Thought you would all like to know about the Wharton Africa Business Forum Conference this weekend. I know the Organizers of the event and it promises to be an informative one. The Wharton Africa Forum will be an interesting Forum. Of course, Khaya Cookies will be a featured snack.
Here is a bit more information on the event:
The Wharton Africa Business Forum (WABF) is an integral component of the Wharton Global Business Forum, the pre-eminent business school event addressing the major economic, social and political trends affecting Africa, Asia, Europe, India and Latin America. Nearly 1,600 participants from around the world converge at Wharton annually to drive discussions on business issues and developments around the globe.
In its 16th year, WABF is expected to bring together nearly six hundred business leaders, policy makers, investors, professionals, academics, and students with a keen interest in Africa. The theme of the 2008 WABF is:
This year’s forum will address the urgent issue of what the current generation of Africans can do now in order to participate in Africa’s emergence as a global economic powerhouse, both in the African Diaspora and on the international stage. The 2008 WABF seeks to entice the emerging generation of young Africans who have been incited to action, motivated by the dawn of change, and are ready to act as a catalyst in realizing Africa’s promise.
We can no longer wait. We are intellectually gifted, starved for change, and passionate about becoming the solutions to the challenges Africa continues to face.
We will identify, create, and explore tangible and actionable opportunities through dialogue with captivating keynote speakers, an innovative array of panels, an international career fair, and our pioneering Wharton Africa Business Plan Competition which will provide valuable start-up capital as well as mentorship from esteemed leaders in private equity and venture capital.