ADIS 2017 – AGENDA

African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2017 Day One Agenda Friday, January 27, 2017 | 7:30 to 18:00

Followed by Welcome Dinner At 18:30

 

MORNING SESSIONS: GETTING UP TO SPEED

Breakfast, Networking, and Registration 7:30 – 8:15
Opening Session

  • Traditional African Drum Performance by Oriki Theater 8:15 – 8:30
  • Opening Remarks | Chris Folayan, Co-Chairs, ADIS & Almaz Negash 8:30 – 8:40
  • Morning Keynote Address 8:45 – 9:00

Up to Speed On Africa: Presentations 9:00 – 10:30

  • Africa’s Growing Startup Ecosystem

Networking Break 10:30 – 11:00

Up to Speed On Africa: Conversations 11:00 – 12:30

  • Investment Channels and Vehicles for the Diaspora and Friends of Africa

Networking Lunch: Topical Seating 12:30 – 13:30


AFTERNOON SESSIONS: KEY TRENDS

Afternoon Keynote Address 13:30 – 13:40

Discussion Panel 13:40 – 14:40

  • Women Entrepreneurs in Africa | Moderated by Musimbi Kanyoro, Global Fund for Women

Key Trend Sessions 14:40 – 16:00

  • FinTech and the Democratization of Financial Services
  • Power Africa: Current and Prospective Solutions

Networking Break 16:00 – 16:30

Key Trend Sessions 16:30 – 17:50

  • Beyond VCs: Early Stage Funding for Startups
  • Franchising: A Proven Option for Scale

Break 17:50 – 18:15

Reception & Closing Activities 18:15 – 19:30

  • Evening Keynote Address
  • Awards & Achievements
  • Live Performances
  • Closing Remarks

Day One Adjourns 19:30

African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2017 Day Two Agenda Saturday, January 28 | 7:30 to 17:00

Followed by Reception

 

MORNING SESSIONS: ADIS TRACKS

Breakfast, Networking, and Registration 7:30 – 8:15
Opening Session

  • Opening Drums | Live Performance 8:15 – 8:30
  • Summary and Highlights of Day One | Emcee 8:30 – 8:45
  • Morning Keynote Address | Chinedu Echeruo, CEO, Gigameet 8:45 – 9:00

ADIS Tracks 9:00 – 10:30

  • Investor Town Hall: Exploring Investment Opportunities in Lesser-known African Markets
  • Entrepreneur Panel: Finding Reliable and Actionable Market Data

Networking Break 10:30 – 11:00

What Africa’s Diaspora & Friends Can Do 11:00 – 12:30

  • Presentation of ADN Projects
  • Fire Presentations by Selected Participants

Networking Lunch: Open Seating 12:30 – 14:00


AFTERNOON SESSIONS: TAKING ACTION

ADIS Tracks 14:00- 16:30

  • Investor Workshop: Closing your First African Deal
  • Entrepreneur Workshop: Imagining Transformative Educational Solutions

Closing Activities 16:30 – 17:30

  • Lessons From Successful Diaspora Groups
  • Next Steps & Action Items | Chris Folayan and Jo Addy
  • Closing Remarks | Almaz Negash

Day Two Adjourns 17:30

Evening Reception 17:30 – 18:30

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