FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1ST | The Wharton School, Jon M. Hunstman Hall

Time Activity Location
12:00 - 13:00 Arrival & Registration Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room 260
13:00 - 14:50 Prospective Students Session Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room 260
15:00 - 18:00 New Venture Competition

Private Equity Case Competition
Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room 270

Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room 265
19:15 - 20:00 Opening Keynote Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room 260
22:00 - 2:00 WABF Kickoff Party (ft. DJ Prince) Stratus Rooftop Lounge

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2ND | Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, The Inn at Penn, Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Time Activity Location
8:00 - 8:50 Registration & Breakfast The Inn at Penn
8:50 - 9:00 Welcome Address The Inn at Penn
9:10 - 9:55 Morning Keynote The Inn at Penn
10:05 - 11:15 The Future of African Healthcare: How Digital is Unlocking New Business Models for Healthy People and Profits

China in Africa: Rebalancing the Relationship

Entrepreneurship: What’s Your Story?

Women In Business & Leadership

Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, Room 213

Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, Room 215

Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, Room 350
11:20 - 12:00 Keynote Panel 2 The Inn at Penn
12:20 - 13:10 Lunch The Inn at Penn
13:15 - 13:45 New Venture Finalists Presentation The Inn at Penn
13:50 - 14:30 Keynote 3 The Inn at Penn
14:45 - 15:45 Career Fair

Coffee Chats

Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, Stock Exchange

Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, Room 1201 & 1203
15:50 - 17:00 Energy & Infrastructure Public Private Partnership: The Case of Cote d'Ivoire and Beyond

Arts, Media, & Entertainment: Capitalizing on Africa’s Rising Cultural Currency

Sustainable Agriculture in a Growing Economy

The Future of Tech and Venture Capital on the Continent

Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, Room 213

Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, Room 215

Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, Room 350
17:05 - 18:15 Deploying Private Capital: A Look at African Private Equity Investing

Scaling Pan-African Fintech

A Rising Generation: Youth’s Role in Politics & Business

Tales from the Real Estate Market: Views from Financiers & Practitioners

Coffee Chats

Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, Room 213

Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, Room 215

Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, Room 350

Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, Room 1201 & 1203
14:00 - 17:00 Greetings, Registration & Cocktails Loews Hotel Regency Ballroom - Foyer
19:45 - 22:00 Gala Dinner (feat. Chief Obi, Keynote, and Fashion Showcase)
Loews Hotel Regency Ballroom
22:00 - 2:00 WABF After Party (Ft. DJ Tunez & DJ Quenchie) Loews Hotel Regency Ballroom

Career Fair: Representatives from top Africa-focused firms, including BCG, McKinsey, OCP will be attending the career fair and reviewing the conference resume book to schedule coffee chats during the day with selected attendees. All listed sponsors will receive the conference resume book to contact selected individuals for future opportunities.


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3RD | Loews Hotel Philadelphia

Time Activity Location
9:00 - 11:00 Alumni and VIP Brunch Loews Hotel Philadelphia (Howe Room, 33rd Floor)
11:30 - 13:30 WABF + Young African MBA's Brunch Loews Hotel Philadelphia (Howe Room, 33rd Floor)