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The main goal of our event is to create a dynamic platform that fosters economic development, celebrates cultural diversity, and empowers entrepreneurs. We aim to facilitate meaningful connections, inspire innovation, and contribute to a global dialogue on the intersection of business and culture.

What we offer you is a multifaceted experience encompassing insightful panel discussions, engaging networking opportunities, a vibrant marketplace, and empowering initiatives for startups and entrepreneurs. Our event provides a unique platform to gain valuable knowledge, forge meaningful connections, and celebrate the rich tapestry of African culture while contributing to your professional and business growth.

We are deeply committed to the success and impact of our event, and our concern is reflected in our meticulous planning, attention to detail, and continuous efforts to create a dynamic and enriching experience for every participant. From engaging content to seamless logistics, we prioritize the satisfaction and benefit of our attendees, ensuring that their expectations are not only met but exceeded at every stage of the event.

From this event, you will gain comprehensive insights into various aspects, including economic development strategies, entrepreneurial success stories, cultural diversity, and effective networking practices. Attendees will have the opportunity to acquire valuable knowledge, discover innovative business solutions, and engage with industry leaders, ultimately expanding their understanding of the intersection between business and culture.

A limited number of guest rooms have been set aside at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Centre, Toronto. The group rate at Marriott Hotel is $119.00 run of house rooms plus applicable taxes (13%) and fees per day. The group rate is available for reservations from September 5th through October 1st, based on availability. The hotel’s check-in time is after 3:00pm and check-out by 11:00am. If you require an earlier check-in or late check-out please contact the hotel directly.

Guest room reservations must be made by Monday, September 30 5:00pm EST in order to receive the group rate. Once the room block sells out, or after the cut-off date of September 30th, whichever comes first, the hotel will accommodate additional requests for rooms on a space and rate available basis only.

To book your room at the Marriott. You must identify yourself as a Delegate to Friends of Africa in order to receive the group rate.

You may also book your reservation online by clicking this link: Reservations

All reservations must be guaranteed using a credit card. A one night’s room deposit plus tax (13%) will be charged at the time of booking.

Hotel Cancellation Policy: Guest must cancel 2 days prior to arrival to avoid penalty of one night’s deposit plus tax.


Feel free to reach out if you still have questions – our dedicated team is here to provide the information you need for a seamless and enriching experience.

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We curate enriching events that seamlessly blend economic development, cultural celebration, and networking opportunities, providing attendees with valuable insights, meaningful connections, and a vibrant platform for personal and professional growth.

We meticulously manage our events by employing a strategic approach that involves careful planning, seamless coordination, and attention to detail. From curating engaging panel discussions and inviting influential speakers to organizing vibrant marketplaces and networking sessions, our event management focuses on delivering a seamless and enriching experience for attendees. Our dedicated team ensures effective communication, thorough logistics, and a commitment to excellence in every aspect of event execution.

From the event, you will reap numerous benefits, including access to valuable insights from industry experts, networking opportunities to forge meaningful connections, and exposure to innovative products and services in the marketplace. Additionally, the event provides a platform for skill-building workshops, mentorship opportunities, and a chance to gain a deeper understanding of diverse cultures. Whether you’re an entrepreneur seeking business growth or an individual looking to broaden your knowledge, the event offers a comprehensive package of benefits tailored to enrich your professional and personal endeavors.

We ensure the delivery of the best information from our event through a combination of expertly curated panel discussions, presentations from influential speakers, and comprehensive documentation. Our commitment to transparency, accuracy, and accessibility ensures that attendees receive up-to-date and relevant information. Additionally, we leverage digital platforms, interactive sessions, and post-event resources to facilitate continuous engagement and provide a reliable source of valuable insights long after the event concludes.

The main goal of our event is to serve as a dynamic platform fostering economic development, celebrating cultural diversity, and empowering entrepreneurs. We aim to facilitate meaningful connections, inspire innovation, and contribute to a global dialogue on the intersection of business and culture. Through engaging panel discussions, networking opportunities, and a vibrant marketplace, our event seeks to create an environment where attendees can gain valuable insights, forge lasting connections, and contribute to the growth and success of their ventures.