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 3RD AFRICA WOMEN INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM

5-6 OCTOBER 2017

CENTURY CITY CONFERENCE CENTER

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

"Equity, impact and inclusive growth towards Agenda 2030 and a sustainable African future."

WELCOME TO AFRICA'S NO. 1 ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION!

A PLATFORM FOR ADDRESSING AFRICA'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES WITH WOMEN AS PARTNERS FOR SUCCESS.

Join us as Women Entrepreneurs on the cutting-edge, the entire entrepreneurship ecosystem, stakeholders, and business experts bring you African and global business experience and perspectives. Find out opportunities, strategies and solutions for accessing more markets, finance and for taking your business to the next level of growth and expansion. Discover trends in Fintech, Agritech and the digital economy.

AWIEF is an opportunity to connect, share, collaborate and make plans about how we can invest, grow and develop African women-led businesses and initiatives in the broad areas of technology, inclusive infrastructure and related sectors, creative industries, and sustainable food production that are poised to shape Africa's sustainable future.

PROGRAMMES

AWIEF Awards

AWIEF Growth Accelerator Programme

H.E. MS LINDIWE ZULU

Minister Department of Small Business Development

Republic of South Africa

ANNETTE ROSENCREUTZ

CEO

Brandflight AB

Sweden

SWAADY MARTIN

Founder and CEO

YSWARA

South Africa

SHARRON MCPHERSON

Founder & Executive Chair

Women’s Enterprise Development Initiative (WEDISA)

South Africa

H.E. NYASHA CHIKWINYA

Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development

Zimbabwe

JUDY DLAMINI

Founder & Executive Chairman

Mbekani Group

South Africa

 MICHELLE OLCKERS

Managing Partner

MAZARS

South Africa

JOY PHUMAPHI

Executive Secretary

African Leaders Malaria Alliance

Tanzania

H.E. ESPERANCE NYIRASAFARI 

Minister of Gender and Family Promotion

Rwanda

ZIZIPHO NYANGA 

Chief Executive Officer

Old Mutual Masisizane Fund

South Africa

MOHAU PHEKO

CEO

The Mohau Group

South Africa

FIORINA MUGIONE

Chief, Entrepreneurship Section Division of Investment and Enterprise

UNCTAD

Switzerland

HON. JANET ADEYEMI

President Women in Mining (WIMIN)

Nigeria

POLO LETEKA

Founder and Executive Director

IDF Capital

South Africa

JEANNE GROENEWALD

Managing Director

Elgin Free Range Chickens

South Africa

THANDEKA TUTU-GXASHE

CEO

The Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign

South Africa

MAREK ZMYSŁOWSKI

Frontier and Emerging Markets Online Business Expert

Marek Zmyslowski, Inc.

Nigeria

SARAH COLLINS

Founder & CEO

Natural Balance Global t/a Wonderbag

South Africa

DIANA OFWONA

Regional Director

UN Women, West and Central Africa

Senegal

NOZIPHO JANUARY-BARDILL

Executive Director

Bardill & Associates

South Africa

BULELWA MAKALIME-NGEWANA

CEO

Cape Town Partnerships

South Africa

GINA DIN-KARIUKI

Executive Chair and Founder

Gina Din Group (GDG)

Kenya

FARAI SIMOYI

President & Creative Director

Farai Inc.

New York

TIM HARRIS

CEO

WESGRO

South Africa

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