Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum Conference 2018

Unleashing Ideas: Innovation, Sustainability & Enterprise Growth



The 4th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum will be hosted in Cape Town on 8 and 9 November 2018. The theme of the conference is “Unleashing Ideas: Innovation, Sustainability & Enterprise Growth.”  

In its 4th edition, AWIEF has become Africa’s #1 Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition event, a highly anticipated two-day Forum that brings together major and minor players in the African business and entrepreneurship ecosystem to share, connect, transact and grow, and to address Africa’s economic development challenges with women as catalysts.

This year our programme will focus on the conference theme areas of innovation, sustainability and business growth. Join us as we seek to enhance the profile of women-owned and women-led businesses.

 Irene Ochem, AWIEF Founder & Chief Executive Officer says, “We are very excited to open the AWIEF 2018 registration.

Watch our space as we unveil this and our high-profile speaker faculty.

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“Well done on such a magnificent conference. You have impacted the lives of hundreds of women and will go down in history!” Margaret Hirsch, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Executive, Hirsch’s Homestores, South Africa

“We thank you for this platform where dreams are shaped, reshaped and created.” Mariana Agnes, Founder, The House of Agnes, Mozambique


  • Conference & exhibition attendance
  • Conference materials
  • Refreshments and 2 lunches
  • Networking and cocktail reception.

2-Day Delegate Pass Fees: Early Bird fee valid until 9 August 2018 (R1 500), Post Early Bird payable from 10 August 2018 (R1 950)

AWIEF 2018 will be held at the CTICC simultaneously as the  Africa Oil Week 5 – 9 November 2018.

AWIEF 2018 FEATURES include: Keynotes, Interactive Panel Sessions, Exhibition, Workshops/Masterclasses, High-Profile and Quality Networking, B2B Matchmaking, Networking Cocktail Reception, Pitch n Grow

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OrganizerAfrica Woman Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF)
Website Visit website
Location Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town
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