Africa Accelerating 2022

       25 to 27 October in Johannesburg and Toronto

Leading from Africa: Toward a new global era enabled through Canada-Africa Collaboration 

2022 Program Agenda 

Last year's full program 

In-person registration: Currently open to all members at no cost (RSVP:
Non-members: $500 (Register: Johannesburg or Toronto)
Virtual Registration: Complimentary for All  - View Last Year's 3-day proceedings     
Inviting Partners and Sponsors 
Our annual 3-day summit, Africa Accelerating, brings together high-level leaders every October at venues in Canada and on the African continent, broadcast live to thousands of delegates in addition to in-person attendees.
Thanks to the generous premier support of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd, Africa Accelerating 2022 is on track to be a major success.
Our partners and sponsors cross-subsidize not just this summit, but operations for the entire year - ensuring many thousands benefit from our programming, while recognizing the vital role of partners in unlocking opportunities for thousands who are able to access our exclusive online programming at no cost - alongside scholarships available for in-person events.
Africa holds immense opportunity as the world's future growth engine. Canada is a trusted arbiter and third party. Together, an important worldwide voice for free trade, investment and its supporting institutions is made possible in two-ways: by great businesses succeeding in the marketplace and by all private sector and civil society actors alike, who support our event programming to advance enabling broad-based prosperity for the people of Canada and the African continent.
2022 Conference Organizing Committee
  Dr.Patricia Makhesha is Executive Vice President for Sustainability and Special Projects. Dr. Patricia Makhesha joined Ivanhoe’s 64%-owned South African subsidiary, Ivanplats (Pty) Ltd., in September 2014. Read More


Lizaan Pelser joined Ivanhoe Mines at the start of 2022 where she works as the Sustainability and Executive Support Assistant. Read More



Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, The Special Trade & Investment Envoy of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business to The African Continental Free Trade Secretariat, Accra - Ghana



Sebastian Spio-Garbrah is Global Managing Director & Chief Frontier Markets Analyst at DaMina Advisors and leads the Chamber's promotion of free trade to the African Union. He has been recognized as one of the world’s leading frontier markets analysts, was voted among the ‘Top 30 under 30 Analysts’ by New York’s Institutional Investor Magazine in 2006. 




  Garreth Bloor is President of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business and a policy analyst at the Fraser Institute. Read More


  Toye Abioye coordinates the business development activities of the Chamber - bringing in new members and sponsors - as well as leading on the organization's growing number of partnerships. Read More


  Samantha Mandigora heads Operations at The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business. Samantha is a globally experienced international economic development practitioner. Read More 

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A sample of previous events:  


A roundtable with African Ambassadors and High Commissioners in Ottawa (above). Prime Minister Trudeau joins a luncheon in Addis Ababa hosted by The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business during an African Union Heads of State Summit, for an MoU signing witnessed by Minister Mary Ng  (below)  

To partner or for more details contact Garreth Bloor: Garreth Bloor President The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business Tel: +1.647.667.1223
Email: Manulife Building RTO, 55 Bloor Street West, PO Box 19553 Toronto, Ontario M4W 3T9   
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