Month: February 2011

I am a Giant…Hear Me Roar!

What do you get when you convene industry leaders, talented professionals, aspiring students and insightful academia, with a common goal to promote candid dialogue and share information, to one of the most prestigious higher learning institutions in the country? You get the annual African Economic Forum!

The 8th Annual African Economic Forum is jointly being hosted by the SIPA Pan African Network (SPAN) at the School of International and Public Affairs, the African Business Club at the Graduate School of Business and the African Law Students Association at Columbia Law School

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this revolutionary event, as we, descendants of a rich culture, a strong people and a determined will find a voice to celebrate our predecessors, join our leaders and map our future!

This year’s conference, rightfully dabbed Roaring Giant: Africa’s Economic Ascent, will provide a forum to discuss and share possible challenges and opportunities stemming for Africa’s steady economic growth despite the recent global recession. Conference format will include a number of insightful panel discussions on various booming industries and interesting topics including entrepreneurship, women in leadership, film, private equity, fashion, healthcare, sports just to mention a few. During these panels, come meet, greet and pow-wow with exceptional experts, trail blazers and leaders within the different industries. Entertainment during the conference will include a high society fashion show showcasing lovely designs of upcoming and prominent African designers and a high profile gala dinner with concert event. For a more robust listing of panels, confirmed panelist, keynote speakers and for general conference information, visit

And now a message from the conference organizers:

Africa has been hidden in the shadows for far too long! Come hear us roar as we re-ignite the burning torch of our ancestors!