Agenda

NOTE: All Saturday events will be at “Philadelphia Marriott Downtown”. Agenda is subject to change without prior notice. Please check back here for the latest schedule.

Friday November 7, 2014

05:00 PM – 06:30 PM Prospective Students Event
“An information session with representatives from Wharton’s admissions and financial aid offices, MBA admission consultants, and career specialists.”
The Wharton School, Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room F85
Please RSVP here
07:00 PM – 09:30 PM Speaker & Panelist Reception (By Invitation only)
Marriott Downtown, JW’S
10:00 PM – Late Friday Night Party
Hosted by Wharton Africa Student Association and Royalty Lifestyle
Pulse, Philadelphia, PA
Buy your ticket at tasephilly2014.eventbrite.com
Note: Event requires a separate ticket from WABF conference ticket. WABF conference ticket gives access to Saturday’s conference + banquet + party

Saturday November 8, 2014

07:30 AM – 09:00 AM Registration and Coat Check
Salon E Foyer
07:30 AM – 08:30 AM Breakfast
Salon E Foyer
08:30 AM – 08:40 AM Welcome Address by Conference Co-chairs
Salon E
08:40 AM – 09:40 AM A Roundtable Conversation on The Onward Growth Model for Africa with Ambassador John Simon and Uyi Akpata. Moderated by Yohannes Assefa, Esq.
Salon E
09:50 AM – 11:05 AM
Innovation in Energy: Bridging the Gap through Technology, Infrastructure, and Partnerships
Franklin Hall 1
Rethinking Education
Franklin Hall 2
Opportunities created by the Flourishing African Consumer
Franklin Hall 3
Family Businesses as the Nucleus of Growth in Africa (hosted by PwC)
Franklin Hall 4
11:15 AM – 12:25 PM
Democratizing Africa
Franklin Hall 1
Diversifying Private Equity
Franklin Hall 2
Can Technology Enable Healthcare for All?
Franklin Hall 3
Local Dynamos: How do Local African Dynamos Win at Home? (hosted by BCG)
Franklin Hall 4
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch/Networking
Salons A, B & F
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Venture Finals (sponsored by Africa Leadership Network)
Salons A, B & F
2:40 PM – 3:55 PM
Achieving Africa’s Green Revolution
Franklin Hall 1
Manufacturing: From Asian Tiger to African Lion?
Franklin Hall 2
Silicon Valley in Africa: Desirable or Doubtful?
Franklin Hall 3
Ten Tips to Building a Successful Business in Africa (hosted by McKinsey & Co.)
Franklin Hall 4
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Career Fair
Franklin Hall Foyer
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Gala Dinner and Closing Keynote Address by Papa Madiaw Ndiaye
Salon F
10:00 PM – Late Post-Conference Party
Salon A & B

Sunday November 9, 2014

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Brunch and Fireside chat with Mary Iwelumo
Hosted by Wharton Africa Business Forum and Young African MBAs (YAM)
13 Restaurant. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Buy your ticket at postwabfbrunch.eventbrite.com
Note: Event requires a separate ticket from WABF conference ticket. WABF conference ticket gives access to Saturday’s conference + banquet + party