Thursday 23rd May , 17:00 - 19:00, followed by a reception
The Park Restaurant, London Business School
Africa is a billion-person market offering exciting and profitable opportunities, but investment in the region remains slow. Its rising middle-class is young, fast-growing and technology-savvy, but not much is known about consumption patterns. So who are Africa's middle class? What are their defining characteristics and do multinationals understand them?
To find out the answers to these questions and many more, join us for the presentation of recent research on the ‘middle class’ in Africa undertaken by both academics and businesses operating on the continent.
Dougie Brew - Director External Affairs, Communications and Sustainability for Africa - Unilever
Dr Maxim Bolt - Birmingham University – Dept of African Studies and Anthropology
Dr Jason Sumich – University of Essex – Dept of Sociology
Dr Clare Mercer – LSE - Dept of Geography
Daudi Lelijveld - CDC Group
Geetha Tharmaratnam - LGT Impact
Chair: Dr Nicholas Westcott - RAS Director
Register - £8 / £12 / Free for RAS members.