Welcome to the 2nd Africa MBA Indaba.
Africa MBA Indaba – The Business School Alumni Conference.
The mission of the Africa MBA Indaba is to bring together alumni from prestigious business schools that are making a big impact across Africa. Whether you are a corporate executive, investor, entrepreneur, or driving change through a social enterprise, you will be among a select group of very successful fellow business school alumni.
We are convinced that if the best business school alumni gather together, new businesses will be formed, corporate partnerships established, and investments made that will lead to success for all that attend the conference.
At the MBA Indaba you will meet new clients for your company, potential investors and enhance your career through professional development seminars and panels. There will also be a Career Fair for those looking for new opportunities and a Business School Expo for individuals planning to attend business school. The career fair will have over 20 companies exhibiting and interacting with delegates. This year’s confirmed business schools include Harvard, Oxford Said, Stellenbosch, HEC (Paris), Henley, Hong Kong Univ., GIBS, Duke Fuqua, Nanyang (Singapore), Columbia, Yale, I.E. Spain, Georgetown, Milpark, Mancosa, SOAS Univ. of London, Edinburgh, U. of Free State, North West Univ., Nelson Mandela U. and the African Leadership University. The Graduate Management Admissions Council, the administrators of the GMAT exam, will also be in attendance.
The Business School Expo will provide a great opportunity to meet business school representatives and alumni from top schools from around the world. If you are interested in pursuing an MBA, Executive MBA, PhD, Advanced Management Program, Executive Development Program, etc., you will find all your answers here. . You will have two days (14th & 15th July) to get tips and insights on the admissions process, financial assistance, the GMAT, study visas, and hear about the many lucrative and rewarding career opportunities that await you.
International & Local Business
Last year we had over 20 international and local business schools including Univ. of Cape Town, Wharton, Harvard, Columbia, Duke, Yale, Stanford, Oxford, Insead, I.E., etc. participate in the Business School Admissions Expo. More than 400 aspiring MBAs were on hand to meet with business school representatives and to take part in panel discussions on the admissions process (essays, recommendations, etc.), the GMAT, financial assistance, post-MBA career options, etc.
Africa MBA Indaba – Conference for MBAs
We invite you to the 2nd annual Africa MBA Indaba the conference for MBAs in Africa. Last year we hosted over 500 delegates and 100 senior level speakers. We expect an even bigger turnout in 2017.Join us and take part in:
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14 July 2017
9:00 AM-10:00 AMWomen Shaping the Future ( Room 1)
Getting Funded ( Room 2)
Exercising Leadership in the Workplace - Sponsored by Wits Business School ( Room 3)
10:00 AM-11:00 AMInfrastructure Development - Sponsored by G.E. ( Room 1)
Reimagining Digital Business - Sponsored by Accenture ( Room 2)
Disrupting Organisational Education - Sponsored by Henley Business School Room 3)
Monitising YouTube - Sponsored by YouTube ( Expo Room )
11:00AM-12:00AMBEE & Transformation ( Room 1)
New Technologies in Mining - Sponsored by Omnia ( Room 2)
Using Creativity and Innovation to Develop a Competitive Edge - Sponsored by Henley Business School ( Room 3)
Commercial Real Estate - Sponsored by Wits Business School ( Expo Room )
12:00AM-1:00PMTalent in Africa - Learning & Development ( Room 3)
MBA Admissions Process ( Room 2)
Why Get an MBA ( Expo Room )
1:00 PM-2:00 PMConsiderations in Selecting a Business School ( Expo Room )
2:00 PM-3:00 PMEntrepreneurship MasterClass - Sponsored by IE Spain ( Room 1)
Technology Innovations - Sponsored by Vodacom ( Room 2)
New World of Work & Leadership Skills Required to Succeed - Sponsored by Duke ( Room 3)
Billionaires Under Construction - Sponsored by Leadership2020 ( Expo Room )
3:00 PM-4:00 PMAfrican Consumer Market ( Room 1)
Talent in Africa - Diversity Recruiting ( Room 2)
Develop Your Person Brand Intelligence ( Expo Room )
4:00 PM-5:00 PMWinning at Entrepreneurship ( Room 1)
Corporate & Business School Speed Dating ( Expo Room )
15 July 2017
9:00 AM-10:00 AMInvestor Speed Dating ( Expo Room )
10:00 AM-11:00 AMFuture of Gaming ( Expo Room )
11:00AM-12:00AMGMAT MasterClass - Sponsored by GMAC ( Expo Room )
12:00AM-1:00PMSocial Entrepreneurs in Action ( Expo Room )
SpeakersMeet our most valued speakers
African Consumer MarketConsumer spending may have slowed but there is no stopping the growing middle class in Africa. Gain insights on which market segments are most attractive and how to develop, distribute and market your product for profit.
Art of the DealLearn how investment banks and private equity firms source and structure deals. The deal landscape has become more challenging over the past few years, yet savvy deal makers continue to prosper.
Technology InnovationsDo not let your business or career fall behind by not understanding the latest technology trends hitting Africa. Our panelist will explain the hot products and services that will either disrupt your business or make it far more profitable.
Get Funded – How to Raise CapitalGreat entrepreneurs need capital to fuel their innovations and business models. This panel will explore how investors evaluate and structure deals for SMEs.
BEE & TransformationLearn how BEE companies can successfully partner with international firms and investors to create sustainable and highly profitable companies.
Talent in Africa – Recruiting & Managing Diverse TalentHow to find the best talent for your company or business school. Panelists will provide their insights on how to identify high potential African talent and understand the culturally relevant leadership skills required to succeed in an African context.
Women TrailblazersHear how game changing women navigated their careers to achieve success as executives and entrepreneurs. Learn tips and secrets to accelerate your career.
Winning as an EntrepreneurGain insights from successful entrepreneurs on how they find new ideas, raise capital, and manage for high growth.
Data is the New OilBig Data is transforming how companies interact and communicate with their customers. Learn how big data will affect your career the latest marketing techniques from experts in the space.
Infrastructure DevelopmentLearn how infrastructure is being built and financed across Africa and how SMEs can play a vital role in the supply chain.
Become A Sponsor
We invite you to become a sponsor of the Africa MBA Indaba & Career Fair.
- Meet highly qualified MBA graduates for your talent pipeline.
- Position your brand in front of young MBA executives.
- Support business and leadership education in South Africa.
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