Johannesburg 8  – 10 | May 2023

BIG Ideas Week 2023 is returning to Africa!

BIG Ideas Week Africa is back with a line-up of great speakers brimming with ideas. These packed three days are for iFHP members across Africa to collaborate with experts and visionary companies to bring ideas to life that create outstanding outcomes for members.

In partnership with

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Since the inaugural 2022 meeting we have reimagined the format to create an even more inspiring experience. In 2023 we will spend two days at Workshop 17 in Johannesburg where we will meet as a group and spend time with inspiring movers and shakers in the innovation space. The final day of the meeting will be hosted by
Founders Factory Africa who we partnered with in 2022 for their experience and expertise working with digital start-ups across the central and southern African region.

The meeting will commence with an economic outlook for Africa, to set the scene, whereafter we will look to the possible future path for our industry and what changes are possible. In the spirit of iFHP we will be inviting inspiring members to share their thinking and strategies for growth & innovation, alongide external disruptors and futurists.

The cost for the three days will be £795.00 | 16,900 ZAR which includes all three days of meetings, two dinners and lunches. Note for 2023, we are not including hotel costs. The fee is exclusive of any accomodation needed.

Workshop 17 is located above the Voco Hotel (Rosebank) Johannesburg where attendees can make reservations.

Meet our speakers that will be sharing knowledge & BIG ideas

Craig Wing | Futurist & World Economic Forum Global Shaper, South Africa
Laurent Pochat-Cottilloux | CEO, AXA Life & Health Reinsurance Solutions
Tunde Salako | CEO, Africa Insurtech Lab Nigeria
Dr Ossama Salamah | CEO, HHERF & Member, eHealth Africa
Amit Patel |
CEO & Founder, Peachy Health

Tichaona Makonese |  Executive Head Insurance – East Africa, Standard Bank
Paul Chalackal | Swiss Re, South Africa 

This is a meeting, unlike anything else iFHP hosts, and we encourage members and guests to register those involved across the business
that have input into innovation strategy, partnership, technology and medical specialists.

Monday 8 May
BIG Ideas Conference

Immerse yourself in the economic, innovation and investment trends taking place now and the direction for the future. With this knowledge listen, engage and debate with our speakers from across Africa and beyond.

The meeting will bring together external visionaries and selected iFHP members that can share their innovation strategies – both successes, learnings and challenges.

Tuesday 9 May
BIG Ideas Workshop

Utilising the knowledge of our experts, start-ups, and importantly each other we will spend the morning looking at how we currently design and think about change. Learn and explore methods to optimise valuable opportunities.

The afternoon will tackle a problem devised by those attending to review and suggest solutions to solve a current or emerging problem.

Wednesday 10 May
BIG Ideas at Founders Factory Africa

For the final day we travel to the Headquarters of Founders Factory Africa which serves as a base for the community, research and creative hub. We will spend the day with their mentors & ground-breaking cohort of companies.

This is more than research, with iFHP members in Africa now in partnership with companies we met last year.

Join US

Click on the link below to secure your place at BIG Ideas Week Africa 2023

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Thembelihle Mloyi
Bonvie Medical Aid Scheme
Managing Director

I attended the first BIG Ideas Week Africa along with team members. We all came away with new ideas, but not just ideas. We are now in partnership with one of the new and innovative companies from the 2022 meeting, which met our customers needs and we will launch in Q1 2023. I can share our journey when we all meet in May. I am very much looking forward to it. There are more BIG ideas to come!

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