Event schedule

November 1

Day 1
Twitter Q&A with Prof. Calestous Juma
  • Calestous Juma Harvard Kennedy School

November 3

Day 2

Location: Millenium Foyer (2nd Floor)

Wharton MBA and Lauder Admissions Session & Student Panel

Location: Commonwealth Ballroom

  • Jessica Guerrero The Wharton School

  • Kara Sweeney The Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania

Venture Competition
  • Vincent Egbe The Kraft Heinz Company

  • Ike Eze eTranzact

  • Michele Rivard Village Capital

  • Pardon Makumbe CRE Venture Capital

  • Stephen Sammut The Wharton School | Pangea University for the Health Sciences

Small Group Dinners

Location: Various

Friday Night Mixer | Official Pre-Conference Soirée

Location: 1925 Lounge (111 S 17th St., Philadelphia)

Tickets available here

November 4

Day 3
Registration & Breakfast

Location: Millenium Foyer (2nd Floor)

Welcome Address & Breakfast Keynote Panel
  • Dr. Abdu Mukhtar African Development Bank

  • Patrick Dupoux Boston Consulting Group

  • Paul Trustfull Forbes Emerging Markets

Grand Panel: Energy
  • Alan Kessler African Discovery Group

  • Ebele Kemery JPMorgan Asset Management

  • Shawn Simmons, PhD Environmental & Permitting Manager for the Gulf Coast Growth Venture

  • Timi Soleye Raven Energy & CRYO Gas

Grand Panel: Entrepreneur­ship
  • Obinwanne Okeke Invictus Group

  • Ike Eze eTranzact

  • Anie Akpe IBOM LLC

  • Meghan McCormick OZÉ & Dare to Innovate

Grand Panel: Women in Business
  • Shruti Chandrasekhar IFC Venture Capital

  • Elizabeth Ngonzi Afrika Tikkun USA, Inc.

  • Jumoke Dada Signature RED & Tech Women Network

  • Amuche Okeke-Agba McKinsey & Company

Fireside Chat: Consumer Goods
  • Vincent Egbe The Kraft Heinz Company

  • Binyah Kesselly Johnson and Johnson Supply Chain

  • Eliot Pence McLarty Associates | US Nigeria Council

  • Renata Aráuz-DeStefano Mwayi

Fireside Chat: Education
  • Jasmine Blanks Jones B4 Youth Theatre

  • Shadrack Frimpong Cocoa360

  • Shama Jamal Dalberg Global Development Advisors

Fireside Chat: Real Estate & Urbanization
  • Frederick Cooper Toll Brothers, Inc.

  • Drs. Marja Hoek-Smit The Wharton School

  • John Nevergole ABD Group

Lunch Keynote Panel
  • Hon. Kemi Adeosun Federal Republic of Nigeria

  • Yaw Agyenim-Boateng McKinsey & Company

Fireside Chat: Agriculture
  • Mark Edge Monsanto

  • Matt Forti One Acre Fund

  • Van Jones Hello Tractor

Grand Panel: Digital Finance
  • Richard Greenberg Overseas Private Investment Corporation

  • Jalil Bensouda McKinsey & Company

  • Barbara Span Western Union

  • Esuga Abaya DLA Piper LLP

  • Yoeal Haile Cim Finance

Grand Panel: Private Equity
  • Idris Mohammed The Carlyle Group

  • Shireen Ali The Abraaj Group

  • George Ombima IFC Asset Management Company

  • Elias Berger Africa Matters Limited

  • Patrice Backer AFIG Funds

Fireside Chat: Data Revolution
  • Patricia Chin-Sweeney I-Dev International

  • Edward Stokes Intrepid HR

  • Dan Kleinbaum Beyonic

Grand Panel: Impact Investing
  • Amee Parbhoo Accion Venture Lab

  • Michele Rivard Village Capital

  • Efayomi Carr Quona Capital

  • Graham Sinclair SinCoESG - Sustainable Investment Consulting LLC

  • Aubrey Hruby Africa Expert Network

  • Stéphane Le Bouder

McKinsey State of the Continent Session
  • Yaw Agyenim-Boateng McKinsey & Company

Fireside Chat: Healthcare
  • Stephen Sammut The Wharton School | Pangea University for the Health Sciences

  • Osagie Imasogie PIPV Capital

BCG State of the Continent Session
  • Patrick Dupoux Boston Consulting Group

Investing in African Art as an Asset Class
  • Ronke Ekwensi

  • Nkechi Abii

  • Chukwuemeka Bosah Ben Bosah Books

Masterclass: Insider Look at Andela's Series C - the Largest African Venture Funding to Date
  • Pardon Makumbe CRE Venture Capital

Career Fair

Location: Marriott Hotel (Ballroom H)

Pre-Gala Reception

Location: Regency Foyer

Gala & Evening Keynote
  • Tewolde GebreMariam Ethiopian Airlines

  • Farayi Chipungu Harvard Kennedy School of Government

  • Olufemi Olusegun Pedro Lagos State


Location: Millennium (2nd Floor)

Tickets available here

  • Runtown

November 5

Day 4
Group Jog by the Schuylkill

Location: TBD

Wharton Alumni and YAM Brunch

Location: Spirit of Philadelphia (401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106)