Africa Liberty Forum

Various - see programme
24 May 2017
0900-1000
1000 onwards through May 25
Radisson Blu Hotel, Daisy Street, Sandton

The Free Market Foundation, in partnership with Atlas Network*, is hosting the Africa Liberty Forum at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Daisy Street, Johannesburg from 24-25 May 2017. The Forum will bring together around 80 liberals from 10 countries (particularly young people from other African countries) for a vibrant dialogue, exchange of ideas and networking to advance liberalism and celebrate liberty.

If you would care to join us, please RSVP below as usual and we will invoice you...
Individuals: R2,000
Think tanks / non-profits: R1,000
Students: R250
Gala dinner only: R350

*Atlas Network is a non-profit organisation connecting a global network of more than 450 free-market organisations in over 90 countries to the ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

0900-1000

Registration 

1000-1045

Speed networking 

1045-1100

Welcome 

Brad Lips (Atlas Network, USA)

Ayanda Khumalo (Free Market Foundation, South Africa) 

1100-1215

Will liberty take root in Africa? 

Moderator: Terry Markman (Free Market Foundation, South Africa)
John Kane-Berman (Institute of Race Relations, South Africa) 

Andrew Mwenda (journalist, Uganda)

Bright Simons (mPedigree, Ghana)

1215-1415

Lunch programme 

Morality, property and prosperity VS confiscation and cronyism

Tom Palmer (Atlas network, USA)

Crowd-sourcing 60 second pitches

1415-1515

Entrepreneurs and the future of Africa (Room A) 

Moderator: Jayne Boccaleone (J&C Media & Communications, South Africa)
Chris Becker (Investec Bank Limited, South Africa)
Mike Hull (Hull Consulting Engineers, South Africa) 

Unathi Kwaza (Independent Entrepreneurship Group, South Africa) 

Educating the next generation (Room B) 

Moderator: Lisa Harraway (Free Market Foundation, South Africa)
Peter Bismark (Institute for Liberty and Policy Innovation, Ghana)

Piet le Roux (Akademia, South Africa) 

Nathan Tjirimuji (Chevauchee, Namibia)

Crowd-sourcing liberty incubator (parallel session)

1530-1645

Rule of Law essential for liberty (Room A) 

Moderator – active: Tom Palmer (Atlas Network, USA)

Rex van Schalkwyk (former Judge of the Supreme Court, South Africa) 

Leon Louw (Free Market Foundation, South Africa) 

Think tank projects that can yield real increases in economic freedom (Room B) 

Moderator: Elisa Bishop (Atlas Network, USA)

Franklin Cudjoe (Institute for Liberty and Policy Innovation, Ghana)

Martin van Staden (Free Market Foundation, South Africa) 

Crowd-sourcing liberty incubator (parallel session)

1830-2130

Gala Africa liberty dinner programme (1830-1900 registration) 

South Africa: From miracle democracy to growing despondency (1900-1930)

To be introduced by: Temba Nolutshungu (Free Market Foundation, South Africa)
Tim Modise (Journalist, TV and radio presenter, South Africa) 

Regional Liberty Awards (1930-2000)

Dinner (2000-2130)


Thursday, 25 May 2017

0900-0930

Registration 

0930-1045

Mobilising new audiences for liberty (Room A) 

Moderator: David Ansara (EU Chamber of Commerce & Industry, South Africa)

Gareth Cliff (Cliff Central, South Africa) 

Matt Kibbe (Free the People, USA)

Aboagye Mintah (Institute for Liberty and Policy Innovation, Ghana)

Olumayowa Okediran (African Students for Liberty, Nigeria)

Japheth Omojuwa (AfricanLiberty.org, Nigeria)

Achieving outcomes by designing smart campaigns (Room B) 

Moderator: Eustace Davie (Free Market Foundation, South Africa)

Francis Antonie (Helen Suzman Foundation, South Africa) 

Garreth Bloor (Independent Entrepreneurship Group, South Africa) 

Ghalib Galant (Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa, South Africa) 

Terry Markman (Free Market Foundation, South Africa) 

1100-1215

Transformation through growth 

Moderator: David Steward (FW de Klerk Foundation, South Africa)

Ann Bernstein (Centre for Development and Enterprise, South Africa)
Leon Louw (Free Market Foundation, South Africa) 

1230-1500

Closing lunch programme 

Shark Tank Contest

Apartheid, Mandela and socialism: Time for change

To be introduced by: Eustace Davie (Free Market Foundation, South Africa)

Temba Nolutshungu (Free Market Foundation, South Africa) 

Closing remarks

Brad Lips (Atlas Network, USA)

 


 

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