Schedule

Please see the schedule for the conference below; please note that details are subject to change as the team finalizes plans with our speakers and participants.

Friday, February 15

Start

End

Event

Location

11:30 AM

3:45 PM

Prospective Students' Activities

Spangler Auditorium

11:30 AM

12:00 PM

Registration

12:00 PM

1:15 PM

Admissions presentations

1:15 PM

2:00 PM

Break

2:00 PM

2:45 PM

Campus Tour

2:45 PM

3:00 PM

Networking

3:00 PM

3:45 PM

Current Student Perspectives (Q&A Panel)

1:30 PM

3:00 PM

VIP & Alumni Activities

Aldrich 107

1:30 PM

2:00 PM

VIP & Alumni Registration

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

VIP & Alumni Case Discussion

2:30 PM

3:30 PM

Dalberg: Case Workshop

Aldrich 108

3:30 PM

4:15 PM

Africa50: EC/RC Company Presentation

Cumnock 102

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Special Panel Session on Innovation

Klarman Hall

A conversation with the authors of The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty (January, 2019)

5:00 PM

7:00 PM

New Venture Competition

Klarman Hall

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

General Registration

Klarman Hall

7:30 PM

9:00 PM

VIP Reception

Williams Room, Spangler Hall

9:00 PM

2:00 AM

The Afropolitan Social Experience 2019 - Boston

Savvor Boston - 180 Lincoln Street

NOTE: This event is not affiliated with the Africa Business Conference at HBS.

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SATURDAy, FEBRUARY 16

7:30 AM

9:00 AM

Registration

Klarman Hall

7:30 AM

8:45 AM

Continental Breakfast

Williams Room, Spangler Hall

9:00 AM

10:30 AM

Opening Welcome & Morning Keynote address

Klarman Hall

Fueling and Funding the Future

Keynote Speakers - Momar Nguer, Vincent Le Guennou

Q&A moderated by Prof. John Macomber

10:45 AM

12:00 PM

Panel Session I

Aldrich Classrooms

Understanding the African Consumer Opportunity - Powered by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

109

African Agriculture: Leapfrogging into the 21st Century?

110

Challenges and Opportunities in Africa's Real Estate and Property Markets

111

Home-grown & Sustainable models for the African Education sector

009

The Future of Fintech in Africa Beyond Payments and Money

010

The Role of Social Entrepreneurship in Africa's Development

011

Africa’s Infrastructure: A Springboard for -- or a Brake on -- Growing Economies? Panel 1: Enhancing Africa’s Access to Capital

Spangler Auditorium

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

Lunch

Batten Hives

VIP Networking Lunch

Batten Hive 207

Africa50: Company Presentation I

Batten Hive 301

1:15 PM

2:30 PM

Panel Session II

Aldrich Classrooms

Regionalizing Trade & FDI: Is Africa ready to grow from within?

109

SMEs as an Engine of Growth for the African Continent

110

The Role of the Private Sector in Improving Healthcare Quality and Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Africa

111

The Global Adoption of African Fashion

010

Africa’s Infrastructure: A Springboard for -- or a Brake on -- Growing Economies? Panel 2: Improving the Effectiveness of Infrastructure Execution

009

Leveraging Technology-Enabled Services to Drive Growth & Create Value for Businesses

011

Investing for the Future of Africa - the Role of Private Equity

Spangler Auditorium

2:45 PM

3:45 PM

Keynote Address - Fixing the Foundations

Klarman Hall

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Agnes Binagwaho

3:45 PM

5:00 PM

Panel Session III

Aldrich Classrooms

Lighting up Africa: The Broken Energy Chain

107

Film and TV: Bringing African Content to the World

109

Entrepreneurship: Building Quality Companies that Cross African Borders

110

The Music Business in Africa

Spangler Auditorium

Africa50: Company Presentation II

Aldrich 111

5:00 PM

6:30 PM

Career Fair

Batten 302 and 304

Startup Showcase

Batten Hives (light refreshments)

9:00 PM

1:30 AM

After Party

America Ballroom, The Westin Copley Place