VIP Speakers

27-29 October 2020       [View Detailed Program]

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






Honourable Karabo Gare 

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security

The Honourable Peggy O. Serame

Minister of Investment Trade and Industry, Botswana

Hon. Minister Lefoko Maxwell Moagi

Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, 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



Welekazi Cele, Regional Director at Hatch in Sub-Saharan Africa

Darrell K. Beaulieu: Former Chief of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation & CEO of Denendeh Investments

Antoine Chevrier, Director General, Pan-African Affairs, Government of Canada


Samson Arega

Managing Director, Canada

Ethiopian Airlines



Ambassador, Mali



Gillian Pais

Leader, McKinsey Agriculture Practice in Africa


Veronica Nyhan Jones

Manager Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory, IFC

Zachariah George


               Launch Africa Fund                            

Neil Reeder

Vice President, Government Relations, B2Gold


Nikolai Hristov, Vice President, Dundee Precious Metals, Namibia

Suzette McFaulFounder | Managing Director, SEF Canada

Prashant PathakReichmannHauer Capital Partners, Canada

Khaya Lam & FMF
South Africa
6ix (Canada)





Ewetse Mathaba

Safety, Environment & Health, Lucara

Paul Gruner

CEO, Det’on Cho Corporation


Susan Namulindwa


Africa Trade Desk


Garreth Bloor


The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business

Jacques NdoutouMvé
Founding Director

Africa Foresight Investment Company

John van Nostrand




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