The Africa Forum Canada 2018
Toronto, Canada | October 9-13, 2018

#TAFCanada2018: Africa – Open For Business

The Africa (Business and Leadership) Forum is a platform for eminent and emerging leaders from different sections of society from around Africa and the Commonwealth to discuss leadership and innovation in Africa. TAF serves a platform for intergenerational exchange of ideas and opinions about practical challenges facing the continent, and opportunities available on the continent.

Ontario Investment and Trade Centre
250 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2L7, Canada

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The Westin Harbour Castle, No 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6, Canada

Africa Opportunity

The African consumer landscape is evolving at a rapid pace, driven by growing populations, advances in technology and rising income. Plus, Africa’s urbanization is more rapid than anywhere in the world, creating huge opportunities for housing, transportation, water and power.

The time to strengthen North America-African trade and investment connections has never been greater. Six of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies are in Africa, which boasts a large and growing middle class that appeals to North American investment. Canada is a global economic power and a proven leader in technology – a member of The Commonwealth. Conversely, Africa is projected to be the world’s fastest growing region until 2040 amidst an era of increased prosperity, and is drawing unprecedented investment and attention. Unlike China and the United States, however, Canada has been slower to recognize the tremendous business potential in Africa.

This is a critical moment for the political and business leaders of Canada and Africa to increase their engagement and exploit mutually beneficial areas of interest. Through keynote presentations, strategic briefings, panel discussions and market spotlights, TAF Canada creates the ultimate platform for enhancing trade and investment between both sides and fostering long-term relationships

TAF Canada has hand-selected an elite assemblage of like-minded political and business figures on both sides of the investment and policy equation. We connect the right people within an intimate environment with careful consideration to investment profile and macro trends.

Why Attend?

Participants will hear leading GPs focus on specific regions in our regional case study session

TAF Canada is a benchmark for high-level discussion, giving every participant as much context and opportunity for long-term engagement. We will ensure the impact of our efforts, making sure the gathering delivers clear outcomes and action points.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS 

Uwafiokun Idemudia

Uwafiokun Idemudia

Fahad Awadh

Fahad Awadh

Bruce Shapiro

Bruce Shapiro

President, MineAfrica Inc.
REDIATE TEKESTE

REDIATE TEKESTE

FOUNDER, ETHIOPIAN DIASPORA FELLOWSHIP
Frédéric Ngirabacu

Frédéric Ngirabacu

Chief Operating Officer ENTREPRENARIUM FOUNDATION
Ifeanyi Ezeonu, PhD

Ifeanyi Ezeonu, PhD

Department of Sociology Brock University
Prof. Mwinyikione Mwinyihija

Prof. Mwinyikione Mwinyihija

Institutional Capacity Development and Consultancy Expert
Mr. Donald Selby

Mr. Donald Selby

CPCS
Brian Dodo

Brian Dodo

CEO, MAPP Africa
Christopher Bryant

Christopher Bryant

Adjunct Professor, Geography, University of Montreal & School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph
Jay Nordenstrom

Jay Nordenstrom

Executive, Director NAIMA Canada
Summy Smart Francis

Summy Smart Francis

Founder, African Young Entreprenuer Youth Forum
Christopher Gore

Christopher Gore

Associate Professor & Chair Politics & Public Administration Ryerson University www.ryerson.ca/politics BUSINESS AND POLITICAL STABILITY IN AFRICA
Ron MacIntosh

Ron MacIntosh

Senior Fellow and Ottawa Chapter Representative China Institute, University of Alberta
Alexia Hefti

Alexia Hefti

Delloite
Tracy Leparul

Tracy Leparul

CEO & Founder Untraceable Inc.
Simba Muhriro

Simba Muhriro

Oxygene Africa

John Lanyasunya

(Kenyan Ambassador to Canada
Aaron Schroeder, P.Eng.

Aaron Schroeder, P.Eng.

Brightspot Climate, Inc.
Jenny Wilcox

Jenny Wilcox

Deputy Consul General and Director Trade Canada
Ambassador Phokeer

Ambassador Phokeer

The High Commissioner of Mauritius To USA
Jacques Rajotte

Jacques Rajotte

Senior Director of International Programs, Cuso International
Raynell Andreychuk

Raynell Andreychuk

Canadian Senator and Former High Commissioner to Kenya and Uganda
Gillian M. Barth

Gillian M. Barth

President & CEO CARE Canada
Bill Chambers

Bill Chambers

President & Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children Canada
Stephen Tapp

Stephen Tapp

Deputy Chief Economist at Export Development Canada
Vasilios Philippou

Vasilios Philippou

High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to Canada
Mohammed Jagana

Mohammed Jagana

Gambia Chamber of Commerce President
Mr Isaac Osei

Mr Isaac Osei

Former Ghanian MP
Alhaji (Dr.) (Brig. Gen.) Yahaya Abubakar

Alhaji (Dr.) (Brig. Gen.) Yahaya Abubakar

The Etsu Nupe
Dr. Collins Babalola

Dr. Collins Babalola

President Common Cause Africa Canada
Yaw Owusu

Yaw Owusu

Managing Director, Gateway Innovations, Ghana Cyber City
Don Olsen

Don Olsen

Director of Business Development for Africa, CCC
Hugh O’Reilly

Hugh O’Reilly

President and CEO of OPTrust Canada
Wanda Thomas Bernard

Wanda Thomas Bernard

First Black MPP in Nova Scotia Senate
Mia Mottley

Mia Mottley

Prime Minsiter of Barbados
Laurel Broten

Laurel Broten

Former Minister and Nova Scotia
Jeannie Ehaloak

Jeannie Ehaloak

Minister of Environment – Nunavut Canada
Nomsa Daniels

Nomsa Daniels

CEO Gracha Machel Trust
Marie-France Lalonde

Marie-France Lalonde

Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Louie DiPalma

Louie DiPalma

Ontario Chamber of Commerce

OTHER INVITED SPEAKERS

Here is a list of some of our Invited and Expected  Speakers at The Africa Forum Canada

Adama Barrow

Adama Barrow

President of Gambia

Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote

Nigerian Billionaire

Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa

President of South Africa

Emmerson Mnangagwa

Emmerson Mnangagwa

President of Zimbabwe

George Weah

George Weah

President of Liberia

Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada

Nick O Donohoe

Nick O Donohoe

CEO, Fund Africa

Strive Masiyiwa

Strive Masiyiwa

Zimbabwean businessman

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