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November 2017

Invest Africa: VIP Masterclass – How I succeeded in Africa – An Entrepreneur’s Perspective

November 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
MADINAT JUMEIRAH, DUBAI Dubai, United Arab Emirates + Google Map
Global Business Forum 2017 - Ashish J Thakkar

A working breakfast to discuss successes, failures and lessons learned with leading African entrepreneurs. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask directly what makes their businesses thrive and how they have coped with the challenges they faced. Invest Africa Speakers: Ashish Thakkar, Founder and Managing Director, Mara Group, UAE Ada Osakwe, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Agrolay Ventures, Nigeria Joel Jackson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mobius Motors, Kenya Moderator: Rob Hersov, Founder and Chairman, Invest Africa Invited speakers: Aliko Dangote, Founder…

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The Economist – Global Business Forum on Africa

November 2, 2017 @ 10:05 am - 10:45 am
MADINAT JUMEIRAH, DUBAI Dubai, United Arab Emirates + Google Map
Global Business Forum 2017 - Ashish J Thakkar

Global Business Forum on Africa will explore the next phase of growth and development with the founders of Africa’s most innovative businesses. The forum will examine the potential for leveraging technology to accelerate growth across Africa, discuss the power of the emerging private sector and identify the opportunities for financing and partnering with Africa’s most dynamic businesses. The objective of GBF Africa is to encourage international revenue flows into Africa by engaging leading decision-makers on the global investment scene. The…

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Naseba – 11th CFO Strategies Forum MENA | VIP Speaker: Talk Show – The Power of Grit and Determination

November 15, 2017 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS HOTEL DUBAI Dubai, United Arab Emirates + Google Map
Naseba - 11th CFO Strategies Forum MENA - Ashish J Thakkar

As the slump in oil prices is starting to weigh on businesses in the region, CFOs are gearing up to take on increasingly high levels of responsibility in helping their organisations navigate the waters of global economic fluctuations. 11th CFO Strategies Forum MENA A strategist, a number cruncher, a strategic advisor, a catalyser for change: today’s CFO is multi-faceted. The CFO Strategies Forum MENA is the only platform focused on covering the different aspects of a CFO’s role, arming the attendees…

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December 2017

Africa 2017 Forum – The Big of Tomorrow

December 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Egypt, Maritim Sharm El Sheikh International Congress Center Egypt + Google Map
Africa 2017 Forum - The Big of Tomorrow - Ashish J Thakkar

Africa 2017 Forum is held under the high patronage of H.E. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on 7th to 9th December 2017 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and is organized by the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation of Egypt and the COMESA Regional Investment Agency (RIA). The 2017 edition builds on the success of the inaugural Africa 2016, which saw participation of 6 Heads of State and more than 1,000 delegates from 45 countries. This year the programme has been…

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March 2018

Keynote Address at Oxford Business Forum Africa

March 10, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Africa is projected to be the world’s second-fastest-growing economy to 2020 according to the IMF, with the fastest growing youth population. The continent is set to have 1.1 billion consumers by 2020 according to a recent survey, which is more than the populations of Europe and North America combined. With incomes continuing to rise, and the emergence of the African middle-class, the African consumer is proving to be a key conduit for enabling this growth on the continent. Despite all of…

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April 2018

Keynote Speaker, TiECON Dubai

April 18, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am
Dubai Knowledge Park Auditorium Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates + Google Map

About TiE: The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 61 chapters across 18 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, education, incubating, and funding. Topic: Ashish J. Thakkar gave an Entrepreneur Keynote, followed by a fireside chat with Aby Sam Thomas (Editor in Chief…

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May 2018

The Roadmap to the $300 Billion Investment Goal – Transform Africa Summit 2018 (Rwanda)

May 9, 2018
Kigali Convention Centre Kigali, Rwanda + Google Map

Smart Africa Secretariat has set to attract an investment target worth $300 Billion for the continent. This plenary session will take place in the KCC main auditorium and as the session name indicates, panelists will be discussing the investment required for Africa to reap the full benefits of digitalisation. The moderator will lead the panel and be the one to designate who intervenes on what. Drawing from the panelists’ respective areas of expertise, stances on what needs to occur in…

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Legacy Master Class

May 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Ghana + Google Map

Legacy Master Class taking entrepreneurs through business and innovative skills for successful future testimonies. Technology, Telecoms, Banking, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Business Demonstrating how developing economies can significantly increase their GDP without being tied to Aid A highly rated private masterclass by Global Business Leaders who present innovative ways to stay in business and the rise above the pack. To know more, please visit http://www.legacymasterclassgh.com/index.html

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Keynote speaker, UNLEASH (Singapore)

May 30, 2018

UNLEASH Lab 2018 is a global innovation lab that is convening 1,000 millennial thought leaders from more than 100 countries in Singapore, May 30 to June 6. These talents will be grouped into teams and tasked with ideating projects to help achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Opening ceremony and welcome to Singapore The talents are welcomed to Singapore. Here they will have a opportunity to meet each other and be inspired by Singaporean projects and learn from the…

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August 2018

Netrepreneurs: The Rise of Africa’s Digital Lions

August 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Linder Auditorium Johannesburg, South Africa + Google Map

The Rise of Africa's Digital Lions" that is jointly organized by #Alibaba Business School, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Jack Ma Foundation at the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 8 August 2018. Across Africa, ecommerce platforms flanked by payments, logistics, tourism and big data partners are starting to lift national economies. This event will showcase the role that entrepreneurs, investors, the public sector and educational organizations must play in this digital transformation:…

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