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The conference gathered over 600 attendees, which included key stakeholders in public and private sector as well as young entrepreneurs and students. The theme of the 2019 conference was "The Rise of Africa's entrepreneur heroes" and it set the stage for the ABH's vision and work across the continent over the next ten years. Importantly, it also provided a forum for discussions on the state of entrepreneurship in Africa.
H.E. Nana Akufo Addo, H.E. Ban Ki-moon and Jack Ma delivered keynote speeches. The presentations by young entrepreneurs highlighted the potential and passion of Africa's young entrepreneurs and showcased innovative models that young African entrepreneurs are using to address challenging development issue.
Overall, the 2019 ABH conference provided insights into both the potential of Africa's entrepreneurs, the challenges they face, and the actions that are required to further propel them. Attendees, thus, left with further understanding of why ABH believes our top 10 finalists and other entrepreneurs like them are heroes.
H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo
President of the Republic of Ghana and
Co-Chair UN SDG Advocates Group
H.E. Ban Ki-moon
8th Secretary General of the United Nations
Mr. Jack Ma
Founder of the Jack Ma Foundation
Hon. Cina Lawson
Minister of Posts, Digital Economy,
and Technological Innovation of Togo
Naomi Campbell
Supermodel, Activist and Executive
Producer of Arise Fashion Show
James Mwangi
Executive Director of the Dalberg Group
Patrick Awuah
President of Ashesi University
Martin Stimela
Founder and Group CEO of Brastorne
Enterprises, Alibaba eFounder
Taoufik Mousselmal
CEO of Tweez Group, Alibaba eFounder
Uju Uzo-Ojinnaka
CEO of Traders of Africa, Alibaba eFounder
Anita Erskine
UN SDG Advocate & Founder of
the STEM Woman Project
DJ Switch
Ghana's youngest award winning DJ,
DJ of the Year (2019)
Yaa Yaa
Noyam Africa Dance Troupe