Mbire, Maggie Kigozi to feature at Africa 2016 summit
Ugandan entrepreneurs Charles Mbire, Dr. Maggie Kigozi and Ashish Thakkar are set to fly the Uganda flag high when they join eminent political and business leaders for the 2016 Africa business summit in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt next month.
The two day conference slated for February 20-21, 2016 will besides Presidents El Sisi of Egypt, Jacob Zuma of South Africa, Ali Bongo of Gabon, Muhamad Buhari of Nigeria, Tanzania’s John Magufuli of Tanzania and Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta also be attended by African business kingpins Tony Elumelu and Aliko Dangote of the Dangote group.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his Ghanaian counterpart John Mahama will feature in a televised debate on industrialization and what it will take to strengthen and integrate Africa into the global value chain.
Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini the Aga Khan will deliver the keynote speech on February 21 while several eminent personalities will feature in panel discussions covering a wide range of Afro-centric issues.
MTN Uganda board chair Charles Mbire will react to a panel discussion of African entrepreneurs on innovation and entrepreneurship.
Former Uganda Investment Authority Executive Director and now Chairman of Zuri Model Farm Dr. Maggie Kigozi will chair a parallel session on Africa’s agriculture while ICT entrepreneur Ashish Thakkar, will be part of a panel discussion that interrogates the Africa rising story and where the continents prospects really stand.