8:30 AM - 9:25 AM

Registration, networking and breakfast

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Opening remarks by Michelle Raymond

  • Kickoff with welcoming attendees to the summit.
  • Introduction to the Summit’s Theme: “Synergy in Sight: Resilience and Strategic Relationships.
  • Engage the audience with the vision and objectives for the day.

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Keynote address by Vusi Thembekwayo: “The Power of Visibility and Strategic Partnerships”

  • Inspirational talk on leveraging visibility and partnerships for growth and resilience.

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Panel Discussion 1: “Global Strategies for Enhancing Business Resilience”

Panel members: LLoyds, EY, Linkedin and Meta

  • Featuring global leaders from various industries discussing strategies for building resilient businesses.
  • Panelists: Indra Nooyi (Former CEO of PepsiCo), Jack Ma (Founder of Alibaba Group), and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Director-General of the World Trade Organization).

Midday Break

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Networking Coffee Break

  • An opportunity for attendees to network and discuss the morning sessions.

Late Morning Session

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Panel Discussion: “Visibility in Action: Success Stories from Diverse Enterprises”

  • Success stories from diverse businesses that have successfully increased their market visibility.
  • Speakers include founders and CEOs of innovative startups and established diverse businesses.

Lunch Break

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

  • Themed lunch tables for informal discussions on specific topics related to the summit’s theme.

Afternoon Session

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Resilience Workshop: “Building Bridges Through Strategic Partnerships”

  • An interactive workshop focused on crafting and leveraging strategic partnerships for resilience and growth.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Keynote Speech: “Innovating for the Future: A Roadmap to Resilience”

  • A visionary talk by a leading tech innovator on how businesses can adapt and thrive through innovation and resilience.
  • Speaker: Elon Musk (CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Inc.)

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Panel Discussion: “The Role of Partnerships in Driving Visibility and Economic Growth”

  • Discussion on how strategic partnerships can enhance visibility, featuring stories of successful collaborations.
  • Panelists include executives from Google, Amazon, and LinkedIn.

Closing Session

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing Keynote: “Charting the Path Forward: Next Steps for Diverse Businesses”

  • A motivational closing speech by a renowned global leader on the importance of resilience, visibility, and partnerships in shaping the future of diverse businesses.

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Closing Remarks by the Host.

  • Summarize key takeaways from the day.
  • Engage the audience with a call to action, encouraging them to apply the insights and strategies discussed.

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Final networking opportunity in a relaxed setting, allowing attendees to connect with speakers, panelists, and each other before departing.

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