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Event Date Thu Sep 9 CET (about 1 month ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Thu Sep 9 12:00pm - Thu Sep 9 12:00pm
Location Online
Region EMEA

The Future of Business in Africa’s Booming Digital Economy

Senior industry leaders will share their insights
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play a major role in most economies, they are particularly pivotal to Africa’s rising economic growth -- encompassing over 95 percent of the firms on the continent.

After facing unprecedented changes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, SMEs are even more resilient and optimistic about the growth that lies ahead. Unlocking the region’s growth potential will require bridging the credit gap, strengthening SME value chains and boosting productivity via digitisation and technology adoption.

The Financial Times is partnering with Mastercard to present Unlocking SME Growth in Africa, a virtual webinar bringing key stakeholders from the private and public sector together to explore the state of SME competitiveness in Africa and how to maintain and grow business in the current climate.

Why Attend?

The big picture, not just the individual strands of the business you work in

And build relationships with some of the biggest names in your industry

New approaches and strategies to help win market share


2021 Speakers

Hon. Cina Lawson
Minister of Digital Economy & Digital Transformation, Republic of Togo

Raghav Prasad
Division President, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mastercard

Magatte Wade
Founder & CEO, Skin Is Skin

Sameer Hirji
Executive Director, Selcom Tanzania

Andres Schipani
East and Central Africa Correspondent, Financial Times

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partner

• Mastercard