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His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, former President of the Republic of Ghana is expected to be hosted by the Havard Business School as the Opening Keynote Speaker at the 24th Annual Africa Business Conference.

The conference will be held on March 25 and 26, 2022 in Boston. The first day of events will be held on Harvard Business School’s campus and will be open to all attendees while Day 2 events will be held at Sheraton Boston Hotel.

This year’s conference theme is “Reimagining the Road Ahead”, acknowledging that as we look towards recovery from the COVID pandemic, we believe this is an opportune time for Africa to:

  • Find new ways to bring value chains inside African borders
  • Change the mindset of dependence on external parties.
  • Redefine Africa’s position in a changing geopolitical environment
  • Ensure that Africa is creating sustainable institutions that will lead to growth, pride and prosperity for all her people

The HBS AFRICA BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2022 includes 90 exciting speakers, networking and recruiting opportunities, and much more. The Conference promises to be a melting pot for Africa’s biggest deal makers, investors, business shapers and governments for greater impact.

H.E. John Dramani Mahama is expected to deliver the Opening keynote Address at KLARMAN HALL, HBS on Friday from 2:40pm to 3:40pm. Other Speakers include Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka who will deliver the Afternoon Keynote between 3:50 and 4:35pm and Closing Keynote with Papa M. Ndiaye who will be speaking between 4:45 and 5:30pm

About the HBS Africa Business Conference.

Twenty-four years ago, African students on HBS’s campus saw the need to create a formal organization to highlight and uplift what it means to be African, do business in Africa and push for African development and prosperity. This need birthed the Africa Business Club (ABC) and informed our mission and purpose. To achieve the goals mentioned above, the Club hosts multiple large-scale events throughout the academic year, including the Africa Business Conference.

Today, the conference has become Harvard Business School’s largest conference, with over 1,300 attendees, including business leaders, academics, and students worldwide. Year after year, the conference provides an unmatched opportunity to network and exchange ideas with individuals who share a common vision for Africa.

The Africa Business Club (ABC) provides services and resources for African students, students who have worked in Africa, and any student with a professional or cultural interest in Africa. The club also seeks to create a strong and close-knit community for Africans and all those interested in Africa. Our activities are professional, educational, and social in nature, and they are open to all members of the Harvard community. Our members are a diverse set of students who represent varied backgrounds and interests.

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