Let's co-create a prosperous future today!
AN INITIATIVE OF THE INTERNATIONAL Black Economic Forum
Our theme this year is Black Effervescence to illustrate this state of bubbling ideas, different perspectives and individual commitments on the various issues that affect Black communities, leading to solutions that lead to both social and economic development for these same Black communities!
Come live a unique virtual and immersive experience where you will be the architect of a prosperous future for Black communities.
The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, while global in scope, continues to disproportionately affect Black communities. It will have demonstrated to us the glaring health inequities and social and economic issues that compromise the safety, advancement and fulfillment of the Black community in all corners of the world. There is an urgent need for initiatives to improve the quality of life for Black communities by building wealth and leveraging collective assets.
Join Æfrotopia, and together, let’s contribute to the emergence of inspiring courses of action and find concrete short, medium and long-term solutions to the economic issues facing Black communities in Canada and abroad. Whether it is an innovation laboratory, a business school or a trade mission, each Æfrotopia program has been designed to allow participants to accomplish a clear objective and contribute to creating a prosperous future for the community.
A pragmatic program
Participating in Æfrotopia means meeting, exchanging and creating with Leaders, innovators, business leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs of calibre through conferences, panels, interviews, masterclasses and much more. Choose the track that suits you and embark on a unique experience.
Choose the course that suits you and live a unique experience!
Do you want to be an agent of change and have a positive impact on Black communities?
Do you want to develop your skills and business projects, develop your career, your leadership?
And as always, you will find
Major conferences - Drawing inspiration from successful experiences
Be inspired by success stories in Black communities, best practices for economic, social and cultural development and discover a diversity of success stories worldwide. Major conferences are open to all participants.
This event allows us to shed light on opportunities for wealth creation and transformation of our communities.
Æfrotopia a réuni plus de 580 participants venant de 23 pays en 2020: des leaders, des innovateurs, des chefs d’entreprises, des chercheurs et des entrepreneurs. Æfrotopia 2021 est là non seulement pour inspirer les collectivités Noires à l’action mais aussi mobiliser les décideurs autour des enjeux économiques qui nous affectent et développer un réseau de politiciens Noirs dans l’optique de stimuler la bonne gouvernance. Venez rencontrer les acteurs du changement.
Venez créer de la richesse pour vous et nos collectivités!
A word from the participants
Speakers of the 2020 edition
President of Basketball Africa League
Innovation director, Segal Family Foundation
President, Jamaica Promotions Corporation
Institut National des Métiers d’Art, d’Archéologie et de la Culture (INMAAC) / Université d'Abomey-Calavi
President and founder, Fabienne Colas Foundation
President and CEO of LeddarTech, Co-founder of Groupe 3737
Vice President in charge of the Charter Mandate, Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse
Founder & ceo, AfriProspect GmbH and ShEquity Pte Ltd.
Ancien ministre de l'éducation, Haïti / Expert international en éducation
Model, philanthropist, founder and director of the Malaika
Chief Executive Officer of Millicom’s Tanzania Operations.
Speakers of the 2022 edition
Founder & Executive Director African Diaspora Network
Project Management Advisor and President at Kabera Consulting Inc.
President Mougnan Foundation
General Counsel Sol Prodd Consulting
President & CEO CAMSC
Chief Medical Illustrator Journal of Global Neurosurgery
Regional Director, Women Entrepreneurs, Quebec & Atlantic . . TD bank Group
CEO VOODOO GROUP
Senior Trade policy officer Affaires mondiales Canada
Member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer ; Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and to the President of the Treasury Board Parliament of canada
CEO Agence Nationale pour la Societe de l'Information (ANSI)
CEO Viandes Lafrance (Louis Lafrance et Fils Ltee)
Senior Vice-President and Chief Corporate Sustainability Officer, Sustainable Business and Enablement Export Development Canada
Principal - President Sir Arthur Lewis Community College
Founder and CEO Bokamoso Foods
CEO Groupe 3737
Executive director Changing Narratives Africa
Deputy Chief of Staff - Office of the Prime Minister of Canada
CEO Solo Group
CEO LS Cream Liqueur
Head of AMLCFT Division . ABA BANK CAMBODGE (subsidiary of National Bank of Canada)
"Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie Minister Responsible for the Laurentides Region" Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec
Executive chair .. Sahel Consulting
Project Manager, Africa Trade Facilitation Office Canada
Advisory Board Member Changing Narratives Africa
President & CEO Canadian Women's Foundation
Secretary General All-Africa Students Union (AASU)
Secretary General Canadian Commission for UNESCO
Founding Director Institute of Law and Economics
Consul and Head of Innovation.............. Consulate General of Canada in New York
Professor of the Department of Computer Engineering and Software Engineering Polytechnique de Montréal
CEO & FOUNDER Naimadolls SA
Founder and CEO at REMA Medical Technologies
Co-Founder & Managing Partner Jaza Rift Ventures
CEO Groupe Stanley Victor Inc..
Professor for the department of politics and Academic Lead and Advisor next to the executive vice-president for the plan to address Anti-Black Racism McGill University
Past General director Centre de Facilitation des Investissements
CEO of The Federation of African Canadian Economics (FACE)
Director (Corporate Affairs & Operations) FinDev Canada
CEO and co-founder of Kreyol Essence (KE)
Scientist Paraza Pharma