IGNITE Conference 2016
  • Introduction
  • Schedule
  • Speakers
  • Workshops
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Thank you so much to all those that made this year’s IGNITE Conference a huge success! We were delighted to have such an amazing range of international experts and participants present. We hope to see you again next year.

Speakers of IGNITE 2016

Sir Paul Collier (keynote)

Sir Paul Collier, CBE, former director of World Bank’s Development Research Group from 1998 to 2003, is a Professor of...

Mahmud Johnson (keynote)

Mahmud is the founder & CEO of J-Palm Liberia, an palm oil processing company in Monrovia, Liberia. His company...

Mokhtar Alkhanshali

Mokhtar is the Founder & CEO of Port of Mokha Coffee, Yemen, and comes from an ancient lineage of...

Petra Stienen (host)

Petra is the host of the IGNITE Conference. Petra is a former diplomat, senator for D66, entrepreneur and Arabist....
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This years workshops

  • Universities at the Centre of War

  • The New Pioneers: Diaspora Entrepreneurs

  • Arrived, now what? Getting Refugees to the Right Work

  • Hear from the Experts: Doing Business in Fragile States

Full programme
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