Birmingham & Virtual

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Event Date Thu Sep 30 UTC (9 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Thu Sep 30 1:00pm - Thu Sep 30 7:00pm
Location Birmingham & Virtual
Region EMEA

The conference will bring together business leaders, Government officials, investors, entrepreneurs, diasporas, experts, policymakers, academia and professionals from across the World to deliberate and showcase economic growth opportunities in Africa for both local, regional and internationals businesses and investors.


2021 Speakers

Alastair Long
Her Majesty’s Deputy Trade Commissioner for Africa

Hon Akwasi Opong-Fosu
Former Minister of State, Ghana and President at Africa Growth Solutions

Geoff Thompson MBE
Deputy Chair, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Dr Akram Ali Eltom
Former Minister of Health, Government of Sudan and Senior HIV/Hepatitis Consultant, WHO

Dr Sebastian C. Kopulande MP
Chief Executive Officer, Zambian International Trade & Investment Centre (ZITIC)

Dr. Andrew S. Nevin
Partner, West Africa Financial Services Leader and Chief Economist, PwC Nigeria

Papa Know Bartels
Head for Trade and Investment, Ghana High Commission - London

​Ms. Nirmala Rewa
Economic​ Counsellor, Mauritius High Commission - London

David Burton
Sector Director Agriculture, Africa at UK Department for International Trade (DIT)

Steve Beel
Development Director, Zambia Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)

John Martin Ndawula
Associate VP, Financial Institutions and Trade Finance at Africa Finance Corporation

Andia Laura Chakava
Investment Director, Graça Machel Trust and Chairperson Investment Advisory Council at Equality Fund

George Barrett
Head, Trade Programming Southern Africa, British High Commission, South Africa

Dharmini Shah
Deputy Country Director and Head of Investment, Department for International Trade (DIT), British High Commission, Kenya

George RR Wilson
Head Institutional Trade Finance, Investec

Allen Sophia Asiimwe
Chief Of Programmes, TradeMark East Africa

Pumela Salela
UK Country Head , Brand South Africa

Yomi Fowode
Managing Director, FIYOM Ventures

Bolaji Sofoluwe
Managing Director, ETK Group

Joy Zenz
Founder and CEO, African Women in Europe & Africa women in Trade

Isobel Olisa-Ashar
Co-Founder, Diaspora Angel Network