DRAFT PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2018

Welcome Cocktail Reception (By Invitation Only) – Sponsored by Tsogo Sun

 

THURSDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 2018

07:30 Registration & Networking
 

OPENING KEYNOTE  SESSION

MASTER OF CEREMONY

Peter Ndoro (Broadcast Journalist & Anchor, SABC)

 

09:00 – 09:10

WELCOME

IRENE OCHEM – Chief Executive Officer, AWIEF

 

09:10 – 10:10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:10 – 10:30

 

KEYNOTE WELCOME ADDRESS

Executive Mayor of Cape Town

 

OPENING PLENARY PRESENTATIONS

BARBARA MAKHUBEDU, Chief Financial Officer, Shell Downstream South Africa

H. E. MRS CECILIA JULIN, Ambassador of Sweden to South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Namibia, Embassy of Sweden, Pretoria

JULIE ESSIAM, Chief Executive Officer, Ecobank Foundation/Founding Partner, Africans4Africa

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEECH

 

H. E. DR. AMEENAH GURIB-FAKIM, 6th President, Republic of Mauritius

 

10:30 – 11:00 NETWORKING BREAK & EXHIBITION
 

INNOVATION & TRANSFORMATION

 

11:00 – 12:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel discussion

Innovation and industry disruptions: 4IR, big data, blockchain & artificial intelligence

What are the role and impact of new and disruptive technologies in Africa’s transformation and in driving entrepreneurship? How do we ensure inclusive, African homegrown innovations and solutions? What needs to happen to enhance women’s participation in the growing digital economy?

 

 

12:00 – 12:15  

AWIEF PROJECT LAUNCH

12:15 – 13:15 NETWORKING LUNCH

(Sponsored by Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria)

 

13:15 – 14:15

 

Panel discussion

Government: policy as driver of innovation and enterprise growth

 

 

14:15 – 15:45

 

High-level panel: #VALUE4HER – creating value for women in agribusiness

(Special panel event hosted in partnership with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), The Netherlands)

 

Women are actors in numerous agricultural value chains, offering huge potential for their participation in markets, but few are involved in the business end of the chain. Women often lack access to competitive markets; they lack the technical, leadership and management capacities to lead agribusiness for growth and are often limited in accessing business intelligence necessary to prosper in a market place. Women also experience other gender-related barriers, including access to finance.

 

CTA and its regional partners, Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) and African Women in Agribusiness Network (AWAN), recently launched the programme initiative named #VALUE4HER: Strengthening women’s agribusiness enterprises in Africa. This programme aims to increase incomes and employment for women from agribusinesses through access to finance and markets, improving skills, knowledge and networks, and targeted advocacy.

 

15:45 – 16:00 NETWORKING BREAK & EXHIBITION

 

 

16:00 – 17:00

Panel discussion

Entrepreneurship learning and emerging ecosystems

 

 

MASTERCLASSES

 

11:00 – 12:00

 

 

 

13:15 – 14:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

16:00 – 17:00

 

Design thinking with the customer in mind

NICOLE BERGSTEDT

UX Specialist, Thomson Reuters, South Africa

 

Women-friendly agribusiness enterprise selection

ANKE WEISHEIT

Co-Founder & Chair, Innovation & Business Management, Pharm-Bio Technology and Traditional Medicine Centre, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Uganda

 

 

Digital strategy for SMMEs

ALECIA SEWLAL

Managing Director, Seedlab South Africa

 

ELLI GORGIEVSKA

Founder & Digital Strategist, Seedlab South Africa

 

END OF DAY 1

 

FRIDAY, 9 NOVEMBER 2018

08:00 Registration & Networking

 

08:45 – 09:45 Women in energy and the green economy

What is the role of women in the formal energy sector and in the drive for renewables in Africa? How do we remove barriers to energy access, equal economic and investment opportunities and increase women’s participation as entrepreneurs, innovators and decision-makers in all levels of the energy value chains? How do we unlock greater productivity and enterprise growth?

 

09:45 – 10:15 CASE STUDY PRESENTATIONS

 

10:15 – 10:30 NETWORKING BREAK & EXHIBITION
 

10:30 – 10:50

 

 

10:50 – 11:40

 

KEYNOTE SPEECH

MAMOKGHETI PHAKENG, Vice Chancellor, University of Cape Town (UCT)

 

Panel discussion

Fostering transformation and growth: education and skills for innovation

What is the state of education on the continent? How can Africa’s educational institutions reinvent their systems to transform learning and support inclusive innovation with the right skills? How critical is it to have suitable education programmes to help develop entrepreneurial mindsets and skills?

 

 

11:40 – 12:30

 

SHELL PROJECT LAUNCH

 

12:30 – 13:30 NETWORKING LUNCH

(Sponsored by Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria)

 

13:30 – 14:00

 

Women entrepreneurship success story

Fireside Chat with BASETSANA (BASSIE) KUMALO and BISILA BOKOKO

 

Facilitator: PETER NDORO (Broadcast Journalist & Anchor, SABC)

 

 

14:00 – 15:00

 

Panel discussion

Mobilizing startup finance and financial inclusion

 

 

15:00 – 16:30

 

PITCH N GROW ™

(In partnership with Nedbank)

 

 

MASTERCLASSES

 

09:00 – 10:00

 

 

 

11:40 – 12:40

 

 

 

14:00 – 15:00

 

Corporate partnerships for innovation

SAIDAH NASH CARTER

Head of Innovation – Africa, Thomson Reuters

 

Unleashing ideas for growth through coaching

TRISH NEILL

Business Coach, International Coach Federation (ICF), South Africa Chapter

 

Youth technology transfer and indigenous innovation

ANKE WEISHEIT

Co-Founder & Chair, Innovation & Business Management, Pharm-Bio Technology and Traditional Medicine Centre, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Uganda

 

16:30 CLOSING REMARKS – END OF DAY 2
 
19:00 AWIEF AWARDS & GALA DINNER

(Venue: The Westin Cape Town Hotel)