Former Presidential aide, Dr Ben Phiri, will be among high level speakers at this year’s African- Nordic Business Conference to be held on May 4, 2017 at the Hilton Strand Hotel in Helsinki, Finland.
The conference – whose theme is ’Africa Innovates 201’- seeks to provide a forum for building sustainable and innovative business partnerships between players from Africa and Nordic countries.
The aim is to pair the proven innovative and knowledge transfer credentials of the Nordics with the extensive growth and business potential on the African continent for mutual benefits.
Phiri is expected to present a paper on “SDGs & Private Sector: Mutual Benefits for Development – Challenges and Opportunities”.
Thereafter, he will hold exclusive meetings with several educational stakeholders and Finnish innovation platforms.
The conference has been organized by Springboard Afro-Nordic Business Platform, an independent company of specialists offering a range of business-to-business services.
It will include sessions that explore market potential in areas such as infrastructure, consumer goods, education, energy, entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare, ICT and renewable energy.
Among other speakers at the forum are Kai Mykkanen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development of Finland and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden who is an advocate of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Since leaving State House 18 months ago Ben Phiri has dedicated his time to attending and speaking at events locally and abroad.