Cambridge University’s Judge Business School to Host Business in Africa Conference
The Judge Business School at Cambridge University will host its first Business in Africa conference later this month, to focus on the theme of unlocking value in the world’s next frontier market, the school announced. The inaugural conference, which also will look at how the private sector can serve as a catalyst for growth in the region, will take place on April 28th.
Top names in the region have agreed to take part, including the Vice President of the Republic of Zambia, Dr. Guy Scott, who will deliver the keynote address. Other speakers include Professor Mthuli Ncube, chief economist and vice president of African Development Bank, and Wadzanai Madziva, head of business development at Google Africa.
The conference will be hosted by the Cambridge Africa Business Network (CABH), an alumni- and student-led organization at Judge devoted to furthering dialogue about African business, investment and entrepreneurship.
“We are really pleased to be bringing such a fantastic line-up of speakers to Cambridge to discuss such a seminal topic,” Steve Hamm, one of the Network’s co-founders, said in a statement. He added that the conference is just one part of a larger initiative to create links between the academic and business communities at Cambridge with those across the continent of Africa. “It is really part of a broader plan to promote excellence in business leadership and education,” he said.
The Judge School sees itself as uniquely positioned to advance discussion about business in Africa thanks to the diverse experience of the Cambridge faculty and the school’s proximity to London, a growing hub for African-directed capital and finance.