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
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE OF AFRICAN STATES
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

8:30 am to 8:35 am
WELCOME TO THE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONGRESS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
8:35 am to 8:45 am
AFRICA WELCOMES THE WORLD TO JOHANNESBURG
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
8:45 am to 9:05 am
LIGHTNING ROUND: A NEW VISION FOR STARTUPS + CORPORATE INNOVATION
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
9:05 am to 9:10 am
INTRODUCTION OF THE PRESIDENT
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
9:10 am to 9:25 am
KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY THE DEPUTY PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
9:25 am to 9:30 am
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
9:30 am to 9:45 am
THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT: AN INTERVIEW WITH JABU MABUZA
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
9:45 am to 9:55 am
DIGITAL DISRUPTION + BUILDING ONE GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
9:55 am to 10:15 am
THE COMING WORLD OF STARTUPS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
10:15 am to 11:15 am
ACCESS TO DATA: LEAPFROG OPPORTUNITIES FOR STARTUPS GLOBALLY
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
10:30 am to 2:50 pm
GLOBAL SME MINISTERIAL
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2
11:15 am to 11:25 am
GEC TALKS: UNLEASH THE LITTLE DISRUPTORS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
11:25 am to 11:40 am
GEC TALKS: LOOKING BEYOND SILICON VALLEY
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
11:40 am to 12:00 pm
GEC TALKS: DRIVING GROWTH THROUGH SCALE-UP ECOSYSTEMS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
LUNCH
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
DESIGN THINKING + ENTREPRENEUR-CENTERED SOLUTIONS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 1
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
GRADUATING AFRICA'S INFORMAL BUSINESSES TO THE FORMAL MARKET
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 2 + 3
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
BASE OF THE PYRAMID TECHNOLOGIES: BETTER HEALTH, GROWTH AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 4 Level 2
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
STARTUP ACCELERATORS: TRENDS & NICHES
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
DEEP-DIVING SOUTH AFRICAN ECOSYSTEM: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
INVESTING IN EMERGING MARKETS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 3 Level 2
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
MASTERCLASS: PRODUCT-MARKET FIT - THE FIRST KEY CHECKPOINT IN BUILDING SCALABLE STARTUPS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
THE GLOBAL SCALE-UP MOVEMENT
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 2 + 3
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
ECONOMIC + SOCIAL IMPACT OF ENTREPRENEURS MIGRATING FROM AFRICA
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
MASTERCLASS: DIGITAL IMPACT IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
DIGITAL DISRUPTION IN HEALTH CARE
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 4 Level 2
3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
TELLING AFRICAN YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP STORIES
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
3:00 pm to 4:50 pm
CITY PERFORMANCE
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
DESIGN THINKING + ENTREPRENEUR-CENTERED SOLUTIONS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 1
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
NEXT GENERATION INVESTING
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 3 Level 2
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
AGRIBUSINESS WORKSHOP
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 2 + 3
3:00 pm to 4:50 pm
GLOBAL SME MINISTERIAL (public session)
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2
3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
MASTERCLASS: HOW TO SCALE-UP YOUR COMPANY
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
4:00 pm to 4:50 pm
GEN STARTUP COMMUNITY PLATFORMS & PROGRAMS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
4:00 pm to 4:50 pm
USING ALTERNATIVE DATA FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 4 Level 2
4:00 pm to 4:50 pm
MASTERCLASS: ENTREPRENEURIAL COACHING AND CULTURE
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

8:30 am to 8:35 am
WEDNESDAY: CALL TO ORDER
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
8:35 am to 8:45 am
LEADING THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENTREPRENEURS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
8:45 am to 9:30 am
GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MINISTERIAL REPORT
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
9:30 am to 10:15 am
ENABLING DIGITAL DISRUPTION
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
10:15 am to 10:30 am
DISRUPTION IN INSURANCE
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
10:30 am to 11:15 am
NEXT GENERATION GLOBAL STARTUPS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
11:15 am to 11:25 am
GEC TALKS: BIG DATA OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
11:25 am to 11:35 am
GEC TALKS: MENTORING
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
11:35 am to 11:45 am
GEC TALKS: THE EARLY STAGE CAPITAL GAP
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
11:45 am to 11:55 am
GEC TALKS: MIDDLE EASTERN STARTUPS RISING
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
11:55 am to 12:05 pm
GEC TALKS: THE FUTURE PATH FOR GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
12:05 pm to 12:15 pm
GEC 2018: FROM JOHANNESBURG TO ISTANBUL
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
LUNCH
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
MASTERCLASS: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE ENTREPRENEUR
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
POLICY FACILITATION WORKSHOP
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
DESIGN THINKING AND ENTREPRENEUR-CENTERED SOLUTIONS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 1
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION AND TRADE LOCALIZATION IN STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
STRATEGIES FOR SCALING A STARTUP
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 2 + 3
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
E-REGULATIONS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 2 + 3
1:00 pm to 6:30 pm
NEXT GENERATION INVESTING
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 3 Level 2
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
WOMEN IN TOWNSHIP BUSINESSES
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
MASTERCLASS: FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM TO GROW YOUR VENTURE
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Innovation + Firms
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 2 + 3
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
ENTREPRENEURS' GLOBAL MOBILITY
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
2:00 pm to 4:50 pm
EMPRETEC GLOBAL SUMMIT IV
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 4 Level 2
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
THE NEW VISION FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN AFRICA
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2
3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT IN THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
TOWNSHIP ECONOMY IN A DIGITAL AGE
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
STARTUP HUDDLE
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 2 + 3
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
FUTURE AGRO CHALLENGE: GLOBAL FINALS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa

Thursday, March 16, 2017

10:00 am to 5:45 pm
GEN ANNUAL MEETING
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa

Friday, March 17, 2017

6:00 pm to 8:50 pm
GEC+CAPE TOWN: ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET IN ACTION
Venue: Private