Did you know that recently... Nick Baird - former CEO of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) asserted that “firms need help making contacts overseas (especially Africa)” to drive business and economic growth? Did you also know that...... A survey by American Express FX International Payments revealed that 2.2 million SMEs in the UK do not think there are enough advice, information and support available for small firms trading internationally Hence, Alliance 54 in strategic partnership with Cass Business School and in association with South London Export Club, Institute of Export, Business Council for Africa, Association for Africa Owned Enterprises and Global Thinkers presents: AFRICA BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP FORUM (AGBPF 2014) Theme: Doing Business With Africa: Business Models, Partnerships & Governance Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 | Time: 6pm - 9pm Venue: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, UK This exclusive forum will bring together forward-thinking African and non-African businesses and investors to discuss ways to strategically position themselves, develop partners and expand into Africa in order to grow and gain competitive edge in the region’s high growth markets in 2014. Also, the meeting will explore the role of governance in facilitating trade and investment for businesses, and aim to promote business partnerships with key insights on successful business models in Africa. ABPF will assemble key stakeholders including business leaders and industry experts, government officials and associations, as well as the press. Industry leaders will share their experiences, vision, success stories and best practice in order to help guide your business to greater heights. Moderator: Dzidziso Sam Kamuriwo - Asst. Professor, Business Strategy, Cass Business School Confirmed Speakers: William Pollen – Programme Director, Invest in Africa Andy Gibson – f. Director General & Trustee, Institute of Export (IOE International Trade) Dr. Ayo Salami - Chief Investment Officer, Duet Africa Fund Claire Alexandre - Head of Commercial & Strategy, M-Pesa (Vodafone Group) Gibril Faal - Managing Director, GK Partners & Afford Simon Bransfield-Garth - Chief Executive Officer, Azuri Technologies Mansoor Hamayun – Executive Partner, Global Strategy, BBOXX Mohan Sodhi - Supply Chain & Operations, Cass Business School Ernest Okwudike - Founder & Conference Director, Alliance 54 Key topics include: Business Models in Africa: Success Stories and Case-Studies – Technology, Solar Tech , Fintech, Financial, Education Sectors etc Developing Business Partnerships to Facilitate Growth Africa Rising: What benefits for African Businesses? Intelligent Governance: Lessons for Africa Why Attend? Learn about successful business models in Africa from both SMEs and large corporations. Develop key partnerships to facilitate business growth Explore opportunities in various sectors and different regions of the continent Meet and network with over 200 industry leaders and senior executives Discover latest technologies in Africa Establish new business contacts Learn how to do business with / in Africa Who Will Attend? African and non-Africa Businesses.(including UK, Europe, America, Asia, Australia Businesses.) Foreign and Diaspora Investors Government Officials and Industry Associations Financial & Multi-lateral Institutions Thought Leaders, Academics Consultants & other Service Providers REGISTRATION is FREE To register, please visit "Upcoming Event" on Alliance54(dot)com To partner, exhibit at and support this meeting, please inbox me here or go to our website and send me an email. Alternatively, call me on: 07909 468 058 Let's grow together!