19th Annual 
 Columbia Africa Conference

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Meeting the Moment

October 28th - 29th, 2022


About AEF 2022

We are excited to announce the 18th Africa Economic Forum, a student-led collaboration between Columbia Business School and the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs. We look forward to having you join our distinguished speakers and us as we explore the theme — Africa Today & Tomorrow: Accelerating the Growth of an Economic and Cultural Powerhouse. 
AEF continues to provide a forum for meaningful engagement and thought-provoking discussions, and this year will be no different. You’ll hear from an impressive lineup of speakers from across the region, and even in these unprecedented times, we expect participants to leave with a renewed sense of hope in Africa’s success and to be inspired to do their part in moving the continent forward.

2021 Co-chairs

About Columbia AfriCon

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Some would say that Africa is having a moment — but those of us connected to the Continent know that the rest of the world is just catching up. 


The theme of this year’s conference, Meeting the Moment, is designed to help us reflect on Africa’s history and our current momentum to build the future. We will celebrate the progress made, and discuss innovative solutions to build the Africa we want. 


With our incredible lineup of speakers, we’ll explore how to harness the digital age, Africa’s status as a growing economic powerhouse, and our unique and diverse cultures as assets that will drive the entire Continent forward for years to come. 


The time is now to Meet the Moment. Join us on October 28th and 29th in New York City for a conference like no other at the very center of business.

2022 Conference Co-chairs

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