The third Hub Africa conference is to take place in April in Morocco, with entrepreneurs and investors invited to collaborate to build the investment ecosystem in Africa.
The event is to take place on April 2 and 3 in Casablanca, Morocco, and will run under the theme “Believe in Africa, invest in Africa”.
Bringing together public and private players, corporates, startups, funding bodies, professional associations, academics, and students in higher education, Hub Africa aims to address all the issues related to investment in Africa – including financing, management, regulation, and innovation issues.
The organisers said the conference will allow participants to expand their network, share experiences and enthusiasm, get feedback and advice, identify synergies between players, and potentially agree investments or launch new projects. The conference also hopes to encourage African diaspora to become more active in the investment ecosystem on the continent.
In addition, the event aims to position Morocco as a hub connecting Africa to other regions.
“These objectives provide answers to the current requirements and needs of the African continent. Indeed, the major challenges facing Africa [include]the new situation and short-term geostrategy necessary to rethink economic models. Hub Africa has assigned the mission to accompany this change, turned towards the business, investment and entrepreneurship on the continent,” the organisers said.
The event will play host to five thematic “villages” to facilitate interaction between attendees, namely, the administrative village – home to ministries, embassies, administrations and institutions, African public administrations, African export promotion agencies, and African agencies for investment promotion; the NGO village – housing Chambers of Commerce, foundations, professional associations, international organizations, associations supporting investment and entrepreneurship, and teaching establishments; the provider’s village – hosting players in sectors such as insurance, consulting, business management, IT, human resources, for example; the large companies and banks village; and the media headquarters.
The organisers said they expect 10,000 attendees at this year’s conference, following on the successful turnout at the two previous events.