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The Wharton Africa Business Forum is a part of the Wharton
Global Business Forum, an umbrella for annual regional
conferences. During the weekend of November 15, 2003,
conferences on Europe, West Asia, Latin America, Asia and India
explore global and regional issues. The Global Forum will offer
unmatched insight into the challenging issues facing the world,
today, bringing together prominent business leaders, policy
makers shaping the destinies of their countries and the
brightest intellects from the MBA schools.

Past Africa Business Forums have been attended by over 200
students and professionals and have enjoyed tremendous coverage
from leading publications including The Wall Street Journal and
Forbes. Speakers at past conferences have included, Dr. Sam
Jonah, Chief Executive – Ashanti Goldfields Company, Ltd., and,
Smuts Ngonyama, Head of South African Presidency and Chief
Strategic Advisor to South African President Thabo Mbeki, James
Harmon, Chairman of the Board, Corporate Council on Africa, and
Michael Fairbanks, Executive Chairman, ontheFrontier.

The aim of this year’s Wharton Africa Business Forum to
stimulate discussions on the development of globally competitive
corporations in Africa. We intend to channel these discussions
towards supporting pro-active initiatives that enhance the
economic development of this "emerging market". We are also
sponsoring the annual Africa Business Plan Competition, the only
Africa-focused business competition at any US business school.
This is a testament to our commitment to fostering and promoting
business activities on the African continent

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