Africa Singapore Business Forum 2016

24 - 25 Aug, 2016
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore 392 Havelock Road Singapore 169663

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International Enterprise (IE) Singapore's Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) is the premier platform for fostering investment, trade and thought leadership between Africa and Asia.

Hosted in Singapore since 2010, the forum has brought together close to 2,000 business and government leaders from 30 countries to develop opportunities and partnerships between these two dynamic regions.

ASBF 2016 will address critical issues and identify opportunities for the strategic growth of both regions through presentations, panel discussions, and numerous networking opportunities.


Forum Day 1
Date: 24th August 2016, Wednesday

 0800-0900 Registration
 0900-0910 Welcome Address by Mr Lee Ark Boon - CEO, IE Singapore
 0910-1010 Keynote Panel with Guest of Honour 

- Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Singapore
- Mr. Bonang Mohale, Chairman & Vice President, Shell Downstream South Africa (Pty) Limited

Moderated By: Mr. Viswanathan Shankar, Chief Executive Officer & Partner, Gateway Partners
 1010-1030 Announcements & Signing Ceremonies
 1030-1050 Morning Tea Break
 1050-1110 Lions on the move 2.0 : The continuing progress of Africa’s economies
 - Presentation by Mr. Omid Kassiri, McKinsey & Company, Kenya
 1110-1220 Panel 1: The New African Consumer

- Mr. Charles Brewer, Chief Executive Officer, DHL eCommerce
- Mr. Pardon Makumbe, Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer, CRE Venture Capital
- Mr. Saw Ken Wye, Chief Executive Officer, CrimsonLogic
- Mr. Sunil Kaushal, Regional Chief Executive Officer, Africa & Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank
- Mr. Vikramm Chand, Chief Executive Officer, Vega Foods

Moderated By: Mr. Alexander Benard, Chief Executive Officer, Schulze Global Investments
 1220-1330 Panel 2: "Made in Africa" - Prospects for Manufacturing in Africa

- Mr. Prakash Kejriwal, Director, Indorama Corporation Pte Ltd
- Mr. Robin Smith, Group Commercial Director, Libstar
- Mr. Tony Stenning, Managing Director, East & Southern Africa, Bolloré Africa Logistics 
- Mr. Venkataramani Srivathsan, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Africa & Middle East, Olam International

Moderated By: Mr. Karim Anjarwalla, Managing Partner, Anjarwalla & Khanna
 1330-1430 Networking Lunch
 1430-1540 Panel 3: Spotlight Asia - Riding the Growth 

- Mr. Neal Chandaria, Director, Comcraft Asia Pacific
- Mr. Richard Pike, Chief Executive Officer, Adcorp Holdings Limited
- Dr. Shahzad Nasim, Group Executive Chairman, Meinhardt Group
- Mr. Tony Soh, Chief Corporate Officer, The Ascott Limited

Moderated By: Prof. Annie Koh, Vice President, Office of Business Development;
Professor of Finance (Practice); Academic Director, Business Families Institute & International Trading Institute @ Singapore Management University
 1540-1650 Panel 4: Urbanisation in Africa - Cities as Growth Engines

- Dr. Kevin K. Kariuki, Head of Infrastructure, Industrial Promotion Services (Kenya) Ltd. (Aga Khan Group)
- Mr. Kum Mun Lock, Group Senior Managing Director, Business Development, Hyflux
- Mr. Oliver Andrews, Chief Investment Officer & Executive Director, Africa Finance Corporation
- Mr. Teo Eng Cheong, Chief Executive Officer, Surbana Jurong

Moderated By: Mr. Mark Rathbone, Asia Pacific Infrastructure Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Singapore
 1650-1710 Afternoon Tea Break
 1710-1820 Panel 5: Africa Oil & Gas - Positioning for the Future

- Mr. Bonang Mohale, Chairman & Vice President, Shell Downstream South Africa (Pty) Limited
- Dr. Bryant (ABC) Orjiako, Chairman, Seplat Petroleum Development Company PLC
- Mr. Humphrey Kariuki Ndegwa, Founder, Dalbit Petroleum
- Tan Sri Hassan Marican, Chairman, SembCorp Marine

Moderated By: Mr. David Hewitt, Co-head of Global Oil & Gas Research, Credit Suisse
 1820-1825 Closing remarks by Mr/ V. Srivathsan, Chairman of Advisory Committee,
 Africa Singapore Business  Forum 2016
 1830-2030 Networking Cocktail
Forum Day 2
Date: 25th August 2016, Thursday
 0830-0900 Registration
 0900-1230 Country Presentations  

 Grand Ballroom 1: West Africa 
 Cote d’Ivoire, by Centre for Promotion of Investments In Cote d'Ivoire
 Equatorial Guinea, by Ministry for the Economy, Planning and Public Investment
 Gabon, by Gabon Special Economic Zone
 Ghana, by Ghana Investment Promotion Centre
 Nigeria, by Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission
 Grand Ballroom 2: Southern Africa 
 Angola, by Agency for Investment Promotion and Export
 Mauritius, by Financial Services Promotion Agency
 South Africa, by Department of Trade and Industry
 Galleria Ballroom: East Africa
 Ethiopia, by Ministry of Industry
 Rwanda, by Embassy of Rwanda, Singapore
 Uganda, by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives
 1230-1330 Networking Lunch

 *Programme is correct as of 23th August 2016 and is subject to change 

// Engage top minds in business and government

// Identify numerous growth opportunities

// Network with key public policy makers and top business executives


Registration Fee:
SGD 1425.00
*Prices are exclusive of the prevailing Goods & Services Tax of 7%.

USD 950.00
*Exclusive of Goods & Services Tax, Bank transfer charges etc.
(For credit card payment billing would be done in Singapore dollars)


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