Dean of WHU Business School

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Professor Dr. Markus Rudolf

Dean of WHU

"As one of Europe’s leading business schools with a strong focus on entrepreneurship and responsible leadership we are very pleased with this cooperation with the Young CEO’s Business Forum. At WHU we truly believe that internationalization is a key to success.

That is why we are looking forward to welcoming young entrepreneurs and change makers from Africa and Europe to our Düesseldorf Campus for the 6th Young CEO’s Business Summit, a prestigious global summit that seeks to empower and redefine business collaborations between Africa and the rest of the world.”

Highlight of YCBS Port-Harcourt 2017

  • Panel Discussions

    The Economic well-being of any successful society depends largely on the wellbeing of her SME sector which in most cases is driven by the youth population of such society. Therefore, the future of a society can be seen as being dependent on the future opportunities and perspectives of young people this undermines the importance of discussing topics such as access to investment, Partnership, skill development, entrepreneurship and economic development. The panel discussions will be organized around three different topics: • Private investment and business opportunities towards the South South region and its impact on Nigeria's Economy. • Viable Entrepreneurship Opportunities in the region • Possible areas of investment open to Foreign Direct Investments
  • Pitching

    The pitch competition is great way to create new innovative and social entrepreneurs. Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at their disposal, each selected company and start-up will be given the unique opportunity to work closely with scaling managers, experts and mentors within the respective fields. In addition, they will be provided with insights regarding knowledge, innovation, funding opportunities, and skill development. At the Pitch competition, young CEO’s will be immersed in the ideal environment for start-up creativity to happen by taking a giant leap toward developing their businesses and connecting with the right people and resources.
  • Key Note Presentation

    This central or determining speech will be handled by seasoned entrepreneur, Policy maker or in most cases as it is customary with Young CEOs business summit, a personality we consider a mentor or a high standing business or policy influencer. We believe mentorship and experience is a key success factor in the journey of an entrepreneur.
  • Investment Round Table

    This is an exclusive session that will feature Government agencies, ministries, Top & medium scale private Companies in conversation that will provide the most extensive insight into the south-South and especially the Rivers State investment landscape. What sectors and opportunities are available for both direct foreign and local investment?
  • Fundraising

    In many countries around the world, school fees and related education costs create formidable barriers to children’s right to education. A 2000-2001 World Bank survey found fees levied in seventy-seven of seventy-nine low-income countries; most had several different types of fees. Although formal tuition fees have been abolished in many countries, particularly in Africa since 2000, the associated costs of education—books, uniforms, supplies, transportation—are still extremely common and prohibitively expensive for many families. We have selected 10 children within the Niger Delta (aged between 10-14). They not only walk kilometres to attend school but as early as 4 o’clock attend to house chores and help the parents to the market after school they sell small commodities such as vegetables and groceries to raise money for uniforms, shoes, books, as food for the family. They already have their own mini non-written business plans. They want to get educated so that they can be able to be better business owners that will help sustain the families better.They do not have the education most of us were privileged to have and that is why we would like to mentor these children. The funds will be used to donate chairs and desks, shoes, books, laptops if we rise enough even build a sanitary block with a solar water pump.
  • Exhibition

    The YCBF Port Harcourt 2017 programme – will gather over 500+, 25 stands, side events, an all white gala dinner, cultural exhibition, and much more – built around our summit topics to help you focus on the issues that matter to you. Wonder through the exhibition stands and dive deep into projects and reports from the Rivers State and the South South region; check out our special side events covering issues from entrepreneurship to the role of business in development; explore our stands programme – investment, social projects, helps projects, and development cooperation good practice sharing that speak to development today; and learn more about our Forum.
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