Program

 

 

8:15

Registration

– Registration begins
– Breakfast is being served


 

9:15

Welcoming words

 


 

9:30–9:45

Meet the world’s most sustainable innovation ecosystem


 

9:45–10:05

Opening Keynote: Africa, the fight for the right stereotypes

MAREK ZMYSLOWSKI, Co-founded Jumia Travel, HotelOnline.co


 

10:05-10:40

Panel discussion: How Fin-tech is shaping business development and impact growth in Africa

DR LANCE MAMBONDIANI, CEO Steward Bank

MONIKA LIIKAMAA, Co-founder & Chairman of the Board, Enfuce Financial Services

CATHERINE WINES, Co-founder, WorldRemit

OBI EJIMOFO, Chief Innovation Officer, Asoko Insight


 

10:40-11:00

Networking & refreshments


 

11:00–11:30

Panel discussion: Sustainable energy solutions to reduce the effect of climate change

BOB CHESTNUTT, Chief Development Officer, Anergi

SIMBARASHE MHURIRO, Director, Oxygen Africa

CHRISTOPHER PALMBERG, Program Manager, Beam


 

11:30–12:00

Panel discussion: Exploring proven Finnish/Nordic innovations and sustainability to accelerate business opportunities in Africa with Africans

JAAKKO KANGASNIEMI, CEO Finfund

FATOUMATA BA, Founder & CEO, Janngo

LYNETTE  NTULI, Founding Director and CEO,Innate Investment Solutions

HARRY TOMI DAVIES, Collaborator-in-Chief,TechnoVision


 

12:00-13:05

Networking Lunch


 

13:05–13:25

Keynote: Lessons from Finnish education system

OLLI-PEKKA HEINONEN Director General, Finnish National Agency for Education


 

13:25–14:00

Panel Discussion: Leveraging Finnish educational excellence and educational change agents in Africa to build human capital on the continent

GOSSY UKANWOKE, Founder, BAU R&D and President, EduTech

JUSSI HINKKANEN , CEO, Fuzu Ltd

MATTHIAS MÖBIUS, StartHubAfrica


 

14:00–14:20

Fire side chat: Rethinking education: Skill development and employability

SAKU TUOMINEN, CEO HundrED

EVAN YAP, Head of Research and Business Analyst at at Tykn


 

14:20–14:40

Networking & refreshments


 

14:40–15:30

Presentations: Ecosystem players

CHRISTOPHER PALMBERG , Program Manager, BEAM, Business Finland

BIRGIT NEVALA, Programme Director,Finnpartnership at Finnfund,

DARIO GIULIANI, Founder of Briter & Consultant GSMA -African Startup Scene Mapping

OKI TÅG, Co-Founder, Digirockstars


 

15:30–15:50

Keynote: Blended Finance – a missing piece of the SDG puzzle 

PASI RINNE, Chairman of the Board Gaia Consulting


 

15:50-16:00

Closing remarks


 

16:00–17:30

Matchmaking: Meet the buyers segment


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