Black Business Roundtable @Friends of Africa Economic Summit (FOA 2022)

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Black Business Roundtable @Friends of Africa Economic Summit (FOA 2022)

Calling Black Businesses to Friends of Africa Summit -Lets Talk about Recovery. Register to Pitch Your Businesses (Grants of $3,000)

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The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto 1 Harbour Square Toronto, ON M5J 1A6 Canada

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About this event

Our partner, Casa Foundation is excited to host the annual Friends of Africa (FOA2022) Economic Summit. We look forward to welcoming a global community of influencers to FOA 2022. (Summit is Online and Onsite). More details below

The global pandemic has had devastating effects worldwide. The impact of the pandemic in Africa has been challenging, with increased strains on local institutions and economies. African Development Bank (AfDB) projects a contraction of growth, that could lead to GDP losses of $570.5 billion in Africa by end of 2022.

Due to travel slowdown and social distancing, the 12th annual FOA Summit will be organized as a Hybrid experience from October 12th-15th, 2022.

Live viewing will be available for Registered delegates from outside Canada as well.

FOA Economic Summit Agenda

  • 12th October, 2022-Mock Pitch Presentation (online)
  • 13th October, 2022- Pitch presentation starts (online)
  • 14th October, 2022- Pitch presentation continues (in-person);
  • 14th October, 2022- Job Fair + Business Exhibition starts (in-person)
  • 14th October, 2022- Networking cocktails (in- person)
  • 15th October, 2022- FOA Business Marketplace Opens (in-person)
  • 15th October, 2022- FOA Job Placements and Fair (in-person)
  • 15th October, 2022- FOA Panels, Roundatbles, Keynotes (in-person)
  • 15th October 2022- FOA Grant Awards, Pitch Winners, B2Bs (in-person)
  • 15th October, 2022- After Party/Networking

Friends of Africa (FOA)

FOA is a Global platform that promotes economic development opportunities in emerging markets and connects startup businesses in the Diaspora a forum to pitch their ideas to investors and partners.

What should I Expect at FOA Summit ?

  • Keynote address
  • Panel discussions
  • Fireside chat
  • Pitch presentation*
  • Workshops
  • Business Showcase: Marketplace & Products
  • Delegates:

  • Government of Canada
  • Government of Ontario
  • Government of Alberta
  • Governments from African Countries
  • Organization of Women in international Trade
  • Diasporan Associations and Represenative Groups
  • Professional Organizations
  • Canadian Chambers of Commerce
  • Canadian Boards of Trade
  • Colleges and Universities from Difference Countries
  • Canandian Financial Institutions
  • Diplomatic Embassies in Canada
  • Private Sector Corporations
  • Women-led Groups
  • Youth Initiatives
  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Non-Profit Organisations
  • * Pitch Presentation is for EP Incubator/Academy Startups. Candidates present their business ideas to Judges for an opportunity to win Cash Grants of C$3,000-$5,000. Signup for practice session on: www.entrepreneurspoint.com

    FOA: Where Ideas meet Opportunities.

    *Rules apply.

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    FOA 2022 a 3- Day Summit.

    • Day 1-Features Pitch Masters where Startups pitch to win Grants
    • Day 2- MarketPlace and networking for Small Businesses -In-person
    • Day 3-Plenary, Fireside, Keynote sessions on Rebuilding SMEs
    • Day 3- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Networking, and Music- IN- Person
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    Check out the Above Roll Call of Global Speakers at FOA 2021 Summit

    FOA 2022 (12th Edition) promises even a greater Roll Call of Impactful Spekers. Save your Spot.