MICROFINANCE EVENT: African Finance & Investment Forum: Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Growth; February 13 – 16, 2017; Nairobi, Kenya

Event Name: Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Growth

Event Date: February 13 – 16, 2017

Event Location: Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

Summary of Event: This year’s iteration of the annual African Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation over two days of conference sessions preceded by a two-day training session. The goal of the event is to support entrepreneurship in Africa with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The primary topic will be methods for companies in sectors including energy, water and agriculture to access finance.

Background on Organizers: This event is organized by the European Marketing Research Centre (EMRC), a Belgium-based, nonprofit association of members from over 100 countries working to promote economic development in Africa. EMRC initially focused on agriculture and entrepreneurship, but has broadened its scope to include factors such as increasing access to finance, promoting communication between public and private actors, and new technologies.

Cost: The cost for this event is EUR 550 (USD 574) for the conference only or EUR 980 (USD 1,022) for both the pre-conference workshop and the conference. EMRC members may receive a cost reduction of EUR 100 (USD 104).

Event Website: http://preprod.mcarnoldsdigital.com/emrc.be/our-platform/forum-b2b/afif/2017/about

For additional information, you may contact Inês Bastos at ib(at)emrc.be or +32 26 26 15 15.

By Phoebe Rorke

Sources and Additional Resources:

EMRC
http://www.emrc.be/who-we-are

Strathmore University
http://www.strathmore.edu/en/

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