Celebrating 5 Years of Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) will celebrate its 5th anniversary in 2019 and its prestigious annual conference and awards ceremony will take place in South Africa, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on 29 and 30 October 2019.

The conference theme this year is, Enhancing Impact: Digitalisation, Investment and Intra-African Trade. The two-day event aims to promote and accelerate the growth of women-owned and women-led businesses for Africa’s inclusive economic growth.

AWIEF is a platform that sees global thought leaders, industry experts, policymakers, academics, development organisations and investors gather to dialogue, connect, network, share, collaborate and transact in a combined effort to boost Africa’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

“The digital economy is driving business and is enhancing the impact of our work. Investment in women-owned businesses is needed across the continent of Africa,” said Irene Ochem, Founder and CEO of AWIEF.

The theme will be unpacked as follows at the AWIEF conference in October:

  • How to leverage the digital economy.
  • How to provide more access to affordable investment and finance to women to drive women entrepreneurship.
  • Analysing the importance and role that women have to play in the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

“It is important for Africa to trade amongst itself, to collaborate and cooperate. What we need to look at are the critical roles that women have in this integration process,” Irene explained.

Online registration is now open! Register for #AWIEF2019, with this link:  http://bit.ly/2X5z6rW

For more information on the exhibition, sponsorship and partnership opportunities, please connect via email: info@awieforum.org

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