UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Africa Business Conference

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Africa Business Alliance is excited to have you attend this year’s Africa Business Conference. Nearly one in three Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35. In addition, the US government placed emphasis on the support of young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. Our conference aims to explore the leadership and management methods at the secondary, post graduate and professional level. In addition, we plan to dive deeper into the management and leadership of health supply chains because of their growing importance in Africa.

Africa Business Conference:

  • Date – April 4, 2014
  • Location – Kenan Center at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Theme – “Leading in the Frontier – Growing and Developing the Next Great Leaders for Africa”

Conference Structure:

  • 08:45 am – Networking Session
  • 09:15 am – Introduction of Keynote Speaker by Dean Douglas A. Shackelford
  • 09:30 am – Morning keynote address by Erika Linnander – Global Health Leadership Institute
  • 10:15 am – Morning keynote concludes
  • 10:30 am – Panel 1 – Leadership at the Secondary and Professional Level & Panel 2 – Leadership in the Health Industry
  • 11:15 am – Panel 1&2 conclude
  • 11:30 am – Lunch begins
  • 11:45 am – Lunch keynote address by Gbenga Ogunjimi – Founder and Executive Director of Landmark Development Initiative Africa
  • 12:30 pm – Closing remarks and conclusion



The Africa Business Conference is open to all students (graduate and undergraduate), professors and members of the community interested in Business in Africa.


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This program is supported by a Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER) grant  from the US Department of Education