Date: Saturday, April 17 2010
Venue: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Harper Center, Chicago
- The Hon. Chief Ojo Maduekwe, Fmr. Foreign Minister of Nigeria
- Mr. Harry C. Alford, President & CEO, National Black Chamber of Commerce
- Mr. Arnold Ekpe, CEO, Ecobank
The University of Chicago Africa Business Group is proud to present its inaugural Africa business symposium themed "The Great Booth Debate on Africa".
The symposium will engage the business community, members of the academia and students on opportunities and challenges in corporate Africa. In September 2009, members of the University Of Chicago African Business Group developed a broad framework to start a world-wide discourse on how the business community can create wealth to uplift the continent. Our belief is that the emergence of a vibrant private sector with the freedom to innovate and expand is the most critical way to transform lives in Africa. While it is true that the government needs to play a major role with the right policies and institutions, the African private sector also needs to move beyond any perceived limits and play a more prominent role going forward. These debates are designed to do just that. They are structured to bring together numerous actors on various sides of policy issues affecting the private sector, and create a conversation that ultimately influences policy and practices.
Attire is business formal/business casual.
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.