Canada's Guide to

Africa's Drone Market

Tuesday, July 20, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.  EDT

Event Ended
Tuesday, July 20, at 12:00 p.m. EDT
About Event
Driven by local and global trends, Africa’s drone market is witnessing rapid growth, expanding utility, and attracting global businesses in search of opportunities, scale and impact.

Drone use is fast becoming ubiquitous in Africa’s mining, e-commerce, medical supply, agricultural, logistics, and many other sectors, where they are increasingly relied upon to deliver efficiencies, extend capabilities, and leapfrog inadequate infrastructure.

During this high-impact event, attendees will gain actionable insights into Africa’s drone market, get a local and a global perspective of the emerging opportunities and the trends that are driving them, and engage key players with operational knowledge of the market to define effective roadmaps to successfully collaborate, navigate and scale in the world’s fastest-growing continent.

During this event you will be able to:

Gain actionable insight into Africa’s Drone Market

Engage key players with operational knowledge of the market

Identify growth opportunities and gaps

Contextualize challenges, risks and barriers

Benefit from a local and global perspective on how to navigate the market

Align your business to impact and scale

Build effective networks in the market

Define possible market entry strategies

Speakers

Kim James

Director, UAV Aerial Works

Arnaud Henneville-Wedholm

Head of Business Development, Globhe

Anthony Atigari

Host, Canada Africa Business Forum

Gary Vermaak

Director, Drone Logistics Forum

Eden Attias

Executive Chairman,  Delta Drone International

Jesper Vesten Drescher

Chairman, Mdundo.com

Bertus van Zyl

Managing Director, UAV Aerial Works

Sanjeev Gadhia

Founder & CEO – Astral Aviation Ltd
Agenda
Ottawa timezone, EDT
12:00 pm – 12:04 pm EDT
Welcome and Introduction

Anthony Atigari

Host, Canada Africa Business Forum
12:05 pm – 12:15 pm EDT
Opening Remarks: Doing Business in Africa
Prolific African investor, chairman of Mdundo, a publicly-traded African-focused music streaming service listed on the Copenhagen Nasdaq, founder of Sky Garden, BeautyClick, and PawaPay, and the author of ‘Digital Africa: Investing in Africa’s Most Untapped Source’ Jesper Drescher, delivers the opening remarks on the risks, rewards, and what foreign businesses can expect when engaging and navigating Africa’s markets in search of growth

Jesper Vesten Drescher

Chairman, Mdundo
12:16 pm – 12:33 pm EDT
Drone Logistics Ecosystem for Serving Rural Areas
A leading promoter, influencer, and consultant on sustainable mobility for Africa, with a focus on evtol, aviation, aerospace, urban air mobility, and advanced air mobility, Gary Vermaak, discusses the opportunities for Drone Logistics in Africa’s Rural Areas.

Gary Vermaak

Director, Drone Logistics Forum
12:34 pm – 12:51 pm EDT
Africa’s Drone Market from a Global Perspective
From mines digitalization to security dronification, Delta Drone International, through ownership of companies like Rocketmines, has the largest UAV fleets in Africa and delivers services in multiple use cases across the continent in locations like South Africa, Namibia, Ghana, Zambia, and Cote d’Ivoire. Eden Attias draws on his global experience to discuss the opportunities and challenges for foreign organizations looking to expand internationally in Africa’s drone markets

Eden Attias

Executive Chairman, Delta Drone International
12:52 pm – 1:09 pm EDT
Business Disruption By Drones
Bertus is an electronics engineer and software developer and holds an MBA from UCT. He is a manned pilot and an instructor-rated drone pilot, and also the Managing Director of Aerial Works. His talk today is about Business Disruption by drones, specifically in the Agriculture Financial Services Supply Chain. He is currently enrolled for a Ph.D. at Wits University in their Faculty of Science in the School of Geography and Environmental Science, specifically the Remote Sensing and GIS program. His research is focused on reducing risk in the Agri space through the use of remotely sensed data overlayed by Machine Learning Algorithms.

Bertus van Zyl

Managing Director, UAV Aerial Works
1:10 pm – 01:27 pm EDT
Emerging Use cases & Markets for Drone Data in Africa.
An author, speaker and drone enthusiast, Kim James is key to helping smart businesses be at the forefront of using actionable data for benefit in Africa. Kim will be sharing thoughts on the opportunities and emerging use cases for drone data in the continent

Kim James

Director, UAV Aerial Works 
1:28 pm – 01:45 pm EDT
Opportunities for Impact and Scale in Africa
From helping predict malaria outbreaks in Malawi to optimizing disaster relief efforts in Tanzania, Swedish Crowddroning company Globhe, is involved with ambitious projects in Africa. Arnaud Henneville-Wedholm, Head of Business Development and Sales at Globhe, speaks about opportunities for impact, scale, and cutting edge solutions in Africa and around the world

Arnaud Henneville-Wedholm

Head of Sales & Business Development, Globhe
1:46 pm – 1:56 pm EDT
Closing Remarks: Africa, as Business Destination.
Founder and CEO of Astral Aviation, Africa’s fastest-growing cargo airline with a fleet of 14 Freighters and a network of 50 Destinations, Sanjeev Gadhia, operates at the nerve center of Africa’s business destinations and will be giving the closing remarks

Sanjeev Gadhia

Founder & CEO – Astral Aviation Ltd
1:57 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Event Ends

Anthony Atigari

Host, Canada Africa Business Forum

CANADA’S GUIDE TO AFRICA’S DRONE MARKET
Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 @ 2 P.M. EDT