8th Annual AWIEF Conference and Exhibition – 2022

Advancing Africa Through Gender Lens

The Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum is heading to North Africa for the first time. The 2022 edition of AWIEF will take place on 26 & 27 September in Cairo, in partnership with Egypt’s Ministry of International Cooperation and co-organized by the Egyptian Businessmen’s Association.

Egypt’s Minister for International Cooperation H. E. Dr. Rania Al-Mashat officially announced Egypt as AWIEF2022 host at a press conference in Cairo saying:

“The hosting of this event reflects Egypt’s keenness and support for empowering women and enhancing their economic participation and important roles in innovation and entrepreneurship to achieve sustainable development.”

AWIEF CEO Irene Ochem added:

“Egypt is at the forefront of African entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem drive. Hosting AWIEF in a country known for its strong support for women’s economic empowerment and sustainable development is important for us.”

Come connect and learn at the 8th edition of Africa’s leading women’s leadership and entrepreneurship conference and awards event on the 26 & 27 SEPTEMBER 2022 in Cairo, Egypt.

Who will attend?

Now in its 8th year, the annual AWIEF conference is one of the continent’s leading innovation and entrepreneurship events. The conference brings together more than 1,300 entrepreneurs, start-ups, thought leaders, policymakers, international development partners, investors, CSOs, academia, and media for dialogue and discussions on issues of women empowerment, entrepreneurship, investing, technology, and innovation in Africa.

AWIEF2022 is a hybrid event (in-person in Cairo and online), with an easy-to-access virtual platform for speakers, delegates, and virtual exhibitors to participate.

Who should attend?

  • Government representatives & policymakers
  • International Development partners
  • International Organisations/UN Agencies
  • Entrepreneurs/start-ups
  • Investment & financial sector
  • Business service providers
  • C-suite level corporate professionals
  • Persons interested in Africa & International Development
  • Diplomatic sector
  • CSOs & NGOs
  • Media
  • Academia

The theme for this year’s hybrid event is Advancing Africa through Gender Integration.

Previous high-level guests and speakers include a former African President and Vice-president, Ministers, Mayors, a UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Agency representatives, Development Finance Institutions and Finance Institutions, Multinationals, a Nobel Laureate, Vice-Chancellors and C-Suite corporate business leaders, amongst others.

Exhibit at AWIEF2022

We invite members of the Creative Industry sector to come and showcase their work, businesses, products or services, projects, innovation and technologies on-site in Cairo at THE CREATIVE LANE. These industries include amongst others: Fashion & Design, Visual & Performance Art, Media & Entertainment, Food Technology, etc.
AWIEF2022 also offers a perfect virtual platform to promote and showcase your business, products or services, projects, innovation, solution, and technology to a pan-African and international professionals and business audience, getting you set to leverage and access opportunities unleashed by AfCFTA.
For more information about our on-site and virtual exhibition opportunities, email us at info@awieforum.org


Sep 26 - 9:00 - Sep 27, 2022 - 21:00
Organizer Africa Woman Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF)
Website Visit website
Cairo, Egypt
Targets Africa
Sectors Sector agnostic
SDG (4)
10. Reduced Inequality, 17. Partnerships to achieve the Goal, 5. Gender Equality, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth