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Africa Partnership for Growth Symposium, Exhibition & Awards, Johannesburg, 16-18 Nov. 2023

Hosted by Leading Women of Africa (LWA), Claire McGuinness & Kay-Dee Mashile
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The Leading Women of Africa (LWA) Group will host the second edition of the Africa Partnership for Growth (APG) Symposium which is due to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa on 16-18 November 2023.

The APG is an annual economic gathering of entrepreneurs and decision-makers from the public and private sector coming together to accelerate intra-Africa trade activities and ultimately contribute to the socio-economic stability and prominence of Africa in the global market.

Le groupe Leading Women of Africa (LWA) accueillera la deuxième édition du symposium du Partenariat africain pour la croissance (APG) qui se tiendra à Johannesburg, en Afrique du Sud, du 16 au 18 novembre 2023.

L'APG est un rassemblement économique annuel d'entrepreneurs et de décideurs des secteurs public et privé qui se réunissent pour accélérer les activités commerciales intra-africaines et contribuer finalement à la stabilité socio-économique et à la proéminence de l'Afrique sur le marché mondial.


The APG Symposium & Exhibition 2023 will bring together corporates, project owners, manufacturers, innovators, investors and Government agencies with the aim of exchanging economic opportunities, showcasing products, facilitating access to finance and investment to build forward better.

The LWA Men Champions and Future is Female Awards will raise awareness of the joint mandate of male and female leaders from private and public in working together to achieve gender equality.

Le Symposium APG 2023 réunira des entreprises, des porteurs de projets, des industriels, des innovateurs, des investisseurs et des agences gouvernementales dans le but d'échanger des opportunités économiques, de faciliter l'accès au financement et à l'investissement pour mieux construire.

Les LWA Men Champions et Future is Female Awards sensibiliseront au mandat commun des dirigeants masculins et féminins du secteur privé et public de travailler ensemble pour parvenir à l'égalité des sexes.


  • Showcase Africa’s business opportunities/ Présenter les opportunités commerciales de l'Afrique

  • Facilitate access to finance / Faciliter l'accès au financement

  • Facilitate B2B engagements / Faciliter les engagements B2B

  • Recognise the contributions of male and female leaders in socio-economic development / Reconnaître les contributions des leaders masculins et féminins au développement socio-économique



LWA Men Champions Awards - Pour les hommes

Endorsed by the late Dr. Kenneth Kaunda and Patron of LWA, the LWA Men Champions Awards was launched in 2015 as a distinguished and prestigious annual awards ceremony in recognition of outstanding male leaders who are playing a significant role in unlocking the potential and the acknowledgement of women as equal partners in the sustainable socio-economic development process.

Previous winners included His Excellency Macky Sall, the President of Senegal, Mr. Phumulo Masualle, Premier of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Dr. Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi, the Chairman and Owner of Midroc, Ethiopia, Dickson Mugendi D. Ntwiga, Founder and CEO of the Solidarity Community Based Organization in Kenya and Mr. Armand Claude Abanda from the African Institute of Computer Sciences based in Cameroon.

The LWA 2023 Men Annual Awards will provide a credible space for male leaders to showcase their commitment and support to women’s development in Africa.

Approuvés par le regretté Dr Kenneth Kaunda et patron de LWA, les LWA Men Champions Awards ont été lancés en 2015 en tant que cérémonie annuelle de remise de prix distinguée et prestigieuse en reconnaissance des leaders masculins exceptionnels qui jouent un rôle important dans la libération du potentiel et la reconnaissance de les femmes en tant que partenaires égaux dans le processus de développement socio-économique durable.

Parmi les précédents lauréats figuraient Son Excellence Macky Sall, Président du Sénégal, M. Phumulo Masualle, Premier ministre de la province du Cap oriental en Afrique du Sud, M. Tewolde Gebremariam, PDG d'Ethiopian Airlines, le Dr Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi, le président et Propriétaire de Midroc, Éthiopie, Dickson Mugendi D. Ntwiga, fondateur et PDG de l'organisation Solidarity Community Based Organization au Kenya et M. Armand Claude Abanda de l'Institut Africain d'Informatique basé au Cameroun.

Les LWA Men Annual Awards offriront un espace crédible aux dirigeants masculins pour démontrer leur engagement et leur soutien au développement des femmes en Afrique.

LWA Future is Female Awards - Pour les femmes

The Future is Female Women’s Awards are the most distinguished and prestigious Awards designed to create awareness and showcase the role of female leaders as change agents on the continent.

The Awards will celebrate women who are displaying tenacity and making invaluable contribution to the advancement of women and Africa’s socio-economic growth through collaborative efforts.

The Future is Female Women’s Awards sont des prix les plus distinguées et les plus prestigieuses conçues pour sensibiliser et mettre en valeur le rôle des femmes leaders en tant qu'agents de changement sur le continent.

Ces prix récompenseront les femmes qui font preuve de ténacité et apportent une contribution inestimable à l'avancement des femmes et à la croissance socio-économique de l'Afrique grâce à des efforts de collaboration.


The APG Exhibition will be an opportunity to present multi-sectoral projects, products and services to invested stakeholders.

Le Salon sera l'occasion de présenter des projets, produits et services multisectoriels aux acteurs investis




Your visa letter will be issued as soon as possible to allow visa processing and flight booking.

Votre lettre de visa sera émise dès que possible pour permettre le traitement du visa et la réservation du vol.


Wed, 15 Nov 2023

Arrival in Johannesburg / Arrivée a Johannesburg

Thur, 1 6 - Fri, 17 Nov 2022

This two full days event will be packed with the following activities:

  • Keynote addresses

  • Presentations

  • Product demonstrations

  • Exhibition

  • Networking

  • B2B sessions

Cet événement de deux jours complets comprendra les activités suivantes :

  • Discours liminaires

  • Présentations

  • Démonstrations de produits

  • Exposition

  • La mise en réseau

  • Séances B2B

Sat, 18 Nov 2022

The Future is Female & Male Champions Awards Gala Dinner / La soiree des prix

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Cancellation/ Replacement

In case a delegate would like to cancel their participation for some unexpected eventualities, the delegate may be replaced.

The fees charged are strictly non-refundable. 

In the event that LWA cancels the event, delegate payments at the date of cancellation will be refunded in full. In the event that LWA postpones a conference, delegate payments will be credited towards the rescheduled date. 

 Standard fees

All fees for the event include lunch, refreshments and documentation, and presentations. Please note that payment must be received before the event and within two weeks from the date of the invoice issue date. 

 Event programme and location

The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme without notice and to change the location or the date of the event or confirmed speakers. In case the event cannot be hosted in person due to a force majeure like pandemic and gathering restrictions associated with it, the event will be hosted in a virtual format.

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