Friday November 18, 2016

Dress code - Business casual for Prospective Students Session, Cocktail or African attire for Small Group Dinners, VIP Reception, Late Night Mixer

5:30PM - 7PM Prospective Student Session
G55, Huntsman Hall, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
7:30PM - 9:30PM VIP Reception for Speakers, Sponsors and Select Wharton Faculty
Loews Hotel, 31st Floor Concierge Lounge
Small Group Dinners for Early Bird Registrants
Various restaurants in Center city, Philadelphia
9:30pm to late Late Night Mixer
1925 Lounge, 111 South 17th Street (free entry for attendees until 11pm)

Saturday November 19, 2016 - Daytime

Dress code - Business Formal

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Breakfast and Registration
MBA Lounge, 2nd Floor, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
9:00 AM Morning Keynote - Ambassador Herman Cohen
Ambani Auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
10:15 AM Consumer Products: The Ride and Rise of Africa's Consumer
Room 240, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
Venture Competition
Room 245, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
Healthcare: The Rising Burden of NCDs in SSA and Potential Solutions
Room 250, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
Electricity Infrastructure: How to Bridge the Gaps Sustainably
Room 255, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
BCG's View On Why Africa Remains Ripe for Private Equity
Room 260, Jon M. Huntsman Hall

11:30 AM Lunch with Afternoon Keynotes - Sacha Poignonnec, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, and Fred Swaniker
The Inn at Penn, Woodlands Ballroom
1:30 PM Private Equity: Where's All the Dry Powder Going?
Room 240, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
Education: Too Little Access, Not Enough Learning - Leveraging Technology to Educate Our Youth
Room 245, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
From 2G to 3G to 4G: What's Next for African Telecommunications?
Room 250, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
McKinsey State of the Continent: The African Consumer - Why What You've Heard is Probably Wrong
Room 255, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
Young African MBA's Session: African Entrepreneurs in the Diaspora - Ideas in Action
Room 260, Jon M. Huntsman Hall

2:45PM Impact Investing: Mobilizing Mainstream Capital
Room 240, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
Product Design: Designing for and Adapting to African Markets
Room 245, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
From Farm to Market: How Technology is Revolutionizing Agribusiness
Room 250, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
Real Estate: The Building of Nations
Room 255, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
KOKO Free Trade Zone, Nigeria: Gateway to the West African Economic Region and the World - Gateway Opportunity for Globalizing Africa
Room 260, Jon M. Huntsman Hall

4:00 PM Platforms for Prosperity: The Future of Venture Capital in Africa
Room 240, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
Social Enterprise: Sustainable Models for Development through Partnerships
Room 245, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
Engaging the Underserved: FinTech Innovators and Collaborators
Room 250, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
Media: Growing Audiences at Home and Around the World
Room 255, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
Swiss Re Direct Investments State of the Continent: Principal Investments in Africa - Evolution, Advantages, and Challenges
Room 260, Jon M. Huntsman Hall

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Career Fair
The Inn at Penn, St. Marks Room

Saturday November 19, 2016 - Evening

Dress code - Black tie/Cocktail/African Attire

7:00PM - 8:00PM Pre-Gala Cocktail Reception
Regency Foyer, Loews Hotel
8:00PM - 10:30PM Gala Dinner, with Keynote Address - Acha Leke
Regency Ballroom, Loews Hotel
10:30PM - 2:00AM After-Party, Featuring Musical Guest - Wande Coal
Commonwealth Ballroom, Loews Hotel

Sunday November 20, 2016

Dress code - Weekend Casual

10AM - 12PM Wharton Africa Student Association Alumni Brunch
Location to be provided to alumni
11AM - 2PM Attendee Brunch (Separate registration required)
33rd Floor Howe Room, Loews Hotel