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School to host the first Business in Africa conference


Cambridge Africa Business Network (CABN) at Cambridge Judge Business School to host inaugural Business in Africa conference on 28 April 2012

Africa Business NetworkThe conference will focus on the theme Unlocking Value in Frontier Africa, which will explore the identification of Sub-Saharan Africa as the world’s next frontier market, as well as the role of the private sector as a catalyst for economic growth in Africa.

The Vice President of the Republic of Zambia, His Honour, Dr Guy Scott, will be present as a keynote speaker, alongside Professor Mthuli Ncube, Chief Economist and Vice President of African Development Bank, and Wadzanai Madziva, Head of Business Development at Google Africa, to name a few.

The conference will take place at Cambridge Judge Business School and will be followed by formal dining and further networking at Trinity Hall. This inaugural event will capitalise on the diverse experience of Cambridge faculty, in addition to the rich history of the University and its close proximity to London, which is being recognised as a fast-growing hub for African-directed capital and finance. These synergies offer a unique platform for networking among companies, professionals and students engaged with and passionate about business in Africa.

Steve Hamm, one of the Network’s co-founders, commented:

We are really pleased to be bringing such a fantastic line-up of speakers to Cambridge to discuss such a seminal topic. We are also exceptionally excited because the conference is just one part of our efforts to create meaningful and sustainable linkages between the academic and business communities here in Cambridge and equivalent communities across the continent. It is really part of a broader plan to promote excellence in business leadership and education.”

The Cambridge Africa Business Network is an alumni and student-led organisation with a mission to stimulate a robust dialogue about business, investment and entrepreneurship in Africa, incorporating both practitioner and research perspectives.