The 8th Annual

Georgetown Africa

Business

The Future is African: Harnessing Opportunities for a Prosperous Continent
April 28-29, 2023 | Georgetown University

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AboutGTABC

The Georgetown Africa Business Conference is an annual signature conference of Georgetown University uniquely led by students from The McDonough School of Business & The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Services. Since its inception in 2016, the conference has brought together business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and students from the continent and around the globe with the aim of promoting and raising awareness of business and investment opportunities on the continent.

Notable past speakers include Strive Masiyiwa (Founder, Econet Global and Cassava Technologies); Ralph Mupita (CEO, MTN Group); Makhtar Diop (Managing Director & Vice President, IFC), and others.

 

This year’s theme,The Future is African: Harnessing Opportunities for a Prosperous Continent,  explores the economic dynamism and innovation already breaking through in Africa and will examine ways to harness its full potential as the next decades unfold whilst inspiring our attendees to play a part shaping Africa’s future.

The conference includes a case competition that focuses on the intersection of policy and business, which provides real-world learning to current students and an opportunity to share the winners’ findings with an organization that would benefit from its insights. 

There are also a series of panels over the weekend, which focus on a variety of sectors such as media, entertainment, entrepreneurship, technology, and energy. Over the course of the two-day conference, Georgetown students will have a chance to engage with one another, students from other DC-area business and policy schools, speakers, and Georgetown alumni.

 

Goals

Discuss Africa’s remarkable progress, new trends and opportunities in order to attract investment and deepen regional and global engagement.

 

Strengthen diaspora ties with the continent by showcasing successful African companies and their  impact across the continent.

 

Promote Georgetown University as a  networking hub for African discussion, ideation and innovation 

 

Provide opportunity for participants to devise and innovate solutions to solve real African issues through a case competition.

 

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GTABC 2023

The Georgetown Africa Business Conference is an annual signature conference of Georgetown University uniquely led by students from The McDonough School of Business & The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Services.

Since its inception in 2016, the conference has brought together business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and students from the continent and around the globe with the aim of promoting and raising awareness of business and investment opportunities on the continent. Notable past speakers include Strive Masiyiwa (Founder, Econet Global and Cassava Technologies); Ralph Mupita (CEO, MTN Group); Makhtar Diop (Managing Director & Vice President, IFC), and others.

 

Ticket Information

Mark your calendars! Get ready to join the biggest gathering of African business leaders at the Georgetown Africa Business Conference. Network, learn, and be inspired as top experts share their insights and vision for the future of African commerce.

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Register now to secure your spot!

 

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Students
$ 75 / Per Seat
  • Day 1 & 2
  • Student only access

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Non Students
$ 100 / Per Seat
  • Day 1 & 2
  • Non Student access

Conference + Gala

Students
$ 100 / Per Seat
  • Day 1 & 2
  • Conference
  • Gala

Conference + Gala

Students
$ 100 / Per Seat
  • Day 1 & 2
  • Conference
  • Gala

Conference + Gala

Non Students
$ 125 / Per Seat
  • Day 1 & 2
  • Conference
  • Gala

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$ 40 / Per Seat
  • Post-Conference Gala
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