MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018 |7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

6:00 AM: Security Check

The World Trade Center Washington D.C – Ronald Reagan Building is a government secure building, and all ATIGS participants will be required to go through security screening prior to entering.

7:00 AM – 08:00 AM: Registration / Continental Breakfast & Networking

Join us for breakfast and coffee to kick off the event.

– Atrium and AMphitheater Foyer


Henry Bonsu, Broadcaster and Conference Host- London, United Kingdom

Track A: Opening Ceremony & Introduction Remarks

Room: Main Conference Hall – AMphitheater

7:40 AM:

ATIGS 2018 Symbolic Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (Red-Carpet Treatment)


Sarah Zineb BOUMOUJA, CEO, Global Premium Events Morocco

Head of ATIGS Organizing Committee, Morocco

– Opening Remarks

8:00 AM:

Housekeeping Note by Conference Host

Henry Bonsu,Broadcaster and Conference Host – London, United Kingdom

8:05 AM:

Organizer’s Opening Remarks ATIGS Organizing Committee Member

Fernando Dolbeth Assunção, Managing Director, First African Investment Holding Angola

8:10 AM:

Venue Host Welcome Message

Andrew Gelfuso, Vice President, Global Business DeveloPMent

Trade Center Management Associates (TCMA) Washington, D.C, USA

8:15 AM:

Host Country Official Welcome Address- US Government

Alexander Gazis, Acting Deputy Director for Economic Affairs and Sr. Trade and Investment Officer, Office of Economic and Regional Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs – U.S. Department of State

8:20 AM:

Welcome Message from Chairman of ATIGS Organizing Committee

– Opening Keynote Session

8:25 AM:

Why Africa? Why Now?? – Opening Keynote Speaker

Speaker 2: Mr. Coutinho Nobre Miguel, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Banco Sol Angola

– Opening Global FDI Talk

8: 40 AM:

Global FDI Trends: the big picture and impact on specific countries and world regions – FDI Talk

Chris Knight, Global Commercial Director for fDi Intelligence London, UK

9:00 AM:

Investment and Business in Africa: Opening Plenary Panel Session

– Opportunities for intensive engagement with Africa

– Financing, promoting and expanding intra-African and extra-African trade

Mr. Walid Loukil, Deputy Managing Director, Loukil Group Tunisia

Dr. Belachew Mekuria, Industrial Park Division Deputy Commissioner, Ethiopian Investment Commission Ethiopia

Dr. Richmond Annan, President, iRichie Group Inc Texas, USA

Ms Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary, Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission Texas, USA

Mr. Essohouna MEBA, President, ChAMber of Commerce and Industry of Togo, and Federation of West Africa ChAMbers of Commerce and Industry (FEWACCI) Lome, Togo

Moderator:Sandrine Nzeukou, MBA, Executive Director, Invest Africa US New York, USA

Track B: Africa Deep Dive – World’s Next Major Economic Success Story

Room: Main Conference Hall – AMphitheater

9: 55 AM:

Africa in the Global Context: Perspective from an International DeveloPMent Expert- Keynote

Raj Kumar, Founding President, Devex United States

10:05 AM:

High-Level CEO Panel: Doing Business in Africa Plenary Panel Session

– The biggest challenges and business opportunities in Africa’s booming markets

– Success Stories and understanding the African business system

Xoliswa Daku, Founder & CEO, Daku Group of Companies South Africa

Asma ALAOUI, CEO, Africa Key Partners Morocco

Luís José Ndapuka Máquina, CEO, MACON Angola

Olivier KAManzi, President & CEO, Africa Global ChAMber of Commerce Chicago, United States

Moderator: Henry Bonsu,Broadcaster and Conference Host- London, United Kingdom

10:55 AM – 11:15 AM:

Deal Time: Coffee and Networking Break AMphitheater Foyer

Recharge with a cup of coffee between sessions

Exhibition Viewing: Atrium + Atrium Ballroom Exhibition Halls

11:15 AM:

Fast-Track Africa’s Industrialization Special Address

– How Afeximbank can support trade and investment relations between Africa and the rest of the world.

Mr. Kofi Adomakoh, Director Project Finance, African Export-Import Bank Egypt

11:30 AM:

High-Level Ministerial Panel: Trade and Investment in Africa- Plenary Panel Session

– Panelists share their views, lessons learned, and present personal assessments on the central theme of the Summit

– Political risk insurance: mitigating country risk, understanding the African System: taxes, incentives and credits.

– Government’s initiatives, and success stories

H.E Ali Guelleh Aboubaker, Minister of Investments, Djibouti

H.E. Lucas ABAGA NCHAMA, Minister of Finance, Economy and Planning Equatorial Guinea

Hon Ibrahim Awaal MohAMmed, Minister for Business DeveloPMent – Ghana

Hon Dr MohAMed Doumbouya, Minister of Budget, Republic of Guinea

Hon Dr. Kalu I. Kalu, three-time Finance Minister of – Nigeria

Hon Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, former Ghanaian Minister for Trade and Industry & former AMbassador of Ghana to the USA Ghana

Moderator: Chris Knight, Global Commercial Director for fDi Intelligence London, UK

12:20 PM – 1:05 PM:

Networking Lunch & Exhibition Viewing AMphitheater Foyer

During lunch, come by the exhibition halls to network and see what’s happening!

Atrium Exhibition Hall 1

Atrium Hall Exhibition Hall 2

B2B and B2G

Also check out the parallel sessions over lunch happening in multiple rooms!

Track C: Luncheon ProgrAM: Conversations & Presentations
12: 00 PM – 12:30 PM:

International Trade Financing and How to be a Successful Global Company Presentation

Room: Continental B

Nicole Woods, Business DeveloPMent Specialist, Minority & Women Owned Business Group, Office of Small Business, Export-Import Bank of the United States

12: 00 PM – 12:30 PM:

Collaboration in the Replication of Global Health Care Models Presentation

Room: Continental C

Robert L. WilliAMs, DMin.,USA, President/CEO, Druid Park Community Health Clinic and Center

12: 00 PM – 12:30 PM:

Exporting K-12 Technology Literacy and Robotics in Africa Schools Presentation

Room: Continental A

Aturah Sh’Myah e Sar Malahk, Superintendent

1:00 PM:

Leading Africa to Prosperity Presentation

Room: Continental C

Zipho Sikhakhane, Founder & CEO, of EMZ Advisory – South Africa

12: 30 PM – 1:10 PM:

Keys to Unlocking Capital for Projects Panel Session

Room: AMphitheater

– Capital Market and Private Equity Leaders: Mobilizing Capital

Rodrigue Fouafou, Co-Founder and CEO, HartNAMtemah Canada

Ngozi Bell, Partner, Trans Sahara Investment Corporation Pennsylvania, USA

Pius Muchiri, Managing Director & CEO, Nabo Capital Limited Kenya

Berthin Ntekereze, Managing Director, Afrinet Capital New York

Diekola Onaolapo, CEO of Eczellon Capital Nigeria

12: 30 PM – 1:10 PM:

Africa is Open for Business: Opportunities and Partnerships Panel Session

Room: Polaris BC

– Africa’s Investment Success Stories, Partnerships, and Opportunities

Osita Oparaugo,Esq, Chief Executive Officer, Footprint to Africa Nigeria

Zsolt Lukacs, CEO, Africa Investment Group Florida, United States / Hungary

Moderator:Fabiola Fleuranvil, CEO, Blueprint Creative Group, The Branding Experts Florida, USA

12: 30 PM – 1:10 PM:

FDI in Africa and Fostering Long-Term Investment and Economic Growth Panel Session

Room: Hemisphere A

Eric-Michel Sossou-Gloh, Senior Consultant and Strategic Partner, Cedar Street Capital, LLC United States

Junior TOGBA, Co-Founder & Managing Director, International Funds Investment Cote D’Ivoire

El Hadji Malick SOUMARE, Investment Manager at GroFin Senegal

Michael Lim, Partner, First African Investment Holding

12: 30 PM – 1:00 PM:

Leveraging Emerging Market-Sourced Investment Featured Presentation

Room: Continental B

Harry G. Broadman, CEO and Managing Partner, Proa Global Partners LLC and Faculty Member, Johns Hopkins University Washington, D.C – USA

12: 30 PM – 1:00 PM:

FDI in North African Nations Presentation

Room: Continental C

Prof. Dr. Aysar P. Sussan, Dean College of Administrative & Financial Sciences, Arab AMerican University Jenin, Palestine

12: 30 PM – 1:10 PM:

The Cashew Apple Project “Uncovering Africa’s Hidden Jewels Presentation

Room: Rotunda

Anita Okoye, Founder/CEO, The Cashew Apple Project, and wife of music legend Paul Okoye from rap duo P-Square Nigeria

Dr. Theresa MAMah, Founder/Director of Marketing, The Cashew Apple Project Nigeria/USA

Natasha Norman, Founder/Communications Manager,, The Cashew Apple Project Philadelphia

12: 30 PM – 1:00 PM:

Changing the Landscape of Wireless Connectivity Presentation

Room: Meridian C

Keith J. Walker, Founder/CEO & CTO, Aer Wireless Virginia

12: 30 PM – 1:00 PM:

Increasing the Use of International Mediation in International Arbitration Presentation

Room: Continental A

Ricardo J. Cata, Mediator and Arbitrator, Upchurch Watson White & Max

12: 30 PM – 1:00 PM:

Sustainable Change: Investing in Africa’s Most Undervalued Assets Presentation

Room: Polaris A

Yewande Austin, Founder of Global Institute for Change, Artist, Activist, AMbassador United States


Track D: Grow with Africa
1: 05 PM:

Mega Projects Financing in Africa- Featured Panel Session

Room: AMphitheater

– Project financing and structuring bankable projects

– Insurance guarantees

Maria Goravanchi, Director, Overseas Private Investment Corporation Washington, DC, United States

Malcolm Mansfield, CEO, African Growth Group Incorporated Canada

Mr. Alfred Liu, President, AEPA International Inc. China/USA

Ruben Atekpe, Executive Chairman, Merchants Company of West Africa Ltd (MECOWA Group) Ghana

Michelle Cross Fenty Esq., Co-Founder, Managing Director and General Counsel of Parsan Cross LLC United States

Moderator: Matthew McLean, President of Endsight Consulting Washington DC

1: 05 PM:

Regional Integration in Africa Featured Panel Session

Room: Rotunda

– Addressing specific issues relevant to Integrating Africa, and managing a smart supply chain

– Policies, progrAMs, and initiatives needed to encourage and promote regional integration

Hon Senator Ike Ekwerenmadu, Deputy Senate President of Nigeria

H.E. Fatoumata TAMbajan, Vice President of – GAMbia

H.E Donald Duke, former Governor of Cross River State Nigeria

Mr. Alexis MohAMed, Advisor and charged of mission of the president of Djibouti

Moderator: Dr. Reuben Egolf, Chairman of the United States Global Leadership Council United States

1:50 PM:

United Nations Sustainable DeveloPMent Goals Agenda 2030 (SDG 17 & 8) Featured Keynote

Mr. Kevin Cassidy, Director and Representative to the Bretton Woods and Multilateral Organizations, ILO Office for the United States

Mr. Robert Skinner, Director, United Nations Information Center (UNIC) Washington D.C.

Room: AMphitheater

1: 50 PM:

A Dialogue with AMbassadors: Grow with Africa Featured Conversation

Room: Polaris BC

– Hear directly from AMbassadors on what they are doing to promote new and creative investment and trade opportunities.

AMbassador John CAMpbell, former US AMbassador to Nigeria

H.E. Clyde Rivers Ph.D., AMbassador, Republic of Burundi, and Advisor to the President of the Republic of Burundi

2:20 PM – 2:40 PM: Deal Time: Coffee and Networking Break AMphitheater Foyer

Recharge with a cup of coffee and join the breakout sessions

Exhibition Viewing: Atrium + Atrium Ballroom Exhibition Halls

Parallel Special Sessions

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

11:00 AM:

Economic DeveloPMent in Africa Special Address

Track E: The Forum for Africa’s Economic DeveloPMent

Room: Rotunda

Joseph Lititiyo, Deputy Executive Secretary, Economic Community of the Great Lakes Countries Rwanda

11:30 AM:

Digitize Africa Special Address

Track F: Technology, Innovation & Transformation

Room: Rotunda

– Business models and powerful bespoke digital ecosystem, and technology for humanity

Alain Dolium, COO, Connectik Technologies Global United Kingdom

2:00 PM:

Investment in the Educational Sector Special Address

Track H: Sustainable Agriculture Forum: Africa

Room: Rotunda

AMy C. Novak, Ed.D., President, Dakota Wesleyan University South Dakota, United States

2:30 PM:

Energy for All Special Address

Room: Rotunda

AMbassador Dr. Neil Parsan, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Parsan Cross, Global Strategic Advisors

3:00 PM:

Overview of Power Africa Keynote

Track G: Electrify Africa Forum

Room: Rotunda

Andrew Herscowitz, Coordinator, Power Africa – U.S. Agency for International DeveloPMent United States

3:30 PM:

Investing Frontiers in Africa’s emerging Exponential Agriculture Special Address

Track H: Sustainable Agriculture Forum: Africa

Room: Rotunda

– Opportunities, enablers, pillars and the decade of agriculture

Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe, PhD, Founder & Chairman, FASMICRO Group Pennsylvania, United States

4:00 PM:

Bridging Africa’s Infrastructure Gap Special Address

Room: Rotunda

Engineer Eunice Silva, Minister of Infrastructures, Spatial Planning and Housing Cape Verde

4:30 PM:

Transportation and Economic DeveloPMent Special Address

Room: Rotunda

– Export from Florida and Increasing Tourism

Senator Bobby Powell, Member of Florida House of Representatives

Track E: The Forum for Africa’s Economic DeveloPMent 

Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Multiple Rooms

 Partnership. Solution. Scale

1:30 PM:

Public–Private Partnership for Infrastructure DeveloPMent Panel Session

Room: Hemisphere A

– Need for the public sector and private investors and businesses to work co-operatively if businesses are to thrive and sustained in Africa.

– Need for essential infrastructure and institutions that must be in place to sustain the private sector.

Art Smith, Chairman of the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships and Senior Adviser in UNECE International Center for PPP (Geneva) Washington DC, USA

Mr. Pierre-René Tchio Nzoukekang, President & CEO, P&T; Management Corporation Canada

Bradley Shaw, Head of Africa and Middle East, NuRan Wireless South Africa

Moderator: Charles Hernick, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum USA

1:30 PM:

AU Agenda 2063: The Africa Future We Want Panel Session

Room: Hemisphere B

– Financing growth – funding the future economy

-Encouraging trade and economic transformation in Africa, and digitized services

– Paradigm of growth we want for Africa.

Christophe Allard, Director North AMerica, Sales and Commercial Strategy, Brussels Airlines New York, USA

Gary Whitehill, Chief Futurist, African Union Ghana

Dr MohAMmad Khalid Mahmood,PhD, Chief Technical Advisor to World Bank, EU, USAID New York, USA

Moderator: Claire A. Nelson Ph.D., Futurist, and White House ChAMpion of Change United States

2:30 PM:

Africa Trade Experts Panel Session

Room: Polaris BC

-How Africa should industrialize

-Africa Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), and Achieving “Made/Assembled in Africa”

-Facilitating efficient movement of goods across borders

Hon Sebastian Kopulande, CEO, ZAMbian International Trade and Investment Centre (ZITIC) ZAMbia

Kezy KAMau – Mukiri, Executive Director, Ignite Trade Africa Kenya

Adrienne BAMbou Diagne, CEO & Co-Founder, International Ventures and Trade California, USA

Mr Zouzar BOUKA, Chairman, World Trade Center Antananarivo Madagascar

Prince Adetokunbo Kayode SAN,FCIArb, FCTI President, Abuja ChAMber of Commerce and Industry Nigeria

Mucha Mlingo, VP Membership + Incoming Chairperson, OWIT Nairobi (Organisation of Women in International Trade, Nairobi Chapter) Kenya

Mr. Paul Maseli, Director, United Nations Industrial DeveloPMent Organization (UNIDO) New York, USA

2:30 PM:

Africa and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable DeveloPMent Panel Session

Room: AMphitheater

– How the private sector can be engaged and mobilized to stimulate growth and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable DeveloPMent Goals in Africa. Investing smart and long!

Harry Stokes, Executive Director, Project Gaia, Inc. Pennsylvania, USA

Leila Ndiaye, Executive Vice President, Initiative for Global DeveloPMent Washington D.C, USA

Eunice AjAMbo, Economic Affairs Officer, Macroeconomic Policy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Ethiopia

Laurie Lane-Zucker, Founder & CEO, Impact Entrepreneur, LLC Massachusetts, USA

Moderator: Adva Saldinger, Reporter on Africa, Devex Washington DC, United States

2:30 PM:

Solving Societal Challenges while Generating Revenue Panel Session

Room: Hemisphere A

– We are living in a rapidly changing world and only companies who are able to create systems-change businesses will survive. Linking communities’ prosperity to companies’ sustainability has never been more critical.

-How companies can solve societal challenges while generating revenues.

Manyang Reath Kher, Founder/Director, Humanity Helping Sudan Project Washington DC, United States

Dorothy Githae BA Hons (GlAMorgan UK), Dip (MCIM UK, Social Entrepreneur Kenya

Moderator: Celena Green, ounder & President, F, Teke Global, Inc. Washington, D.C, USA

2:30 PM:

Tools for Combating Fraud and Corruption in Business Panel Session

Room: Hemisphere B

N. Jude Menes, Esq.President, Menes Konsult Texas, USA

Mike Kenealy, CFO, Insiders Corp- Boston Massachusetts

Mark Handler, Director, Converus

Ricardo Fuentes, Manager, Stoelting Polygraph

2:30 PM:

Encouraging Trade and Economic Transformation in Africa Presentation

Room: Continental B

Vanessa AdAMs, Director of Strategic Partnerships, DAI France

2:30 PM:

Project Management for Sustainable DeveloPMent in Africa Presentation

Room: Continental C

– Intro to what it is and a certification progrAM through FEST,

-How to apply it in develoPMent projects and at the local levels in both private and public sectors

Sabina Zunguze, CEO & Co-Founder, A Gift To Africa Florida, United States

2:30 PM:

How to Eradicate Poverty and Corruption in Africa Presentation

Room: Continental C

Mr Rino Solberg, Chairman, Better Globe Group Norway

Track F: Technology, Innovation & Transformation 

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Multiple Rooms

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution where innovation will fundAMentally change the way we do business in Africa.

3:10 PM:

Made in Africa: Innovation Presentation

Room: Continental B

– Shifting the balance between importation and home-grown production – focusing on innovation to maximize Africa’s natural resources and human capital.

Olatorera Oniru, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria

3:00 PM:

Emerging African Tech Presentation

Room: Meridian C

Kofi Henaku, CEO, Henson Geodata Technologies Ltd Ghana

3:30 PM:

Shaping up an African Tech Industry Presentation

Room: Continental B

AMadou Daffe, CEO and Co-Founder, Gebeya Inc Ethiopia

3:10 PM:

Innovation in Africa Panel Session

Room: Polaris BC

– Blockchain Technology, and 3D Printing in Africa.

– Leveling the playing field: how technology is transforming Africa.

– The future of robots in Africa: What’s on the horizon?.

Aurès Tchana, Managing Director, LoopSight Company Inc Canada

Matthew GAMser, CEO, SME Finance Forum, International Finance Corporation Washington, D.C, United States

Meir Moalem, CEO & Managing Director, Sky and Space Global United Kingdom

Nneile Nkholise, CEO, IMAD TECH South Africa

Moderator: Ms. Debbie GhAMkhar, Country Manager – U.S, Djembe Communications Washington, D.C, USA

3:10 PM:

Fintech and Insurtech Ecosystem in Africa Panel Session

Room: AMphitheater

– Fintech is disrupting banking, finance, and even money as we know it. It’s a global phenomenon, but in Africa more than anywhere, the impact has the potential to be both socially and economically transformative.

– Beyond mobile money, African fintech opportunities: payment, lending, digital banking.

– Opportunities for innovation and investment abound.

Saidy Andrade, Founder, Group Chairman & CEO, Capital Consulting Group Cape Verde

Viola Llewellyn, Co-Founder & President, OvAMba Washington, DC, United States

Javed Khattak, CFO, Humaniq United Kingdom

Leland Rice, Co-Founder & CEO, Dedalus Global Washington, DC, United States

Moderator: Akin Sawyerr, Managing Director, Feleman Limited Washington, DC, United States

3:10 PM:

Technology Transformation in AfricaPanel Session

Room: Hemisphere A

– GAMe changing technologies, digitalization in Africa, and capital

– Technology startups and trends

– How technology is transforming Africa’s startup landscape

Brian Asingia, Founder, CEO and Chief Content Officer, Pearl DreAM New York, United States

Bill Bennett, Managing Director, Kiza Solutions Kigali, Rwanda

Catherine Mahugu, Founder of WaziData & Soko Kenya

Aubrey Swanepoel, CEO, Pfortner South Africa

Simon Ngotho, CEO, Sky-View Consultants Kenya/USA

3:20 PM:

The Innovators & GAMe Changers Panel Session

Room: Hemisphere B

Companies contributing to the Rise of Africa and disrupting industries in Africa with their businesses.

Munyaradzi Alois Gwatidzo, Founder and CEO, Astro Mobile Africa South Africa

Dr. John Weatherspoon, JD, PhD, Partner at VesaliuX, and Consultant at TCMS Global Texas, United States

Roye Okup, Founder, YouNeek Studio Maryland, United States

Chike Ukaegbu, Founder of Startup52 New York, USA

Mrs. Rose MAMbo, CEO of Central Depository Securities Company Kenya

Moderator: Yaw Owusu, Managing Director, Gateway Innovations Ghana

4:30 PM:

A Fintech A.I. Blockchain Revolution Presentation

Room: Continental A

Saidy Andrade, Founder, Group Chairman & CEO, Capital Consulting Group Cape Verde

Track G: Electrify Africa Forum  Multiple Rooms
2:00 PM:

The Wind Energy Outlook in Africa Presentation

Room: Polaris A

Tony Tiyou, Director and Co-Founder, Renewables Africa United Kingdom

4:00 PM:

Renewables and Their Vital Role in Powering Africa Panel Session

Room: AMphitheater

– Projects develoPMent and financing: structuring bankable deals and attracting capital.

– Future Trends and Outlook for Solar PV in Africa (Utility-Scale, Off-Grid/Mini-Grid).

– Barriers in markets with highest potential, and identifying the markets.

Bruce Ernest, President, ZAMbia Renewable Energy Association ZAMbia

Scott Kennedy, Executive Director, Energy Action Partners Massachusetts, USA

Sidney Yankson, CEO, Ghana Capital Partners Ghana

Abdulkadir Hassan, Consultant Green Economy, ZHE Africa Nigeria

Chidi Achebe MD, MPH, MBA, Founder, Chairman and CEO, African Integrated DeveloPMent Enterprise Boston, United States

Rocky Mountain Institute, Katie Lau, ProgrAM Marketing, Manager, Rocky Mountain Institute Colorado, USA

Moderator: Dr. Femi Osidele, Senior Consultant, Cimbria Consulting Houston, TX

4:00 PM:

Renewable Energy Technology Enablers Panel Session

Room: Polaris BC

– The SWITCH software and the cryptocurrency KWHCoin

Prof Daniel KAMmen, University of California, Berkeley California, United States

JP Carvallo, University of California, Berkeley California, United States

Girard Newkirk, Founder and CEO, KWHCoin San Francisco, United States

Moderator: Tony Tiyou, Director and Co-Founder, Renewables Africa United Kingdom

4:00 PM:

Future Trends and Outlook for Solar PV in Africa Panel Session

Room: Hemisphere A

Evans Wadongo, Co-founder, GreenWize Energy Kenya

Eli Forrester, Co-Founder & COO, Volta Ghana and California, United States

Michael Ross, CEO, Ross Solar Energy Texas, USA

Oheneba Ofori Boateng, CEO, Strategic Power Solutions Ghana

4:00 PM:

Green Economy Presentation

Dr. MohAMed G. Kafafy, PhD, DBA, President, World Green Economy Council Egypt

Meridian C

Track H: Sustainable Agriculture Forum: Africa 

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Multiple Rooms
4:00 PM:

Agribusiness in Africa Panel Session

Room: Hemisphere B

-Supply chains, financing, and producing

– Sustainable raw commodity export

Narcisse G Parfait, Founder & CEO, AGRIINVEST SARL CAMeroon

Yodit Balcha, ProgrAMme Officer, Economic Commission for Africa Ethiopia

Kofi Henaku, CEO, Henson Geodata Technologies Ltd Ghana

Zeluis Teixeira, Cofounder, COO, Annona Kenya/United States

Roland Oletu Oroh, Founder, Nigeria Agribusiness Register Nigeria

Sylvestre Didier Mavouenzela, president, ChAMbre de Commerce, d’industrie, d’agriculture et des métiers de Pointe-Noire (CCIAM) Republic of the Congo

Moderator: Kavaneet DhAMi, Founder and CEO of KDHI Agriculture Ghana

3:30 PM:

Seawater Farms Presentation

Room: Meridian C

Mike Pickup, Co-Founder & Director, Seawater Eco Farms United Arab Emirates

4:00 PM:

Youth of Africa with the Youth of AMerica, in Global Trade. (Organic Suppliers/Manufacturers)- Presentation

Room: Continental B

Anna Marie Carter, President, Cuppedia LLC California, USA

4:00 PM:

Africa & Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century Presentation

Room: Continental C

Bernard Oduro Takyi, Founder & CEO, Omanbapa Ghana Ltd Ghana

Track I: Construction and Infrastructure Forum: Africa 
4:40 PM:

Construction and Infrastructure Projects in Africa Panel Session

Room: Atrium Ballroom

-A Solution to Africa’s Infrastructure Gap

– DeveloPMent across Africa in the hotel world

– Challenges and opportunities for delivering major projects

Trevor Ward, CEO, W Hospitality Group United Kingdom

Peter Laurens, Founder and CEO, Rockwell Risk Advisors New York, United States

Paulo Cruz MRICS, Executive Managing Partner & Capital Projects

Leonard Ozoemena, Senior Partner & COO, Compass Solutions Washington, D.C, United States

Pierre-René Tchio Nzoukekang, President and CEO, P&T; Management Corporation Canada

Track J: Africa’s Smart Cities Forum 
11:40 AM:

Africa’s Liveable and Sustainable Cities Panel Session

Room: Polaris

-Financing of new urbanization projects in Africa and how Technology is transforming Africa’s cities

– Panelists discuss city challenges, share integrated urban solutions, and forge new partnerships

– Finding innovative and actionable solutions for developing a more connected and fully functioning knowledge-based society in Africa.

Abdul Hakeem Badawi, CEO, Mole Projects and Machinery Limited Ghana

Peter Dalkeith Scott, Chairman, PDSIGROUP Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Daniel Bwanika, Founder & Director, Research & Dev, Urban & Infrastructure DeveloPMent Conference Uganda

Dr Markus Thill, President of the Africa Region for Bosch South Africa

Ravi Seethapathy P.Eng, MBA,FCAE, Executive Chairman, Biosirus Inc. Canada

Track K: Consumer Technology Forum: Africa 
4:30 PM:

VISA Africa Integration Index Presentation

Room: Continental B

Dr Adrian Saville, Chief Strategist, Cannon Asset Managers & Citadel Asset Management South Africa

Track L: Sustainable Educational DeveloPMent Forum 
4:40 PM:

Educational DeveloPMent in Africa Panel Session

Room: Hemisphere A

Ebenezer S. Thomas, Executive Director, African Children and Youth DeveloPMent Network Liberia

Hussainatu Blake, Co-Founder, Focal Point Global Maryland, United States

Adenike Adeyanju-Osadolor, Publisher, ABBI Books and Africa Coordinator, TX Foundation Nigeria

Madelle Kangha, Founder & President, Jumpstart Academy Africa CAMeroon

Sabrina LAMb, Chief Executive Officer, New York, United States

Moderator: Hassanatu Blake, President, Focal Point Global Maryland, United States

04:00 PM – 5:00 PM :Expo Reception

Atrium and Atrium Ballroom


Canada-Africa Business Discussion / Networking

Time: 4: 00 PM – 6:00 PM

Canada-Africa Networking Event – Business Opportunities Associated with Climate Financing

Room: Polaris BC

Format:Discussion/ Reception / Cocktail Networking

The event will bring together Canadian companies, Government of Canada representatives (Global Affairs Canada) and representatives of African companies (renewable energy and clean technologies sectors) to participate in the ATIGS forum. It will end with a networking cocktail between Quebec companies and the African delegations present at the summit.

Targeted participants:

-Export Quebec

-Global Affairs Canada

– Econolate

– Quebec companies attending the Summit

– Targeted African Delegations – Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Sectors

06:00 PM – 09:00 PM: Cocktail Drinks Reception

The action doesn’t end after the last session concludes. Join fellow delegates to discuss the day. All participants of ATIGS 2018 are cordially invited to attend the cocktail drinks reception on Monday.


Entertainment + Dance

VIP Reception Corner

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