“Nordic innovative businesses in Africa”
May 23rd – 2019 in Oslo 


1.00 pm: Registration

1.10 pm: Welcome and presentation of the programme 
Ms. Anne-Marthe Hellgren, CEO, Nordekon (Norway) (
Mr. Flemming Sørensen, CEO, Nordekon (Denmark)
–  Presentation of AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK and Nordekon Consultancy Company 
–  Warm up quiz

1.20 pm: Funding your business in Africa, NORAD (
Mr. Mehraz Rafat, Senior Advisor
– What we do in Africa
– How we fund Norwegian businesses in Africa

1.40 pm: Company 1: Real Relief (DK) (
Managing Director, Mrs. Trine Angelina Sig
– Our business model for the BOP segment
– Healtcare to 200 mil. Africans

2.30 pm: Company 2: MTI Investment (N) (
CEO, Mr. Pontus Engstrøm
– Impact investments in Africa

3.00 pm: Company 3: VipiCash (N) (
CEO, Founder, Mrs. Meryn Willets
– Creating smarter payment solutions in Africa
– Scaling fintech in Africa 

3.45 pm: Company 4: Red Flash (S) (
CEO, Mr. Hans Becher 
– Collecting tax in local community
– Transforming the informal sector in Africa
– Working with public institutions in Africa  

4.15 pm: Company 5: Emata (N) (
CEO, Mr. Marius Koestler
– Bringing financial products to farmers in Africa
– Building a bank in East Africa

4.45 pm: Company 6: Amalipo (DK) (
CEO, Angel Investor Mr. Thomas Marschall 
– Smart payment solutions in Africa

5.15 – 6.00 pm: Networking, including wine and beer will be served.
Coffee, water and snacks will be served during the seminar and we will have lots of networking breaks enabling you to mingle, network, discuss and share experiences.

We welcome speakers / company representatives from Norway, Denmark and Sweden at this seminar as well as diplomats from the African embassies resident in the Nordics. 

Conference Partner

“We believe Nordic companies can make a significant difference in Africa”


Nordekon Consultancy Company


Venue Partner

Arntzen de Besche is a leading Norwegian law firm. Our offices in Oslo, Stavanger and Trondheim are staffed by a team of almost 170 people. Our team of experts assist Norwegian and international companies, public authorities and private organisations to simplify complex transactions, undertake challenging negotiations and resolve disputes of all types