2022

Unlocking Africa's Hidden Potential

The participation of around 15 speakers enabled a further discovery of today's Africa potentials. The multiple presentations and panel discussions allowed the participants to identify opportunities from areas such as sustainable entrepreneurship, private equity and venture capital.

2021

Investing in Africa

After two years of absence, we were finally back with a new team and new ambitions.
The focus of this year's Summit was “Investing in Africa”. We wanted to hear the opinions of big investors but also young entrepreneurs on this hot topic to provide a deeper insight. Africa's journey,

2019

Key Challenges

This year's Summit will focus on key challenges and solutions for investing in Africa. How can some of the continent's brightest ideas shape the future of Africa? To what extent are challenges in Africa embedded in a global interdependent system?

Where it all began

Founded at the University of St. Gallen in 2016.

The Africa Association St. Gallen is a student association. Founded as Africa Summit by AIESEC, later officially established and accredited as an independent Association at the University of St. Gallen in 2020. The Africa Association organises and offers multiple events to its members and the public, one of these is the annual Africa Summit.

2018

Regional Solutions to Global Changes

Through exciting panels and inspiring speeches, the Africa Summit 2018 will shed light on these questions and provide a platform for exchange on different perspectives to enable participants to have an understanding of Africa’s versatility and capabilities.

2017

Technology for Change

This year’s theme was Technology for Change: how actors across a broad spectrum of fields are harnessing the power of technology to provide innovative solutions to today and tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities. We hope to promote visions which discuss how technology can be leveraged to foster positive, sustainable and long-term economic growth and social impact.

2016

The Rising Millennials

AIESEC St. Gallen is honoured to introduce the first student-run conference in Switzerland on Africa’s economical growth. The Summit is aimed at students, academics and entrepreneurs, which are interested in Africa’s economy and want to know more about Africa’s evolving business pattern. Registrations for the Summit will be available online and will also be made accessible on November 14th at the University of St. Gallen.

Connecting Leaders, empowering Change


Naomi Akua Duelli

President

Ghana/Togo/Austria
Business Administration


Ariana Puhar

Vice President

Liechtenstein/Slovenia
Law


Mamadou Signer

Head of Events

Switzerland/Senegal
Business Administration


Adeola Adebiyi

Head of IT & Accounting

Switzerland/Nigeria
Business Administration


Matteo Maretti

Head of Corporate Partnership & Finance

Italy/Nigeria
Accounting & Corporate Finance


Sarah Himbaza

Head of Marketing

Switzerland/Rwanda
Business Administration


Marco Bellarosa

President


Taylor Namalgue

Head of Events


John Mhuka

Head of IT


Tobias Knight

Head of Marketing


Naomi Akua Duelli

Head of Speaker Relations & Acquisitions


Felix Welsch

Head of Corporate Partnership & Finance

Let's do it together

Let's explore Africa's potential together.

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