Monday, March 13, 2017

8:30 am to 9:00 am
REGISTRATION
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
GEN ANNUAL MEETING
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
GEC 2017 WELCOME RECEPTION
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

8:30 am to 9:00 am
REGISTRATION
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
9:30 am to 9:35 am
GEC 2017 OPENING CEREMONY
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
9:35 am to 9:50 am
WELCOME TO AFRICA
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
9:50 am to 10:00 am
DIGITAL DISRUPTION + BUILDING ONE GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
10:00 am to 10:30 am
RADICAL TRUST & THE ROLE OF BLOCKCHAIN IN THE FUTURE
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
10:30 am to 11:15 am
ACCESS TO DATA: LEAPFROG OPPORTUNITIES FOR STARTUPS GLOBALLY
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
GEC TALKS: WHY INNOVATION IS LIKE A RAINFOREST
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
11:15 am to 11:30 am
GEC TALKS: WHY INNOVATION IS LIKE A RAINFOREST
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
11:30 am to 11:50 am
GEC TALKS: SCALE-UP ECOSYSTEMS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
11:50 am to 12:00 pm
GEC TALKS: THE NEXT WAVE DIGITAL DISRUPTION
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
1:10 pm to 3:00 pm
AGRIBUSINESS WORKSHOP
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
1:10 pm to 3:00 pm
TELLING YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP STORIES FROM AFRICA
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2
1:10 pm to 4:00 pm
ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT (ED) CHALLENGE PITCHES
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
1:10 pm to 3:00 pm
INVESTING IN EMERGING MARKETS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 3 Level 2
1:10 pm to 3:00 pm
ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION: THE ENTREPRENEUR'S MINDSET
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
1:10 pm to 3:00 pm
GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MINISTERIAL
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2
1:10 pm to 2:00 pm
MASTERCLASS I: DIGITAL IMPACT
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
1:15 pm to 3:15 pm
MASTERCLASS III: TOWNSHIP ECONOMY IN A DIGITAL AGE
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
2:10 pm to 3:00 pm
MASTERCLASS: PRODUCT-MARKET FIT - THE FIRST KEY CHECKPOINT IN BUILDING SCALABLE STARTUPS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
3:10 pm to 5:00 pm
STARTUP ACCELERATORS: TRENDS & NICHES
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
3:10 pm to 4:00 pm
MASTERCLASS IV: MANAGING A GROWING BUSINESS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
3:15 pm to 5:15 pm
ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT (ED) CHALLENGE PITCHES
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
3:15 pm to 5:00 pm
BASE OF THE PYRAMID TECHNOLOGIES: BETTER HEALTH, GROWTH AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
3:15 pm to 5:15 pm
NEXT GENERATION INVESTING
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
3:15 pm to 5:15 pm
GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MINISTERIAL (public session)
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
3:15 pm to 5:15 pm
DEEP-DIVING SOUTH AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP: NEW EVIDENCE ON ECOSYSTEM PERFORMANCE & MIGRATION
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
4:10 pm to 5:00 pm
MASTERCLASS IV: STARTUP EXPERIENCE
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
GALA DINNER + GEN COMPASS AWARDS CEREMONY
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

2:10 am to 4:00 pm
EMPRETEC SUMMIT IV
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
9:30 am to 9:35 am
WEDNESDAY: CALL TO ORDER
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
9:35 am to 10:00 am
NEXT GENERATION STARTUPS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
10:00 am to 10:30 am
BIG DATA ANALYTICS & TECHNOLOGY
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
10:30 am to 11:00 am
FIRESIDE CHAT
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
1:15 pm to 3:15 pm
NEXT GENERATION INVESTING
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
1:15 pm to 3:15 pm
CITY ECOSYSTEM PERFORMANCE
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
1:15 pm to 3:15 pm
INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
1:15 pm to 3:15 pm
MASTERCLASS IV: SMART PROCUREMENT
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
1:15 pm to 3:15 pm
MASTERCLASS III: WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
1:15 pm to 3:15 pm
MASTERCLASS II: FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM TO GROW YOUR VENTURE
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
1:15 pm to 3:15 pm
MASTERCLASS I: STARTUP EXPERIENCE
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
FUTURE AGRO CHALLENGE: GLOBAL FINALS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
5:45 pm to 6:00 pm
GEC 2018: FROM JOHANNESBURG TO ISTANBUL
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa

Thursday, March 16, 2017

10:00 am to 5:45 pm
THURSDAY: GEN ANNUAL MEETING
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
GEC 2017 CLOSING DINNER
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa