Africa Accelerating - All Events: October 16-18, 2017

Join us at "Africa Accelerating 2017", a series of six events, including our gala Indaba evening, focussing on current trends and business, trade and investment opportunities with Africa, taking place over three days this October 16-18, 2017 in Toronto
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Africa Accelerating 2017 – six events over three days this October 16-18, 2017 in Toronto providing you with information on current trends and business, trade and investment opportunities with Africa, as well as excellent high level networking opportunities.

 

This page offers you a special discounted rate for registering to attend all events.  Note that there are six events but the half-day morning seminars on Wednesday take place concurrently in the morning which means if you are interested in the full package this includes five out of the six events. Upon receipt of your registration we will contact to finalize which of the Wednesday morning seminars you are interested in.

 

If you are interested in registering for a specific event only click on the appropriate link below.

 

If you are interested in sponsoring or presenting at a specific event, or all six, download the Sponsorship Opportunity brochure and email Bruce Shapiro or Wayne Floreani .

 

The six programs include (click on the event for program, sponsorship and registration details):

 

 

16th Annual Indaba Evening

Monday, October 16, 2017

6:15 pm - 9:30 pm

The Arcadian Loft, 401 Bay Street, 8th Floor (corner of Queen and Bay Streets), Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

Join us at the the premier African business event on the Canadian calendar - the Chamber's 16th Annual Indaba evening on Monday, October 16, 2017 in Toronto.  Our keynote speaker is Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company and Chair of the Canadian government’s blue-chip Advisory Council on Economic Growth (click here to read in Maclean's magazine how Mr. Barton wants Justin Trudeau to think big about the economy). The event features a high-level networking reception with an informal wine tasting and exotic African cuisine (food stations and hand-passed selections) at The Arcadian Loft by Oliver & Bonacini. The evening will be a combination of fun, excellent South African wine, African food and excellent networking opportunities with leading business and community leaders active in Africa.

 

 

2nd Investing in Africa Today seminar

Monday October 16, 2017 (afternoon)

Gowling WLG

100 King Street West, Suite 1600, Toronto, ON M5X 1G5

This afternoon seminar will cover the reality of investing in Africa in 2017 based on McKinsey & Company's report "Lions on the Move" and includes presentations and panel discussions on the misconceptions, the challenges and most importantly, the opportunities of investing in Africa today.

 

 

3rd Infrastructure in Africa seminar

Tuesday October 17, 2017 (all day)

Goodmans LLP

Bay-Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street, Suite 3400, Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Infrastructure is crucial to the socio-economic development of all emerging economies - and particularly Africa and the natural resources sector.  This full-day seminar with premier sponsor Hatch will focus on three themes: 1) North America and Africa – partnering in infrastructure;  2) Managing risk in growing infrastructure - financing strategies and other methodologies, and 3) Technology in changing the game in building Africa’s infrastructure.

 

 

Optimizing Mine Performance Through Digital Innovation

Wednesday October 18, 2017 (morning - runs concurrently with Power Africa seminar)

Ontario Investment and Trade Centre

This morning seminar and panel discussion with partner Hatch will cover performance centres, digital twin, integrated mine to mill optimization to maximize profitability and autonomous mining.

 

 

Power Africa seminar

Wednesday October 18, 2017 (morning - runs concurrently with Optimizing Mine Performance seminar)

Ontario Investment and Trade Centre

This morning seminar (running concurrently with Optimizing Mine Performance Through Digital Innovation) will educate Canadian companies on Power Africa, Canada’s MOU with Power Africa, and how Canadian companies can benefit from this partnership.

 


Business Opportunities in Ghana seminar

Wednesday October 18, 2017 (afternoon)

Ontario Investment and Trade Centre

This afternoon seminar with a business delegation from Ghana and the CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre will provide an overview on trade and investment trends in Ghana and current opportunities for Canadian businesses.  There is no charge to attend but you must register.