Conference Program

 The program is subject to change 

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Day 1 – Monday 18 November 2024: Parliament Hill, Ottawa & Gatineau, Quebec

08:00

Registration

08:30

Opening Ceremony, with messages from Heads of Government and the Official Headline Sponsor

09:10

Opening 2024 Keynote Address on the 30th Anniversary of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business

09:30

Panel 1 - Development Finance and Public Sector Policy: The Impact and Implications for Private Sector Development 

10:30

Break

11:00

Panel 2 - Catalytic Projects in the Context of Canada-Africa Trade and Investment: The Role of Chamber Members and Stakeholders in Major Initiatives 

11:45

Private Sector Address - B2Gold: Best Practices in Sustainable Mining in Africa and Canada: Neil Reeder, Vice President, B2Gold

12:15

Lunch

13:15

Spotlight on Country Member Markets

 

Exploring opportunities in the context of top objectives for key Chamber markets  

15:30

Official Parliamentary Tour

18:00

VIP Sponsors’ Dinner, The Royal Ottawa, Gatineau, Quebec

 19:30

Conclusion of the Ottawa Capital Region program 

Travel to Toronto can take place on the evening of Monday (9:35PM from Ottawa to Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport) or Tuesday morning - into either Toronto Pearson International Airport, or Billy Bishop. Billy Bishop Airport is located 10 minutes from the conference venue in downtown Toronto  

Day 2 – Tuesday 19 November 2024: 333 Bay Street, Toronto

12:00

Private Members Luncheon, The National Club

13:00

Registration

13:30

Opening Address

14:00

Panel 3 – Meet Africa’s Leading Companies for Partnerships with Canada’s Private Sector

15:00

Panel 4 - Market Focus – Democratic Republic of Congo: The Ongoing Outcomes of In-Bound and Out-Bound Trade Missions

15:45

Tea Break

16:15

Panel 5 - Market Focus – Zimbabwe: Recapping the 3rd Canada-Africa Business Conference in Harare   

17:00

Closing Remarks

17:30

Reception

 

Day 3 – Wednesday 20 November 2024: Toronto

08:30

Registration

09:00

Opening Address

09:30

Panel 6 - MineAfrica Panel: Natural Resource Development as a Driver of Growth

10:30

Tea Break

11:00

Panel 7 - Country Focus Panel: Kenya – Recapping the 2nd Canada-Africa Business Conference

11:45

Panel 8 – ICT: How African Innovation is Driving Growth and the Opportunities for Canada’s Private Sector

12:45

Networking Lunch

14:00

Panel 9 - The Energy Revolution: Case Studies in Success

15:00

Break

15:30

Panel 10 - Toronto Stock Exchange: Unlocking Billions for Investment across Africa

16:30

Concluding Keynote Address: The Next 30 Years of Canada-Africa Trade and Investment

 17:00

End of Program 

 

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