AFRICA-WORLD TRADE & INVESTMENT MEETINGS
THEME: THE "ACCELERATING TRANSITION CIRCULAR TO ECONOMY"

GLOBAL LIVESTREAM EVENT 12 - 16 OCTOBER 2021

:: Welcome Address, Inaugural Session and Keynotes

  • Official opening ceremony and welcome addresses
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    The circular economy transition, a billion-dollar opportunity for Africa.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Reducing waste and accelerating the circular economy in Africa.
    Participants: Ministries of the Environment, Energy, Food, and Forestry
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Using circular economy strategies and resilience thinking to build back better.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Turning local waste industry into the circular economy.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Mass timber and sustainable building construction models.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    The circular economy in the energy, utilities, and resources sectors.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Renewable energy: A pillar of a sustainable economy.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Incentivizing decarbonization through the circular economy concept.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Moving towards a more sustainable or circular fashion economy.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    The role of African and Caribbean Textile industry in promoting local economic development.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Circular beauty brands to have on your radar
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Bank mechanisms to support the transition to Circular Economy in the African continent and the Caribbean regions.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Development Banks, Policymakers and Economists.
  • (15-min) Talk
    Digitalisation of wastewater infrastructure as an opportunity to control extreme events
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    BioEconomy strategy of Africa and the Caribbean: From residue management to economic development.
    Participants: Energy Departments Ministries of Environment, Energy, Disaster Management, Climate Change, and Communications.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Africa - America Cooperation on strengthening ties in the transition towards a circular economy.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Africa - Middle East Cooperation on strengthening ties in the transition towards a circular economy.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Africa - Asia Cooperation on strengthening ties in the transition towards a circular economy.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Africa - Europe Cooperation - Green investments in the circular economy.
  • (15-min) Talk
    The circular economy and the BioEconomy.
  • (15-min) Talk
    Fixing the economy to fix climate change.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Policy levers for a low-carbon circular economy - shifting paradigms.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Synergy between Circular Economy and Industry 4.0.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Unravelling the investment opportunities for the circular economy in Africa and the Caribbean.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Unravelling the investment opportunities for the circular economy in Africa and the Caribbean.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Circularity Capital: Investing in the growth of circular SMEs.
  • (30-min) Roundtable
    Leading Investment Banks and Managers backing the circular economy.

:: Closing Remarks

:: Welcome Remarks

  • Why Invest in the African and Caribbean Startups Ecosystem
  • The continued rise of impact investing in Africa and the Caribbean
  • How have Asset Managers adapted capabilities to manage through disruption
  • Digital infrastructure: Finding value and competitive markets
  • Private equity turning crisis into opportunity
  • Real-estate demand post-pandemic
  • Competitive logistics market
  • Opportunities in the energy transition
  • Post Covid-19 Strategies for Success
  • Opportunities in Digital health by 2030
  • Announcing Pre-Matched Meetings Between Investors and Startups
  • Accelerating Cross Border Investments in Seed Stage and Growth Phase Startups within the African continent and the Diaspora
  • Tax Deductions for Venture Capital and Private Equity Partners
  • Startup Ecosystem Capacity Building
  • Scaling Innovation and the 4IR (4th Industrial Revolution)
  • How to Mobilize Partnerships and Industry Champions in Africa
  • How FinTech Platforms Can Drive Impact Investing
  • Sustainable Energy Funding Opportunities for Africa
  • Banks Backing Tech Startups in Africa and the Diaspora
  • Fireside Chat with Women Investors from Africa and the world
  • Fireside Chat Between Investors and Entertainment Entrepreneurs
  • Fireside Chat Between Investors and Tech Entrepreneurs
  • Fireside Chat Between Investors and Health Entrepreneurs
  • Fireside Chat Between Investors and Agri-Tech Entrepreneurs
  • Fireside Chat Between Investors and Tourism Entrepreneurs
  • Fireside Chat Between Investors and Luxury Entrepreneurs
  • Fireside Chat Between Investors and STEM Entrepreneurs
  • Fireside Chat Between Investors and FinTech Entrepreneurs
  • Fireside Chat Between Investors and Beauty Entrepreneurs
  • Fireside Chat Between Investors and Fashion Entrepreneurs
  • Fireside Chat Between Investors and Eco/Green Entrepreneurs
  • Spotlight on Top Incubators and Accelerators in Africa and the Caribbean

:: Closing Remarks

:: Welcome Remarks

  • Economic Outlook: African Economic Trends and the impact on Emerging Markets
  • Doing Business in Africa - key Opportunities and Challenges
  • Doing Business in the Caribbean - Key Opportunities and Challenges
  • How to Accelerate the Transition to Circular Economy
  • The Circular Economy: A New Paradigm for Business
  • The Great Vaccine Race: View from Africa and the World
  • Enhancing Governance and Risk Management
  • How to Drive Innovation with AI (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Lessons learned from a Global Pandemic
  • Pioneering Payment Innovation
  • Closing the Global Skill Gap
  • Strategies to Take Africa and the World Forward
  • The Disruption in the Banking and Finance Industry
  • Strategies to Scale the Digital Economies
  • Automating a Sustainable Future
  • Strengthening the Global Food Chain
  • Healthcare Big Pivot and Investment Opportunities
  • Capitalizing on Opportunities in Africa’s Mining Industry
  • The Rise of Africa as a Major Consumer Market
  • The landscape for Social Impact investing in Africa and the Caribbean
  • Family Offices - Managing planning for the turbulent times
  • The rise of Neo Banks in Africa
  • Real Estate - Residential property markets and investments in Africa and the Caribbean
  • Africa's quiet Blockchain - Crypto evolution
  • Micro-entrepreneurs and job building
  • Coming to life: Artificial Intelligence investing
  • How to strengthen Cybersecurity and boost financial inclusion in Africa
  • Fintech and disruptive technologies
  • Early-stage investors and funding opportunities for SMEs/SMMEs
  • Energy Investment Opportunities in Africa and the Caribbean
  • Why is Africa the Most Promising Hotel Investment Regions
  • Overcoming the Infrastructure Gap
  • Getting the Most out of Africa’s Talent and Creative Genius
  • Strengthening Africa’s Industrial Structure
  • Understanding Covid-19’s impact on the Mining and Metals sector
  • The 21s century Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Pre-scheduled B2B private meetings: African CEOs meet Asian CEOs
  • Pre-scheduled B2B private meetings: African CEOs meet Europe CEOs
  • Pre-scheduled B2B private meetings: African CEOs meet Middle East CEOs
  • Pre-scheduled B2B private meetings: African CEOs meet American CEOs
  • Pre-scheduled B2B private meetings: African CEOs meet Australian CEOs

:: Closing Remarks

:: Welcome Remarks

  • Why Invest in Girls and Women in Africa and the Caribbean
  • Bridging the Gender Gap in the Boardroom
  • How to Empower Young Girls to Become Great Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Becoming Intentional and Mindful
  • Turning Challenges into Opportunities
  • Amplifying Women’s Impact in the Workplace
  • Women in Politics: Empowering Change and Taking Action
  • Human Intelligence 2/0 - How to Adapt to Change in Pandemic Time
  • Why Are Women Their Worst Enemies
  • How to Overcome your Imposter Syndrome Story to Achieve Success
  • Next-generation of Female Leaders
  • Climbing the Leadership ladder and Breaking the glass ceiling
  • Mental health and Wellbeing
  • Navigating change, fostering diversity, implementing solutions
  • Performance: Boards and Governance in Africa and the Caribbean
  • Emerging Markets: Advancemen and Equity
  • How to guarantee returns for Private Equity venture in Africa and the Caribbean
  • Advocacy: Identity and implement innovative solutions
  • The shifting dynamics of African and/or Caribbean Infrastructure
  • Women's economic empowerment in Africa and the Caribbean
  • Managing Corporate Boards and Modern Parenting
  • Executive coaches and capacity building
  • Women in Agribusiness, Agri-Tech, and Agri-Food
  • Women in Education and EdTech
  • Women in Renewable Energies
  • Women in ICT
  • Women in Mining
  • Women in Oil and Gas
  • Women in the Automotive industries
  • Women in FinTech and BlockChain
  • Women in Health and Infrastructure Development (PPP)
  • Women in Social Entrepreneurship
  • Women in Tourism and Sports
  • Women in Construction, Design, and Architecture
  • Women in Banking and Finance
  • Women in Transports and Logistics
  • Women in Fashion Business
  • Women in Beauty Business
  • Women in Luxury Business
  • Women in the Creative Industries (Arts, Cinema, Music, and Entertainment)
  • Women in Communication, Media and Marketing
  • Women in Technology and STEM (Science, Tech, Education, and Maths)

:: Closing Remarks

:: Closing Ceremony

  • Partnership Announcements
  • Deal-making Announcements
  • Tropics Startups Pitch Competition Finale
  • Tropics Women in Business (TWiB) Pitch Competition Finale
  • Virtual After-Party

:: Closing Remarks