Friday November 15, 2013

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05:00 – 06:30 PM Prospective Students Event
“An information session with representatives from Wharton’s admissions and financial aid offices, MBA admission consultants, and career specialists.”
The Wharton School, Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room 250
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07:00 – 09:30 PM Speaker & Panelist Reception (Invitation only)
The Inn at Penn
10:00PM – Late Friday Night Party: The Afropolitan Social Experience
Hosted by Royalty Lifestyle, Wharton Africa Student Association (WASA) & Young African MBAs (YAM)
M Lounge @ Marathon, 1818 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
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Note: Event requires a separate ticket from WABF conference ticket. WABF conference ticket gives access to Saturday’s conference + banquet + party

Saturday November 16, 2013

07:30 – 09:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
Walnut Entrance Lobby of The Wharton School, Jon M. Huntsman Hall
09:00 – 9:10 AM Welcome Address
09:10 – 10:00 AM A Roundtable Conversation on Succeeding in Africa moderated by Lanre Akinola, Editor of This Is Africa at the Financial Times
10:10 – 11:25 AM
African Capital Markets The Next Generation of African Leaders (hosted by African Leadership Network) Achieving Scale in Agriculture in Africa
11:35 – 12:50 PM
Navigating Africa: The Entrepreneur’s Perspective Winning in Africa (hosted by Boston Consulting Group) Getting to Critical Mass in the age of the ‘App’: Opportunities and challenges in Mobile Technology in Africa Disruptive Innovation in Public Services: The Role of Social Enterprise and Impact Investing
1:00 – 2:30 PM Lunch
The Inn at Penn
2:40 – 3:55 PM
Post MBA Careers in Africa: Brain drain reversal or enduring exile? The Rise of the Sophisticated African Consumer: Implications for the Fashion, Media and Entertainment Industry on the Continent Power: A Case Study of the Privatization of the Power Sector in Nigeria
4:05 – 5:20 PM
Private Equity: Generating Attractive Returns in an Increasingly Competitive Landscape Lions Go Digital (hosted by McKinsey & Company) Revolutionizing Education in Africa
5:30 – 7:30 PM Africa Expo
8:00 – 9:30 PM Gala Dinner (Evening Keynote Address by Ade Adeola)
The Inn at Penn
10:00 PM – Late Post-Conference Party
The Inn at Penn

Sunday November 17, 2013

11:00 – 1:00 PM Alumni Brunch (Invitation only)
11:30 – 1:30 PM Young African MBA’s (YAM) Brunch for WABF attendees
Distrito Restaurant, 3945 Chestnut Str., Philadelphia, PA
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NOTE: All events will be at “The Wharton School, Jon M. Huntsman Hall” unless indicated otherwise. Agenda is subject to change without prior notice. Please check back here for the latest schedules.

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