20th Wharton Africa Business Forum

In the Trenches: Exploring Catalysts Driving Africa’s Growth

November 16—18, 2012 • Philadelphia


Friday, November 16, 2012

5:00—6:30 PM Prospective Students Event (F45)
7:00—9:30 PM Speaker & Panelist Reception (Inn at Penn)
9:45 PM onwards Friday Night Party (M Lounge at Marathon Grill at 19th and Market St. Philadelphia - Click here to buy tickets)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

7:30—9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast (Jon M. Huntsman Hall: Walnut Entrance Lobby)
9:00—10:00 AM Welcome Address (G06)
10:00—11:30 AM Infrastructure: The Challenges and Solutions to Developing World Class Infrastructure in Africa (F85) Africa at Work: Job Creation and Inclusive Growth (G06) Technology Startups in Africa (F50)
11:30 AM—1:00 PM Entrepreneurship: How I Did It (G06) Energy: Beyond Extraction; Moving Up the Natural Resource Value Chain (F50) Agriculture: Africa’s race to 2050 (F85)
1:00—3:00 PM Lunch (Inn at Penn)
1:30—2:30 PM Lunch Keynote Speaker (Inn at Penn)
2:30—5:30 PM Career Fair (Forum Level)
3:00—4:30 PM Private Equity: Are PE Investment Opportunities Oversubscribed? (G06) African Media and Entertainment: Creating Value from a Global Market (F85) Impact Entrepreneurship and Investing: Creating Sustainable Social Impact in Africa (F50)
4:30—6:00 PM Healthcare: Balancing Access and Affordability (G06) Careers: Successful transition into post-MBA careers in Africa (F85)
7:30—9:00 PM Gala Dinner (Inn at Penn)
10:00 PM onwards Post-Conference Party (Inn at Penn)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

12:00—2:00 PM The Sunday Brunch (Distrito)

Agenda is subject to change without prior notice. Please check back here for the latest schedules.

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