The African Goose Summit 2020 has been scheduled for Friday, February 7, 2020, at the Accra International Conference Centre.

The maiden edition of the summit which is themed “Winning: Strategies for leveraging the African Free Trade Agreement to scale up” seeks to equip the entrepreneurs and business leaders with effective strategies for scaling in the face of open borders and continuously growing competition.

The African Goose Summit is an annual event that seeks to preserve the lives of the ‘Geese’ on the continent in order to alleviate poverty and change the African narrative one ‘Goose’ and ‘Farmer’ at a time.

The organisers of the event, Karen Halm International, are of the view that the African entrepreneurs and businesses can be likened to that of a fictional goose and farmer. Where a special goose that laid golden eggs a day made its owner rich.

The farmer, however, did not see it as fast enough and due to that, he got a “brilliant” idea to cut open the goose so he could extract all the eggs at once. To his utter dismay, however, there were no eggs in the belly of the goose.

“When the boarders are opened for free trade in Africa, will it be a blessing or a curse to you and your business,” Karen Halm, the Convener of the African Goose Summit 2020 asked. 

“As African entrepreneurs, we need to know what inputs we can source from our own continent before looking elsewhere – once the money remains on African soil, together we will rise,” she added.

With promises to be an impactful event, speakers to address delegates, include VishAshiagbor, the Country Senior Partner for PwC Ghana, Ato Micah, Managing Principal of Maverick Research, ElikemAsenathCommey, West Africa Manager of the Stanford Seed Network; Ogbo A. Ogbo, founder of RapidScaling Ltd., and Nikita Burman, founder of The BlueJeans.

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