PROGRAMME (Day 1)

Friday, March 26th, 2021

VENUE: Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands

Theme: Unlocking Africas Trade Opportunities

7:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration / Coffee & Business Networking and African Cultural  Performance
Opening Ceremony & Introduction Remarks

9:05 AM

Conference Organizer’s Opening Remarks:
John Karegwa – Chairman Africa Trade and Investment Conference

9:10 AM

Opening Address:
Benjamin Huss – Chairman, Startup Fund

9.15AM

Opening Keynote Session:
Why Africa? Why Now? – Opening Keynote Speaker
Mr. Richard Ngatia ,President of the Kenya National Chamber of
Commerce and Industry- Kenya
Chief Guest Key Note Address: Host Country Official – Government of the
Netherlands

9:30 AM

 Business in Africa:
Panel Session
– Opportunities and Challenges of doing business with Africa
– The biggest challenges and business opportunities in Africa’s booming markets
– Success Stories and understanding the African business system
Panelists:
1) Mr Mohammed Sesay- Regional Director, Cordaid West Africa
2) Hans Walhout-Quadraat Global Project Management
3) Mr Wasim Tahir, Sector Strategist, Financial Institutions, CDC Group – UK
4) Washington Kapapiro, President, Global Africa Business Club
Moderator: Ikenne Ngene
5) Marco Rensma – CEO, Meys Emerging Markets Research
6) Mr Simone Santi President, Leanardo Group – Italy/Mozambique

11:00 AM to 12.00

Deal Time: Coffee and Networking Break Exhibition Viewing
Exhibition Halls

11:00 AM to 12.00

Trading with Africa
Plenary Panel Session
o Panelists share their views and lessons learned, Political and Legal risks :
Mitigating country to country risks, understanding the African Business
System: Taxation, Logistics, Trade and importation incentives,marketing
and forming business
partnerships.
o Dutch Government’s initiatives to support trade and investments in Africa.
Challenges and success stories
o Overcoming trade barriers between Africa and the Netherlands

Speakers:
1) Mr Mohammed Sesay- Regional Director, Cordaid West Africa

2) Ms Christine Sitawa Partnership Manager – Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency

Moderator:
Workshops

12: 00 PM – 1.00 PM

International Trade Financing and How to Export and Trade Successfully
Facilitator:

12: 00 PM – 1.00 PM

Africa is Open for Business: Going International with Your Business
• Identifying your business partner;
• Successful participation in trade shows;
• International sales and tender pitch training;
• Successful participation in a trade missions;
• How to organise international business growth.
• Africa’s Business Success Stories, Forming Partnerships, and Opportunities

1.00 - 2.00PM

Networking Lunch & Exhibition Viewing
(During lunch, come by the exhibition hall to network)

Conference Space

2.05 PM- 3.00PM

Plenary Session:
A Dialogue with African Ambassadors: Trade and Grow with Africa
– Hear from African Ambassadors on what they are doing to promote
investment and trade relations.
Moderator:

3:00 PM - 4.00PM

Conference Space
Africa Trade Experts Panel Session
-Understanding Africa Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)
-Facilitating efficient movement of goods across borders

Speakers: Washington Kapapiro, President, Global Africa Business Club

4.00PM TO 5.00PM

Workshop Rooms ( downstairs)
B2B MATCHMAKING FORUM ( Pre-identified One on One Business Meetings)

5: 00 PM – 6:00 PM

Netherlands-Africa Business Discussion / Networking Cocktail
The event will bring together Dutch companies, African Government
representatives Government of Netherlands representatives and
representatives of African companies . It will end with a networking
cocktail between Dutch companies and the African delegations present
at the Conference.


Afternoon Workshops
2:30 PM- 4.00 PM

 Establishing Product value Chains -Where to start! Facilitator:

2:30 PM- 4.00 PM

Leveraging Emerging Market-Sourced Investment

2:30 PM- 4.00 PM

Public–Private Partnerships for Trade and Infrastructure Development
– The Need for the public and private sector and businesses to work  co-operatively if businesses are to thrive and succeed in Africa.
– The need for essential infrastructure and institutions that must be in place to sustain trade and the private sector.
Facilitator:

PROGRAMME (Day 2)

Saturday, March 27th, 2021

VENUE: Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands

Theme: Unlocking Africas Trade Opportunities

9.30 AM – 11.00 AM

Conference Space
Technology Transformation in Africa-Panel Session
o Game changing technologies, digitalization in Africa
o Africa Technology Startups Ecosystem and Trends
o How technology is transforming Africa’s startup landscape
o African Digital Economy
o Shaping up an African Tech Industry
o Technology, Youth Innovation & Transformation
o African Fintech Entrepreneurship

Panelists:
1. Ms Martha Mgendi Fisher- African Women in Fintech Payments
2. Mr Ben Wylie- Baobab Network- UK
3. Mr Michael Tadic, President -Bridgeways Company- UK
4. Mohammed Benkhaled- Peaqock Financials- Morocco
5. Benjamin Huss- CEO- Startup Fund Denmark/ Kenya
Moderator: Ikenna Ngene
6. Ms Liesbeth Huisman, Director Of Strategy, Pharmaccess Group
7. Ms LInda Ochwada, Managing Director, Afroai UG

11.30 AM – 13.00 AM

Conference Space

11.30 AM – 13.00 AM

Round Table Space
Conference: The Role of Diaspora in African Development Speakers
Speakers:
1) Ambassador Pastor Elvis Iruh- Editor- Voice Magazine
2) Joy AWE- Chair- African Women in Europe ( AWE)
3) John Karegwa- Changemaker International
4) Stanley Anyetei- Africa Investment Officer – Triodos Bank
5) Charlotte Wilming, Program Director, Health Connect, Pharmaccess
Foundation

Moderator:
Morning workshops
Moderator

11.30 AM- 13.00 PM

Investment in Africa: Legal Aspects and Regulations
Facilitator: Johnson Kilangi – CEO Lean Africa Consultants Ltd

11.30 AM- 13.00 PM

Opportunities and Challenges in SMEs Growth in Africa
Facilitator:

11.30 AM- 13.00 PM

Nigeria Country Investment Workshop
Facilitator:

11.30 AM- 13.00 PM

Morocco Country Investment Workshop
Facilitator: Marco Rensma- Director- Meys Emerging Market Reseach

1.00PM - 2.00PM

  Networking Lunch & Exhibition Viewing

2.00PM - 3.00PM

Conference Space
The Impact of Micro Finance in Africa

Speakers:
Mr Wasir Tahir – Sector Strategist, Financial Institutions, CDC Group – UK
Mohamed Sesay – Regional Director, Cordaid West Africa
Patrick Batanze – Liberian Community Finance Ltd
Claire Dawai – Sub Sahara Chamber of Trade

 

Friday 26th Afternoon Workshops:
11.30 AM- 13.00 PM

Opportunities and Challenges in SMEs Growth in Africa
Facilitator:

11.30 AM- 13.00 PM

Kenya Country Investment Workshop
Facilitator: Claire Dawai- Sub Sahara Business Council

3.00PM - 4.00PM

Enhancing Africa Diaspora Investments
Speaker: Mr.Stanley Anyetei- Triodos Bank, Netherlands

3.00PM - 4.00PM

Youth Empowerment in Africa
Investing in Youth to transform
Africa’s future Opportunities and achieve the Sustainable Development
Goals set by the United Nations.

3.00PM- 4.00PM

Women in Business
Facilitator: Ms Kate Kibaarah- Ceo, Kate’s Organics- Kenya

3.00PM- 4.00PM

Somalia Country Investment Workshop
Hon Mohamed Daryeel

3.00PM- 4.00PM

Financing Agriculture and Development
Agriculture in Africa
Africa Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century

Panelist:
Dr. James Nyoro – Governer of Kiambu Country, Kenya
Mr. Eelko Bronkhorst – CEO Host Financial Access, Netherlands
Washington Kapapiro – Global Africa Business Club, South Africa
Trevor Hambayi – Senior Partner, Development Finance Associates – Zambi

3.00PM- 4.00PM

Keys to Unlocking Capital for Projects in Africa
Facilitator:

4.00PM – 4.30PM

 Coffee Break & Networking

4.30PM – 5.30PM

Conference Space
SMEs as the Engine for Economic Development
1) Mr Benjamin Huss- Start Up Fund
2) Mr.Mohamed Wurie- Cordaid Sierraleone
3) Mr. Ben Wylie- Baobab Network- UK
4) Eelko Bronkhorst- CEO Financial Access- Netherlands
5) Mr Johnson Kilangi- Lean Africa Consultants
6) Mr Trevor Hambayi-Senior Partner- Development Financial Associates

 

CLOSING CEREMONY
6:00pM - 10:00PM

Cocktail Reception, Entertainment and African Fashion Show by
Fashion High Tea.

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