SOAS University of London

Centre of African Studies

Business in Africa: What is next?

Centre of African Studies
Karen Ellis (ODI); Daniel Large (Political Consultant); Tara O'Connor (Africa Risk Consulting); Professor Tunde Ogowewo ( King's College London); Simon Quinn ( University of Oxford)

Date: 23 June 2011Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 24 June 2011Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 116

Type of Event: Conference

The Centre of African Studies, SOAS are hosting a two day conference on Business in Africa. The themes will be focusing on aspects of business in the present and prospectus for the future. Knowing that 2010 was the year for 17 African countries to celebrate their 50 years of Independence and 16 elections took place throughout Africa, 2011 is the year to ask what next Africa?

Thursday 23rd June 2011 - Day 1 - Governance

  • Governance and Development
  • Corruption
  • Entrepreneurship

Friday 24th June 2011 - Day 2 - Business

  • China / India in Africa
  • Natural Resources
  • The role of Business in development

Featured Speakers will be

  • Karen Ellis (ODI)
  • Daniel Large (Political Consultant)
  • Tara O’Connor (Africa Risk Consulting)
  • Professor Tunde Ogowewo (King’s College London)
  • Simon Quinn (University of Oxford)

This is a ticketed only event (Lunch and Refreshments provided):
Fees apply: £ 150 per day - £ 75 half a day

Organiser: CAS

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Contact Tel: 020 7898 4370