2018 ANNUAL SUMMIT

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands • November 12-16, 2018

Trade, FDI and Innovation for Sustainable Development

In Partnership with:

Overview

The Trade, FDI, and Innovation for Sustainable Development in Africa (TFi4SD Africa) Summit is the annual flagship event dedicated to discussing and harnessing best practices from around the world to help cultivate a deeper understanding of Africa’s position in the changing global economic order. A senior-level, invitation-only forum, the Summit convenes stakeholders from government, industry, academia, and the civic sector to debate commercial and policy issues – and foster solutions in a collaborative environment – as Africa transitions from the margins to the mainstream of global commerce.

The 2018 edition in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, examined issues traversing trade, FDI, sustainable tourism, open innovation, maritime innovation, health innovation, sustainable energy systems, innovation in resource economies, financial technologies, artificial intelligence, public-private partnerships, and the triple helix of industry–academia-government interactions, and their inter-jurisdictional spillover effects.

Speakers

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Fernando Clavijo Batlle

President & Head of Government, Canary Islands

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Honourable Memunatu Pratt

Minister of Tourism & Culture, Sierra Leone

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Pedro Ortega Rodríguez

Regional Minister of Economy, Industry, Trade and Knowledge, Government of the Canary Islands

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Dr. Fred Olayele

President, Economic Innovation Institute for Africa

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Dorothy Gordon

Chair, Inter-Governmental Council UNESCO-Information for All Programme

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Jeff Finkle

President, International Economic Development Council, United States

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Adam Jones-Kelly

President, Conway, Inc., United States

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Antonio Morales Méndez

President, Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

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Augusto Hidalgo

Mayor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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Prof. Sidi Osho

Professor of Agriculture/Former Vice-Chancellor, Nigeria

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Aaron Shull

Managing Director, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada

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Amine Laghidi

President, National Commission of Capital and Intangible Economy, Morocco

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Fabio Yukio Yamada

Castlepines Investment Group, Brazil

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Fergus Maclaren

President, ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee, Canada

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Dr. Isaias Barreto da Rosa

Former Commissioner for ICT, Economic Community of West African States, Cape Verde

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Dr. Courtney Doagoo

Post-doctoral Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada

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Joanna Wajda

Research Associate, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada

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Dr. Isaac Rutenberg

Director, Centre for Intellectual Property and IT Law, Strathmore Law School, Kenya

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Dr. Chris Ekong

Clinical Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery), University of Saskatchewan, Canada

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Prof. Erika Kraemer Mbula

Associate Professor, South African Research Chairs Initiative, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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Monica Rovers

President & CEO, Global Connect Corporation, Canada

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Jacinta Nzioka

Interim President, International Council on Monuments, Kenya

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Pablo Martín Carbajal

CEO PROEXCA/General Director, African Affairs, Canary Islands Government

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Dr. Jude Emokpare

Vice President of Global Health, Outpost Healthcare, United States

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Samantha St. Amand

Senior Research Associate, Global Economy Program, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada

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Jose Luis Artiles

Chief Executive Officer, Harven Group, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

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Annika Jostmeier

Vice-President, Conway Advisory, Berlin, Germany

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José Ignacio Zabaleta

Director General, MBA Business School, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

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Sam Anissimov

Junior Counsel, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada

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Titi Olayele

Doctoral Researcher, University of Regina, Canada

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Laura Jane Martin

Market Development Manager, Conway, Inc., United States

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Dr. Cristiana Oliveira

Rector, Universidad Europea de Canarias, Canary Islands

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Dr. Richard Clouet

Vice-Rector, Internationalization and Cooperation, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

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Dr. Didi Emokpare

Chief Medical Officer, Outpost Healthcare, Canada

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Cosme García Falcón

Managing Director, Corporation for the Economic Development of Gran Canaria (SPEGC), Canary Islands

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Aminou Akadiri

Executive Director, Federation
of West African Chambers of
Commerce and Industry

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Antonio José Olivera Herrera

President, The Canary Islands Special Zone (Canarias ZEC), Canary Islands

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Dr. Rosa M. Batista-Canino

Vice-Rector for Entrepreneurship and Employment, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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Dr. Michel Rod

Associate Dean, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Canada

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Louis Kouakou

Division Manager, Economic and Social Statistics, African Development Bank, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

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Luis Padrón López

Director, Casa Africa, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

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Stephanie Wear Pintado

Director of Economic and Air Service Development, Turismo de Tenerife, Canary Islands

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Adekunle Ajiboye

Chief Executive Officer, Aajimatics Incorporated, Canada

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Vicente Dorta

Chief Executive Officer, Turismo de Tenerife, Canary Islands

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Pablo Landrau

International Development Manager, Binter Canarias, Canary Islands

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Ambassador Johanna Odonkor Svanikier

President & CEO, Heritage and Cultural Society of Africa, Ghana

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Dr. María del Carmen Rubio Armendáriz

Vice-Chancellor for Internationalization, Universidad de La Laguna, Canary Islands

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Thomas Svanikier

Executive Chairman, Svani Group, Ghana

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Sherry Lee

Director, Media and Public Affairs, Economic Innovation Institute for Africa, Canada

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Patricio Azcárate

Secretary-General, Responsible Tourism Institute, Canary Islands

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Mary Daniels

Director of Global Trade, Globaify, Ireland

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Dr. Sandra Iroakazi

President/CEO, Council of Entrepreneurs for Africa, Canada

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Dr. Oluwole Oduntan

Chief Executive Officer, City Medical Centre, Canada

Leo Clarkin

Co-founder & Executive Vice-President, AESP Green Energy, Canada

Dr. David Fasanya

Director of Strategy, Economic Innovation Institute for Africa, United Kingdom

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Rafael Molina Petit

Director, Territorial Canarias, Canary Islands

Agenda

PRE-SUMMIT: Monday, November 12, 2018

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Networking & Welcome Reception for Delegates
Venue: Casas Consistoriales
Plaza de Santa Ana 1, Vegueta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Hosted by 

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Augusto Hidalgo Macario

Mayor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Venue

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

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