Africa 2020: From consumerism to value creation


The conference aims to explore opportunities in Africa to create products and services of value domestically and globally. Africa has often been and arguably remains primarily a consumer of global products but with the growing economy and middle class, the continent becomes ever more attractive as an emerging market.

We are providing a platform for an engaging discussion about opportunities to build on our successes till date and increase our footprint in the global value chain.

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Meet Our speakers

Pape Gaye

President & CEO IntraHealth International

Pape Amadou Gaye has advocated for, built, and leveraged strong partnerships with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to catalyze global health progress by contributing to improving the performance of health workers and the systems in which they work.

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Phil Heilberg


He is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Jarch Group of Companies. With 30 years of experience in the emerging markets ranging from the former Soviet Union, Asia, and Africa, Mr. Heilberg has led the Jarch Companies to focus on frontier Africa

Ben Lyon

Founder Kopo Kopo

Ben co - founded Kopo Kopo, the 1st merchant acquirer and merchant cash advance provider for mobile money issuers globally. Ben served various roles while with Kopo Kopo, from Product Manager to VP of Marketing to Interim CEO

Lanre Dabiri

Founder Playdata

Lanre 'eLDee' Dabiri has emerged a multi talented professional. From writing songs for international pop artists, to producing amazing music, and directing great videos, to co-founding some truly innovative start-ups, he is able to bring anyone into his world of creativity in an effortless manner.

Watch Our Latest Conference - 2016