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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

Thank you for the opportunity to participate to this excellent event! I really enjoyed the richness of the conversation and a fantastic experience! Excellent group of Black professionals. Merci encore! I look forward to getting involved in the future events.
Ndeye Makalou
Many thanks for organizing such an inspiring conference and for the quality and diversity of the speakers. It is very stimulating to see all this expertise and the desire to move things forward by relying on the entire diaspora. Congratulations again!
Metty Mavounia
Congratulation to the mega event of this weekend at IBEF. I can't wait to reflect with you on other commitments for next year.
Dedo Baranshamaje
Thanks for inviting me to the conference. Very interesting discussions. I took a lot from the conference.
Simon Karikari

Speakers of the 2020 edition

Amadou Gallo Fall

President of Basketball Africa League

Dedo Baranshamaje

Innovation director, Segal Family Foundation

Diane Edwards

President, Jamaica Promotions Corporation

Didier Houénoudé

Institut National des Métiers d’Art, d’Archéologie et de la Culture (INMAAC) / Université d'Abomey-Calavi

Fabienne Colas

President and founder, Fabienne Colas Foundation

Frantz Saintellemy

President and CEO of LeddarTech, Co-founder of Groupe 3737

Max Jarrett

Pan Africanist

Myrlande Pierre

Vice President in charge of the Charter Mandate, Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse

Pauline Koelbl

Founder & ceo, AfriProspect GmbH and ShEquity Pte Ltd.

Nesmy Manigat

Ancien ministre de l'éducation, Haïti / Expert international en éducation

Noëlla Coursaris Musunka

Model, philanthropist, founder and director of the Malaika

Simon Karikari

Chief Executive Officer of Millicom’s Tanzania Operations.

Speakers of the 2022 edition

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Almaz Negash

Founder & Executive Director African Diaspora Network

Achille Ubalijoro

Project Management Advisor and President at Kabera Consulting Inc.

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Ange Grace Beho

President Mougnan Foundation

Boga Alfred Zebi

General Counsel Sol Prodd Consulting

Cassandra Dorrington

President & CEO CAMSC

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Chidiebere Ibe

Chief Medical Illustrator Journal of Global Neurosurgery

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Deborah Cherenfant

Regional Director, Women Entrepreneurs, Quebec & Atlantic . . TD bank Group

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Fabrice Sawegnon


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Gabriel Jean-Simon

Senior Trade policy officer Affaires mondiales Canada

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Greg Fergus

Member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer ; Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and to the President of the Treasury Board Parliament of canada

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Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou
Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou

CEO Agence Nationale pour la Societe de l'Information (ANSI)

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Indira Moudi

CEO Viandes Lafrance (Louis Lafrance et Fils Ltee)

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Justine Hendricks

Senior Vice-President and Chief Corporate Sustainability Officer, Sustainable Business and Enablement Export Development Canada

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Keith Nurse

Principal - President Sir Arthur Lewis Community College

Lesego Holzapfel

Founder and CEO Bokamoso Foods

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Louis-Edgar Jean-Francois

CEO Groupe 3737

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Lucy Kanu Hopper

Executive director Changing Narratives Africa

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Manuel Mathieu


Marjorie Michel
Marjorie Michel

Deputy Chief of Staff - Office of the Prime Minister of Canada

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Mischael Bellot

CEO Solo Group

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Myriam Jean-Baptiste

CEO LS Cream Liqueur

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Nadia Djadjo

Head of AMLCFT Division . ABA BANK CAMBODGE (subsidiary of National Bank of Canada)

Nadine Girault
Nadine Girault

"Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie Minister Responsible for the Laurentides Region" Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Executive chair .. Sahel Consulting

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Olivier Musafiri

Project Manager, Africa Trade Facilitation Office Canada

Ony Mgbeahurike
Ony Mgbeahurike

Advisory Board Member Changing Narratives Africa

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Paulette Senior

President & CEO Canadian Women's Foundation

Peter Kwasi Kodjie

Secretary General All-Africa Students Union (AASU)

Roda Muse
Roda Muse

Secretary General Canadian Commission for UNESCO

Rosalea Hamilton
Rosalea Hamilton

Founding Director Institute of Law and Economics

Saliou Babou
Saliou Babou

Consul and Head of Innovation.............. Consulate General of Canada in New York

Samuel Pierre
Samuel Pierre

Professor of the Department of Computer Engineering and Software Engineering Polytechnique de Montréal

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Sara Coulibaly

CEO & FOUNDER Naimadolls SA

Sedric Degbo
Sedric Degbo

Founder and CEO at REMA Medical Technologies

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Sewu-Steve Tawia

Co-Founder & Managing Partner Jaza Rift Ventures

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Stanley Victor

CEO Groupe Stanley Victor Inc..

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Terri Givens

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

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Tessa Jacques Antoine

Past General director Centre de Facilitation des Investissements

Keshia Aristide
Tiffany Callender

CEO of The Federation of African Canadian Economics (FACE)

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Yolanda Banks

Director (Corporate Affairs & Operations) FinDev Canada

Yve-Car Momperousse

CEO and co-founder of Kreyol Essence (KE)

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Yves Mugabo

Scientist Paraza Pharma

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Participating in Æfrotopia means meeting, exchanging and creating with Leaders, innovators, business leaders, researchers, caliber entrepreneurs through conferences, panels, interviews, masterclasses and much more.