Friends of Africa Economic Summit  2022 (12th Anniversary)

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Friends of Africa Economic Summit 2022 (12th Anniversary)

Friends of Africa is delighted to Invite All Peoples to her 12th Edition Economic Summit "Unlocking Resources for Global Recovery"

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

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Casa Foundation is excited to host the annual Friends of Africa (FOA2022) Economic Summit- 12th Anniversary. We look forward to welcoming a global community of influencers to FOA.

About Friends of Africa Economic Summit

Casa Foundation is excited to join our partners at the annual Friends of Africa (FOA2022) Economic Summit. We look forward to welcoming a global community of influencers to Toronto. The global pandemic has had devastating effects worldwide. The impact of the pandemic across frontier markets 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 $680.5 billion and $488.7 billion in Africa by end of 2022.

The 12th annual FOA Summit will be organized as a Hybrid summit from the12th-15th October, 2022. See details below:

Friends of Africa:

FOA is a Global platform that promotes economic and business development opportunities in emerging markets and connects startup businesses in the Diaspora to pitch their ideas to investors and partners.Friends of Africa (FOA)

FOA Economic Summit Agenda

  • 12th October, 2022-Mock Pitch Presentation (online)
  • 13th October, 2022- Pitch presentation starts (For online groups)
  • 14th October, 2022- Pitch presentation continues (For in-person groups);
  • 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

What should I Expect at FOA Summit ?

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

  • Government of Canada
  • Government of Ontario
  • Government of Alberta
  • Government of Quebec
  • Governments from African Countries
  • Representatives from Multilaterals Institutions
  • Organization of Women in International Trade
  • Diaspora Associations and Represenative Groups
  • Professional Organizations
  • Canadian Chambers of Commerce
  • Canadian Boards of Trade
  • Colleges and Universities from other Countries
  • Canandian Financial Institutions
  • Diplomatic Embassies in Canada
  • Private Sector Corporations
  • Women-led Groups
  • Youth Initiatives
  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Non-Profit Organisations
  • *FOA: Where Ideas meet Opportunities.

    Rules apply.

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    Images from: Casa Foundation-FOA 2017, FOA 2018

    • Hon Suze Morrisson, Canadian Parliament addresses Delegates at FOA opening .
    • FOA 2018 CEO Forum: with Hon Boye Oyewunmi- Ondo State Government, Nigeria
    • FOA 2017 African Forum: Nate Lowbeer-Lewis, MD, CPCS, Uganda; Arc. Olusola Oyelade, Principal, Casa Architects & Designs, Nigeria.
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    The Honorable Doug Ford

    Premier, Government of Ontario, Canada addresses Delegates to FOA 2021

    Full Video -

    • Pic 1: FOA Team with Hon Navin Chandaria- Hon Consul General of Kenya.
    • Pic 2: Startup Businesses @FOA 2017 Pitch Masters Candidates with Marlon Yarde, President of Barbados Stock Exchange and
    • Julia Deans, President/ CEO of Futurpreneur, Canada
    • FOA Pitch Presentation - 2017
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    FOA 2014 Keynotes

    • Hon Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah: Minister of Presdency, Republic of Ghana
    • Arc Olusola Oyelade: Chair, Casa Foundation
    • Hon Han Dong: Member of Parliament and Min. of Univ. Traning, & Colleges, ON Canada at FOA 2014

    Watch FOA 2018- Market Place

    FOA 2018: Post Conference Meetings with Public sector-Government of Canada and Nigeria

    • Hon Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure welcomes
    • Dr. Olutoyin Oyelade- representing CasaFoundation Board, and Government of Ondo State delegation led by
    • His Excellency, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
    • AfroCanadian Business Innovators @FOA MarketPlace.

    FOA 2019- In Picture below:

  • Plenary Sessions and FireSide Chat with Nigerian Government
    • H.E Ambassador of Morroco in Canada: Madam Souriya Otmani
    • Prof. Wendy Cukier- VP/ Director Diversity Institute @ Ryerson University, Canada
    • Dr. Olutoyin Oyelade- President, Casa Foundation
    • Hon Boye Oyewunmi- Special Adviser to Government of Ondo, Nigeria; Ondo Investments
    • The Hon Jean Augustine: 1st Black MP/ Federal Minister, Canada
    • The Hon Suze Morrison- Member of Parliament, Canada
    • The Hon Faisal Ahmed- Member of Parliament, Canada
    • Hon Hamid Hamdoucci- Special Adviser to the Kingdom of Morrocco,
    • President/CEO MABI- Canada and Morroco
    • Private Sector CEOs and Businesses.

    Dont miss FOA 2021: Register Today

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    FOA 2021-Summary Video (Below with Hon Doug Ford- Premier of Ontario)