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GROWTH STRATEGIES

09h00 – 09H25 : OPENING CEREMONY

09h30 – 09H50 : SMEs : CELEBRATING OUR CHAMPIONS

09h30 – 10H50 : OPENING CONFERENCE

REINVENTING THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN SMEs : Policies and Best Practices
Keynote-Rwanda : Sharing the experience

10H50 – 11H15 : COFFEE BREAK

11H15 – 12H30 : CONFERENCE

HOW INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATE SME GROWTH?

12H30 – 13H00 : LAUNCHING OF THE “AFRICAN SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH INITIATIVE"

13H00 – 14H15 : LUNCH sponsored by IFC

14H30 – 15H30 : AFRICAN SUCCESS STORIES & FINANCING WOMEN IN BUSINESS

MASTER CLASSES FOR SMEs
GROWTH STRATEGIES
15H35 – 16H35 :

  • How To Improve Your Business Model And Grow Faster?
  • Attract and Conquer New Clients: The Best Strategies
  • The Use of Social Media to Increase Your Sales
  • From Local To Regional Champions: How to Manage Your Cross Border Expansion?

16H45 – 17H45 :

  • Building your Brand on the Market
  • Attracting and Retaining Talent for your Business
  • How to Pitch to Get the Money? : The Art of Public Speaking
  • Optimize your last mile distribution strategy

15H35 – 17H00 : MASTER CLASSES FOR BANKS & FI

  • Improve the credit decision process for SMEs
  • The Block chain revolution:How does it impact your business and how to tap into it?
  • Mobile Payments & Digital Banking for SMEs and Startups
  • Risk Assessment for Startups

14H30 – 18H00 : B2B SESSIONS
MEET YOUR FUTURE PARTNER

14H30 – 18H00 : SME SOLUTION CENTER

19H30 – 22H00 : GALA DINNERsponsored by I&M BANK

FINANCING STRATEGIES

09h00 – 09H30 : OPENING CEREMONY

"LA FINANCE S’ENGAGE"

  • OPENING REMARKS
  • SCREENING OF “LA FINANCE S’ENGAGE” VIDEO
  • LA FINANCE S’ENGAGE” REPORT PRESENTATION

09H35 – 10H45 : PANEL 1

10H45 – 11H15 : COFFEE BREAK sponsored by COFINA

11H15 – 12H30 : PANEL 2

12H30 – 12H45 : CLOSING REMARKS

13H00 – 14H15 : LUNCH

14H30 – 15H30 : BANKS, INVESTMENT FUNDS, DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES AND FINANCIAL MARKETS:
WHAT ARE THE BEST LINKAGES TO FACILITATE SMEs ACCESS TO FINANCE?

14H30 – 18H00 : B2B SESSIONS
MEET YOUR FUTURE PARTNER

14H30 – 18H00 : SME SOLUTION CENTER

15H30 – 17H00 : MASTER CLASSES FOR SMEs
FINANCE STRATEGIES

  • Accessing Finance Through The Stock Exchange
  • Latest innovations in asset based fi nancing:s
  • Opening Your Business To A Private Equity Firm

15H30 – 17H00 : MASTER CLASSES FOR BANKS & FI

  • Trade fnance and Trade risk mitigation
  • How to fi nance SMEs while reducing your business risk?
  • Environmental and Social Risk for Financial Institutions

17H15 – 18h15 : FACE THE GORILLAS Start Up on the move

18H30 – 19h30 : OPEN DIALOGUE: THE FLOOR IS YOURS Share your ideas with the participants

20h00 – 21h30 : COCKTAIL DINNER

INNOVATION DAY

09h00 – 10h30 : HOW TO FINANCE INNOVATION IN SMEs?

  • International funding
  • The new instruments (Crowdfunding...)
  • The Role of Large Enterprises in Technology Transfer to SMEs

10h45 – 12h00 : THE INNOVATIONS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR BUSINESS Sectorial Parallel Sessions

  • Innovation in Agribusiness
  • Innovation in Transport and Logistics
  • Innovation in IT
  • Innovation in Energy
  • nnovation in Tourism

12H10 – 13H00 : WRAP UP SESSION Key Takeaways and Nex Steps

13H30 – 15H00 : FIELD EXPERIENCE
VISIT OF INNOVATIVE COMPANIES

15H30 – 17H00 : DISCOVERING KIGALI

18h00 : CLOSING COCKTAIL

90%
Of satisfied participants
40
countries represented
20
Business sectors represented
70%
of the rural population is employed by SMEs

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