Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) 2018

28 - 29 Aug, 2018
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore, Grand Ballroom, Level 4 392 Havelock Road, Singapore 169663

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Promoting Business Exchange and Thought Leadership Between Africa and Asia
 

The Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) is the premier platform for promoting business exchange and thought leadership between Africa and Asia.

Organised by Enterprise Singapore, the forum has brought together over 2,000 business and government leaders from 30 countries to develop opportunities and partnerships between these two dynamic regions.

ASBF 2018 will address critical issues and identify opportunities in key sectors, including real estate, oil and gas, digital economy and manufacturing. The forum will also address the important question of financing when doing business in Africa.

 

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND | PROGRAMME CONFIRMED SPEAKERS | SPONSORS AND PARTNERS | REGISTRATION | ENQUIRIES


WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

  • Network with over 500 business leaders
  • Tailored 1-1 business matching for potential collaborations
  • Insightful panel discussions with top minds from public and private sectors

PROGRAMME
*Programme is subject to change without prior notice

Forum Day 1
  Day 1: 28 August 2018, Tuesday
  0830-0930  Registration
  0930-0940  Welcome Address: Mr Png Cheong Boon, CEO, Enterprise Singapore
  0940-0955  Keynote Address by Guest-of-Honour: Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry
  0955-1005  Signing of Agreements
  1005-1045  Tea Break 
  1045-1200  Plenary Discussion : Africa 2025 – Positioning for Growth
  1200-1315  Plenary Discussion : Consumerism – Capturing Africa’s Rising Consumption
  1315-1430  Networking Lunch
   Breakout Tracks
  1430-1530  Panel: Oil & Gas – Re-Engaging Africa's Energy
  Sector
     Panel: Digital Economy – Entering the 
     Digitalisation Race in Africa
  1530-1610  Tea Break
  1610-1710  Panel: Real Estate – Africa's Urban
  Opportunity
     Panel: Manufacturing – Positioning for
     Africa's Manufacturing Boom
  1710-2000   Networking Cocktails

Forum Day 2
  Day 2: 29 August 2018, Wednesday
  0830-0900   Registration
  0900-1000   Panel: Financing – Navigating the Financing Ecosystem for Africa 
  1000-1045   Tea Break
  1045-1200   Breakout: West Africa Country 
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • Ivory Coast
  • The Republic of Guinea
   Breakout: Southern Africa Country   
  • South Africa
  • Mozambique
  • Zimbabwe
  1200-1315   Breakout: North Africa Country 
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Egypt
   Breakout: East Africa Country 
  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Ethiopia  
  1315-1430   Networking Lunch
  1430-1700   1-to-1 Business Matching 


CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
 
Plenary Discussion 1: Africa 2025 – Positioning for Growth
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Mr V. Srivathsan 

Managing Director & CEO 
Olam International 

 
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Mr Amr Kamel
Executive Vice President,
Business Development & Corporate Banking
Africa Export-Import Bank 

 
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Mr Sunil Kaushal 

Regional CEO, MEA
Standard Chartered Bank 

 
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Mr Omar Shahzad 

Group CEO 
Meinhardt

 
 Plenary Discussion 2: Consumerism – Capturing Africa’s Rising Consumption
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Mr Haresh Aswani 
Managing Director 
Tolaram Group 

 
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Mr Pieter Cilliers 
Principal 
Tana Africa Capital 

 
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Mrs Juliet Anammah
CEO
Jumia Nigeria Ltd 

 
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Prof Edward Kieswetter

Lead Independent Director,
Shoprite Group & Non-Executive Director, 
GEMS Education, Africa

 
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Mr Tauriq Brown
 
Director, T6 Studios Ecommerce Consultancy &
Director, South African
Thai Chamber of Commerce
 Panel 1: Oil & Gas – Re-Engaging Africa's Energy Sector
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Mr Andrew Haladu
CEO 
HARPS 

 
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Mr Paritosh Gupta
CEO
Infrastructure Leasing &
Financial Services Ltd

 
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Mr Fabian Kor
Vice President,
Strategy Growth & Projects
Pavilion Energy
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Dr Benjamin Chilenge
VP for Commercial

ENH
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Ms Lizel Oberholzer
Director 
Norton Rose Fulbright
South Africa

 
 Panel 2: Real Estate – Africa's Urban Opportunity
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Mr Thomas Wee 
Deputy Managing Director 
The Ascott Limited,
India, Middle East and Africa 

 
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Mr Ameel Somani 
Principal
Helios Investment Partners

 
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Mr Olasupo Shasore 
Advisory Board Member
Landmark Group & Eko Hotel Limited
with Partner, ALP (Africa Law Practice)

 
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Mr Dipak Chummun 
CFO
IBL Group 

 
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Mr Karim Anjarwalla 
Managing Partner 
A&K and ALN 

 
 Panel 3: Digital Economy – Entering the Digitalisation Race in Africa
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Mr Tan Aik-Boon
Chief Customer Officer
TransferTo

 
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Mrs Juliet Anammah
CEO
Jumia Nigeria Ltd 

 
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Dr Kamal Bhattacharya
Chief Innovation Officer
Safaricom Ltd 
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Mr Kariuki Ngari
Global Head, Retail Distribution
Standard Chartered Bank
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Mr Pardon Makumbe
Founding Partner
CRE Venture Capital
 Panel 4: Manufacturing – Positioning for Africa's Manufacturing Boom
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 Mr Darshan Chandaria 
CEO
Chandaria Group 

 
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Mr Saikat Chowdhury 
Managing Director
Nivésal Pte Ltd

 
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Mr Deepak Singhal 
CEO 
FMCG, Tolaram Group 

 
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Dr Sherif El-Gabaly 
Chairman
Polyserve Group
 
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Mr Johan Burger 
 Director
NTU-SBF
Centre of African Studies
 Panel 5: Financing – Navigating the Financing Ecosystem for Africa 
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Mr Amr Kamel
Executive Vice President,
Business Development & Corporate Banking
Africa Export-Import Bank 
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Mr Karim Helal 
Managing Director 
Carbon Holdings 

 
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Mr Kweku Bedu-Addo 
CEO, South Africa & Southern Africa
Standard Chartered Bank 

 
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Mr Tan Kah Chye 
Chairman
CCRManager Pte Ltd 

 
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Mr Vivek Pathak
Director for East Asia & Pacific
International Finance
Corporation


SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
Platinum Sponsors  
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Gold Sponsors  
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Silver Sponsors  

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Country Panel Sponsors  

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Knowledge Partners 

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Official Carrier  
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REGISTRATION
Registration Fee:
SGD460
* Price is exclusive of the prevailing Goods & Services Tax of 7%

USD350
* Price is exclusive of Goods & Services Tax, Bank transfer charges, etc.
(For credit card payment, billing would be done in Singapore dollars)


ENQUIRIES
For enquiries, please email the ASBF secretariat at ASBF@enterprisesg.gov.sg
For the latest business insights on Africa and Singapore, follow us on Twitter at @ESG_Africa.

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