Friends of Africa 2019

The Friends of Africa (FOA2018) Summit held on 11th-12th of October at Delta-Marriott Grand Ballroom, Toronto

11th October: At Entrepreneurs Point -Toronto

Welcome Session
Hon Faisal Hassan- Member of Parliament, ON welcomed Canadian CEOs and FOA Speakers to FOA2019 CEO Forum on the 11th October. Public sector CEOs and Professionals from Diverse sectors of Canada and Africa were represented at FOA Welcome event including: Hon Madame Jean Augustine- 1st Black MP in Canada, Mr Adeyanju Binuyo- Government of Osun, Mr. Boye Oyewumi, Government of Ondo, Special Advisor to Ondo State Governor in charge of Investment, Development, and Commerce, Francois Morency- VP/ Chief of Staff, Mabi Canada, Brian Crombie- City of Mississauga, Ade Akinbola of Bank of Development Canada, Peter Rebble of DEK Ltd, Gian Del Zonto, Director- Tridel and MEC Capital, Dona Walwyn- Board Member of Black Business Association, amongst several others.

Casa Foundation Governing Council hosted the group.

12th October:

FOA Marketplace

Declared Open by Hon Jean Augustine; Networking, trade, connections, over Breakfast with professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners, and public
sector Leaders from vertical sectors of Canada, USA, Morrocco, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, South Africa, and Nigeria, to participate at the FOA Marketplace; FOA Marketplace featured Exhibition of products by Businesses, Institutions including Ryerson University, Diversity Institute, Governments from Africa, Banks, Wild Urban- Edmonton, Lata Agro-Foods- Ethiopia, EntrepreneursPoint, Toronto, United Nations Partners. amongst many.











Speakers prepare in the VIP Lounge

FOA Plenary Sessions:

Digital Economy Roundtable: Moderated by Sebastian Spio Garbrah- Chair Canadian-African Chamber, Olusola Oyelade- Pricipal Casa developments, Nigeria, Erick Brock- COO- PNC Bank Canada

Gender Inclusion Roundtable: Moderated by Stephanie Dei- Head-UN Women Canada; H.E Souriya Otmani, Ambassador & Rep. of Kingdom of Morrocco, In Canada; Prof Wendy Cukier-Founder Diversity Institute-Ryerson University, Canada, Laura Reinholz- Director BMO Women, Canada.

Government Economic Roundtable: Moderated by Brian Crombie-Founder Crombie Capital, Hon Faisal Hassan- Member of parliament- Government of Ontario; Boye Oyewunmi- Government of Ondo; Adeyanju Binuyo- Government of Osun.

Fireside Chat: Moderated by Dr. Olutoyin Oyelade, CEO InVcap & CasaFoundation; Prof Wendy Cukier; Hon Boye Oyewunmi.










Evening Sessions: Workshops/ Seminars

FOA B2B and G2G: Government of Canada, Government of Ondo, Osun-Nigeria, Kingdom of Morrocco and other Private Sector CEOs ( Click link)

The Pitch: Entrepreneurs present their business agenda to Funding Experts: (Click link)

Entrepreneur Exchange: Founders presented their narratives to emerging entrepreneurs

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