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africa business day
Juni 12, 2015, Klostergut Paradies, Schaffhausen
AFRICA BUSINESS DAY
OFFICIAL PROGRAM
PREMIUM PARTNER
CO-ORGANIZER

Overview
Africa - The world's fastest-growing middle class.
Gain new insights into this promising market and
learn how to build your export business in Africa.
Africa Business Day 2015 will focus on the rising middle class on the continent
and will provide you with the latest insights from both, Swiss and African companies already active in this fast growing market. During keynote speeches as
well as workshops, opportunities that arise out of this growing consumer class
will be explored.
The rising middle class in Africa as a driver of economic growth
More than one of three Africans (about 1.1 billion people) are described as
members of the middle class, acting as an important driver of Africa’s economic growth. This growth, though uneven, is not only a source of hope for
Africa, but also a signal to the rest of the world on the prospects for economic
recovery and renewal, particularly because it has been steady despite the global economic downturn.
This rising middle class brings with it middle class values common outside the
continent: families are smaller and own their own homes; and heads of households have salaried jobs or run their own small businesses.
An increasingly urban population
Today around 65% of all Africans live in urban areas – up from less than 10% in
1950. Since 2000 between 60m and 80m people have been born in or migrated
to cities and within the next 15 years a further 160m will move to or be born in
the countries’ urban centers, a the Standard Bank report says.
COUNTRY DESK
Similar to the 2nd edition of the AFRICA
BUSINESS DAY in 2014, a selection of
African Embassies/Missions will be present
during the whole day in the exhibition area
of the event with a “country desk”.
Africa is the world’s fastest-growing mobile phone market and with 600 million
users already the second biggest user of mobile phones globally, behind Asia.
Shopping malls with wireless-equipped coffee shops show the rise of the African consumer: the Accra Mall in Ghana; The Palms in Lagos, the Morocco Mall
in Casablanca, to name a few.
CONTACT
SUHAIL EL OBEID
Senior Consultant Africa, Middle East, Iran & Turkey
[email protected]
T +41 44 365 54 72
MICHAEL RHEINEGGER
Managing Partner,
rainbow unlimited gmbh
[email protected]
T +41 22 788 42 77
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Speakers
JÜRG NIEDERBACHER
Head Commodity Trading, PWC
Jürg earned a Master in Business Administration from Zurich University
and is a Swiss Certified Tax Expert. He is a Corporate Tax Partner with
PricewaterhouseCoopers in Switzerland. He has been with the firm since 1998
and he was admitted to partnership in 2007. During the past years, Jürg did
spend several months in Africa for business and private reasons and serves a
number of African related clients, being active in different industries. Aside
serving national and multinational clients from a tax perspective, he leads the
commodity trading group of PwC Switzerland.
Amaechi Ndili
Chairman & CEO, Lionstone Group / Nigeria
KEYNOTE 2
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Speakers
NURADIN OSMAN
Director Sales and Marketing , Africa and Middle East, AGCO Corporation
AGCO is a global leader focused on the design, manufacture and distribution
of agricultural machinery. AGCO supports more productive farming through
a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, tillage,
implements, grain storage and protein production systems, as well as related
replacement parts.
KHALDOUN DIA-EDDINE
Senior lecturer and Consultant at Zurich University for Applied Sciences,
School of Management and Law, Head of the center for Middle East and
Africa Business, ZHAW
The ZHAW is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. Teaching, research, continuing education, consulting and other services
are both scientifically based and practice-oriented. Graduates of the ZHAW
hold their own on national and international markets and in the intercultural
working world.
HANS FAHRNI
CEO, FACO Construction
FACO construction, is a leading construction company based in Libreville, Gabon and has become an important economic actor in the construction industry in that country since it was established by Hans Fahrni, a Swiss national, in
1990. The company has become a point of reference in Gabon for its expertise
in the field, the quality of its services and technical know-how.
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DAN SCHONFELD
Head of Finance, Vital Capital Fund
Vital Capital Fund is a $350 million private equity fund that invests in opportunities which simultaneously enhances the quality of life of communities in
rapidly developing nations, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa, while also delivering attractive financial returns for investors. The Fund’s primary focus is in the
areas of affordable housing, agriculture, healthcare, renewable energy, water
and education.
THOMAS SEGHEZZI
Managing Partner, rainbow unlimited gmbh
rainbow unlimited gmbh, is a Swiss company specialized in introducing, promoting and facilitating business links between Switzerland and Africa, through
the organization of business events, the execution of mandates and projects for
individual companies or investors, and the organization of business trips.
ERIC HOFMANN
President of Alpine Center Switzerland
Alpine Center Switzerland is a renowned Swiss hospitality education institute
with experience of 28 years in the industry. Headquartered in Switzerland, it
has campuses in Greece, India, Russia and Kenya. Applying the proven Swiss
dual education concept, it offers the full curriculum up to Master’s degree.
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Program
AFRICA BUSINESS DAY
CONFERENCE LOCATION
The conference takes place at the Georg
Fischer Ausbildungszentrum Klostergut
Paradies in Schaffhausen. The venue is
located 4km outside of Schaffhausen. For
participants arriving with public transport,
a shuttle service is arranged between the
train station Schaffhausen and the event
venue. For participants arriving by car,
parking places are available at the event
venue.
WORKSHOPS
4 parallel running workshops
please choose one of four sessions
REGISTER NOW
09:00
Registration and welcome coffee
11:55
Session 1: Four parallel running workshops
09:30
Welcome address
DR. NABIL EL BARBARI
Vice President, Head of Technology,
Quality & Sustainability
GF Piping Systems Ltd.
MICHAEL RHEINEGGER
Managing Partner, rainbow unlimited gmbh
SUHAIL EL OBEID
Senior Consultant Africa, Middle East,
Iran & Turkey, Switzerland Global Enterprise
Workshop 1: distribution / retail
NURADIN OSMAN,
AGCO International
09:45
The rising African middle class - what are
we talking about
JÜRG NIEDERBACHER,
Corporate Tax Partner, PwC
Workshop 4: education / training
ERIC HOFMANN,
Alpine Center Switzerland
THOMAS SEGHEZZI,
rainbow unlimited gmbh
KHALDOUN DIA-EDDINE,
ZHAW
10:05
Keynote 1: The African Perspective
AMAECHI NDILI,
Chairman & CEO, Lionstone Group /
Nigeria
10:25
Keynote 2: The Swiss Perspective
10:45
Panel discussion and Q&A with
JÜRG NIEDERBACHER,
Corporate Tax Partner, PwC
AMAECHI NDILI,
Chairman & CEO, Lionstone Group /
Nigeria
KEYNOTE 2
MODERATION: CHRIS WATTS
Regional Director AAA, Region IMEA,
S-GE
Workshop 2: housing
HANS FAHRNI,
FACO Construction
DAN SCHONFELD,
Vital Capital Fund
Workshop 3: healthcare / pharma
TBD
12:35
Change between workshops
12:45
Session 2: Four parallel running workshops
Workshop 1: distribution / retail
Workshop 2: housing
Workshop 3: healthcare / pharma
Workshop 4: education / training
13:30
Networking lunch and visit country desks
15:00
End of Event - optional:
Company visit of Georg Fischer
11:15
Coffee break
Visit the country desks
s-ge.com/impulseafrica
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Registration
Africa Business Day,
12 June 2015
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Location
Georg Fischer Ausbildungszentrum Klostergut Paradies
Klostergutstrasse 4
8252 Schlatt / Schaffhausen TG
www.klostergutparadies.ch
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For cancellations of registrations up to 10 days before the start of the event at
Switzerland Global Enterprise, 50% of the total price will be charged.
For cancellations after that time the full price will be charged. The registering
parties can arrange for someone else to attend in their place at no additional cost.
Participants hereby acknowledge that the event program can change at any time.
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Partners
PREMIUM PARTNER
STRATEGIC PARTNER
XL Group
Insurance
CO-ORGANIZER
COOPERATION PARTNER
SWISS–AFRICAN
BUSINESS CIRCLE
PARTNER
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ExportHelp
s-ge.com/exporthelp
[email protected]
T +41 844 811 812
Switzerland Global Enterprise
Stampfenbachstrasse 85
CH-8006 Zürich
T +41 44 365 51 51
s-ge.com
CO-ORGANIZER
rainbow unlimited gmbh
BB Impasse Colombelle
CH-1218 Grand-Saconnex
www.rainbow-unlimited.com
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