All is set for the commencement of the Africa Business Media Innovators (ABMI) 2017 in Accra, Ghana on Monday, November 13.
Speakers and participants for the summit at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City have arrived for the three-day gathering to be hosted by Matt Winkler, Co-Founder & Editor Emeritus, Bloomberg News, and Justin Smith, CEO of Bloomberg Media.
Focused on Africa, but with a global perspective, ABMI17 according to the organisers will explore how best to maintain a flourishing media sector and how business and financial journalism can best contribute to sustainable development on the African continent.
The theme of the three-day forum is: The Changing face of Media and New Hybrid models.
Topics to be discussed include The Changing Face of Media in Africa and Other Emerging Markets, Building African Media by Innovating with New Hybrid Models, Leveraging Changing Media to Enable Africans to Tell Africa’s Stories and African Media as a Driver of Inclusive Growth.
“This highly interactive gathering will feature moderated discussions, TED Talk style presentations, extended Q&A sessions, and interviews with media visionaries.
” The convening is designed for publishers, editors, journalists, entrepreneurs, and leaders from business and civil society who can share their experience and perspectives.”
During the summit, a select group of global and African luminaries will uncover the emerging trends shaping the media and business reporting landscape.
Participants will learn and share their knowledge about innovative best practices and action-oriented strategies to optimize future media success.
Amrote Abdella, Regional Director, Microsoft 4Afrika
Tutu Agyare, Managing Partner, Nubuke
Frank Aigbogun, CEO, Business Day Media
H.E. Nana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President, Republic of Ghana
Kossi Felix Edoh Amenounve, CEO BVRM
Edem Kwaku Ashigbey, Ghana Chamber of Commerce
Samuel Attah-Mensah, Managing Director, Omni Media Limited
Tiaan Bazuin, CEO Namibian Stock Exchange
Mark Bohlund, Africa Economist, Bloomberg
Erik Charas, Owner, Verdade
Khanyi Dhlomo, Founder, Ndalo Media
Kar Kin Lee, Director of Commercial Strategy, TenCent Media
Graca Machel, Executive Director, Graca Machel Trust
Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman and Founder, Econet Group
Turi Munthe, Venture Partner, North Base Media
Justin Smith, CEO, Bloomberg Media
Caroline Southey, Editor, The Conversation
Angela Sun, Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, Bloomberg L.P.
Adama Wade, Director, Financial Afrik
Matthew Winkler, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Bloomberg News
Omar Ben Yedder, Group Publisher and Managing Director, IC Publications
Africa#NoFilter Speakers and Performers
Nicole Amartiefo, Entrepreneur
Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, Studio Museum in Harlem
Maimouna Jallow, Independent Writer and Journalist
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Novelist, Journalist, Essayist and Humorist
Paul Nwulu, Program Officer, Ford Foundation
Khadija Patel, Editor-in-Chief, Mail and Guardian
Herbert Wigwe, CEO / Founder, Access Bank / ACT Foundation
Isaac Fokou, Founder and Principal, BOTHO Limited
Julie Gichuru, Independent Board Director, Brand KENYA and Acumen Communications
Sisonke Msimang, Program Director, The Centre for Stories
James Mwangi, Executive Director, The Dalberg Group
Enuma Okoro, Independent Writer and Communications Specialist