On April 6, 2013, NYU Africa House, in partnership with NYU Stern African Business Club and The Council of Young African Leaders will host the annual African Economic Forum. Themed “Africa in Motion: People, Ideas, and Events Reshaping the African Continent”,
the forum will provide an opportunity for active practitioners in the areas of business, policy, and social enterprise to interact with forum attendees to exchange ideas and insights on Africa’s economic ascent.
The forum will feature a Keynote Series, Leadership Fireside Chat, and concurrent panels on Technology, Social Enterprise, Finance, and Development. Confirmed speakers include:
Peter Blair Henry - Dean, New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kah Walla – World-renowned Entrepreneur, Activist, and Former Cameroonian presidential candidate
Jean-Louis Ekra – President and Chairman of the African Export-Import Bank
Pradeep H. Paunrana - Chief Executive Officer, ARM CEMENT Ltd., Kenya
Osamuyimen T. (Uyi) Stewart - Chief Scientist at IBM Research Lab – Africa
Eghosa Omoigui – Founder and Managing General Partner of EchoVC Partners
M. Papa Madiaw Ndiaye – Founder and CEO of Advanced Finance and Investment Group.
Chid Liberty – Co-Founder and CEO, Liberty & Justice
Aubrey Hruby - Managing Director of The Whitaker Group
Prof. Yaw Nyarko, NYU Economics Dept. Africa House Director
Prof. Emmanuel Akyeampong, Harvard University
Ashley Bendell - African Equities Specialist, Renaissance Capital
…and many more at http://nyuafricaforum.com
This year, the forum will introduce an exciting new program: 9-on-9: New Faces of Africa Series, to spotlight the great efforts and contributions of a new generation of African leaders. 9 young pioneers in the fields of fashion, law, entertainment, business, entrepreneurship, and social enterprise will each take the stage to share their experiences, ideas and vision, shedding light on the promise of a new generation of African leaders. View the 9!
Much has been made about the continent’s potential for economic development. The time has come to share the stories of those working to make this aspiration a reality in hopes of inspiring the current and next generation of leaders to take part in this great cause.
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