Monday, March 13, 2017

8:30 am to 9:00 am
GEN & GLOBAL DELEGATE REGISTRATION
Venue: Sandton City Convention Center, Exhibition Hall (level 0)
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
REGIONAL MINISTERIAL ROUNDTABLE OF AFRICAN STATES
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

7:30 am to 8:00 am
OPENING OF THE GEC EXHIBITION
Venue: Sandton City Convention Center, Exhibition Hall (level 0)
8:30 am to 8:45 am
OPENING CEREMONY: 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 DEPUTY 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 9:35 am
AFRICA INNOVATION CHALLENGE ANNOUNCEMENT
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
9:35 am to 9:40 am
RIBBON CUTTING: LAUNCH OF GEN SA + GEN AFRICA
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
9:40 am to 9:55 am
THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT: AN INTERVIEW WITH JABU MABUZA
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
9:55 am to 10:00 am
DIGITAL DISRUPTION + BUILDING ONE GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
10:00 am to 10:20 am
THE NEW GLOBAL: BRIDGING CREATIVITY + INNOVATION FROM WEST TO EAST + EAST TO WEST
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
10:20 am to 11:20 am
ACCESS TO DATA: LEAPFROG OPPORTUNITIES FOR STARTUPS GLOBALLY
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
10:30 am to 3:45 pm
GLOBAL SME MINISTERIAL
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2
11:20 am to 11:30 am
THE FUTURE OF BLOCKCHAIN
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
11:30 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 12:30 pm
INCUBATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Venue: Sandton City Convention Center, Exhibition Hall - Pitch Corner 1 (level 0)
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
LAUNCH OF THE GLOBAL STARTUP ECOSYSTEM REPORT
Venue: Sandton City Convention Center, Exhibition Hall - Pitch Corner 2 (level 0)
12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
PITCH STAGE 3: STARTUP HUDDLE
Venue: Sandton City Convention Center, Exhibition Hall - Pitch Corner 3 (level 0)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
ONE TO ONE INVESTOR SESSION
Venue: Sandton City Convention Center, Exhibition Hall (level 0)
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 1
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 - Ballroom 2 Level 2
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: THE THREE PILLARS OF STARTUP SUCCESS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
PITCH STAGE 3: STARTUP COMPETE
Venue: Sandton City Convention Center, Exhibition Hall - Pitch Corner 3 (level 0)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
PITCH STAGE 1: PITCH FOR ATTENTION
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
THE GLOBAL SCALE-UP MOVEMENT
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 1
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
2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
GET MENTORED BY BOB DORF
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 4
3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN A DIGITAL AGE
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 1
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
PITCH STAGE 1: PITCH FOR ATTENTION
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
EDUCATED GIRLS TO EMPOWERED WOMEN: WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN THE AGE OF DISRUPTION
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: METHODS FOR MEASURING & ASSESSING PROGRESS
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
THE GLOBAL INVESTING PHENOMENOM
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 3 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
EMBEDDING SUSTAINABILITY IN STARTUPS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 1
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
4:00 pm to 5:15 pm
GLOBAL SME MINISTERIAL (public session)
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

8:30 am to 8:35 am
OPENING
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 10:00 am
ENABLING DIGITAL DISRUPTION
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
GBAN Annual Meeting
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 3 Level 2
10:00 am to 10:15 am
DISRUPTION IN INSURANCE
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
10:15 am to 11:00 am
NEXT GENERATION GLOBAL STARTUPS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
11:00 am to 11:10 am
DIGITAL HEALTH: MEGA TRENDS & OPPORTUNITIES
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
11:10 am to 11:40 am
STARTUPS RISING IN THE MENA REGION
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
11:15 am to 12:00 pm
GEC TALKS: DISRUPTING TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES
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
11:30 am to 11:40 am
THE FUTURE PATH FOR GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
11:50 am to 12:10 pm
GEC 2018: FROM JOHANNESBURG TO ISTANBUL
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
PITCH STAGE 1: PITCH FOR FUN
Venue: Sandton City Convention Center, Exhibition Hall - Pitch Corner 1 (level 0)
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
PITCH STAGE 2: PITCH FOR EXPOSURE
Venue: Sandton City Convention Center, Exhibition Hall - Pitch Corner 2 (level 0)
12:15 pm to 1:00 pm
LUNCH
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
1:00 pm to 2:50 pm
LAUNCH OF RÉSEAU DES ENTREPRENEURS FRANCOPHONES
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 5
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
PITCH STAGE 1: PITCH FOR ATTENTION
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
STARTUPS PROMOTING TECH SOLUTIONS FOR AFRICAN BUSINESSES
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 4
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
INNOVATIONS IN EARLY STAGE INVESTING
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 3 Level 2
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
LEVERAGING THE GEI: POLICY FACILITATION WORKSHOP
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 4 + 5
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
DESIGN THINKING AND ENTREPRENEUR-CENTERED SOLUTIONS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 2 + 3
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
REGISTERING A BUSINESS? KEEP IT SIMPLE!
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 2 + 3
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
ACCESS TO MARKETS FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS: INHIBITORS & SUCCESS FACTORS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 1
1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
MASTERCLASS: BUILDING CONNECTIONS THAT COUNT
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
POLICIES FOR DIGITAL DISRUPTION
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 6 + 7
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET: A PIONEERING NEW STUDY
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
INNOVATION + HIGH GROWTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 2 + 3
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
Startup Nations: The Priorities Ahead of Policymakers
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 6 + 7
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
GEN WEBSITE TRAINING - 1
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 5
3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
EO ACCELERATOR
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 1
3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
FUTURE GLOBAL CITIES
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2
3:00 pm to 6:30 pm
COLLABORATING ON GLOBAL INVESTING OPPORTUNITIES
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 3 Level 2
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 6:00 pm
TRAIN THE TRAINERS: HOW DO WE TEACH AND COACH THE WORLD'S ENTREPRENEURS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
STARTUP HUDDLE
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 6 + 7
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
FUTURE AGRO CHALLENGE: GLOBAL FINALS
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2

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