Georgetown University Hosting Inaugural African Business Conference
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Georgetown University Hosts Inaugural African Business Conference

Georgetown University hosted its first-ever African business conference in Washington, D.C. The three-day event, called “Africa Rising: Business In Action,” was hosted by Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business in conjunction with the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s African Studies Program, and it began Feb. 6.

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“The purpose of this event is to showcase the growth and impact of the private sector across the African continent and facilitate a discussion on opportunities to continue this success,” wrote event organizers.

The conference featured six panels discussing issues including financial and business opportunities, cultural shifts and technological advancements, and more than 20 executives and leaders of the African diaspora from companies and organizations including Coca-Cola, World Bank, Atlas Mara, Abraaj, Emerging Capital Partners, IHS Towers, Standard Bank, and Okayafrica participated. Check out updates from the event below: