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July 21, 2018
9:00am - 7:40pm WAT
(UTC +1hr)
Luanda, Luanda
Angola

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Academia BAI
Av. Pedro de Castro Van-Dúnem Loy
Morro Bento
Luanda, Luanda, B2016
Angola
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Adriano Mixinge

Historian, Curator and Art Critic. Graduated in Art History, Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Havana (Cuba, 1993), Adriano has more than 20 years of profes- sional experience related to the different manifestations of art and culture, particularly the management of projects and institutions, about the practices and knowledge of artistic circuits, on the social role of the artist and on the market and economics of culture, among others. He currently works as a Cul- tural Adviser at the Angolan Embassy in Spain and is currently working on the book The Infinite Wall: a panorama of contemporary art today, He has four books published: Os Romances Tanda (Edições Chá de Caxinde. Luanda, 2006) - Tanda’s Love Affairs (in English) O Ocaso dos Pirilampos (Guerra e Paz. Lisboa, 2014) - The Sunset of the Fireflies (in English), awarded the literary prize Sagrada Esperança (2013) Livro de Ensaios Made in Angola: arte contemporânea, artistas e debates (Editions L`harmattan. Paris, 2009) - The Book of Memoirs Made in Angola: contemporary art, artists and debates (in English) O beijo da Madame Ki-zerbo (Guerra e Paz. Lisboa, 2017) The kiss of Madame Ki-Zerbo (in English)

Akiules Neto

Physicist, Researcher and Ideas Transformer. With a degree in Physics, Ak- iules is the Executive Admin- istrator of BODIVA, the Stock Exchange of Angola, where he leads the financial restruc- turing, risk management and transformation of electronic systems since October 2016. Previously, he served as an advisor to the President of Capital Markets Commission, the regulatory authority of the Angolan Financial Market. Prior to joining the financial sector, he worked as an associate researcher at CERN in Switzerland. Akiules is known for his unique perspectives, thoughtful judgement and ability to transform ideas into challenges and then into solutions; He is a leader committed to inspiring and motivating young people to actively engage in dialogue and action to change Angola’s socioeconomic landscape. In 2014, with two young entrepreneurs, he created the company iSeeCow, in which the “belt for cattle” was devel- oped. An alternative to reduce the number of road accidents caused by grazing animals in the SADC region He was recently recognised as the Young Executive of the Year 2017 and was one of the most promising young An- golans in the book “Angola’s Golden Generation”. He also participated in the initiative of Young African Leaders (YALI) where he was selected from a group of more than 50,000 candidates.

Alexandra Gonçalves

Lawyer, Blogger and Film Producer. Alexandra is a Lawyer in Angola and Portugal. She is also Executive Coordinator of the International Arbitration Conference of Luanda and member of the Executive Committee of the 1st Moot Arbitration of Luanda. She was a member of the Provincial Council of the Angolan Bar Association and Executive Director of the Ad- ministration, at Banco BPC. Born in Luanda, she had the opportunity to live in Lisbon, London, Geneva and Frank- furt. Back home, Angola has become the central theme of her blog “The Alexe Affair”, in travel narratives throughout the country. In 2014, she embarked on an intense adventure, in parallel with his professional activity: the production of the first film on Surf in Angola “Kalunga, the Sea of Angola”, currently candidate to several interna- tional film festivals and winner of several awards. She believes that “de- constructing” the walls of our comfort zone is to be avant-garde.

Alexandre Francisco (Birú)

Rapper, Poet, Beatmaker and Multimedia Artist. Portuguese born in Lisbon, with roots in Guinea-Bissau and Angola. Winner of the Poetry Slam in Portugal and got in third place in the Latin America competition in Rio de Janeiro (2014). His work revolves around a vision of past traditional influ- ences and an imagined future, working with instruments and samples and incorporating imagery through experi- mentation with video and photography. A regular contributor to Batida as a vocalist, who in 2015 released his Diaphra’s Black- book of Beats under the alias Alexandre Francisco Diaphra on Bazzerk/Mental Groove Records.

Anabela Marco

With more than 14 years of experience in Human Resources and Management, Anabela Marcos is Founder and General Director of Professional Management (GP), a company that provides Coaching, Recruitment and Human Resources consulting services. Her areas of expertise include people man- agement, leadership, career management, talent search, headhunting and coaching. Before starting her business, she had a 10-year experience in Counselling and HR Man- agement positions in Angola and Brazil. She has a masters in Social Psychology, having focused her studies in Anthro- potechnology, considering the analysis of the impact between management models of global organizations and local contexts. In 2015, she created the Tal- ent Club program to support professionals in the identifica- tion of their goals and objec- tives, as well as offer training and development of skills, to support their insertion into the job market. She is a member of the Global Vital Voices Grow network for women entrepreneurs around the world, and is part of the Mandela Washington Fel- lowship program created by President Barack Obama for young African leaders; In 2015 she was elected a member of the Southern Africa Regional Advisory Council.

Claúdio Silva

Traveller, Blogger e Gourmet. Cláudio Silva was born in Luanda but soon went to the United States where he completed almost all primary and secondary education. He also passed through Portugal and England. He is a graduate of Boston University in Entrepreneurship and International Business. He lived for two years in New York where he worked in the financial services industry. He currently lives in Luanda where, among other activ- ities, he is co-founder and managing partner of Luanda Nightlife, the first portal for critical appreciations to restaurants, bars and hotels in Angola and the organiser of Angola Restaurant Week, the largest gastronomic event in the country. He loves to write and he is published on various websites and newspapers, including Africa is a Country, Roads and Kingdoms, The Guardian, CNN Travel, Bradt Guide to Angola, among others.

Erickson Mvezi

Team Builder, Mechanic Engineer and Social Activist. Erickson is skilled in building efficient teams. With a masters in Social Entre- preneurship, he applies his experience in multicultural business environments to foster the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Angola. He has worked in Angola and in the United States. He is founder and CEO of TUPUCA, Angola’s first on-demand delivery platform that allows users to order from multiple vendors. He is responsible for the execution of Tupuca’s master plan of becoming the leading on-demand delivery service in any market that it operates. In 2015, he collaborated with IDEO an organisation based in San Francisco, California, with the aim to improve the lives of people in poor and vulnerable communities, practising human-centred design, a creative approach to problem-solving that starts with people and arrives at new solutions tailored to meet their lives.

Ingrid Fortez

Cultural Agitator, Educator and Multidisciplinary Artist Ingrid graduated in Artistic studies (Performing Arts) at the Faculty of Arts, University of Lisbon (FLUL) where she currently does a postgraduate degree in Communication of Trends. Her professional training includes a general Jazz course at JBJAZZ (Inst. Voice – 2008/2010) and a Music Production and Marketing course at the Institute of Arts, Creativity and New Technolo- gies (restart – 2007/2008). She is currently a music consultant (Mo’Kubiko - Lisbon and LockDownStudios – Porto) and collaborates as lead singer with Dead Combo in Lisboa Mulata, Sir Scratch in In Our Name, Cabace in Ianda Mundo, Social Smokers in Magnetic Poetry. She works as a producer of cultural events at festivals and shows. As an educator, she is cur- rently teaching in an Events Production Course (ETIC, 2016/2017), collaborates with Hangar in Workshops and Mini-Hangar programs since 2016 and coordinates ATL’s for Nuno Gonçalves’ School Grouping since 2007. She also develops works in Eco and Art-Education in the field of training, expression and practice.

João Barbosa

Mentor and Startups Creator. Passionate about leadership and personal development – João is Angolan, married and 39 years old. He is the father of a young son and a future father of another boy. He is founder and CEO of Leverage, an Angolan start-up in the area of remote assis- tance service. He studied at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, England and has a graduate degree in Organisational Leadership. He is the administrator of SDO Consulting in Portugal. He worked in Angola for several years at Ucall and in Portugal at Sonae.

Júlio Leitão

Artist and Choreographer. Founder of BATOTO YETU, Graduated in Art History, Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Havana (Cuba, 1993), Adriano has more than 20 years of profes- sional experience related to the different manifestations of art and culture, particularly the management of projects and institutions, about the practices and knowledge of artistic circuits, on the social role of the artist and on the market and economics of culture, among others. He currently works as a Cul- tural Adviser at the Angolan Embassy in Spain and is currently working on the book. The Infinite Wall: a panorama of contemporary art today, He has four books published: Os Romances Tanda (Edições Chá de Caxinde. Luanda, 2006) - Tanda’s Love Affairs (in English), O Ocaso dos Pirilampos (Guerra e Paz. Lisboa, 2014) - The Sunset of the Fireflies (in English), awarded the literary prize Sagrada Esperança (2013), Livro de Ensaios Made in Angola: arte contemporânea, artistas e debates (Editions L`harmattan. Paris, 2009) - The Book of Memoirs Made in Angola: contemporary art, artists and debates (in English) O beijo da Madame Ki-zerbo (Guerra e Paz. Lisboa, 2017) The kiss of Madame Ki-Zerbo (in English)

Sara Lopes

Doula, Reiki Therapist, Integral Yoga Teacher. “A human being still learning to be human, every day in a quest to be more” Born in Luanda, raised between Angola and Portugal, descended from a Guinean mother and an Angolan father, Sara’s life path is not at all linear, it is full of twists, trips, ascents and descents, but essentially full of adventures and much learning. His basic academic background was divided between the Angolan and the Portuguese education. In 2008 she left Luanda I went to Cape Town to study Dance at the University of Cape Town, where she discovered her passion for the Doulas work. In 2010 she went to Buenos Aires to study Theater Direction at Palermo University and Integral Yoga at the International School of Integral Yoga. And in 2012 she went to the United States where she finally graduated as Doula by MaternityWise and Reiki Therapist with Reiki Master Melanie Harrell. She is also dedicated to activ- ities related to the well-being, growth and development of the women’s consciousness, the awareness of their femi- nine essence, whose objec- tive is to bring to women the ancestral knowledge about the Sacred Feminine so that they can regain their strength, self-confidence, self-love and then begin their journey of evolution and self-healing by knowing themselves better and their abilities and aptitudes.

Saydi Neto

Economist, Poet and Philanthropist. Collaborator of the media in the area of Economics, he is the President of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Educational Support, since July 2014, Saydi Carlos Neto was born in Luanda on February 14, 1975. He holds a PhD in Economics from Agostinho Neto Univer- sity and a master’s degree in International Banking and Finance from the University of Salford, UK, and a degree in economics from Manchester Metropolitan University. He has held the position of head of the BAI Risk De- partment (2011-2013) and is currently in charge of the Stra- tegic Planning Department of the same institution. He was a guest lecturer at the Method- ist University of Angola (2011- 2012) and a guest lecturer at the Catholic University of Angola (2014-2015).

Organizing team

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Luanda, Angola
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