4TH AFRICA WOMEN INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM

Unleashing Ideas: Innovation, Sustainability & Enterprise Growth

8 - 9 November 2018
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Cape Town, South Africa

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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.

ABOUT AWIEF

The annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) is Africa's #1 female entrepreneurship conference, exhibition and awards event. AWIEF is a comprehensive platform that seeks to enhance the profile of women-owned and women-led businesses for Africa’s inclusive economic growth.

In its 4th edition, the event will bring together major and minor players in the African and global entrepreneurship ecosystem to discuss and find solutions to entrepreneurship issues and challenges. It is an excellent opportunity to share ideas, connect and network.

Under the theme “Unleashing ideas: innovation, sustainability and enterprise growth”, AWIEF 2018 will feature keynotes, interactive panel sessions, exhibition, workshops, high-profile and quality networking, B2B matchmaking and pitch competitions.

The AWIEF Awards will honour and celebrate women entrepreneurs for economic achievements and contribution to sustainable development.

 PROGRAMMES

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 2018 SPEAKERS

PATRICIA DE LILLE

Executive Mayor of Cape Town

South Africa

HON. ELIZABETH THABETHE

Deputy Minister

Department of Tourism

South Africa

H. E. HELEN BUDLIGER ARTIEDA

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Switzerland to South Africa

South Africa

HRM OBA (KING) DOKUN THOMPSON

The Oloni of Eti-Oni

Osun State

Nigeria

BARBARA MAKHUBEDU

Chief Financial Officer

Shell

South Africa

MICHAEL HAILU

Director

CTA – Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation

The Netherlands

PRATHIBA THAKER

Editorial & Regional Director, MEA

The Economist Intelligent Unit

UK

SAIDAH NASH CARTER

Head of Innovation-Africa

Thomson Reuters

South Africa

BISILA BOKOKO

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

BBES

USA

LIV ASTRI HOVEM

CEO Oil & Gas

DNV GL

Norway

Togo

PAULINE MUJAWAMARIYA KOELBL

Managing Director

African Innovation Foundation

Switzerland

THAKHANI MAKHUVHA

Chief Executive Officer

Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SEFA)

South Africa

MARIJN WIERSMA

Senior Environmental, Social and Governance Specialist

Arise

South Africa

AMANY ASFOUR

International President

International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International)

Egypt

AIDA OPOKU-MENSAH

Special Advisor SDGs and Agenda 2030, UN Economic Commission for Africa

Ethiopia

YOGAVELLI (YOGI) NAMBIAR

Chief Executive Officer

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

South Africa

AUNNIE PATTON POWER

Founder, Intelligent Impact

Advisor, Bertha Centre for Social Innovation

Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

South Africa

TABITHA KARANJA

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Keroche Breweries

Kenya

SABDIYO DIDO BASHUNA

Senior Technical Advisor, Value Chains and Agribusiness

CTA – Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation

The Netherlands

REPRESENTATIVE

Group Executive, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs Ecobank Group; CEO Ecobank Foundation; Founding Partner, Africans4Africa

Togo

REPRESENTATIVE

African Development Bank (AfDB)

Côte d’Ivoire

REPRESENTATIVE

African Union Commission (AUC)

Ethiopia

MORE SPEAKERS COMING!

2018 SPONSORS & PARTNERS

In Partnership with

CTA-ACP-EU-LOGO
AWAN

SPONSORS

Platinum

CTA-ACP-EU-LOGO

Gold 

Silver 

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Bronze 

Media Partners

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