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WHERE AFRICAN TECH & EUROPE CONNECT

EXPLORE. CONNECT. INVEST.

The Grand at Trafalgar Square, London April 20th 2017

Opening Remarks

by Lanre Akinola

08:45 AM

How to Scale a Technology Business from Zero

by Justin Flyod

9.15AM

The F Word

Fintech is one of the hottest sectors for investment in Africa with payments, mobile money, banking and remittances key battle grounds. What are the opportunities for investors, disruptors and corporates?

 

Featuring:
Justin Flyod – RedCloud Technologies
Rostan Schwab  –  International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Dr Edward George – EcoBank
Nadir Kharmissa – Hello Group / Bedlam Inc.

9.45

Blockchain – The African Opportunity

Insights on how blockchain is being used to create new business models in Africa.

Featuring:
Charlene Chen – BitPesa
Emmanuel Noah – BenBen

10.35AM

Morning Networking

11:15 AM

Show Me The Money

Investors and funds from across Africa shine a light on the investment landscape and outlook across Africa and what is hot now.

 

Featuring:
Jonathan Rosenthal – The Economist
Wale Ayeni – International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Toro Orero – Draper Dark Flow
Ido Sum – TLTide

11.45AM

Networking Lunch & Expo

13.00 PM

How To Invest In African Tech

We hear from leading industry players and platforms on how to invest in African tech.

Featuring:
Tomi Davies – Lagos Angel Network / ABAN
Ben White – VC4 Africa
David Van Djik – ABAN
Tom Jackson -Disrupt Africa
Chinedu Enekwe – TipHub

14.15PM

Mobile Operators & Start-ups – A Match Made For Impact

Today in Africa, mobile operators have reached the scale that start-ups lack, while start-ups have the local innovation mobile operators need. Leading operators and start-ups share insights on how working together drives impact.

Featuring
Maxime Bayen – GSMA
Eline Blaauboer – Safaricom Spark / Africa Tech Ventures
Perseus Mlambo -Zazu
Stephen Haggard -Eneza Education

15.05PM

Afternoon Networking

15.40 PM

Building, Launching & Monetising

Rolling out tech solutions for the African consumer is a marathon not a sprint. Strategy, promotion and partnerships are critical elements – learn from the experts.

Featuring:
Russell Southwood – Balancing Act
Deepankar Rustagi – VConnect
Andrew Osayemi – Meet the Adebanjos
Marek Zmyslowski – HotelOga

16.05PM

African Startups: If You Can’t Pitch Effectively to Media, You’ll Probably Bomb With VCs

by Jake Bright

16.35PM

Laws Of Attraction

What are the key lessons African tech ventures need to learn to harness the power of the media and what are the future trends for African media in a digital world. 

Featuring
Yinka Adegoke – Quartz Africa
Jake Bright – TechCrunch
Jessica Hope – Wimbart PR
Seyi Taylor – TechCabal

16.50PM

Data Is Knowledge – Knowledge Is Power

The new data revolution provides unprecedented opportunities and we uncover a new wave of ventures harnessing data and tech across Africa.

Featuring
Rob Whittigen – Asoko
Emma Margetts – Alpha Exchange
Jessica Colaco – Brave Venture Labs
Claire Munene – mSurvey
Joel Macharia – Abacus

17.25PM

Closing Remarks

by Andrew Fassnidge

18.00

Evening Networking Reception with TLA Africa

18.10PM

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