Africa will build the future.
Three of the five fastest growing economies in the world are in Africa. Africa has 300+ tech hubs in 93 cities across 42 countries. Increased internet penetration, mass urbanization and growth in smartphone adoption, combined with rapid population growth, has made Africa extremely attractive to investors.
Africa is the continent of tomorrow.
Africa is home to the world’s youngest population. In 20 years, the number of sub-Saharan Africans reaching working age (15-64) will exceed that of the rest of the world combined. By 2040, less than 25 years from now, half of the world’s youth will be African.
The world cannot afford to ignore Africa.
African innovators and entrepreneurs are utilizing new technologies to develop tailored inventions for Africa and transform industries. Opportunities are boundless as mobile-fueled tech adoption flourishes. Mobile and digital are set to do for health care what it has helped achieve for finance in Africa— overcome a lack of physical infrastructure.
Join the 2018 Haas Africa Business Forum to to explore these trends and discuss challenges and opportunities in Africa with other visionaries, thought leaders and game changers.
UC Berkeley’s Clausen Center for International Business and Policy will hold its biennial Conference on Global Economic Issues on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
Confirmed speakers include Ilan Goldfajn, President of the Banco Central do Brazil who will give the Egon and Joan von Kaschnitz keynote lecture, John Williams, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Minister of the Economy, Mexico, as well as Andres Rodriguez-Clare and Gabriel Zucman, from UC Berkeley.
This invitation-only event will examine the challenges faced by emerging countries, especially Latin America, the future of globalization for emerging and advanced economies, the policy challenges posed by rising income and wealth inequality and its causes, and the challenges to the conduct of monetary policy in a world of low natural real interest rates.
The conference will host prominent economists, policymakers, and industry participants for what promises to be a lively and stimulating event.
WE ENCOURAGE TO REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 15, 2017
|9:00am – 9:30am||Registration & Breakfast|
|9:30am – 9:45am||Opening Remarks|
|9:45am – 11:00am||Session 1: Low Interest Rates
Moderator: Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Clausen Center Director
|11:00am – 11:15am||Break|
|11:15am – 12:30pm||Session 2: Income inequality
Moderator: Lillian Cheung, Executive Director, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
|12:30pm – 2:00pm||Lunch|
|2:00pm – 3:30pm||Session 3: The Future of Globalization
Moderator: Andrew Rose, UC Berkeley
|3:30pm – 3:45pm||Break|
|3:45pm – 5:00pm||Egon & Joan von Kaschnitz Lecture
with comments by
|5:00pm – 7:00pm||Post-Conference Reception|
Parking Passes for participants can be reserved in advance. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a permit.
Visitor Parking Map
Accommodation will be provided for out-of-town attendees. Please indicate if lodging is desired when completing your registration form and a reservation will be made on your behalf. We strongly recommend that all attendees register by September 30, 2017.
Conference transportation is provided from the Hyatt Regency Hotel to UC Berkeley, David Brower Center on Saturday November 18. Boarding begins at 8:15am. Please note; the bus departs from the Market Street side of the hotel (the other side of the main lobby entrance) at 8:30am. Contact email@example.com with any inquiries.
NOTE: Berkeley lodging also available upon request.
For questions or comments please contact:
Clausen Event Staff, firstname.lastname@example.org
hosted by Lee Fleming and Gustavo Manso
The aim of workshop is to bring together leading scholars who study the financing of innovation and entrepreneurship in a variety of countries. It will explore various institutional, legal, and financial sector developments that affect the creation of entrepreneurial firms and technological innovation, their rate of success, the dynamism of incumbent firms, and their different contributions to economic development. The conference will also focus on understanding the role of entrepreneurs, emergent phenomena such as crowdfunding and FinTech, institutional investors, and financial markets in the governance of entrepreneurial firms; it will highlight differences across countries as a way to identify salient dynamics. The conference is made possible through the generous support of the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy. See program here.