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#BCXDisrupt2017: "Social instability will get us long before AI does."

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone use the words innovation or disruption in a boardroom or conference venue in the last ten years, I'd have 0.892 bitcoin. Sadly, there is an inverse correlation between the number of people who talk about innovation and disruption, and the number of people who actually innovate and disrupt...

By Mike Stopforth 5 Dec 2017

ATIGS 2018 and the Sustainable Development Goals
ATIGS 2018 and the Sustainable Development Goals

The International Trade Centre (ITC), has joined forces with the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS), to advance the event goals and objectives...

4 Dec 2017

Design Indaba 2016.
Design Indaba Conference, a multi-sensory event

The Design Indaba Conference, which will be held from 21-23 February 2018, is going beyond design to create a multi-sensory event where you can hear, see, learn and experience the future of creative thinking and design activism...

23 Nov 2017

Addressing Africa's challenges through innovation
Addressing Africa's challenges through innovation

Africa Innovation Summit II: Addressing Africa's challenges though innovation...

25 Oct 2017

Morris and Mtongana.
#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of current the physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2017

Ethiopia launches e-visa service for African and international MICE participants
Ethiopia launches e-visa service for African and international MICE participants

The service enables MICE participants to issue their visa, book, pay and check-in their flight with Ethiopian Airlines - all online...

13 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017

Business-leisure market in Africa grows
Business-leisure market in Africa grows

African conferencing facilities are becoming more than just venues for local gatherings and are now attracting major international events...

By Elzaan van Rhyn 9 Oct 2017

Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa kicks off this week
Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa kicks off this week

The Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 (FIFAfrica2017) is set for 27-29 September 2017. The event convenes various stakeholders from the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa...

26 Sep 2017

AfricaCom 2017 launch.
Tech, media, telecoms show celebrates 20 years

AfricaCom, Africa's leading media, telecoms and technology show celebrates its 20 year anniversary this year....

11 Sep 2017

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#Pamro2017: How the affluent engage with international media brands

Sonia Marguin, head of research for Euronews/Africanews and Nathalie Sodeike, director at MediaCT (Ipsos) in Holland shares some key insights from the Ipsos Affluent Study at #Pamro2017...

By Juanita Pienaar 30 Aug 2017

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#Pamro2017: Data is becoming the oil of consumer marketing

Leana Less, vice president of global connections and media at Coca-Cola, explores the benefits of agile marketing if done correctly at this year's Pamro conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 29 Aug 2017

Pum Lefebure
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#Loeries2017: Design Army's Pum Lefebure on how to master the art of seduction

Pum Lefebure, co-founder and CCO of Design Army, based in Washington DC was the last speaker of the day at the DStv Seminar of Creativity, where she explained how marketing is a lot like dating, and how similarly falling in love with a brand goes from flirting to romance to seduction...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Aug 2017

Weera Saad
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#Loeries2017: Be the popes, the geeks and the rock and rollers, says Creative Shop's Weera Saad

First up at today's DStv Seminar of Creativity was Facebook's head Creative Shop: MEA, Weera Saad, who spoke about how things have changed over time and how we need to change to ride this new wave that's arrived. “It's a brave new world, the big wave is here and it's perfect, and it's staring you in the face.” We need to surf it, she said...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Aug 2017

Rikki Stein, Afrima international advisor
All Africa Music Awards receives nearly 5,000 entries

The All Africa Music Awards has received 4,816 entries for 2017 submission with Eastern Africa having the highest entries as screening and adjudication processes follows...

20 Jul 2017

Zain Verjee, aKoma co-founder.
First team of Amplify storytellers graduate in East Africa

Amplify, a paid fellowship for content creators launched in 2016, has seen its first graduates qualify. Three teams of young storytellers from Rwanda, Kenya and Nigeria presented their final projects to a judging panel, comprising Professor Bitange Ndemo, Pamela Sittoni of Nation Media Group, Patricia Obozuwa of GE Africa and Google Kenya's Charles Murito...

13 Apr 2017

Manufacturing East Africa launches this month
Manufacturing East Africa launches this month

The inaugural Manufacturing East Africa conference will be hosted in Nairobi, Kenya from 19-20 April 2017...

3 Apr 2017

Innovation summit for Kenya
Innovation summit for Kenya

Kenya to host a high level International Summit on ‘Innovating Economies' organised by The Economist Events…

25 Jan 2017

Addressing Africa's biggest social challenges
Addressing Africa's biggest social challenges

Acumen and GE support social enterprises across East and West Africa to build inclusive businesses that tackle the problems of poverty...

11 Nov 2016

The Economist Events
Focus on future of Nigeria's economy

The Economist's Nigeria summit in 2017 shifts focus onto the future of Nigeria's Economy....

12 Oct 2016

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Agribusiness congress comes to Kampala

Focus on 'agripreneurs' for economic growth as Agribusiness Congress East Africa comes to Kampala in November...

22 Sep 2016

AU, AFRIMA release full nominees list for public vote
AU, AFRIMA release full nominees list for public vote

The All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) released the full list of continental nominees this week ahead of public voting, which opens on 12 September 2016...

9 Sep 2016

IDE generates business and investment in African real estate
IDE generates business and investment in African real estate

Design Mission Africa, taking place in Johannesburg in November, is focussed specifically on establishing a smooth pathway for the stakeholders of the real estate and development industry...

Issued by IDE Consulting Services 30 Aug 2016

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The main drivers of investment in Sub Saharan Africa

Converging technologies, expanding connectivity and telecom mergers and acquisitions are predicted to be the main drivers of investment and deal activity in Sub Saharan Africa in 2016...

25 Aug 2016

Director, Brand and Communications, AFRIMA, Matlou Tsotsesi, unveils Lagos State as the Host City for the 2016 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA 3.0)
African Union declares Lagos as the official host city of AFRIMA 2016

The African Union Commission has announced Lagos State as the official Host City of the third edition of the All Africa Music Awards...

19 Aug 2016

Dr Nick Hughes
M-Pesa pioneer for Digital Impact Awards Africa

M-Pesa pioneer; Dr Nick Hughes will deliver the keynote speech at the third Digital Impact Awards Africa, in Kampala, Uganda on 17 August 2016...

2 Aug 2016

Kelly McGillivray
What I learned from working in Nigeria

TheSQUAD recently had the opportunity to pitch on doing an event in Abuja, Nigeria, and Kelly McGillivray talks about her key learnings...

By Kelly McGillivray 26 Jul 2016

Kigali hosts 27th African Union summit
Kigali hosts 27th African Union summit

The AU passport to facilitate trade across Africa is expected to be launched at the African Union summit this week...

11 Jul 2016

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New global exhibition for Africa

Dar es Salaam hosted the first Africa-PPB-EXPO Tanzania 2016, an international exhibition for plastic, rubber, petrochemicals and building...

30 May 2016

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Environment "cannot be an afterthought" - UNEA-2

One thousand delegates at UNEA-2 in Nairobi chart course for strong action on sustainable future in Africa...

27 May 2016

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