AFRICAN DIASPORA INVESTMENT SYMPOSIUM 2023

About ADIS23

African Diaspora Investment Symposium 2023 (ADIS23) is the eighth annual global convening that celebrates and champions the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of Africans, African Diasporans, and friends of Africa.
Hosted by the African Diaspora Network, the symposium inspires and equips participants to be agents of change and active contributors to the development of Africa and communities in which the diaspora lives. The conference activates the potential of collaboration, drawing participants from 80 different countries over the last seven years.
African Diaspora Network invites you to our signature event, the premier convening of the African investment ecosystem in Silicon Valley. Join us as we celebrate eight years of fostering the ingenuity of the African community at home and abroad alongside champions from around the world.

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2023 Theme: “Future Ready: Africa”

In the next 25 years, Africa’s population is expected to double across the continent. Projections show that a quarter of the world’s people will be African by 2050 (The Guardian). Africa has an opportunity to drive major transformations that adapt to this drastic demographic shift and build resilience in an era of disruption.
The unforeseeable economic shocks created by the ongoing pandemic, international conflicts such as the war in Ukraine, and challenges in the global economy have sparked innovations in industry, investment, and entrepreneurship across the continent. Now, ten years into Agenda 2063, Africa must plan for a sustainable recovery and reimagine its path forward. What does a future ready Africa look like?
Join us as we explore trending innovations, blueprints for the future, and the interconnectedness of sectors including climate change, healthcare, finance, education, and agriculture. How do we strengthen infrastructure, reinvigorate markets, and create a healthy atmosphere for communities? What seeds must be planted to enable a thriving future for the continent? Be inspired to envision, celebrate, and make an impact upon the future of Africa.

ADIS23 Agenda

Evening Welcome Reception:

Open to all registrants

Wednesday, March 22

4:00 PM

Investor and Entrepreneur Forum & Immersive Workshop (Invitation Only)

6:00 PM

ADIS23 Welcome Reception, with live musical entertainment

6:30 PM

Welcome Remarks

6:40 PM

Keynote Address

6:50 PM

Barka Awards Ceremony

7:00 PM

Evening Networking, with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments

8:00 PM

Adjourn

Day one

Thursday, March 23

8:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 AM

Opening Performance

8:45 AM

Plenary Session: Welcome from African Diaspora Network

  • High-Level Overview of ADN and (Panel/Fireside Chat and Q&A) with the Board
    • Precommitted questions from survey
    • Question: How do I join the African Diaspora Network?

9:30 AM

Morning Keynote Address: Travis Adkins

9:45 AM

Context Setter: Professor Stephen Gelb

10:30 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 AM

Panel Session 1: Blueprints for Africa: Diaspora Engagement and Beyond Remittances

12:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM

Keynote Speaker: Pierre

1:45 PM

Panel Session 2: Strengthening Healthcare Systems and Infrastructure in Africa

3:00 PM

Coffee Break

3:30 PM

Panel Session 3: Planting Seeds for the Future: Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security

4:45 PM

African Luminaire Award

5:00 PM

Evening Reception

6:30 PM

ADN Private Dinner

Day Two

Friday, March 24

8:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 AM

Opening Performance

8:45 AM

Plenary Session: Day One Recap

9:00 AM

Context Setter (EY Africa Attractiveness Report)

9:45 AM

Coffee Break

10:15 AM

Keynote Speaker (Patrick, Ashesi University)

10:30 AM

Panel Session 4: Education and Workforce Development

11:45 PM

Networking Lunch

1:15 PM

Afternoon Keynote Speaker

1:30 PM

Panel and Breakout Session 5: Digital Connectivity

2:45 PM

Coffee Break

3:15 PM

Panel and Breakout Session 6: ESG and Sustainable Investment

4:30 PM

Awards Celebration of Black Entrepreneurship

5:00 PM

Closing Plenary Session

5:30 PM

Evening Reception

Wednesday, March 22, 4:00 - 6:00 PM PST