Friday November 13, 2015

Dress code - Business casual for Prospective Students Session, Cocktail or African attire for Small Group Dinners, VIP Reception, Late Night Mixer

5:30PM - 7PM Prospective Student Session
Room G55, Jon Huntsman Hall, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
7:30PM - 9:30PM VIP Reception for Speakers, Sponsors and Select Wharton Faculty
Location to be provided to participants
Small Group Dinners for attendees (organized by interest-based pods)
Various restaurants in Center city, Philadelphia
10PM - 1AM Late Night Mixer: a cocktail reception for Attendees
Howe Room, 33rd floor, Loews Hotel, Philadelphia

Saturday November 14, 2015 - Daytime

Dress code - Business Formal

8AM - 9AM Breakfast and Registration
MBA Lounge, 2nd Floor, Jon Huntsman Hall
9AM - 10AM Morning Keynote - Exploring the catalysts for Economic Transformation in Africa with Anna Bossman, Colin Coleman and Donald Duke, Moderated by Robert Tashima
Ambani Auditorium, Room G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
10:15AM – 11.30AM Financial Services: Direct Private Capital Investments and the Evolution of the Economic Backbone of Africa
Room G60
Creating and Scaling Sustainable Social Enterprises
Room 245
The Next List: Emerging Empires Driven by Passion
Room 250
WABF Venture Competition
Room 255
State of the Continent: PwC | 10 minute break | State of the Continent: Bain
Room 260

11:30AM - 2PM Lunch with Afternoon Keynote - My Africa Story with Mo Abudu
Woodlands Ballroom, Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA
2PM - 3.15PM Successful Capital Deployment Strategies in Private Equity
Room G06
Agriculture: Integrating Africa’s Agricultural Value Chain
Room 245
Branding, Communications and Expanding Africa’s Brand Globally
Room 250
How to Get Your (Africa-focused) Startup Funded
Room 255
Telecommunications: Connecting Africa's One Billion
Room 260
State of the Continent: Intrepid
Room 265
3.30PM-4.45PM Lean in, Africa: Promoting the Role of Women in Business
Room 240
Real Estate: What is Driving Africa’s Real Estate Boom?
Room 245
China in Africa: The Real Story
Room 250
Grit, Smarts, Hustle: What It Really Takes to be an Entrepreneur in Africa
Room 255
Value of an MBA (Powered by Young African MBAs)
Room 260
State of the Continent: EY | 10 minute break | State of the Continent: BCG
Room 265
5PM - 6PM Career Fair
Woodlands Ballroom, Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday November 14, 2015 - Evening

Dress code - Black tie/Cocktail/African Attire

7:30PM - 8:00PM Pre-Gala Cocktail Reception (Open-bar)
Regency Foyer, 2nd Floor Mezzanine, Loews Hotel
8:00PM - 10:30PM Gala Dinner, with Keynote Address by Mr. Hakeem Belo-Osagie (Featuring WASA Alumni Leadership in Business Award + Spirit Award co-hosted by Wharton Club of Africa)
Regency Ballroom, 2nd Floor Mezzanine, Loews Hotel
10:30PM - 2:00AM After-party, featuring Jidenna and DJ Zimo
Commonwealth Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Loews Hotel

Sunday November 15, 2015

Dress code - Weekend Casual

10AM - 12PM Wharton Africa Student Association Alumni Brunch (Co-hosted by Wharton Club of Africa)
Location to be provided to alumni
11AM - 2PM Attendee Brunch (Co-hosted by Young African MBAs)
Thirteen Restaurant, Marriot Hotel, Downtown Philadelphia