CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Date: 6 – 7 May 2020

Venue: Radisson Blu Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya

Africa is a continent of opportunity

The continent is well endowed with natural resources necessary for a resource-based industrialisation. The continent is sitting on more than US$82 trillion in discovered natural resources, with the potential to contribute US$30 billion a year in government revenue over the next 20 years.

Africa also possesses other natural resources – minerals, rivers, forests, fisheries, etc., in vast quantities worth a significant amount. The value add of its fisheries and aquaculture alone is estimated to be more than US$24 billion. However, many countries continue to export raw materials with little value addition. For example, Africa exports 69% of the world’s raw cocoa beans but only 16% of ground cocoa, which is typically worth 2–3 times more per ton than raw cocoa.

Transforming the agriculture sector in Africa towards agro-allied industrialisation could open markets worth more than US$100 billion a year by 2025. Agribusiness can thus be the engine of Africa’s structural transformation while creating decent non-agricultural jobs, increasing income, feeding Africa, and alleviating poverty.

The conference will be hosted over 2 days and will include a Networking Cocktail Reception.

The focus of the conference will be to explore and discuss the following key focus areas:

  • Eastern Africa’s Manufacturing Sector: Promoting Technology, Innovation, Productivity and Linkages

  • Access to new markets: trade & exports in manufactured goods

  • Strategies for Growth for manufacturers

  • The impact of industry 4.0 on the East African manufacturing community and what is needed to implement Industry 4.0

09:30-09:50

Keynote address: Minister Rob Davies

07:00-08:30

REGISTRATION

10:45-11:15

REFRESHMENTS

07:00-08:30

REGISTRATION

09:30-09:50

Keynote address: Minister Rob Davies

DAY 1: 27 JUNE

09:30-09:50

Keynote address: Minister Rob Davies

07:00-08:30

REGISTRATION

10:45-11:15

REFRESHMENTS

DAY 2: 28 JUNE

07:00-08:30

REGISTRATION

09:30-09:50

Keynote address: Minister Rob Davies

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