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When

October 29 & 30, 2019

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CTICC 2 (Cape Town International Convention Centre 2)

Corner of Heerengracht & Rua Bartholomeu Dias, Foreshore, Cape Town
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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Join us for the annual AWIEF conference, exhibition and awards, a unique platform where our community of women entrepreneurs and innovators from across the African continent and its diaspora, global partners, thought leaders, industry experts, policy makers, investors, academics, development organisations, and the media, gather together over two days for invaluable dialogue and learning, impactful networking and relationship-building opportunities.


The conference theme this year is "Enhancing impact: Digitalisation, investment and intra-African trade".


The AWIEF Awards on 30 October 2019 is Africa's most prestigious awards event, designed to showcase excellence and celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs and business leaders who contribute to the transformation and development of Africa's economy, creating jobs and opportunities across the continent.



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Speakers

  • Vanessa Adams (Vice President, Country Support and Delivery at Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA))

    Vanessa Adams

    Vice President, Country Support and Delivery at Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

  • Bako Ambianda (President & CEO of Labacorp Group of Companies)

    Bako Ambianda

    President & CEO of Labacorp Group of Companies

  • Kanayo Awani (Managing Director Intra-African Trade Initiatives of AfreExim Bank)

    Kanayo Awani

    Managing Director Intra-African Trade Initiatives of AfreExim Bank

  • Jillian Blackbeard (Regional Director of Africa World Travel and Tourism Council  Botswana)

    Jillian Blackbeard

    Regional Director of Africa World Travel and Tourism Council Botswana

  • Alan Boshwaen (Chief Executive Officer at Botswana Innovation Hub)

    Alan Boshwaen

    Chief Executive Officer at Botswana Innovation Hub

  • H. E. (Mrs.) Mariama Camara (Minister of Agriculture, Guinea)

    H. E. (Mrs.) Mariama Camara

    Minister of Agriculture, Guinea

  • Birgitta Cederstrom (VP Commercial Brand Demand MEA & Head Best Practices Licensing MEA at Frost & Sullivan)

    Birgitta Cederstrom

    VP Commercial Brand Demand MEA & Head Best Practices Licensing MEA at Frost & Sullivan

  • Bronwyn Corbett (Chief Executive Officer at Grit Real Estate Income Group)

    Bronwyn Corbett

    Chief Executive Officer at Grit Real Estate Income Group

  • Hanan Darwish (Founder/CEO of Boldly Digital, Former Cluster President, Gulf Countries & Pakistan, Schneider Electric)

    Hanan Darwish

    Founder/CEO of Boldly Digital, Former Cluster President, Gulf Countries & Pakistan, Schneider Electric

  • Aida Diarra (Senior Vice President & Group Country Manager at Visa Sub-Saharan Africa)

    Aida Diarra

    Senior Vice President & Group Country Manager at Visa Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Geraldine J Fraser-Moleketi (Former Vice President and Special Envoy on Gender at African Development Bank)

    Geraldine J Fraser-Moleketi

    Former Vice President and Special Envoy on Gender at African Development Bank

  • Michael Hailu (Director of Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA))

    Michael Hailu

    Director of Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

  • Wendy Luhabe (Economic Activist and Social Entrepreneur Founder Women’s Private Equity Fund & Co-Founder WINDE)

    Wendy Luhabe

    Economic Activist and Social Entrepreneur Founder Women’s Private Equity Fund & Co-Founder WINDE

  • Irene Ochem (Founder and CEO of Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF))

    Irene Ochem

    Founder and CEO of Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF)

  • Arunma Oteh (Former Vice President & Treasurer at World Bank)

    Arunma Oteh

    Former Vice President & Treasurer at World Bank

  • Dan Plato (Executive Mayor City of Cape Town)

    Dan Plato

    Executive Mayor City of Cape Town

  • Lionel Reina (Chief Executive Officer at APO Group)

    Lionel Reina

    Chief Executive Officer at APO Group

  • Vera Songwe (Executive Secretary at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa)

    Vera Songwe

    Executive Secretary at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

  • Nadine Spencer (President & CEO of Black Business People Association, BrandEQ Group Inc.)

    Nadine Spencer

    President & CEO of Black Business People Association, BrandEQ Group Inc.

  • Ms. Mona Zulficar (Founding Partner and Chairperson at Zulficar & Partners)

    Ms. Mona Zulficar

    Founding Partner and Chairperson at Zulficar & Partners

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