Logo WABF 24th annual wharton africa business forum

My Africa Network

New Partners for New Solutions

November 18-20, 2016

Nairobi at night


Welcome to the 24th annual Wharton Africa Business Forum. This year’s event will be held at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Historic Loews Hotel in downtown Philadelphia on November 18-20th 2016.

The theme for this year’s conference is “My Africa Network—New Partners for New Solutions” and we will be exploring the diverse business opportunities that lie at the intersection of the public, private and social sectors. Our goal is to highlight the challenges and opportunities confronting professionals operating in the African context and uncover the rewards that can arise from increased cooperation across various platforms. We believe that insights from these conversations will illuminate the unique obstacles inherent to African business while also highlighting the outsized opportunities.

We anticipate that the discussions amongst our keynote speakers and panelists will serve as case studies on creating impact on the continent. We hope that the conference will inspire a vision and path for the continent’s future as well as improve the collective understanding of what success can look like in Africa.

As always, the hope of WABF is to see our distinguished guests leave the conference with tangible tools and strongly applicable lessons and insights that they can leverage within their own Africa networks as they seek the new solutions needed for continued impact on the continent.

We very much look forward to see you at this year’s WABF. In the meantime, continue to check back for updates and joining the conversations on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram to inspire your Africa network #WABF24 #MyAfricaNetwork

Conference Co-Chairs

Dimia Fogam

Dean Udom