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2019 Business in Africa Conference

In recent years, Africa's growth story has expanded beyond the extractive industries, creating future possibilities in many sectors. For many companies, this is a future worth investing in, but it is not without risks and challenges. On-the-ground knowledge is key to capturing this business potential, as is a nuanced outlook on the specific countries where the best opportunities lie.

This year's conference theme "Growth in Africa: The Opportunities and Challenges Today and into the Future" proposes to minimise the rhetoric and showcase the concrete ways in which African business leaders, innovators, and policy makers are responding to the need for sustainable economic development on the continent.

In addition to showcasing the potential for business opportunities in established industries such as infrastructure, energy, finance and agriculture, to name a few, this year's event will leverage the unique position of Cambridge as Europe's startup capital to connect with exciting Africa-focused startups and discuss the emerging trends in this sector.

The 2019 Business in Africa Conference will be held over one-and-a-half days to allow for more in-depth discussions, thematic panels, and networking possibilities. The conference will start on the evening of 26 April and run for the entire day on 27 April at the University of Cambridge.

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26 April 2019

Queens' College, Cambridge

18:30-22:00 Gala Dinner

27 April 2019

Cambridge Judge Business School

09:00-10:00 Registration
10:00-18:00 Conference


Students from £30
Professionals from £40