Press Release: Africa Gathering London June 15th 2012
“Across Africa, we have seen countless examples of people taking control of their destiny, and making change from the bottom up.” President Obama 2009
“Africa: a place of immense innovation and creativity”. Kofi Annan WEF 2012
Our Theme: Festival of Technologies: “Start it, Build it”
Hosted at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the Africa Gathering annual conference is back this 15th of June in London from 10am to 6.30PM, In collaboration with the Indigo Trust Foundation this amazing event will provide an opportunity to delegates and speakers to share their ideas under our palaver tree, to discuss the start-up culture across Africa and to showcase just some of the great start-up ideas that have emerged in recent times in the continent.
This Conference will seek to reframe the debate around Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Africa. It will demonstrate how the creative African cheetahs are currently moving fast and taking the lead in developing amazing technology solutions currently changing and improving lives.
This timely Africa Gathering 2012 will encourage UK investors, to start looking seriously at African start-ups and learn at the same time from the Managers of the Hubs and incubators where growth is increasing rapidly. “Africa is on its way to becoming a preferred investment destination” Kofi Annan in Ethiopia – WEF 2012
The programme will involve a mix of keynote speakers from Africa, Google UK, Indigo Trust and the World Bank. The morning will see three parallel workshops and breakout group think running along different themes until the afternoon and to end with a plenary session with presentations from a variety of speakers from Africa and the World Bank Team.
One highlight of our One-day event is a Group Think and Brainstorming sessions on Africa’s Start UP Future (Who is starting and building it in Africa?)