Program

 

 

9:00

Registration

– Registration begins
– Breakfast is being served


 

9:30-9:45

Welcoming words

 KINGSLEY IFY, Founder/ CEO Springboard

MATTI COPELAND, Executive Director / Nordic Business Development Ernst & Young


 

9:45-10:00

Meet the world’s most sustainable innovation ecosystem


 

10:00–10:20

Opening Keynote: Africa, the fight for the right stereotypes

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


 

10:20-11:20

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

MODERATOR : Nicholas Norbrook, Managing Editor,
The Africa Report

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

NINA RUDANKO, Co-founder and Board member, Fintech Finniland Association

ANTTI KOSUNEN,Co-founder at Nestholma


 

11:20-11:40

Networking & refreshments


 

11:40–12:25

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

MODERATOR: Tapio Peltonen, CEO EEX

BOB CHESTNUTT, Chief Development Officer, Anergi

SIMBARASHE MHURIRO, Director, Oxygen Africa

CHRISTOPHER PALMBERG, Program Manager, Beam


 

12:25–13:10

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

MODERATOR: Ndeye Diara Dioboye, CEO,Bleuette

JAAKKO KANGASNIEMI, CEO Finfund

FATOUMATA BA, Founder & CEO, Janngo

LYNETTE  NTULI, Founding Director and CEO,Innate Investment Solutions


 

13:10-13:30

Keynote: Lessons from Finnish education system

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


 

13:30–14:30

Networking Lunch


 

14:30–15:00

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

MODERATOR: Ndeye Diara Dioboye, CEO,Bleuette

JUSSI HINKKANEN , CEO, Fuzu Ltd

MATTHIAS MÖBIUS, StartHubAfrica


 

15:00–15:30

Fire side chat: Rethinking education: Skill development and employability

MODERATOR: Jovin Hurry, Core Team Member, NELIS

SAKU TUOMINEN, CEO HundrED

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


 

15:30–15:50

Networking & refreshments


 

15:50–16:50

Presentations: Ecosystem players

SAM AJADI, Insights Manager, GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator

AINO PIIRTOLA, Global Impact Accelerator, Slush

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

BIRGIT NEVALA, Programme Director,Finnpartnership at Finnfund,

OKI TÅG, Co-Founder, Digirockstars

CHRISTOPHER PALMBERG , Program Manager, BEAM, Business Finland


 

16:50–17:10

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

PASI RINNE, Chairman of the Board Gaia Consulting


 

17:10-17:20

Closing remarks


 

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