When

September 23 & 24, 2021 (GMT+3)

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Day 1

( 09/23/2021 )

Day 2

( 09/24/2021 )

11 AM

WELCOME & OFFICIAL OPENING
Welcome Remarks:
1. Jeffers Miruka- AfSAE President
2. Ms. Nelly Mukazayire- CEO, Rwanda Convention Bureau

Official Opening:
1. Dr. Usta Kayitesi- Rwanda Governance Board
2. Michelle Mason- President American Society of Association Executives

12 PM

Opening Keynote Address
Opening Keynote Address:
The Role of Private Sector Associations in Unlocking Opportunities in the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

H.E Wamkele Mene- Secretary General, AfCTA

12:30 PM

Panel Discussion 1: Exploring Opportunities; Confronting the Challenges: Why African Associations Must Engage in AfCFTA
Panelists during this session will argue why African associations should seek to actively participate in conversations aimed at realizing the African Continental Free Trade Area

Discussant: Felix Okatch- Multilateral Trade Expert & Chairman, Association of Professional Societies in East Africa (APSEA)

Panelists:
1. Mr. Julien Gustave Kavaruganda- Rwanda Bar Association:
2. Mr. Papias Kazawadi- Institute of Engineers Rwanda (IER):

1:15 PM

WELLNESS/ SPONSOR BREAK

1:25 PM

Plenary Session 1: Opportunity for African Associations in the Africa Agenda 2063
Mr. Patson Malisa- Deputy Presiding Officer, Africa Union Economic Social & Cultural Council

2:10 PM

LUNCH BREAK

3:10 PM

EDUCATION TRACKS

3:40 PM

Plenary Session 2: Global Trends that Define 2021 and Beyond
1. Gregg Talley- AfSAE Board Member
2. Jeffers Miruka- President, AfSAE

4:30 PM

5 PM

Association Advance Africa Awards Ceremony
AfSAE Secretariat

11 AM

Plenary Session 3: Motivational Speaker
Arrey Obenson- President & CEO, International Institute of St. Louis

11:30 AM

Keynote Address
Part 1- Seizing the Moment: Why Innovation and Collaboration is the new currency for growth in a post pandemic era

Mr. Charles Muritu- Director, Sub Saharan Africa, Government Affairs & Public Policy Google Africa

Part 2- Practical Strategies and Solutions for Associations
Cape Town International Convention Centre

12:30 PM

WELLNESS/ SPONSOR BREAK

12:40 PM

EDUCATION TRACKS

1:30 PM

Plenary Session 4: Innovation, Collaborations and Partnerships in African Associations
Facilitated by Nicanor Sabula

2:15 PM

3 PM

Closing Panel Session and Wrap Up
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