Venue: Cass Business School, London EC1Y 8TZ
Organisers: African Peoples Advocacy and Developed Africa.com
Prominent members of the African Diaspora will brief City investors about innovative and lucrative ideas for Africa’s development at Cass Business School on 23 April 2013.
It has been just talk and no work from the Diaspora on finding ways to move Africa forward in terms of development. This time African sons and daughters are out to make sure that the practical approach to getting investors right into Africa is taken seriously hence this event. This is aimed at giving investors and businesses tips on the practical steps they can take to boost their presence in the African market and how they can engage with Africa Diaspora professionals to take advantage of ongoing and forth coming development opportunities in Africa.
Ben Oguntala, CEO of DevelopedAfrica.com, an online resource which will allow international companies unprecedented access to commercial development opportunities in African countries. Mr Oguntala will outline the usefulness of this resource to companies already operating in Africa, and to those seeking to move into this expanding market.
Also speaking at the event is Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, CEO of the UK-based think tank African Peoples Advocacy (APA). She will brief attendees about the documentary Leading Lions, which APA is currently producing. The documentary follows four outstanding members of the African Diaspora, including several panellists, as they work and implement their ground breaking ideas in the City, London, Africa and elsewhere. Ms Aboa-Bradwell will discuss how investors and business people can position themselves at the forefront of the positive transformation of Africa by participating in the Leading Lions project.
There will also be interventions from Didier Meledje, president of Alpha Professional Network (APN), and Justine Lutterodt, co-founder of the Africa Women’s Circle. Mr Meledje will highlight the need for investors to engage with APN in order to gain invaluable insights into African as well as other emerging and frontiers markets. Ms Lutterodt will outline how businesses can tap into the Africa Women’s Circle’s unique pool of leading and inspiring women with a passion for Africa.
Henry Bonsu, Colourful Radio director, and narrator of the Leading Lions documentary, will chair the briefing. Speaking on the event, He says, ‘I am excited to preside over this unique mobilisation of the African Diaspora aimed at engaging businesses in order to boost Africa's development'
The event will also feature an exhibition by businesses with services related to the African market; a showcasing of African Diaspora services to the City, and a drinks reception.
Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, who is organising the briefing in collaboration with Ben Oguntala, said: ‘This is an unmissable opportunity for astute investors to get ahead of the game in Africa, and participate in the positive transformation of Africa in the 21st century.’