African Business Students Gear Up For World’s Largest Student-run Conference –

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VENTURES AFRICA – The Africa Business Club, a Member of Student Clubs of HBS, Inc., announced the 17th Annual Africa Business Conference to be held at Harvard Business School. The event will be held from Friday 27th February to Sunday 1st March, 2015.

The conference is the world’s largest student-run event focused on business in Africa, bringing together preeminent keynote speakers, expert panelists, and nearly 1,500 passionate students and professionals from across the globe to discuss and debate important African business and leadership topics. This year’s conference will continue the tradition of professional networking with inspirational leaders, thought-provoking talks, and an enriching experience for all the attendees. The conference will culminate with the annual conference gala at a new location, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston’s historic waterfront district, followed by an after-party featuring a world-famous musical performer.

“This year’s theme ‘A More Inclusive Africa: the Pursuit of Progress for All’ is very meaningful to us,” write conference co-chairs Nneka Ezeigwe and Leo Markel. “While the story of Africa’s stellar growth has been amply celebrated in recent years, we believe opportunities to make it more inclusive and generate sustainable progress for all are the next chapter of Africa’s story…We want to inspire conversations that drive actions, which ultimately lead to the type of far-reaching progress that we envision for Africa. We hope to celebrate Africa’s successes, but also talk about the opportunities and innovative solutions to conquer the challenge.”

By bringing together students and professionals focused on doing business in Africa, the Africa Business Conference provides an opportunity to discuss relevant issues and events. It is also an exceptional networking opportunity for business and community leaders, current and prospective Harvard MBA students and alumni, students from other graduate programs, and educators from around the world. The 2014 conference, another resounding success with close to 1,500 participants in attendance, marked the sixteenth anniversary of the Africa Business Conference at Harvard Business School.

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