July 7, 2021 - July 8, 2021
All Day

2021 Africa Regional Conference

Join us in this engaging virtual conference Rise to the Challenge: Opening New Markets for Women-Owned Businesses that brings buyers and sellers together across the African continent. At the Africa Conference, women-owned businesses and buyers will establish and enhance connections while gaining practical knowledge. Key issues to be addressed include:

  • African Continental Free Trade Agreement
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • SD&I best practices
  • Access to Finance for Women-Owned SMEs

Signature matchmaking at the event will bring relevant buyers and sellers together in one to one and one to many meetings to stimulate potential development and business opportunities. We will use a state of the art AI-driven matchmaking event portal.

Attendance at the Africa Regional Conference is open only to WEConnect International registered and certified businesses and buying organizations. Not yet registered?  Join here now and gain multiple benefits!  It’s free!

Buy your tickets today!  Ticket sales close July 5.
Questions? Please contact admin.southafrica@weconnectinternational.org  or admin.nigeria@weconnectinternational.org  


Elizabeth Vazquez

CEO at WEConnect International

Janice Bryant Howroyd

Founder and CEO at ActOne Group

Agraj Sharma

Vice President, Procter & Gamble

Maletsabisa Molapo

AI Research Manager, IBM

Varaidzo Mureriwa

Managing Director - Resources, Health and Public Service, Accenture

Catia Aires

Area Procurement Manager, Esso Exploration Angola

Jide Olatunbode

CIO, South Africa, Procter & Gamble

Funmi Ogbue

CEO, Zigma Limited and President Women in Energy Network, Nigeria

Goitseona Raseroka

Senior Manager, Strategy, Accenture

Portia Masimula

Co-Founder and Director, Karisani IT

Temitope Oluyemi

Senior Director, Global Government Relations, Africa, Procter & Gamble

Sharlotte Naidu

CEO, Intouch Management Consulting Global

Gary Joseph

CEO South African Supplier Diversity Council (SASDC)

Zimkhitha Guma

Manager, PLUS -The LGBTI+ Business Network

Jennifer Hansel

Senior Advisor, Women's Economic Empowerment at USAID

Marieme Esther Dassanou

Manager, Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) at the African Development Bank

Anne Kabugi

Regional Gender Lead, Africa at the International Finance Corporation

Judith Mbonu

Nigeria Area Procurement Manager at ExxonMobil

Zandile Njamela

Head Supplier Inclusion and Diversity – Africa at Accenture

Ihinosen Ebinum

Senior Director, Middle East and Africa Purchases at Procter & Gamble

Vikash Ramchundran

Procurement Manager SA, SSA & FSA at AstraZeneca

Jazz Mbanjwa

Founder and CEO at Xikiwe Logistics and Zenzele People Professionals

Joyce Daniels

Executive Director at The Joyce Daniels Organisation

Thejesui Khan

Founder and CEO at Forest Fairies Sweet Company

Ibilola Amao, PhD

Principal Consultant at Lonadek Global Services

Korkor Cudjoe

Women Creating Wealth Project Lead at Graça Machel Trust

Frida Owinga

Executive Vice President at OWIT International

Philip DeVliegher

Vice President of Supplier Diversity at Disability:IN

Jean Chawapiwa

Country Director at WEConnect International

Yeshua Russel

Country Director at WEConnect International


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