26 Years of WABF

 

Welcome!

Since the inaugural Wharton Africa Business Forum  (WABF), we have welcomed thought leaders, dignitaries, CEOs, captains of industry and young professionals from around the world to contemplate career leadership and champion Africa as a business destination. In this historic 26th Anniversary year, we are honored to be able to continue in this tradition.

This year we have selected the theme “Reimagining Africa's Global Partnerships: Unleashing its potential and redefining pathways to growth”. WABF26 hopes to distill the influences that have driven change in the past and that will drive change in the future.

Our goals for the 26th Forum are simple but bold: to provide unparalleled insights into the opportunities and challenges of operating in Africa; to connect young professionals with leaders in Africa’s public, private and social sectors; and to inspire educated talent in the Diaspora to get involved in the development of the continent.

We look forward to hosting you this November in Philadelphia.

Sincerely,

Your WABF26 Leadership Team 

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Gbenga Oyebode

Founding Partner and Chairman, Aluko & Oyebode

WALE TINUBU

CEO, Oando Group

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Dr. Frannie Leautier

COO and Asset Management Executive Director, Trade & Development Bank

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Thierry Tanoh

Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energy Development, Ivory Coast

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Nkosana Moyo

Economist, Politician, Investor

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Jon M. Huntsman Hall

3730 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

 

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Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel

1201 Market St, Philadelphia PA 19107

 

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National Constitution Center

525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

PLATINUM SPONSORS

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GOLD SPONSORS

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SILVER SPONSORS

 
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RUBY SPONSORS

 
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GENERAL SPONSORS

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PARTNERS

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