African Entrepreneurs Congress – AFRENCO is a multi-platform media, trade promotion organisation established to promote the culture of entrepreneurship; market trade and investment opportunities; and facilitate private public partnerships. The organisation acts as an interface between government, business and academia – bringing together all pan-African private and public institutions that share a strong commitment of empowering the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
We are the most innovative source of analysis and debate in Africa, providing marketing and networking opportunities through a broad spectrum of interactive events and inspirational publications. In addition to these events and publications, and in order to reach our ultimate goal of creating wealth in the countries where we operate, we have established two effective enterprise & supplier development (ESD) initiatives to expand access to markets, funding and business support for SMEs. The core functions of our eight programs below are to nurture entrepreneurs and strengthen ties with our clients – producing the greatest social return on investments of financial and human capital:
AFRENCO is an organization that aspires to the highest possible service standards and a brand that is synonymous with integrity and professionalism. We believe that all value chain stakeholders can jointly support and build sustainable Small Business sector that generates positive economic impact on the continent through resultant job-creation.
Under the authority of the Executive Committee – EXCO, the strategic plan of AFRENCO aims to grow the organisation’s membership base to one-million active SMEs by year 2020. Our mandate, values and goals are governed by a competent team of directors. They guarantee the operations team’s alignment and the dissemination of management principles and contribute to the definition and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan which ensures the successful execution and roll-out of our SME Programs:
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Director of Events
Director of ESD Initiatives
Director of Publications
Director of Communications
Director of Finance
Director of Partnerships
The Advisory Board is comprised of nine influential industry figureheads from regulatory control, academia and trade associations. Together with the Executive Chairman, they meet quarterly to set multi-sector policies and goals; and guide successful planning and execution of our SME Programs:
AFRENCO aims to create economic stability in all five major regions of Africa, which is vital for corporate growth strategy of our existing and potential clients. We seek to provide our partners and donors with the effective SME Programs to enable an impactful use of their investment and the greatest possible socio-economic returns. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org