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Tony Elumelu Foundation to host 5th annual forum – See date, keynote speakers


The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) will host its fifth Annual Forum for two days at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria.

Starting from July 26 – 27, 2019, it is the culmination of the annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program which mentored, trained, and funded more than 3,000 young Africans.

The event offers an opportunity for young Africans from 54 countries to meet, learn, and network with the broader African and global entrepreneurship ecosystem.

It also expects political leaders and policymakers to attend the large event to meet with the next generation of African business leaders who will take part in transforming the African economy.

Keynote speakers who will feature at the 5th Annual Forum of Tony Elumelu Foundation include Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda and Macky Sall, the President of Senegal. Both of them will join an intimate discussion with Tony O. Elumelu, the Founder of TEF and the Chairman of Heirs Holdings and the United Bank for Africa (UBA).

The agenda of the Forum include masterclasses and panel of discussions with leading speakers and sectors from Africa and global. They will engage with attendees in training sessions to share knowledge and insights with them. Furthermore, there will also a pitching event from selected entrepreneurs who will demonstrate their services and products in front of a judging panel.

The TEF Entrepreneurship Forum will not just convene the most important stakeholders in the African entrepreneurship ecosystem, it provides an opportunity for everyone to make a commitment to advance entrepreneurship and scale the impact of our entrepreneurs if we are to accelerate the development of the continent,” said Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, CEO of Tony Elumelu Foundation.

“We are constantly inspired by the stories we receive from our entrepreneurs who are creating jobs, employing people and impacting their local communities and ultimately, the continent.

We believe that these entrepreneurs are our future. Invest in them now and reap the Africa of our dreams tomorrow. This is what we are committed to,” she concluded.


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