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African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2017 Day One Agenda
Friday, January 27, 2017 | 7:30 to 18:00

Followed by Welcome Dinner At 18:30

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MORNING SESSIONS: GETTING UP TO SPEED

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Breakfast, Networking, and Registration 7:30 – 8:15
Opening Session
— Traditional African Drum Performance by Oriki Theater 8:15 – 8:30
— Opening Remarks | Chris Folayan, Co-Chairs, ADIS & Almaz Negash 8:30 – 8:40
— Morning Keynote Address 8:45 – 9:00

Up to Speed On Africa: Presentations 9:00 – 10:30
—Africa’s Growing Startup Ecosystem

Networking Break 10:30 – 11:00

Up to Speed On Africa: Conversations 11:00 – 12:30
— Investment Channels and Vehicles for the Diaspora and Friends of Africa

Networking Lunch: Topical Seating 12:30 – 13:30

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AFTERNOON SESSIONS: KEY TRENDS

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Afternoon Keynote Address 13:30 – 13:40

Discussion Panel 13:40 – 14:40
— Women Entrepreneurs in Africa | Moderated by Musimbi Kanyoro, Global Fund for Women

Key Trend Sessions 14:40 – 16:00
— FinTech and the Democratization of Financial Services
— Power Africa: Current and Prospective Solutions

Networking Break 16:00 – 16:30

Key Trend Sessions 16:30 – 17:50
— Beyond VCs: Early Stage Funding for Startups
— Franchising: A Proven Option for Scale

Break 17:50 – 18:15

Reception & Closing Activities 18:15 – 19:30
— Evening Keynote Address
— Awards & Achievements
—Live Performances
— Closing Remarks

Day One Adjourns 19:30


African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2017
Day Two Agenda
Saturday, January 28 | 7:30 to 17:00

Followed by Reception

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MORNING SESSIONS: ADIS TRACKS

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Breakfast, Networking, and Registration 7:30 – 8:15

— Opening Drums | Live Performance 8:15 – 8:30
— Summary and Highlights of Day One | Emcee 8:30 – 8:45
— Morning Keynote Address | Chinedu Echeruo, CEO, Gigameet 8:45 – 9:00

ADIS Tracks 9:00 – 10:30
— Investor Town Hall: Exploring Investment Opportunities in Lesser-known African Markets
— Entrepreneur Panel: Finding Reliable and Actionable Market Data

Networking Break 10:30 – 11:00

What Africa’s Diaspora & Friends Can Do 11:00 – 12:30
— Presentation of ADN Projects
— Fire Presentations by Selected Participants

Networking Lunch: Open Seating 12:30 – 14:00

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AFTERNOON SESSIONS: TAKING ACTION

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ADIS Tracks 14:00- 16:30
— Investor Workshop: Closing your First African Deal
—Entrepreneur Workshop: Imagining Transformative Educational Solutions

Closing Activities 16:30 – 17:30
— Lessons From Successful Diaspora Groups
— Next Steps & Action Items | Chris Folayan and Jo Addy
— Closing Remarks | Almaz Negash

Day Two Adjourns 17:30

Evening Reception 17:30 – 18:30