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TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2019

OPENING OF THE FORUM


09h00 – 09H30 : OPENING CEREMONY

09:30 - 10:45: CONFERENCE 1

THE 4TH IR: IS AFRICA READY?
◆ What are we talking about?
◆ How does the 4th IR change the way of doing business in Africa?

10:45 - 11:00 : COFFEE BREAK

11:15 - 12:45 : CONFERENCE 2

SMEs ACCESS TO FINANCE & THE 4TH IR: The era of digitalization
◆ Regulation and reforms
◆ Innovations in SME lending

13:00 - 14:15 : LUNCH – NETWORKING


14:30 - 16:00 : MASTER CLASSES (Parallel Sessions)

  • Mobile Payments & digital banking for SMEs.
  • How to improve your digital presence?
  • How to innovate in your business and scale it to the next level?

16:00 - 16:30 : COFFEE BREAK

16:30 - 18:00 : IT’S TIME TO RAISE MONEY:

SME & Start up Pitching session :10 MN TO CONVINCE

19:00 - 22:00: GALA DINNER AND AWARDS CEREMONY

◆ SME Of The Year
◆ Start Up Of The Year
◆ Financial Institution Of The Year
◆ Best Public Sector SME Intitiave Of The Year

WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2019

9:30 - 10:45 : CONFERENCE 3
GROWING YOUR BUSINESS FASTER IN THE DIGITAL ERA

◆ How can SMEs benefit from the 4th IR?
◆ Concrete examples of impact on SMEs day to day business.
◆ The sectors most impacted.

10:45 - 11:10 : COFFEE BREAK

11:15 - 12:45: CONFERENCE 4

SMEs SUCCESS STORIES: Overcoming the challenges and surviving the “valley of death”.

13:00 - 14:15: LUNCH – NETWORKING

14:30 - 16:00 : MASTER CLASS

  • Market readiness: Finding and Getting Subcontracting Deals With large Corporations.
  • Using of Social Media to Increase Your Sales and Build Your Brand.
  • Investment Readiness: How to get your financing?

16:30 - 18:00: CLOSING COCKTAIL

DOING BUSINESS DURING THE FORUM OVER THE 2 DAYS

Specific spaces are dedicated to do business during the forum

14H30 – 18H00 : B2B SESSIONS - SME SOLUTION CENTER

AMONG OUR PAST SPEAKERS

Gervais Koffi Djondo

Honorary President & Founder of ECOBANK Group and Chairman of Asky Airlines and Founder of the Djondo Fellowship

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Former President Republic of Mauritius

Sidi Ould TAH

DIRECTOR GENERAL – BADEA

Benedict ORAMAH

PRESIDENT - AFREXIMBANK

Ernest MAHLAULE

Chairman – Gauteng Growth and Development Agency – South Africa

Vanessa MOUNGAR

DIRECTOR FOR GENDER WOMEN & CIVIL SOCIETY – AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Oumar SEYDI

REGIONAL DIRECTOR - IFC FOR SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Felix Edoh AMENOUNVE

CEO – BRVM

Éric KACOU

CEO - ESPARTNERS

Thierry ZOMAHOUN

CEO - AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

P. GOMES

PRESIDENT - CONSTELLOR GROUP

Thierry ZOMAHOUN

CEO - AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Ibrahim Cheikh DIONG

CEO – AFRICA CONSULTING AND TRADE - ACT

Didier ACOUETEY

EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT - AFRICSEARCH

Dr. Edem ADZOGENU

MEMBER OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - AFROCHAMPIONS

Jean Louis KONAN

CEO – GROUPE COFINA

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