VIP Speakers

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Hon. Mary Ng

Canadian Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade            

Honourable Minister Karina Gould

Minister of International Development, Canada

Honourable Karabo Gare 

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Botswana

Hon. Minister Lefoko Maxwell Moagi

Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, Botswana

Secretary General Wamkele Mene

African Continental Free Trade Agreement Secretariat


Assistant Minister Molebatsi Shimane Molebatsi

Ministry of Investment Trade and Industry, Botswana

Naseem Lahri

MD, Lucara Botswana

Hon. Paul Lefebvre, MP

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, Canada

Magatte Wade

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

Antoine Chevrier

Director General, Pan-African Affairs, Government of Canada

Hon. Ramatou Mahamat Houtouin

Minister of Energy (Chad)

Hon. Lee White

Minister of Water and Forestry (Gabon)

Hon. Minister Issa Doubragne

Minister of Economy and Development Planning (Chad)

Cheryl Urban

Director General, Economic Development  

Global Affairs Canada


Ambassador, Mali

Darrell K. Beaulieu

Former Chief of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation & CEO of Denendeh Investments

Gillian Pais

Leader, McKinsey & Company Agriculture Practice in Africa


 Welekazi Cele

Regional Director at Hatch in Sub-Saharan Africa

Keletsositse Olebile

CEO, Botswana Investment Trade Centre (BITC)


Dr. V.I. Lakshmanan

CEO, Process Research Ortech

Tarik Kahn

Director General, West & Central Africa, Global Affairs Canada

Sebastian Spio-Gabrah

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

Samson Arega

Managing Director, Canada

Ethiopian Airlines

Neil Reeder

Vice President, Government Relations, B2Gold

Zachariah George


       Launch Africa Fund    

Veronica Nyhan Jones

Manager Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Nikolay HristovVice President, Dundee Precious Metals

Khaya Lam & FMF
South Africa
6ix (Canada)
Founder | Managing Director, SEF Canada
CEO, Ekagrata Inc.

Garreth Bloor


The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business

Susan Namulindwa

Director, Africa Trade Desk

& Vice President (Canada), The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business

Jacques NdoutouMvé
Founding Director

Africa Foresight Investment Company

& Vice President (Africa), The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business

 Ewetse Mathaba

Safety, Environment & Health, Lucara

Paul Gruner

CEO, Det’on Cho Corporation

John van Nostrand




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