Spotlighting the emerging economic growth on the African continent, the Forum presents - Africa Reclaiming Africa: Changing the Rules of Engagement

Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Business School and Law School join forces to present the 9th Annual African Economic Forum on April 13-14th, 2012 at Columbia University’s Warren and Uris Hall. From modest beginnings, the Forum has grown to be the largest Africa-focused event at Columbia.

This year, our objective is to spotlight the growing trend of Africans revitalizing Africa. Africans, for long, have been forced to accept the economic and socio-economic “status quo” as their future across their respective nations. Africa has been tied to foreign aid, subjected to decades-long, incumbent presidential rule in many countries, and dependent on natural resources to spur economic growth.

This year’s conference will feature Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Lamido Sanusi among other notable keynotes and distinguished panelists. Mr. Sanusi successfully transformed Nigeria’s banking industry at the height of the financial crisis in 2009. His efforts lend him the title of the 2011 TIME 100 Award as one of the most influential individuals in the world.

The two-day conference will include an evening gala that brings together influential individuals concerning the African continent. Panel discussions will involve a wide range of topics including: financial service and banking, land reform, SME development, information revolution, peace and security, green revolution, public health, sovereign wealth funds, tourism, and more. Spaces are limited. Register early at Http:// today! In anticipation of the event, join the conversation via #CUAEF on Twitter and Facebbok Http://


When:  April 13th, 2012 - 2pm - 9pm
             April 14th, 2012 - 8am - 6pm

Where: Columbia University Warren Hall
             410 West 116th Street
             New York, NY 10027

             Columbia University Uris Hall
             3022 Broadway
             New York, NY 10027




AEF Cancellation and Refund Policy

Registration to the 2012 African Economic Forum is non-refundable. However, requests can be made to assign purchased tickets to a third party or to change registration options.


Should you wish to assign your purchased ticket to someone, please provide us with the person’s name and affiliation.  Assignees need be in a price bracket equivalent or lower to that of the original ticket holder (i.e. a student or alumni ticket cannot be assigned to a professional).

Assignments can only be made for the entirety of the registration.

Example: A ticket holder has purchased a conference+ gala student ticket. She cannot decide to attend the conference and assign the gala portion of her registration to a third party. She can assign the full ticket to another student.

Changes to Registration

Changes can be made to add options to a current registration.  The ticket holder will need to provide the difference between the original registration and the package deal including the additional options. Please note that as certain events become sold out, they will not be available as options to add.

Example:  A request can be made to add the gala option to a conference only registration. The ticket holder will need to pay the difference between the conference +gala ticket option and the conference only ticket option. If the gala is sold out at the time of the request, the request will not be granted.

Requests must be in writing

All requests for changes or assignments will need to be made in writing via email before April 9th,  2012 at 5pm. Changes after that date will need to occur at the registration table on the day of the forum. Day of the conference requests will be granted at the discretion of the forum organizing committee.

Organized by Wendy Lee

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