Meet leading African tech influencers in Paris.

"It's the first time we have such an event in Paris"

Rebecca Enonchong

Afrobytes conference is a two day program to meet African Tech actors in Paris.
We designed our conference to be an accelerator of growth and innovation between Europe, Africa and beyond.

We believe Africa and Europe can build a common destiny shaped by the best innovators on both sides.
Our mission is to be the bridge and bring those people, rarely in contact.

Interested in speaking at Afrobytes ?

Afrobytes is a great opportunity to influence the hearts and minds of entrepreneurs, investors and tech enthusiasts from around the world who focus on African markets.

A presentation at Afrobytes is an opportunity to share your experience about tech developments in Africa: information, exclusive content, personal experience, case studies.. We want you to share something memorable about your experience of making an impact on people's lives.

Below, the first speakers who confirmed for Afrobytes 2017. You can also check out the videos of last years speakers.

First speakers and MCs confirmed

ARUN JAITLEY

The Honorable Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs - INDIA

LAURA FLESSEL

French Minister of Sports - FRANCE

EBELE OKOBI

Public Policy Director for Africa, Facebook - UK

NIKHIL PATEL

Global General Manager, Iroko - NIGERIA

YINKA ADEGOKE

Africa Editor, Quartz - USA

EDITH BROU

CEO, Africa Contents Group & Founder, BuzzyAfrica.com - IVORY COAST

PIERRE GATTAZ

President, MEDEF and Chairman of the Board, Radiall - FRANCE

KABIROU MBODJE

Founder and CEO, Wari - SENEGAL

STÉPHANE JUFFÉ

Founder and CEO, Bemersive - FRANCE

LARRY MADOWO

Technology Editor and Anchor, NTV - KENYA

AARON FU

Managing Partner, NEST - KENYA

REBECCA ENONCHONG

CEO, Appstech - CAMEROON

OLIVIER LAOUCHEZ

Co-founder, Chairman & CEO, TRACE - SOUTH AFRICA

LILIAN THURAM

Retired International Footballer/Author/Activist - FRANCE

NDABA MANDELA

Chairman and Co-Founder, Africa Rising Foundation - SOUTH AFRICA

SEQUOIA BLODGETT

Technology Editor, Silicon Valley, Black Entreprise Magazine - USA

GODEFROY DE BENTZMANN

Co-founder and co-CEO, Devoteam - FRANCE

HAWEYA MOHAMED

Managing Director and Head of Communications, Afrobytes - FRANCE

CHRIS FOLAYAN

Founder and CEO, Mall for Africa - USA, NIGERIA

CLARE JONES

COO, What3words - UK

CLAUDE GRUNITZKY

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, TRUE Africa - UK

SISSI JOHNSON

MBA Professor, Brand Strategist, FashionTech Advisor, HuffPost USA Contributor - FRANCE

JAKE BRIGHT

Whitehead Fellow of The Foreign Policy Association, TechCrunch Africa Contributor, and Co-Author of The Next Africa with Macmillan Publishing - USA

MARSHA WULFF

Founding Director and Investment Manager, LoftyInc Capital Management - USA

EMEKA AFIGBO

Manager - Strategic Products Partnerships, Facebook - NIGERIA

UGWEM I. ENEYO

Co-founder and CEO, Solstice Energy Solutions - NIGERIA

LOIC SADOULET

Professor of Economics, INSEAD - FRANCE

CHIDI OKPALA

Chief Digital Officer, Atlas Mara - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

NNAMDI ORANYE

Writer, Columnist and Media Contributor - SOUTH AFRICA

ANNIE MUTAMBA

Co-Founder, Meridia Partners - BELGIUM

SORA YAGO

Company Director, Voxafrica - UK

SAMIR ABDELKRIM

Founder, StartupBRICS.com - FRANCE

ANDILE MASUKU

Audio Podcast Producer and Presenter, African Tech Round-up - SOUTH AFRICA

ASHLEY LEWIS

Investment Officer West Africa, Accion Venture Lab - GHANA, FRANCE

DARE OKOUDJOU

CEO, MFS Africa - MAURITIUS

THEBE IKALAFENG

Founder, Brand Leadership Group - SOUTH AFRICA

CHARLENE CHEN

Chief Operating Officer, BitPesa - KENYA

YANNICK LEFANG

Founder and CEO, KASI Insight - CANADA

BRIAN RASHID

Contributor, Forbes Magazine - USA

TAYO AKINYEMI

Consultant, Digital Entrepreneurship Program infoDev (World Bank Group) - USA

LARRY CHRISTOPHER BATES

Chief Security Officer and President, BitLand Global - GHANA, USA

AMMIN YOUSSOUF

CEO, Afrobytes - FRANCE

KHADIJAT ABDULKADIR

Founder and Executive Director, Digital African Woman - BELGIUM

DANIEL OMOFOMAN

Co-founder, KNOW RFID African Foundation - SWITZERLAND, NIGERIA

TEFO MOHAPI

Founder & CEO, iAfrikan.com - KENYA, SOUTH AFRICA

ALEXANDRA NOVITSKE

Principal Investment Officer, Africa at Singularity Investments - NIGERIA

ERIC MUGENDI

Editor-in-Chief, iAfrikan.com - SOUTH AFRICA, KENYA

AMADOU DAFFE

CEO and Co-Founder, Gebeya - ETHIOPIA, KENYA, USA

CHEKWAS OKAFOR

Founder, ONYCHEK - USA

ALMAZ NEGASH

Founder, African Diaspora Network (ADN) - USA

APHRODICE MUTANGANA

General Manager, kLab - RWANDA

MIRIAM QUANSAH

Editorial Digital Lead for Africa, BBC - UK

OUMAROU BARRY

Press Specialist - FRANCE

CHIKA UWAZIE

CEO, TalentBase - NIGERIA

WALE AYENI

Regional head, Venture Capital Africa - International Finance Corporation (World Bank) - USA

YASMIN KUMI

Founder, AFG - UK

JOHANNA NIEDZIALKOWSKI

Alliance Manager, JOKKOLABS - FRANCE

JUSTIN COETZEE

Founder, GoMetro - SOUTH AFRICA

AMANDA GELENDER

Senior Manager of Social Impact, GitHub - NETHERLANDS

JACOBS EDO

Computer System Officer - ERP Systems Coordinator, OFID (OPEC Fund for International Development) - AUSTRIA

LAURENT GRIMALDI

Chief Executive Officer, Konnect Africa - FRANCE

ISABELLE MOISY-COBTI

Editor-At-large, étapes magazine - FRANCE

LAYI ALI-AJIBODE

Corporate Attorney, Mayer Brown - USA

CHERYL CONTEE

CEO and Co-founder, Fission Strategy - USA

JEAN-LOUIS TRAORÉ

Co-founder and CEO, Innogence Consuting - FRANCE

KENFIELD GRIFFITH

CEO and Co-Founder, mSurvey - KENYA

ANNE-MARIE DIAS BORGES

TV Journalist, BBC - UK

AMY BARTHOPE

Head of Business, WeFarm - UK

JEAN-PAUL MELAGA

Founder and CEO, SmartPhorce - UK

FARIDA AKADIRI

Founder, FAP-Partners - FRANCE

MELISSA BLAUSTEIN

Founder and CEO, Allied for Startups - USA

CEDRIC ATANGANA

CEO and Co-Founder, INFINITY SPACE - FRANCE

THIERRY BARBAUT

Expert in Africa and New Technology - FRANCE

FORTUNE B. AHOULOUMA

Co-Founder and Partner LABS-NS AVOCATS, Paris Bar - FRANCE

LIEKE BOON

Social Impact Community Manager, GitHub - NETHERLANDS

RICH TANKSLEY

Senior VP of Special Projects, NeuBridges - NIGERIA

EVA SOW

Business Development Manager & PR, CTIC Dakar - SENEGAL

YAZID CHIR

Co-Founder, Be-Bound - FRANCE

BERTIL VAN VUGT

Business Development Lead, VC4Africa - NETHERLANDS

BABA ZOUMANIGUI

General Manager, IBM French Speaking Africa - MOROCCO

PHILIPPE LLAU

Director of Key Accounts & Alliances, Konnect Africa - FRANCE

JASON TOWNS

Managing Partner, Groundwork Ventures - USA

FATOUMATA BA

Group CMO, Jumia - NIGERIA

DAVID PONTALIER

Business Development Manager for West Africa, Air France KLM - FRANCE

SALIMA HADDOUR RUNACHER

Managing Director, Hopscotch Africa - FRANCE

MOULAYE TABOURE

CEO, Afrikrea - FRANCE

BOLA LAWAL

Co-founder and CEO, ScholarX - NIGERIA

STEPHANE DRAI

CEO and Co-founder, LEMON WAY AFRICA - FRANCE

CRYSTAL RUGEGE-NTORE

Director of Business Strategy and Operations, Carnegie Mellon University Africa - RWANDA

ERNESTO SPRUYT

Founder, Tunga.io - NETHERLANDS

NICAISE ISHIMWE

Application specialist & QA analyst, Emovis technologies - IRELAND

ALEC FOKAPU

CEO, FiftyFor - FRANCE

ETIENNE EPRON

Partner - M&A/Corporate, Sagasser - FRANCE

ROB WITHAGEN

MD, Asoko Insight - UK

CHAYET CHIÉNIN

Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Nothingbutthewax.com - FRANCE

RAYMOND GUTHRIE

Senior Partner, Global Innovation Fund - UK

NJOKI GICHINGA

Director of Partnerships and sales, iHub - KENYA

FABRICE VALMIER

Associate Director, VT SCAN - FRANCE

ANDREW FASSNIDGE

Founder, AppsAfrica.com - UK

ANDRÈZ COCO

Service and experience design lead, Innovation consultant - AUSTRALIA

BANKOLE OLUWAFEMI

Editor-in-Chief, TechCabal.com - NIGERIA

RACHEL BALSHAM

Deputy CEO, MFS Africa - MAURITIUS

CHAMS DIAGNE

Founder and CEO, Talent2Africa - SENEGAL

CHARLES SEKWALOR

CEO and Founder, Movemeback - UK

ELLA PEINOVICH

Founder and CEO, Soko - KENYA

BAH-PNA DAHANE

Founder, Weina - FRANCE

FABRIZIO DELAGE PAGANINI

IoT GateKeeper

JASON SPINDLER

Co-Founder & Managing Director, I-DEV - USA

JEAN-MICHEL HUET

Partner, Bearing Point - FRANCE

JESSICA HOPE

Founder, Wimbart - UK

PIERRE LOUETTE

Deputy CEO in charge of the General Secretariat, Orange Wholesale - FRANCE

TEMITOPE OLA

Founder, Edacy - USA

TONEE NDUNGU

Founder, NAILAB and Kytabu - KENYA

AARON AKINOCHO

Journalist, Managing Director, Agence Ecofin West Africa - BENIN

STEPHANIE LHOMME

Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting - FRANCE

WOLE ODETAYO

Managing Partner, LoftyInc Allied Partners Ltd - NIGERIA

MAX CUVELLIER

Head of Ecosystem Accelerator, GSMA Mobile for Development - UK

MAURICE OTIENO

General Manager, Mettā - KENYA

BOSUN TIJANI

Founder and Chief Executive, Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB) - NIGERIA

LEONARD COX

Chief of staff to the President & Adviser for Globalization affairs, MEDEF - FRANCE

THOMAS SAMUEL

CEO, Sunna Design - FRANCE

LAMINE DIALLO

Consultant - FRANCE

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AFROBYTES CONFERENCE JUNE 8TH AND 9TH 2017 IN PARIS

Conference Pass

June 8-9

Standard ticket : 400 €

  • Two Day General Admission Conference Pass
  • Networking Tool and Events
  • Group tickets are also available with a discount on the current ticket price (350€ for 5+ tickets)
register

Startup Pass

June 8-9

Standard ticket : 250 €

  • Two Day General Admission Startup Pass
  • Networking Tool and Events
  • Startup listed in official program (must book before April 30)
  • Startup listed on Conference website (must book before April 30)
  • Group tickets for 2 founders are also available with a discount on the current ticket price (200€ for 2+ tickets)
register

Investor Pass

June 8-9

Standard ticket : 700 €

  • Two Day General Admission Investor Pass
  • Networking Tool and Events
  • Company listed in official program (must book before May 15)
  • Company listed on Conference website (must book before May 15)
  • Access to investor workshops and dedicated networking sessions
  • Access to investor lounge (breakfast buffet, complimentary beverages)
  • Group tickets are also available with a discount on the current ticket price (540€ for 5+ tickets)
register

Executive Pass

June 8-9

Standard ticket : 800 €

  • Two Day General Admission Executive Pass
  • Networking Tool and Events
  • Company listed in official program (must book before May 15)
  • Company listed on Conference website (must book before May 15)
  • Access to corporate workshops and dedicated networking sessions
  • Access to corporate lounge (breakfast buffet, complimentary beverages)
  • Group tickets are also available with a discount on the current ticket price (540€ for 5+ tickets)
register

Previous speakers' insights from 2016 conference

Claude Grunitzky,True Africa, interviewed during Afrobytes Conference

Sheilah Birgen, Lead m:Lab East Africa, interviewed during Afrobytes Conference

Ben White, founder of VC4 Africa, interviewed during Afrobytes Conference

Pierre Gattaz, Medef, interviewed during Afrobytes Conference

Kibrom Tadesse, xHub Addis Ababa, interviewed during Afrobytes Conference

Rachel Balsham, MFS Africa, interviewed during Afrobytes Conference

Rebecca Enonchong, AppsTech, interviewed during Afrobytes Conference

Fatoumata Ba, Managing Director Jumia Nigeria, interviewed during Afrobytes Conference

Ashley Lewis, Founder of Ongeza Fund, interviewed during Afrobytes Conference

Stephan Breban, Dean Wetton Advisory, interviewed during Afrobytes Conference

Laurent Grimaldi, CEO Konnect Africa, interviewed during Afrobytes Conference

Evans Campbell, PR & Communications Manager iHub

Maya Horgan-Fomodu, HORGAN-FOMODU, interviewed during Afrobytes Conference

Trailer: Afrobytes conference 2017

more videos on youtube

LOIC SADOULET

Professor of Economics at INSEAD

LOIC SADOULET