Conference Proceedings

Day 1:  Agriculture in Action
27 October 2020

 Times listed in Canadian Eastern Time (ET) & Central African Time (CAT)

   ET/CAT

08.00/14:00

Official Welcome Remarks by Ministerial Leaders from Canada and the African Continent

09.00/15:00

Africa’s Agri Revolution in Action: Successes from-the-ground up hearing directly from the people & understanding the importance of smart villages, solar power potential and broad-based natural resource development

Opening Remarks: Dr. V.I Lakshmanan (Process Research Ortech)

Panelists: John van Nostrand (SvN), Ewetse Mathaba (Safety, Health, Environment and Community relations manager, Lucara Botswana); Temba Nolutshungu, Khaya Lam (property titling in agriculture)

10 00/16:00

Networking Break (Virtual Expo Open)

10:30/16:30

Understanding the Scale of African Investment Opportunities

Panelists: Prashant Pathak (ReichmannHauer Capital Partners), Nathan Stubina, VP, Sherritt International, Jacques NdoutouMvé (EL Consulting & Africa Foresight)

11:00/17:30

Keynote: Gillian Pais (McKinsey)

12:00/18:00

Day 1 Conference Proceedings Conclude

Virtual Exhibit and Exhibitors' Program Open 

 

Day 2: Natural Resource Innovation
28 October 2020 

    ET/CAT

08.00/14:00

VIP African Ministerial Address & Welcome Remarks 

08:30/14:30

Keynote: Naseem Lahri, MD Lucara Diamond

09.00/15:00

Owning the Natural Resource Benefits: Impact, Supply Chains and New Businesses for Flourishing Communities 

10 00/16:00

Networking Break (Virtual Expo Open)

10:30/16:30

Sustaining ownership and impact beyond mining: Natural Resource Gateways to Non-Resource Business Development

Hear from entrepreneurs on both sides leading in leveraging natural resource development to create economies that transcend the life of mining operations

Paul Gruner (CEO, Det'on Cho Corporation) 

11:00/17:30

Keynote  

12:00/18:00

Day 2 Conference Proceedings Conclude

Virtual Exhibit and Exhibitors' Program Open 

 

Day 3:  Leapfrogging and Leading
29 October 2020 

   ET/CAT

08.00/14:00

VIP African Ministerial Address & Welcome Remarks 

08:30/14:30

Keynote: His Excellency Wamkele Mene 

Advancing an African Free Trade Agenda 

09.00/15:00

Transacting and Trading in the Single Biggest Market since the WTO

Panelists: Clara Diamond Solutions, 6ix

10 00/16:00

Networking Break (Virtual Expo Open)

10:30/16:30

Globally Leading with African Infrastructure Trends: From Energy to Mobility

Opening Remarks: Samson Arega, Ethipiopian Airlines

11:30/17:30

Closing Keynote: Magatte WadeEntrepreneur and Director of Atlas Network’s Center for African Prosperity

Breaking Barriers with an African Growth Agenda 

12:00/18:00

Day 3: Conference Proceedings Conclude

Virtual Exhibit and Exhibitors' Program Open 

 

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For more info please email garreth@canadaafrica.ca or call 647-667-1223

View our partnerships page for more info on attending in person at the Brampton Marriott in the Greater Toronto Area or the Gaborone International Convention Centre in Botswana.

 

VIP SPEAKERS

Hon. Mary Ng

Canadian Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade

 

Secretary General Wamkele Mene

African Continental Free Trade Agreement Secretariat

 

Naseem Lahri

MD, Lucara Botswana

 

                               

Magatte Wade

Entrepreneur and Director of Atlas Network’s Center for African Prosperity

Dr. V.I. Lakshmanan

CEO,Process Research Ortech

 

Sebastian Spio-Gabrah

Chair of the Board, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business

 

Samson Arega

Managing Director, Canada

Ethiopian Airlines

Temba Nolutshungu

Director

Khaya Lam & FMF

Gillian Pais

Leader, McKinsey Agriculture Practice in Africa

 

PANELISTS & HIGH-LEVEL REMARKS

 

Ewetse Mathaba

Safety, Health and Environment, Lucara

Paul Gruner

CEO, Det’on Cho Corporation

 

Susan Namulindwa

Director,

Africa Trade Desk

 

Garreth Bloor

President,

The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business

Jacques NdoutouMvé
Founding Director

Africa Foresight Investment Company

John van Nostrand

Founder

SvN

 

We will be regularly announcing speakers on a rolling basis. Sign-up below for alerts or RSVP for Africa Accelerating 2020 at no cost.

 

 

 

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