4 MAY, 2017 – EY Finland, Helsinki, Finland

AGENDA

 
 

8:15–9:00

Registration


 

9:00–9:30

Welcome Remarks

Mr. Kingsley Ify, CEO of Springboard
Mr. Matti Copeland, Executive Director, Nordic Business Development, EY Finland
Mr. Kai Mykkänen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, MFA Finland


 

9:30–10:00

Keynote 

Africa is NOT a Country: Highlights of Differences and Opportunities in Business across the Continent

Surprise


 

10:00–10:20

Keynote 

Energy Sector in Africa: Prospects for Traditional and New Energy Forms

Mr. Karim Sadek, Managing Director, Qalaa Holdings


 

10:20–10:40

Networking and Refreshments


 

10:40–11:00

Keynote 

Communiqué: What thrives business and where and how to invest in Côte d’Ivoire?

Mr. Emmanuel Essis, General Manager of CEPICI


 

11:00–11:40

Panel 

How Infrastructure Shapes the Future of Africa?

Ms. Catherine Kimaryo, Director for Project and Infrastructure Finance, TDB Mr. Artem Gurevich, Chief of Staff, Rendeavour
Mr. Karim Sadek, Managing Director, Qalaa Holdings


 

11:40–12:00

Networking and Refreshments


 

12:00–12:40

Panel 

Education and Healthcare: Nordic Expertise and Innovation in Education and Healthcare

Mikko Kauppinen, Village Chief, Health Innovation Village & Energy Village Lasse Leponiemi, Partner & COO, HundrED.org
Mr. Matti Copeland, Executive Director: Nordic Business Development, EY Finland


 

12:40–13:40

Networking Lunch


 

13:40–14:10

Keynote 

Building A Million Dollar Business in Africa: A Success Case

Mr. Jonas Schwarz Lausten, Co-Owner, Nordic Hotels


 

14:10–14:50

Panel 

SDGs & Private Sector: Mutual Benefits for Development – Challenges and Opportunities

Ms. Hannamaija Fontell, Director: Business Development and R&D, Biolan
Ms. Irene Leino, Corporate Responsibility Advisor, UNICEF Finland
Pasi Rinne, Chairman and Founding Partner, Gaia Group


 

14:50–15:10

Networking and Refreshments


 

15:10–15:50

Panel 

Finance & Funding Mechanisms

Ms. Viola Llewellyn, Co-Founder & President of Ovamba
Mr. Marko Backström, Lawyer, Taaleri Private Equity Funds, Taaleri
Mr. Ari Virtanen, CEO of Ensto
Ms. Catherine Kimaryo, Director for Project and Infrastructure Finance, TDB


 

15:50–16:00

Closing Remarks

Mr, Kingsley Ify, CEO of Springboard


 

16:00–17:00

Matchmaking: Exploring Opportunities


Springboard reserves all the rights to make changes to the agenda.