Bank

Mohamed Farid Saleh
Executive Chairman, The Egyptian Exchange (EGX)

Madame Monica Geingos
First Lady,
Republic of Namibia

M’hamed Cherif
General Manager, Invest in Africa Now!

Mona Zulficar
Chairperson, EFG Hermes

Nancy Nour
News anchor & TV Presenter, CBC Group

Ndaba Mandela
Chairman and Co-Founder, Africa Rising Foundation

Noella Coursaris Musunka
Founder & CEO, Malaika

Nozipho Mbanjwa
Anchor, CNBC Africa

Obi Ejimofo
Chief Innovation Officer , Asoko Insight

Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili
Senior Economic Advisor, Open Society Foundation

Olajumoke Adenowo
Principal Partner, AD Consulting Limited

Patricia Obozuwa
Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer, GE Africa

Peace Hyde
Head of Digital Media , Forbes Africa

Philippe Le Houérou
Chief Executive Officer, IFC

Ramy Radwan
TV Presenter/Anchor,

Rebecca Enonchong
Founder and CEO, AppsTech

Sérgio Pimenta
Vice President, Middle East & Africa, IFC

Shehab Marzban
Chairman, Egypt Ventures

Shola Akinlade
Cofounder / CEO, Paystack

Sipho P. M. Phiri
Executive Chairman, Western Power Company Limited

Sujay Tyle
CEO and Co-Founder, Frontier Car Group (FCG)

Sir Suma Chakrabarti
President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Teddy Warria
Co-Founder, Africa is Talking

Thebe Ikalafeng
Founder and Chairman, Brand Africa and Brand Leadership Group

Tricia Martinez
Founder & CEO, Wala and Director Dala Foundation

Tunde Ladipo
Director of Partnerships,

Vanessa Moungar
Director , Gender, Women and Civil Society at AfDB

Victoria Bright
Co-founder , Addison Bright Sloane

Vivian Onano
Youth advisor, UN Women Civil Society Advisory Board

Walid Hassouna
CEO, EFG Hermes Finance

Wayne Hennessy Barrett
CEO, 4G Capital

Yinka Adegoke
Africa Editor, Quartz

Ylias Akbaraly
Chairman & CEO , Sipromad Group

Youssri Helmy
Founder / CEO , Eonite Perception

Zachariah George
Partner & CEO, Startupbootcamp AfriTech

Zemedeneh Negatu
Global Chairman , Fairfax Africa Fund

2017 Past Speakers:

Tony Elumelu
Co-Chair, YED

Ben White
Founder and CEO, VC4Africa, Netherlands

Wale Ayeni
Head of Private Investments, IFC Venture Capital

Sharif El-Badawi
Partner, 500 Startups, and Chairman, TechWadi, US

Dr. Shehab Marzban
Chairman, Egypt Ventures, Egypt

Bertil Teunis Elias van Vugt
Business Development Lead, VC4Africa

Anna Ekeledo
Executive Director, AfriLabs

Elikem Kuenyehia
Chairman, ENSafrica Ghana

Reaction: Kamil Olufowobi
CEO, Most Influential 100 US

Parminder Vir
CEO, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Nigeria

Moyosore Awotile
Alumni Engagement Manager, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Nigeria

Ahmed El Alfi
Founder of Flat6Labs, Sawari Ventures and TATP, Egypt

Parminder Vir
CEO, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Nigeria

Noomane Fehri
CEO, B@labs, Tunisia

Segeni Ng'ethe
BRCK Ambassador, Kenya

H.E. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi
President of the Arab Republic of Egypt

H.E. Paul Kagame
President of the Republic of Rwanda and Chairman of Smart Africa

Mohamed Azab
Founder and CEO, Seha Capital, Egypt

Jean Bosco Nzeyimana
Founder and CEO, Habona Ltd.

Nozipho Mbanjwa
Anchor, CNBC Africa, South Africa

Heba Ali
Managing Director, Egypt Ventures, Egypt

Abdelhameed Sharara
Founder and CEO, RiseUp, Egypt

H.E. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Egypt

Miguel Azevedo
Investment Banking Head for Middle East and Africa, Citi Group, UK

Hisham Ezz Al-Arab
Chairman and Managing Director, Commercial International Bank, Egypt

Jim Ovia
Founder and Managing Director, Zenith Bank Group, Nigeria

Ibukun Awosika
Chairman, First Bank Nigeria, Nigeria

Nonkululeko Nyembezi
Chairperson, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, South Africa

Pierre Heilbronn
Vice President, Policy and Partnerships, EBRD

Dr. Maggie Kigozi
Chairman, Zuri Model Farm Ltd., Uganda

H.E. Sindiso Ngwenya
Secretary General, COMESA

Rt. Hon. Mark Simmonds
Former Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister with responsibility for Africa, The Caribbean, Conflict Prevention and International Energy, UK

Mustafa Abdel-Wadood
Managing Partner and Global Head of Private Equity, Abraaj Capital, UAE

Isao Sekiguchi
Chairman and Managing Director, Nissan North Africa, Egypt/ Japan

Kabirou Mbodje
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Wari, Senegal/ France

H.E. Alpha Condé
President of the Republic of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union

H.E. Alassane Ouattara
President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire

Ms. Heba Salama
Director, COMESA Regional Investment Agency

H.E. Dr. Sahar Nasr
Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Egypt

K.C. Li Kwong Wing
Chairman, SBM Holdings Ltd., Mauritius

Amb. Helen Hai
CEO, Made in Africa initiative, China

Umana Okon Umana
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority, Nigeria

Gagan Gupta
CEO, Gabon Special Economic Zone, and President and Country Head, Olam Gabon, Gabon

Kelvin Tan
Secretary General, Africa South East Asia Chamber of Commerce, and Managing Partner of Core Advisory, Singapore

Juergen Heeg
Vice President, Denham Capital, USA

Eric Monga
Chairman, Kipay Energy, DR Congo

Basil ElBaz
Chairman and CEO, Carbon Holdings, Egypt

Alain Ebobisse
CEO, Africa50 Infrastructure Fund

Lt. General Abd El Aziz Seif El Deen
Chairman, Arab Organisation for Industrialisation, Egypt

Acha Leke
Senior Partner, McKinsey, South Africa

Slim Othmani
Chairman, Rouiba, Algeria

Anthony le Roux
General Manager, Middle East and Africa, Uber, South Africa

Anna Rosenberg
Director, Sub-Saharan Africa and Frontier Strategy Group, UK

H.E. Admiral Mohab Mohamed Hussein Mameesh
Chairman, Suez Canal Economic Zone, Egypt

Isabel dos Santos
CEO, Unitel, Angola

Abdulsamad Rabiu
Executive Chairman and CEO, BUA Group, Nigeria

Dr. Daniel Matjila
CEO, Public Investment Corporation (SOC) Limited, South Africa

Gabriele Volpi
Chairman, Orlean Invest Holding, Nigeria

H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed
President of the Federal Republic of Somalia

H.E. Carlos Agostinho do Rosário
Prime Minister, Republic of Mozambique

H.E. Demeke Mekonnen
Deputy Prime Minister, Federal Republic of Ethiopia

Carlos Lopes
Former Executive Secretary, UNECA, and Professor, Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice, University of Cape Town, Guinea-Bissau

Amb. Helen Hai
CEO, Made in Africa initiative, China

Isaac K. Fokuo
Principal, Botho Emerging Markets Group and Founder SACE Foundation, Ghana

Hon. Lionel Zinsou
CEO of SouthBridge and Former Prime Minister of Benin, France/ Benin

Vera Songwe
Executive Secretary, UNECA

Strive Masiyiwa
Chairman and Founder, Econet, Zimbabwe

Bassem Loukil
Chairman, Groupe Loukil, Tunisia

Kuseni Dlamini
Chairman, Massmart Africa, South Africa

Prince Randy Kossou Sogan
Founder and CEO, Black Lion Holding, Benin

H.E. Timothy E. McPherson Jr.
Minister of Finance, Accompong Jamaica

Dr. Sidi Ould Tah, Director General
Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa

Amr Kamel
Executive Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Banking, Afreximbank

Nazeem Noordali
COO, Chief Operating Officer of Trade Solutions Complex, Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

Saad Sheikh
Portfolio Manager, TLG Capital, UK

Farouk Gumel
Executive Director and Head of Agribusiness, TGI, Nigeria

Sri Venkataramani
Managing Director and CEO, Africa and Middle East, Olam International Ltd., Singapore

Howard-Yana Shapiro
Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars, US

Aly El Gamil
CEO, Cairo Three A Group, Egypt

Ashraf Mahmoud
Chairman and Managing Director, Al Sharkeya Sugar Manufacturing (Al Nouran), Egypt

Sponsors & Partners

2018 Sponsors and Partners:

• African Export – Import Bank
• BUA Group
• Cairo Three A Group
• Commercial International Bank
• EFG Hermes
• Egyptian Steel
• International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
• Helmy, Hamza & Partners (Baker Mckenzie)
• Nissan
• Olam International Ltd.
• Orascom Construction (OC)
• Orascom TMT
• Sonker
• Trade and Development Bank (TDB)

• Africanews
• Africa 24
• African Energy
• African Business
• African Capital Digest
• Al-Borsa
• All Africa
• Analyse Africa
• APO Group
• Bloomberg
• BMI Research
• CGTN Africa
• China Daily Africa Weekly
• CNBC Africa
• Daily News Egypt
• Euronews
• Financial Afrik
• Forbes ME
• Jeune Afrique Media Group
• Gina Din Group
• New African

• Africa Development Club
• African Innovation Foundation (AIF)
• Africa-Verein
• Afrilabs
• The African Agri Council (NPC)
• Asoko Insight (Asoko)
• Egypt Ventures
• Flat6Labs
• Netherlands African Business Council
• Oxford Business Group
• Springboard
• The Tony Elumelu Foundation
• UN Development Business
• VC4Afica