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The 22nd Wharton Africa Business Forum - The Inflection Point: What is Africa's Onward Growth Model?

Wharton African Students Association

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 2:00 AM (EST)

The 22nd Wharton Africa Business Forum - The...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Conference + Banquet + Party (Professional) Ended $150.00 $9.24
Conference + Banquet + Party (Student)
Only for students. Have to provide a valid .edu email address
Ended $110.00 $7.04
Conference + Banquet + Party (Penn Student)   more info Ended $75.00 $5.12

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Africa is at an inflection point – a unique point in its history. The continent unlocked its potential and experienced rapid growth over the past decade. However, Africa’s nascent growth is increasingly threatened by continued sociopolitical instability, a persistent deficit in infrastructure, low quality human capital and most recently, rising terrorism.

It is critical that African governments and the private sector make the right decisions to sustain its promising growth. But what are these decisions? Which growth model should governments promote for Africa – a similar low cost manufacturing model used by East Asia, an agriculture-based model similar to Latin America or is there a clear, unique “African” model? Furthermore, can Africa disrupt existing industries by taking advantage of new technologies to leapfrog previously required growth stages?

The 22nd Wharton Africa Business Forum will explore, in detail, the different paths Africa could take. The goal of this year’s conference is to help every participant reach their own inflection point – what new idea, technology and innovations we all can bring to the continent to help her prosper.

We look forward to welcoming you to Philadelphia in November.

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Prospective Students Event

An information session with representatives from Wharton’s admissions and financial aid offices, MBA admission consultants, and career specialists. The event happens on Friday Nov. 7th from 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Wharton School, Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room F85

Please RSVP here.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes, a valid ID is required. Students have to present their student ID card during registration.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please send an email to

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. Please contact the organizer at with your request.

Can i get a refund for a ticket to the event?
A refund will be issued only if request is received by Thursday 11/5 at 7 p.m. EST.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. A printed ticket will help accelerate on-site registration.

Is there a Group Discount?
Yes. Group must be at least 10 people. Please contact the organizer at

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