Join Africa's largest gathering of business leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs on 3-4 September 2019 at Sandton Convention Centre from 10h00 to 20h00.
A day to challenge conventional thinking and learn from respected CEOs and thought leaders.
Reasons to attend
Engage in peer-based learning
Gain practical knowledge and actionable insights
Keep abreast of the latest digital trends and how to thrive in a disrupted world
Improve your creative, problem solving and critical thinking skills
Connect with incubators, accelerators and start-up platforms
Access funding, venture capital and mentorship opportunities
Explore MBA programmes and business schools
Receive savings and investment advice
Participate in one-on-one sessions with leading coaches and consultants.
Who should attend
Executives, directors, managers, entrepreneurs, professionals, government officials and high potentials.
Dates and times
3-4 September 2019 from 10h00 to 20h00. You can attend both days, or just pop in for the sessions that suit your schedule and interests.
Sandton Convention Centre
Centre for Unconventional Entrepreneurship
York Zucchi is a Swiss born investor and entrepreneur in Africa since 2007. He was previously at Goldman Sachs where he contributed towards the global financial meltdown. He has started numerous businesses (healthcare, IT tourism, etc); some failed and some succeeded. York is an expert in what it takes to succeed in a broken ‘SME’ system and access to markets as part of SDG 8.
York Zucchi with a list of achievements longer than most LinkedIn pages, Swiss-born York nevertheless humbly refers to his current position, as ‘Chief Coffee Drinker’. Yet, this GIBS MBA graduate and former Goldman Sachs banker is passionate (ok, obsessed) with SME Growth. He is a TEDx Talk speaker, business founder many times over, and an expert in what it takes to succeed in a broken ‘SME’ system and access to markets as part of SDG 8. He has worked in many countries and built ecosystems that supported SMEs in over 83 countries and in the process learned quite a lot about what works and what doesn't. He is currently writing the world's first book about access to markets.
York Zucchi is a Swiss born investor and entrepreneur in Africa since 2007. He was previously at Goldman Sachs where he contributed towards the global financial meltdown. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, Africa and coffee and believes that the right mixture of these 3 will make Africa the continent to be for the next 20 years. He gets featured a lot in the press (Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine) but doubts anyone actually understands what he really does for a living.
In 2016 he co-founded the SME Movement, an initiative to fix the SME support ecosystem which is now active in over 83 countries (www.SMEmovement.org) and whose aim is to support 100 million SMEs by 2022.