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Ideas Brewed in an African Pot: Duke’s Fuqua School of Business to Host Africa Business Conference

Pape Gaye, CEO of Intrahealth International. Phil Heilberg, CEO of JARCH Companies (focused on developing natural resources in Africa). Ben Lyon, Founder of Kopo Kopo (developers of Business Operating Software). These brilliant African men are

Pape Gaye, CEO of Intrahealth International. Phil Heilberg, CEO of JARCH Companies (focused on developing natural resources in Africa). Ben Lyon, Founder of Kopo Kopo (developers of Business Operating Software). These brilliant African men are poised to share their experiences and passion to see Africa evolve with participants at this year’s Duke MBA’s Business in Africa Conference, an event slated for the 1st of April, 2017 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.


The theme for the conference is: “Africa 2020: From Consumerism to Value Creation,” and is aimed at igniting engaging conversations around opportunities in Africa to create valuable products and services, as well as the drive to increase Africa’s footprint in the global value chain. Africa has often been a consumer of global products but with its plethora of growing economies and middle class, the continent becomes ever more attractive for investment. The conference will also host insightful panels spanning various sectors: entertainment, energy, health, education and finance. Panelists will include Africans with strong industry expertise who will share their successes and failures, working on the continent.


Duke University is one of the top universities in the world, with its business school- The Fuqua School of Business recently ranked in the top 3 business schools in the US. This year’s Business in Africa conference is the biggest yet, with several participants from Africa and across the US.
We look forward to hosting you for an amazing conference and showing you some real southern hospitality in North Carolina’s Durham! In the meantime, do follow us on social media via:


Website- http://www.dbiac2017.com/


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Debo Folorunsho

Debo Folorunsho serves as CEO of Applause Africa Communications and Executive Producer of the African Diaspora Awards. He has worked in Visual Design at Music Creative Group, Warner Music Communications and Design Group, and Permission Data.

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