Africa Innovation Forum (AIF)

Organization: International Foundation For Africa Innovation

Venue: La Palm Royal Beach Hotel

Location: Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Event Date/Time: Aug 06, 2013 / 9:00 am - (GMT) End Date/Time: Aug 07, 2013 / 5:30 pm - (GMT)
Registration Date: Jul 31, 2013 Time: 18:00:00(GMT)
Early Registration Date: Jul 15, 2013 Time: 18:00:00(GMT)
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We are presently at the cusp of a new dawn in Africa. The most successful companies and organizations in the coming years in Africa will be the ones who know where and how to discover and lead innovation.

Hence, innovation and leadership will decide the future of companies operating in Africa. Innovation is under the spotlight because it is the key to creating new value for customers and for organizations.

Leadership is also highlighted because a focus on innovation as a growth strategy requires a new, creative leadership style that is capable of building the necessary culture, processes and the new thinking that make innovation happen.

Under the theme: “Unleashing Innovation Leadership in Africa”, the event will provide a unique platform for CEOs and other corporate executives to acquire insights and knowledge on new trends in innovation and leadership from renowned practitioners.

  Why Attend this Forum?

The Africa Innovation Forum will enable participants to:

• UNDERSTAND the special challenges for innovating in emerging economies • SHIFT their focus from supply side to demand side to find new sources of value for customers • APPRECIATE and use frameworks and tools for building innovation culture in their organizations • KNOW how to lead innovation to help their organizations create new products, services and business models necessary for success • COMPREHEND and use models and frameworks to meet today’s business performance while at the same time innovating for the future • LEARN from practical case studies of how to innovate speedily and at lower cost



labadi beach road - Accra
Greater Accra


International Foundation For Africa Innovation
Zion House, no7 shiashe road, East-Legon
Greater Accra

Conference Speakers

Professor Kwaku Atuahene-Gima is Founder & President of IFAI, Professor of Marketing & Innovation Management, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and Founding Executive Director, CEIBS Africa Programme

David Mureithi, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever Ghana Ltd

Ms. Linda Larbi (CEIBS EMBA), Region Marketing Manager, Coca Cola

Dr. Sam Asante, Sr. Research Scientist and Lead Global Technology Scout, Amway

Bright Simmons, CEO, mPedigree

Mr. Philip Sowah, Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Ghana Ltd

Professor John Meewella, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Oulu Business School, Finland and Dean, IPMI International Business School, Jakarta Indonesia

Professor Niclas Adler, Former Dean, Jonkopin business school

Dr. Hamza Thota,CEO International Business Inc

Dr. Glenn Armstrong, Vice President Business Innovations, Amway

Mr. Joe Mensah, General Manager IBM, Ghana

Capt(rtd.)Prince Kofi Amoabeng, Chief Executive Officer, UT Bank Ghana Ltd

Mrs. Effeh Amoah (CEIBS EMBA) Director, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank, Ghana

Martyn Mensah – CEO UT Holdings

Mr. Peter Ndgewa, MD/CEO, Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited