Oxford to host 4th annual conference on Africa

Channels Television  
Updated May 10, 2012

Drawing on Oxford’s experience of educating leaders for more than 800 years, Enterprise Africa has emerged as one of the leading global platforms for engaging business and community leaders, students, and innovators from around the world on significant business issues and opportunities in Africa.

The 4th annual Oxford Enterprise Africa conference will hold on the 12th may, 2012 with the theme “Enterprise Africa: Addressing Opportunities & Challenges for the Next Billion”

According to the Wall Street Journal of 13th October, 2011 “Africa’s middle class will triple to more than one billion people in the next half-century…”

The theme for the conference is expectred to highlight the potential or tangible business growth and investment presented by a continent on the rise.

Panel discussions will focus on the role of private equity and frontier investments in unlocking value, the debate on how best to manage natural resources, the growing multifaceted relationship with China, and the opportunity for successful entrepreneurship on the ground in Africa.

The keynote speakers on the day are Arnold Ekpe (CEO Ecobank Group) and John Momoh (Founder and CEO Channels Television Nigeria) and they will be speaking on ‘Entrepreneurship on the Ground in Africa – How to get it right.

Time table

09:15am – 09:25am
Welcome Address
Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean, Saïd Business School
09:25am – 10:00am

Opening Keynote Address
Arnold Ekpe, CEO, Ecobank Group
10:00am – 11:10am

Panel I – Unlocking Value in Africa – The Role of Private Equity and Frontier Investments
11:10am – 11:25am
Coffee Break
11:25am – 12:35pm

Panel II – Managing Natural Resources in Africa – The Way Forward
12:35pm – 01:25pm     Networking Lunch Break
01:30pm – 02:40pm     On the Theme: One Billion Middle Class by 2050: Opportunities & Challenges
02:45pm – 03:55pm     Panel III – Africa and China – Defining the Next Step of Engagement
03:55pm – 04:10pm     Coffee Break
04:10pm – 05:20pm

Panel IV – Entrepreneurship on the Ground in Africa – How to Get it Right
05:20pm – 05:55pm

Closing Keynote Address
John Momoh – Founder and CEO, Channels Television
07:00pm      Dinner at Oriel College; Guests seated at 07:00pm prompt