Conference Agenda

June 23 – 25, 2020
Agenda still in development

DAY 1 | JUNE 23

09:00 – 09:10 AM (CEST)

07:00 – 07:10 AM (WAT)
10:00 – 10:10 AM (EAT)
12:45 – 12:55 PM (GMT +5:45)
02:00 – 02:10 PM (ICT)

Welcome

Douglas MacKevett

Moderator

09:10 – 09:35 AM (CEST)

07:10 – 07:35 AM (WAT)
10:10 – 10:35 AM (EAT)
12:55 – 01:20 PM (GMT +5:45)
02:10 – 02:35 PM (ICT)

Opening Keynote WIForum Agenda 2030

Equal Prosperity 2030 Throughout history, the purpose of innovation was highly questionable, driven by extraordinary people with unimaginable economic results. In the 1880’s Germany was poor and did not need an automobile. In the same time period, Switzerland was the poorest country in Europe and did not need a Railroad. In the 1900′, the US west coast was a poor farmland and did not need a high tech industry. In the 1990’s South Korea and in the 2010’s Africa. This decade will be a defining time period for most emerging countries but also for the developed world. Innovation will be seen across the planet. And that innovation will no longer come from the old sources but from the world. There will be more innovative and prosper nations by 2030 than ever before imaginable.

Axel Schultze

Chairman World Innovations Forum

09:35 – 09:55 AM (CEST)

07:35 – 07:55 AM (WAT)
10:35 – 10:55 AM (EAT)
01:20 – 01:40 PM (GMT +5:45)
02:35 – 02:55 PM (ICT)

Learning in extraordinary times: understanding and embracing learning variability

By 2030, the Jacobs Foundation aims to become a leading learning foundation, supporting learning systems in selected low–, middle–, and high–resource contexts. Over the next ten years, Jacobs Foundation will seek to promote evidence-based decision making in public policy and corporate practices, with a view to providing children with relevant learning opportunities so that they are able to acquire the skills they need to thrive, and to improving society in the face of change and uncertainty.

Fabio Segura

Jacobs Foundation, Switzerland

09:55 – 10:15 AM (CEST)

07:55 – 08:15 AM (WAT)
10:55 – 11:15 AM (EAT)
01:40 – 02:00 PM (GMT +5:45)
02:55 – 03:15 PM (ICT)

Entrepreneurship Development

Podium Discussion on emerging and developing countries. What works what didn’t. An amazing opportunity for prosperity by the end of the decade.

Podium

Axel Peyriere

Entrepreneurship development expert, Startup Investor, Mentor for Emerging Markets, Australia

Alex Lanz

Happel Foundation, Switzerland

Teresa Widmer

SwissContact, Switzerland

10:15 – 10:30 AM (CEST)

08:15 – 08:30 AM (WAT)
11:15 – 11:30 AM (EAT)
02:00 – 02:15 PM (GMT +5:45)
03:15 – 03:30 PM (ICT)

Innovative Startups present

Pitch 1, Q+A, feedback

Owen Sakawa

RepairNet Inc.
Kenya

10:30 – 10:45 AM (CEST)

08:30 – 08:45 AM (WAT)
11:30 – 11:45 AM (EAT)
02:15 – 02:30 PM (GMT +5:45)
03:30 – 03:45 PM (ICT)

Innovative Startups present

Pitch 2, Q+A, feedback

Eddy Richauvet

ShopRunBack
Cambodia

10:45 – 11:00 AM (CEST)

08:45 – 09:00 AM (WAT)
11:45 – 12:00 PM (EAT)
02:30 – 02:45 PM (GMT +5:45)
03:45 – 04:00 PM (ICT)

Vietnam

Entrepreneurs & Innovation Ecosystem progress and opportunities for the country and foreigners coming here.

Dung Trung Nguyen

Country Ambassador

11:00 – 11:25 AM (CEST)

09:00 – 09:25 AM (WAT)
12:00 – 12:25 PM (EAT)
02:45 – 03:10 PM (GMT +5:45)
04:00 – 04:25 PM (ICT)

Check your BS! A mindset for success

Future is the only time we can influence How you can set your mind as entrepreneur for the future you shape

Michael Vaz

Accor Group, Singapore

11:25 – 11:40 AM (CEST)

09:25 – 09:40 AM (WAT)
12:25 – 12:40 PM (EAT)
03:10 – 03:25 PM (GMT +5:45)
04:25 – 04:40 PM (ICT)

Innovative Startups present

Pitch 3, Q+A, feedback

Lin Hwang

DamoGo
South Korea & Indonesia

11:40 – 11:55 AM (CEST)

09:40 – 09:55 AM (WAT)
12:40 – 12:55 PM (EAT)
03:25 – 03:40 PM (GMT +5:45)
04:40 – 04:55 PM (ICT)

Startup Success Story

Tobias Gunzenhauser

Yamo
Switzerland

11:55 – 12:10 PM (CEST)

09:55 – 10:10 AM (WAT)
12:55 – 01:10 PM (EAT)
03:40 – 03:55 PM (GMT +5:45)
04:55 – 05:10 PM (ICT)

Building the Innovation of Nations

To innovate is to set a new basis of competition in an economy, business sector or market. Most times, it results to disruption. The speech is designed for private (large, SMEs, startups) and public institutions audience. We will connect prosperity to accumulation of capabilities and the diffusion of innovation systems.

Ndubuisi Ekekwe

FASMICRO Group, Nigeria

12:10 – 12:30 PM (CEST)

10:10 – 10:30 AM (WAT)
01:10 – 01:30 PM (EAT)
03:55 – 04:15 PM (GMT +5:45)
05:10 – 05:30 PM (ICT)

The Innovations Age

What it will mean to live in the Innovations Age. Innovation started 300,000 years ago with the sophisticated stone headed spear. It took another 270,000 years to evolve the spear to bow and arrow. only 30,000 years to the catapult, but also to the plow and other tools and today we have daily patent registrations and new innovations. Every innovation drives at least two new innovations – an exponential growth. A glimpse into the very near future.of the current decade.

Axel Schultze

Chairman World Innovations Forum

12:30 PM (CEST)

10:30 AM (WAT)
01:30 PM (EAT)
04:15 PM (GMT +5:45)
05:30 PM (ICT)

Closing Statement Day 1

Douglas MacKevett

Moderator

DAY 2 | JUNE 24

09:00 – 09:05 AM (CEST)

07:00 – 07:05 AM (WAT)
10:00 – 10:05 AM (EAT)
12:45 – 12:50 PM (GMT +5:45)
02:00 – 02:05 PM (ICT)

Welcome

Douglas MacKevett

Moderator

09:05 – 09:25 AM (CEST)

07:05 – 07:25 AM (WAT)
10:05 – 10:25 AM (EAT)
12:50 – 01:10 PM (GMT +5:45)
02:05 – 02:25 PM (ICT)

Piggyvest – A Nigerian Success Story In The Making

What are the challenges facing Nigeria today? And what are the possible solutions to these challenges.

Odunayo Eweniyi

Cofounder/COO at Piggybank.ng (Piggytech Global Limited), Nigeria

09:25 – 09:40 AM (CEST)

07:25 – 07:40 AM (WAT)
10:25 – 10:40 AM (EAT)
01:10 – 01:25 PM (GMT +5:45)
02:25 – 02:40 PM (ICT)

Innovation in Nepal

What is innovation in the Nepal’s context, what has worked and been adopted, what are the constraints to good innovation and what should be done about it.

Prof. Dr. Ram KM Shrestha

Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University, Nepal

09:40 – 10:00 AM (CEST)

07:40 – 08:00 AM (WAT)
10:40 – 11:00 AM (EAT)
01:25 – 01:45 PM (GMT +5:45)
02:40 – 03:00 PM (ICT)

Entrepreneurship Gender Neutral

Podium Discussion: Are female entrepreneurs different? What are the challenges? How we can jointly overcome the demarcation?

Marita Schultze

Chair World Innovations Forum
Moderator, Switzerland

Podium

Clarisse Iribagiza

DMM.HeHe Ltd, Rwanda

Sophie Meas

ShopRunBack, Cambodia

Prativa Pandey, Ph.D.

Catalyst Technology Pvt. Ltd, Nepal

10:00 – 10:15 AM (CEST)

08:00 – 08:15 AM (WAT)
11:00 – 11:15 AM (EAT)
01:45 – 02:00 PM (GMT +5:45)
03:00 – 03:15 PM (ICT)

Innovative Startups present

Pitch 4, Q+A, feedback

Agudor Agabas

AppCyclers
Ghana

10:15 – 10:30 AM (CEST)

08:15 – 08:30 AM (WAT)
11:15 – 11:30 AM (EAT)
02:00 – 02:15 PM (GMT +5:45)
03:15 – 03:30 PM (ICT)

Innovative Startups present

Pitch 5, Q+A, feedback

Ibrahim Abdulmalik

Farmula
Kenya

10:30 – 10:45 AM (CEST)

08:30 – 08:45 AM (WAT)
11:30 – 11:45 AM (EAT)
02:15 – 02:30 PM (GMT +5:45)
03:30 – 03:45 PM (ICT)

Nepal

Entrepreneurs & Innovation Ecosystem progress and opportunities for the country and foreigners coming here.

Khem Lakai

Country Ambassador

10:45 – 11:05 AM (CEST)

08:45 – 09:05 AM (WAT)
11:45 – 12:05 PM (EAT)
02:30 – 02:50 PM (GMT +5:45)
03:45 – 04:05 PM (ICT)

Neuro Ideation

Ground breaking discoveries in neuroscience, unfolds how innovative ideas are “created” and processed in our brain. The new discovery is an amazing opportunity for all developing nations as it puts all innovators, around the world, at a new starting point where all start at the same time.

Axel Schultze

Society3 Group – Deep Innovation Design company

11:05 – 11:25 AM (CEST)

09:05 – 09:25 AM (WAT)
12:05 – 12:25 PM (EAT)
02:50 – 03:10 PM (GMT +5:45)
04:05 – 04:25 PM (ICT)

Innovate Fighting Pandemics

It’s the process of creating ideas to solve specific problems or advance certain situations in unique and uncommon ways. Innovation is how we can make major steps in a short period of time – no matter what the subject matter may be. We want to use innovative thinking to help fight epidemics before they become pandemics.

Cafer Tosun

SAP, Germany

11:25 – 11:40 AM (CEST)

09:25 – 09:40 AM (WAT)
12:25 – 12:40 PM (EAT)
03:10 – 03:25 PM (GMT +5:45)
04:25 – 04:40 PM (ICT)

Innovative Startups present

Pitch 6, Q+A, feedback

Hiep (Phi) Nguyen

sPhoton Technology
Vietnam

11:40 – 11:55 AM (CEST)

09:40 – 09:55 AM (WAT)
12:40 – 12:555 PM (EAT)
03:25 – 03:40 PM (GMT +5:45)
04:40 – 04:55 PM (ICT)

Innovative Startups present

Pitch 7, Q+A, feedback

Emmanuel Leslie

TalentsinAfrica
Ghana

11:55 – 12:10 PM (CEST)

09:55 – 10:10 AM (WAT)
12:55 – 01:10 PM (EAT)
03:25 – 03:55 PM (GMT +5:45)
04:55 – 05:10 PM (ICT)

Rwanda

Entrepreneurs & Innovation Ecosystem progress and opportunities for the country and foreigners coming here.

Christella Uwamahoro

Country Ambassador

12:10 – 12:30 PM (CEST)

10:10 – 10:30 AM (WAT)
01:10 – 01:30 PM (EAT)
03:55 – 04:15 PM (GMT +5:45)
05:10 – 05:30 PM (ICT)

Company Validation

The most challenging questions for startup founders and investors. Helping both to come to meaningful valuations

Karim Raffa

Digi-Group, Singapore

12:30 PM (CEST)

10:30 AM (WAT)
01:30 PM (EAT)
04:15 PM (GMT +5:45)
05:30 PM (ICT)

Closing Statement Day 2

Douglas MacKevett

Moderator

DAY 3 | JUNE 25

09:00 – 09:05 AM (CEST)

07:00 – 07:05 AM (WAT)
10:00 – 10:05 AM (EAT)
12:45 – 12:50 PM (GMT +5:45)
02:00 – 02:05 PM (ICT)

Welcome

Douglas MacKevett

Moderator

09:05 – 09:25 AM (CEST)

07:05 – 07:25 AM (WAT)
10:05 – 10:25 AM (EAT)
12:50 – 01:10 PM (GMT +5:45)
02:05 – 02:25 PM (ICT)

Kenya

Entrepreneurs & Innovation Ecosystem progress and opportunities for the country and foreigners coming here.

Eunice Nyandat

Country Ambassador

09:25 – 09:40 AM (CEST)

07:25 – 07:40 AM (WAT)
10:25 – 10:40 AM (EAT)
01:10 – 01:25 PM (GMT +5:45)
02:25 – 02:40 PM (ICT)

Nepal a rising nation

how Nepal evolves from a farm land to a land of entrepreneurs.

Khem Lakai

CEO of GATE

09:40 – 10:00 AM (CEST)

07:40 – 08:00 AM (WAT)
10:40 – 11:00 AM (EAT)
01:25 – 01:45 PM (GMT +5:45)
02:40 – 03:00 PM (ICT)

Financing & Funding

Podium Discussion Innovation and Startup Investments, Foreign Direct Investments, What can startups do to attract international investors? How to overcome limitations in local investment policies? Investment always goes hand in hand with trustful legal structures, how to deal with it?

Podium

Christophe Forsinetti

Obor Capital (VC), Cambodia

Duc Viet Nguyen

InnoCapital (Angel Group) HCMC, Vietnam

Thomas Kern

Entrepreneur & Business Developer, Switzerland

10:00 – 10:15 AM (CEST)

08:00 – 08:15 AM (WAT)
11:00 – 11:15 AM (EAT)
01:45 – 02:00 PM (GMT +5:45)
03:00 – 03:15 PM (ICT)

Innovative Startups present

Pitch 8, Q+A, feedback

Mutembei Kariuki

Fastagger
Kenya

10:15 – 10:30 AM (CEST)

08:15 – 08:30 AM (WAT)
11:15 – 11:30 AM (EAT)
02:00 – 02:15 PM (GMT +5:45)
03:15 – 03:30 PM (ICT)

Innovative Startups present

Pitch 9, Q+A, feedback

Peter Muchemi

Megashift Technologies Ltd.
Kenya

10:30 – 10:45 AM (CEST)

08:30 – 08:45 AM (WAT)
11:30 – 11:45 AM (EAT)
02:15 – 02:30 PM (GMT +5:45)
03:30 – 03:45 PM (ICT)

Innovation Education in Emerging Countries

The Deep innovation Design concept could put all nations on a level playing field. Innovation could be created much faster in emerging countries as there is no un-learning.

Prof. Dr. Matthes Fleck

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland

10:45 – 11:05 AM (CEST)

08:45 – 09:05 AM (WAT)
11:45 – 12:05 PM (EAT)
02:30 – 02:50 PM (GMT +5:45)
03:45 – 04:05 PM (ICT)

The Development Of Africa

Is Africa truly developing in the right direction? Almost 60% of the African population is under the age of 25 with untapped opportunities for growth and development. Africa has unique problems and it will require unique solutions to develop the continent through the youth that are the future leaders of the continent.
The focus of the talk will be on empowering the African youth and providing a foundation on how to empower their minds.

Emmanuel Ndonga

Zuriel Limited, Kenya

11:05 – 11:25 AM (CEST)

09:05 – 09:25 AM (WAT)
12:05 – 12:25 PM (EAT)
02:50 – 03:10 PM (GMT +5:45)
04:05 – 04:25 PM (ICT)

African Entrepreneurship Space

Africa’s entrepreneurship rate is the highest in the world. Spurred on by access to global markets through increased digitization; younger generations who understand the link between entrepreneurship and the future of work; and the growth of innovation across the continent, the entrepreneurial space in Africa is expected to expand exponentially over the upcoming years.

Ashwin Ravichandran

MEST Africa, Ghana

11:25 – 11:40 AM (CEST)

09:25 – 09:40 AM (WAT)
12:25 – 12:40 PM (EAT)
03:10 – 03:25 PM (GMT +5:45)
04:25 – 04:40 PM (ICT)

Startup Success Story

Binay Raut

Paaila Technology
Nepal

11:40 – 11:55 AM (CEST)

09:40 – 09:55 AM (WAT)
12:40 – 12:555 PM (EAT)
03:25 – 03:40 PM (GMT +5:45)
04:40 – 04:55 PM (ICT)

Startup Success Story

Charles Nader

Doc.com
Mexico

11:55 – 12:10 PM (CEST)

09:55 – 10:10 AM (WAT)
12:55 – 01:10 PM (EAT)
03:25 – 03:55 PM (GMT +5:45)
04:55 – 05:10 PM (ICT)

Ghana

Entrepreneurs & Innovation Ecosystem progress and opportunities for the country and foreigners coming here.

MacCarthy Mac-Gbathy

Country Ambassador

12:10 – 12:30 PM (CEST)

10:10 – 10:30 AM (WAT)
01:10 – 01:30 PM (EAT)
03:55 – 04:15 PM (GMT +5:45)
05:10 – 05:30 PM (ICT)

Closing Keynote

Future of Nations

The future of every nation: Empowerment & Collaboration.
Globalization’s biggest effect in the future is about intelligent access to resources on a global scale.In every future organization form, size matters as a driver or obstacle for agility, ability to innovate, and competitiveness. The “Lands of Opportunity” keep changing over time. Of all the smart moves from government leaders one stood out of us: Deng Xiaoping: “It’s not about government’s effectiveness, it’s a question of policies.”

To achieve the mega goal: We are looking for talented entrepreneurs. And focus entirely to help them to get all the way to the very top – no different than Silicon Valley That is the WIForum Agenda 2030.

Axel Schultze

Chairman World Innovations Forum

12:30 PM (CEST)

10:30 AM (WAT)
01:30 PM (EAT)
04:15 PM (GMT +5:45)
05:30 PM (ICT)

Closing Statement

Douglas MacKevett

Moderator

AGENDA – OVERVIEW

  • Keynotes addressing the future of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Nations Speech many different ways to lead int a new era
  • Podiums Discussions innovation & entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurs discussions, solving the world’s biggest bottlenecks
  • Top startups from Asia and Africa present
  • Investor discussion, innovation and growth investments, FDI
  • Ecosystem presentations from emerging countries
  • Seeding Innovation – how emerging countries get to the top

Daily Starting Time:

09:00 AM (Switzerland)

07:00 AM (Ghana) | 08:00 AM (Nigeria) | 09:00 AM (Rwanda) | 10:00 AM (Uganda, Kenya)

12:45 PM (Nepal) | 01:30 PM (Myanmar) | 02:00 PM (Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia) | 04:00 PM (South Korea)

Daily Ending Time:

12:30 PM CET (Switzerland)

10:30 AM (Ghana) | 11:30 AM (Nigeria) | 12:30 PM (Rwanda) | 01:30 PM (Uganda, Kenya)

04:15 PM (Nepal) | 05:00 PM (Myanmar) | 05:30 PM (Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia) | 07:30 PM (South Korea)

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