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AFRICAN  

FAMILY BUSINESS 

CONFERENCE 

4 days

26-29 APRIL 2021

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Annual African Family Business Conference

UKAMA

In the Shona language there is a broader concept than ubuntu, ukama, which means relatedness—relatedness to the entire cosmos. 

There is a Shona saying, “Ukama igasva, hunozadzikiswa nekudya” which means relationships are hardly complete until you share a meal.

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1st ANNUAL 

AFRICAN family business 

conference

Join us in April 2021 for another of many firsts for African Family Business as African Family Firms bring you the 1st ever annual  African Family Business  Conference.

 

This conference, offers the opportunity for African Family Businesses and their stakeholders, to share their knowledge and experience and to contribute to the ecosystem of African Family Business management and governance, Past, Present and Future. The aims of the conference are to: 

  1. Explore the Foundations of Family Business in Africa

  2. Look at the Current status of Family Businesses in Africa through the lense of Next Generations

  3. Shine a light on the Future of African Family Businesses and the ecosystems and stakeholders who support them.

 

pronounced (Ooo.Khaaa.Maaa)

In the Shona language there is a broader concept than ubuntu, ukama, which means relatedness—relatedness to the entire cosmos. 

There is a Shona saying, “Ukama igasva, hunozadzikiswa nekudya” which means relationships are hardly complete until you share a meal.

Why “UKAMA”? When we work together, we get more done and we create a strong and sustainable relationship. 2021 is about focusing on the relationships and thread that runs through African Family Business. Understanding the past, present and future of the Family Business landscape will not only be our success but it will create a holistic map that can help us navigate into a purpose driven future working with the right stakeholders. We invite Family Businesses, Experts, and Stakeholders to the table to discuss the pertinent issues and suggested solutions for these problems.

Welcome to the future of building “UKAMA”

Consider this the Must-Attend event for African Family Businesses in 2021.

UKAMA

 

#AFricanFAMBIZ21 conference 

HOSTS & SPEAKER LINEUP

1st Annual African Family Business Conference 

Bringing African Family Business to the forefront of conversations

DAY 1 : 26 APRIL 2021  DAY 4 : 29 APRIL 2021

UKAMA 2021

Nike Anani

Co-founder AFF

Next Generation Family Business Advisor 

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Tsitsi Mutendi

Co-founder AFF

Family Business Advisor

Business Continuity

Family Governance 

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co-HOSTS

DAY 1: 26 APRIL 2021

Focus on Founders

 Showcasing founders unpacking their journeys. Exploring their views on, legacy building, values, engaging the next generation,

raising the next generation, spouses, and in-laws.

Day 1, Session 1 (11:00-12:15):

11.00 – 11.15 – Introduction to AFF, conference, and theme

11.15 – 12.15 – Co- Founder Keynote Address – History of trade on the continent

Speaker: Tsitsi Mutendi and Nike Anani

Day 1, Session 2 (12:15-13:15):  

12.15 - 13:15  – A discussion on The Islamic Perspective on Financing and Philanthropy

Speaker: Mercy Edukugho-Aminah

Raheemat T. Alimi

  

Day 1, Session 3 (16:00 - 17:00):

16.00 – 17.00 – Panel Discussion on AfCFTA: Unlocking Wealth for African Brands and Businesses

Speaker: Bidemi Olumide

Cham Etienne

Yavi Madurai

Day 1, Session 4 (17:00-18:00):  

17.00 – 18: 00 – Founder Keynote Address

Speaker: Peter Mutua

Day 1, Fireside Chat (18:00-19:00):  

17.00 – 18: 00 – Building Sustainable Enterprises through Succession Planning

Speaker: Abiola Adediran

               

Cham Etienne

Expert on AfCFTA

When: 26/04 16:00 CAT

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Panel Discussion on AfCFTA: Unlocking Wealth for African Brands and Businesses

Bidemi Olumide

Director at 1st Fiduciary Ltd

When: 26/04 16:00 CAT

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Panel Discussion on AfCFTA: Unlocking Wealth for African Brands and Businesses

Peter Mutua

Family Business Leader

When: 26/04 17:00 CAT

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A Focus on Founders

Abiola Adediran

Group Chief Financial Officer

When: 26/04 18:00 CAT

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Building Sustainable Enterprises through Succession Planning

AFF Co-Founders

The Voice of African Family Business

When: 26/04 11:15 CAT

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African History and the  Past of African Family Business: History of trade on the continent

Mercy Edukugho-Aminah

Managing Director of 1st Fiduciary Ltd

When: 26/04 12:00 CAT

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A discussion on The Islamic Perspective on Financing and Philanthropy

Raheemat T. Alimi

 certified Shariah Adviser and Auditor (CSAA)  

When: 26/04 12:00 CAT

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A discussion on The Islamic Perspective on Financing and Philanthropy

Yavi Madurai

 Founder MD of Black Box Theory

When: 26/04 16:00 CAT

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Panel Discussion on AfCFTA: Unlocking Wealth for African Brands and Businesses

DAY 2: 27 APRIL 21

Focus on Successors

Showcasing successors unpacking their journeys. Exploring their views on integrating into the business, navigating life transitions, mentorship, dealing with non-family staff, intrapreneurship

Day 2, Session 1 (11:00-12:00):

11:00-12:00  Keynote Address – The Role of the Next Generation in Internalisation of Family Businesses

Speaker: Dr. Femi Akinbola

 

Day 2, Session 2 (12:00-13:00): 

12:00 - 13:00 Panel Discussion on Engaging the Rising Generation through Family Offices and Ventures

Speakers:

Lexi Novitske

Kiran Dutta

Christopher Rose

 

Day 2, Session 3 (16:00-17:00):

16.00 – 17.00  Panel Discussion: Family Engagement

Speaker: Jorge Santisteban

Ayo Ayodele 

Heather A. George

Day 2, Session 4 (17:00-18:00):

17:00-18:00  Next Gen Keynote Address – 

Speaker: Ronnie Maina

Day 3, Fireside Chat: (18:00-19:00):

18.00 – 19.00  German Family Business - lessons learned, best practice and how it can inspire African Family Businesses

Speaker: Andreas Spiess

Dr Femi Akinbola

Lecturer and Management Consultant

When: 27/04 11:00 CAT

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The Role of the Next Generation in Internalisation of Family Businesses

Kiran Dutta

Managing Partner of SoHo Ventures

When: 27/04 12:00 CAT

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Panel Discussion on Engaging the Rising Generation through Family Offices and Ventures

Lexi Novitke

Managing Partner, Acuity Venture Partners

When: 27/04 12:00 CAT

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Panel Discussion on Engaging the Rising Generation through Family Offices and Ventures

Christopher Rose

 Europe Head of the Dentons Family Office & HNW 

When: 27/04 12:00 CAT

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Panel Discussion on Engaging the Rising Generation through Family Offices and Ventures

DAY 3: 28 APRIL 2021

Focus on the Future

Looking ahead at our future business world, what changes need to take place to ensure we are building futureproofed

businesses? (Businesses that are innovative, tech-forward and ESG).

To unpack what distinguishes African family businesses from others – what the rest of the world can learn from Africa.

 

To discuss philanthropy, family office, impact investing, role of Diaspora, international expansion, diversification.

Day 3, Session 1 (11:00-12:00):

11.00 – 12.00 – Panel discussion on Focus on the Future

Moderator: Alan Barr (Head of KPMG Private Enterprise: Africa)

Panelists:

Wole Obayomi (Tax partner – Nigeria and KPMG Africa head of Tax)

Melissa Duffy (KPMG Tax partner and Head of Family office and Private client South Africa)

Sandeep Main (Associate Tax Director – East Africa)

 

Day 3, Session 2 (12:00-13:00):

12.00 – 13.00 – Building Purpose Driven Enterprises 

Speaker: Ngwing Kimani

                  

Day 3, Session 3 (16:00-17:00):

16.00 – 17.00 – Social Impact Investing

Speaker:  Dr Kim Tan

Day 3, Session 4 (17:00-18:00):

17.00 – 18.00 - Panel Discussion on The Future of African Family Business

Moderator: TBA

Panel members: TBA

Day 3, Fireside Chat: (18:00-19:00):

17.00 – 18.00 - Why the 21st century will belong to Family Businesses

Speaker: Josh Baron

Jorge Santisteban

VP Financial Advisor Bernstein Private Wealth Management

When: 27/04 16:00 CAT

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A Recipe For Success: How Family Engagement Can Lead to Better Succession Planning Outcomes

Heather A. George

Bernstein Co-head—Family Engagement Services 

When: 27/04 16:00 CAT

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A Recipe For Success: How Family Engagement Can Lead to Better Succession Planning Outcomes

Ayo Ayodele

Financial Advisor Bernstein

When: 27/04 16:00 CAT

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A Recipe For Success: How Family Engagement Can Lead to Better Succession Planning Outcomes

Ronnie Maina

Operations Director at TBM Group

When: 27/04 17:00 CAT

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Focus on Successors

Andreas Spiess

Europe Head of the Dentons Family Office & HNW group

When: 27/04 12:00 CAT

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German Family Business - lessons learned, best practice and how it can inspire African Family Businesses

Alan Barr

Head of KPMG Private Enterprise: Africa

When: 28/04 11:00 CAT

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Panel discussion on Focus on the Future

Wole Obayomi

Tax partner – Nigeria and KPMG Africa head of Tax

When: 28/04 11:00 CAT

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Panel discussion on Focus on the Future

Melissa Duffy

KPMG Tax partner and Head of Family office and Private client South Africa

When: 28/04 11:00 CAT

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Panel discussion on Focus on the Future

Sandeep Main

Associate Tax Director – East Africa KPMG

When: 28/04 11:00 CAT

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Panel discussion on Focus on the Future

Tony Balshaw

Family Business Expert

VQS South Africa

When: 26/04 12:00 CAT

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Focus on Future: African Family Business 

Ngwing Kimani

Executive Director of B Lab East Africa

When: 28/04 16:00 CAT

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Building Purpose Driven Enterprises

Dr Kim Tan

Chairman SpringHill Management Ltd.

When: 28/04 17:00 CAT

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Social Impact Investing

Josh Baron

Partner and Co-Founder of BanyanGlobal

When: 28/04 18:00 CAT

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Why the 21st century will belong to Family Businesses

DAY 4: 29 APRIL 2021

Focus on the Future

Looking ahead at our future business world, what changes need to take place to ensure we are building futureproofed

businesses? (Businesses that are innovative, tech-forward and ESG).

To unpack what distinguishes African family businesses from others – what the rest of the world can learn from Africa.

 

To discuss philanthropy, family office, impact investing, role of Diaspora, international expansion, diversification.

Day 4, Session 1 (11:00-12:00):

11.00 – 12.00 –  Panel Discussion on Focus on the future - Partners, Stakeholders, Opportunities

Moderator: Nike Olakunri (KPMG Associate Director: Family Office and Private Client – Nigeria)

Panelists:

Mike Louw (Partner: Deal Advisory - South Africa)

Nigel Smith (Head of Deal Advisory – East Africa)

Ijeoma Emezie-Ezigbo (Head of Transaction Services – Nigeria)

Creagh Sudding (Associate Director - KPMG Private Enterprise: Family Business - South Africa)

 

Day 4, Session 2 (12:00-13:00):

12.00 – 13.00 – Family Governance for the Future

Speaker: Suleiman Yahaya

                  

Day 4, Session 3 (16:00-17:00):

16.00 – 17.00 – Africa’s Role in World Trade

Speaker: Sabila Din

Day 4, Session 4 (17:00-18:00):

17.00 – 18.00 - Role of Diaspora in Family Firms

Speaker: Kumbirai Chipadza

Day 4, Fireside Chat (17:00-18:00):

18.00 – 19.00 - The Global Evergreening Alliance: canalising global climate funding towards African farmers and herders, the oldest family business in the world

Speaker: Ulrich Bosch and Moritz Bosch and Christopher Armitage

Nike Olakunri

KPMG Associate Director: Family Office and Private Client – Nigeria

When: 29/04 11:00 CAT

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Panel Discussion on Focus on the future - Partners, Stakeholders, Opportunities

Mike Louw

KPMG Partner: Deal Advisory - South Africa

When: 29/04 11:00 CAT

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Panel Discussion on Focus on the future - Partners, Stakeholders, Opportunities

Nigel Smith

KPMG Head of Deal Advisory – East Africa

When: 29/04 11:00 CAT

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Panel Discussion on Focus on the future - Partners, Stakeholders, Opportunities

Ijeoma Emezie-Ezigbo

KPMG Head of Transaction Services – Nigeria

When: 29/04 11:00 CAT

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Panel Discussion on Focus on the future - Partners, Stakeholders, Opportunities

Creagh Sudding

 Associate Director - KPMG Private Enterprise: Family Business 

When: 29/04 11:00 CAT

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Panel Discussion on Focus on the future - Partners, Stakeholders, Opportunities

Suleiman Yahaya

Associate Director in the Private Clients and Family Wealth Practice at Andersen

When: 29/04 12:00 CAT

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Family Governance for the Future

Sabila Din

CEO & Founder Din Consultants

When: 29/04 16:00 CAT

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Africa’s Role in World Trade

Kumbirai Chipadza

CEO & Founder Deutsch Connect

When: 29/04 17:00 CAT

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Role of Diaspora in Family Firms

Ulrich Bosch

Bosch Family Foundation

When: 29/04 18:00 CAT

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The Global Evergreening Alliance: canalising global climate funding towards African farmers and herders, the oldest family business in the world

Moritz Bosch

Bosch Family Foundation

When: 29/04 18:00 CAT

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The Global Evergreening Alliance: canalising global climate funding towards African farmers and herders, the oldest family business in the world

Christopher Armitage

CEO of The Global Evergreening Alliance

When: 29/04 18:00 CAT

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The Global Evergreening Alliance: canalising global climate funding towards African farmers and herders, the oldest family business in the world

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