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About The Summit

Africa Future Summit is the world’s most iconic summit curating an active network of investors, tech entrepreneurs, celebrities, politicians and business moguls. Each year the program gathers 1000 pioneers from across Africa and around the world to address and tackle challenges that affect Africa’s future.

The summit serves as a platform for influencers who are sourcing innovative solutions and partners that leverage exponential technology to accelerate Africa as the world’s final tech frontier hub.

WHERE

Live at SAP Hudson Yards
48th Floor, New York City, USA

WHEN

5th ANNUAL EDITION
28th September, 2022


The Future of Africa Starts Here...

Africa Future Week Powered by Forbes and the Africa Future Fund

The Africa Future Summit launched in 2018 with 300 influencers in New York City. For the 2nd (2019) annual Africa Future Summit, we welcomed 1000 heads of states, pioneers, business moguls, media influencers and cultural activists for a week of full activations during the United Nations General Assembly Week in partnership with SAP, Forbes8, Linkedin, Digital Ocean, Grow with Google, Microsoft, and the United Nations. The 3rd and 4th annual summit for 2020 and 2021 respectively took place online and with over 5000 digital delegates.


Africa Future Summit Celebrates 5 years!

Africa Future Summit is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Live program powered by the Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE); scheduled to bring 100 invite only delegates and 5000+ digital livestream delegates together in Partnership with SAP, Google Cloud, AWS, IBM Cloud, Hubspot, Sendgrid, PointGlobal & more.

To accelerate developments within the Africa’s tech ecosystem, This year’s program structure is infused with round tables, partner matching, networking sessions and expert panels. During the course of activities involved in the summit, speakers will discuss a frontier tech investments, startup development and ecosystem building. The program concludes with a high profile call to action VIP session with summit speakers, sponsors and partners.

Over the years the initiative hosted tech summits in 10 countries including Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya , Ethiopia , Egypt, Morocco, Rwanda, Benin, Togo. In 2020, the initiative expanded to 20 countries recording the largest tech tour across the continent, welcoming close to 500 speakers and 5000+ guests on the tour.


Global Speakers Announced

H.E Jarme Sareva

H.E Jarme Sareva

Finnish Consulate General
Mike Romoff

Mike Romoff

Vice President Global Channel Partner at Google
Justin P Grant

Justin P Grant

Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase
Christine Ntim

Christine Ntim

CEO, Global Startup Ecosystem
Tyrona (Ty) Heath

Tyrona (Ty) Heath

Director, Market Engagement, The B2B Institute at LinkedIn

PETIA ABDUR-RAZZAAQ

PETIA ABDUR-RAZZAAQ

Digital Marketing Strategist, Google
Einstein Ntim

Einstein Ntim

General Partner, Africa Future Fund
Rachelle Jean-Louis

Rachelle Jean-Louis

Treasury Management Consultant at OceanFirst Bank
Karen Matsiko

Karen Matsiko

Head of Working Capital & Vice President - Trade Finance, Absa Group
Yetunde A. Odugbesan-Omede, Ph.D

Yetunde A. Odugbesan-Omede, Ph.D

Professor of Global Affairs and Political Science, Farmingdale State College

Tonna Obaze

Tonna Obaze

Chief of Staff, Harlem Capital
Busie Matsiko-Andan

Busie Matsiko-Andan

Global Strategist, Pont Global
Amanda Dambuza PMP®, M.Inst.D

Amanda Dambuza PMP®, M.Inst.D

Founder and Group CEO UYANDISWA
James Barrood

James Barrood

CEO, Innovation+
Diana Nyamekye Wilson

Diana Nyamekye Wilson

Founder & CEO, Black Sisters in STEM (Black SiS)

Aamito Lagum

Aamito Lagum

Ugandan Actress and Model
Hermina Johnny

Hermina Johnny

Founder: ASPIRE ARTEMIS FOUNDATION INC
Carol Bouwer

Carol Bouwer

Entrepreneur. Humanitarian. Curator.
Kibonen Nfi

Kibonen Nfi

CEO, Cameroon Clothing Company
Staniel Tetteh

Staniel Tetteh

Ecosystem Manager: GSE

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Past Speakers

Prof. Jean Greyling

Prof. Jean Greyling

Associate Professor and HOD in Computing Sciences, Nelson Madela University
Kuseni Dlamini

Kuseni Dlamini

Chairman Massmart Holdings Ltd | Aspen Pharmaceutical Holdings
Clement Lau FRICS

Clement Lau FRICS

RICS President | Director and Head of Development and Valuations for Commercial Property, Hong Kong Land Ltd
Angela Harrington

Angela Harrington

Vice President, Communications and External Relations, Berkeley College
Andile Tlhoaele

Andile Tlhoaele

Co-Founder Moja Centres (Pty) Ltd Enterprise Development

Desire Loumou

Desire Loumou

Senior Expert - Trade in Services, AfCFTA Secretariat
Niyi Adeleye

Niyi Adeleye

Head Real Estate Finance – Africa Regions, Corporate and Investment Banking - Standard Bank Group
Mattew Renshaw

Mattew Renshaw

Chief Operating Officer, Profica
Pam Snyman CPRE

Pam Snyman CPRE

Founder & Managing Director, REDZetc
Gareth Cliff

Gareth Cliff

Co-Founder and President of CliffCentral

Mr.Allan Lwanga MRICS

Mr.Allan Lwanga MRICS

Global Programme Lead- AME Enterprise, CBRE
Toby Shapshak

Toby Shapshak

Editor-in-chief, Stuff Studios
Carol Bouwer

Carol Bouwer

Entrepreneur. Humanitarian. Curator.
Roberta Annan

Roberta Annan

Founder and Managing Partner, Impact Fund for African Creatives
Gabrielle	Patrick

Gabrielle Patrick

CEO, Knabu

Mrs Nombasa Mawela

Mrs Nombasa Mawela

Founder, Dreesa Realtors
Denene Erasmus

Denene Erasmus

Award-winning Journalism and Editor, Farmer's Weekly SA
reGina Jane Jere

reGina Jane Jere

Editor -in-Chief & Managing Director, New African Woman Magazine
Khanyi Mashimbye

Khanyi Mashimbye

Consultant, Afreximbank’s Intra African Trade initiative
Sabrina Lamb

Sabrina Lamb

CEO of Wekeza, Inc

Tyrona (Ty) Heath

Tyrona (Ty) Heath

Director, Market Engagement, The B2B Institute at LinkedIn
Liz Grossman Kitoyi

Liz Grossman Kitoyi

CEO, Baobab Consulting
Zainab Temitope G. Boateng

Zainab Temitope G. Boateng

Community and Social Media Manager, GSE
Ambassador Nina Maria Fite

Ambassador Nina Maria Fite

U.S Ambassador to Angola
Oliver Nakakande

Oliver Nakakande

Miss Uganda 2019

Xavier Michon

Xavier Michon

Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
Elizabeth Liu

Elizabeth Liu

U.S. Department of State: Special Coordinator for the Young African Leaders Initiative
Osahon Akpata

Osahon Akpata

COO, Group Consumer Bank at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated
Sandra Moerch- Peterson

Sandra Moerch- Peterson

Chief Content Director at SAP Next-Gen/ UN Women Board Member
Iynna Halilou

Iynna Halilou

Global Program Manger at the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator

Eric Osiakwan

Eric Osiakwan

Managing Partner Partner at Chanzo Capital
Victoria Orero

Victoria Orero

Director for PolicyReforms at Prosper Africa
Maggie Mistal

Maggie Mistal

Career Consultant & Executive Coach
Stephen 	Tio Kauma

Stephen Tio Kauma

Director & global head, Africa Export Import Bank
Chike Ukaegbu

Chike Ukaegbu

CEO@Startup52, Ex-Presidential Candidate@Nigeria

Brenda Nanyonjo

Brenda Nanyonjo

CEO, Miss Uganda
Karl G. Schlegel III

Karl G. Schlegel III

Business Innovator and Brand Rebel, TRILLIONSINC.COM
Jewel Thompson

Jewel Thompson

Lecturer at Ashesi University and Incubator Manager for the Ashesi Venture Incubator.
Henrietta	Wamala

Henrietta Wamala

President & CEO Uganda North American Association – UNAA
James Barrood

James Barrood

Advisor, Tech Council Ventures

Dr. Joy Kategekwa

Dr. Joy Kategekwa

Strategic Advisor to the Assistant Administrator and Regional (RBA) /United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Riana Lynn

Riana Lynn

Founder & CEO Future of Food
Robert James Byansie

Robert James Byansie

Director and Consultant at KABRIM CONSULTS LTD
Georgie-Ann Getton- Mckoy

Georgie-Ann Getton- Mckoy

Founder, GSE Solutions
Clare Karabarinde

Clare Karabarinde

Senior Council, Executive Director at Rabobank

Troy Blackwell

Troy Blackwell

Obama White House Alumni and Biden-Harris Staffer

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