EnovativeTV to Broadcast Live the 10th Annual Columbia University African Economic Forum

NEW YORK, February 25, 2013. EnovativeTV Inc. (ETV) the leading distributor of African television over the Internet, will be broadcasting live the three keynote addresses at the 10th Annual African Forum at Columbia University on March 1st and 2nd, 2013.

Themed "Africa Ignited: Exploring Ideas, Shaping Outcomes", the 10th Annual African Economic Forum will embrace the momentum achieved during the last decade, and explore business opportunities for attendees in the African marketplace.

The two day event brings together more than 400 attendees from across the US with some of Africa’s top contemporary business leaders, scholars and decision makers.

"This is our 10th anniversary, and we are excited to reach this important milestone" said Eda Henries Toussaint, Co-Chair of the 10th African Economic Forum Committee "In the last decade, Africa as a whole has defied predictions, and now provides the world with the most robust economies and business opportunities. The growth and importance of this conference is a direct reflection of the growing importance of Africa. It remains an honor to bring African leaders to the US audience, and host panel discussions and events that provide a rich learning and networking experience for all involved".

The three keynote 2013 speakers are impressive, and ETV will be streaming live on the AEF website (www.columbiaAEF.com), the ETV website (www.enovativeTV.com) and the ETV Facebook page (www.facebook.com/enovativeTV) presentations from:

  • Alex Otti – Group Managing Director and CEO, Diamond Bank. Diamond Bank is one of the leading banks in Nigeria renowned for technological innovation.
  • Arnold Ekpe - Former Chief Executive Officer, Ecobank Group. Ecobank Group is the leading pan- African bank with operatives in 32 countries across the continent.
  • Folorunso Alakija - Executive Vice Chairman, FAMFA Oil. Mrs. Alakija, a former banker and serial entrepreneur, recently surpassed Oprah Winfrey as the richest black woman alive and is a passionate Philanthropist.

In addition to the keynotes, the AEF will provide a variety of engaging and interactive panels exploring topics such as entrepreneurship, real estate, agriculture, mining, healthcare, social media, banking, urbanization, and infrastructure. ETV will film highlights from select panel discussions as well as interview panelists and attendees, providing insights on the latest economic trends in Africa. These highlights and the keynote speeches will remain available to the public on the ETV website after the event.

ETV, a New York based corporation, delivers global live television, video-on-demand, radio and other services to thousands of subscriber’s television, computer and mobile device in North America and around the world.

The ETV African subscription package includes more than 75 channels from Africa in French, English and Arabic. ETV carries international channels such as EuroNews and France 24, regional stations such as Africa 24 and national networks such as Radiodiffusion Télévision Ivoirienne (RFI) in the Ivory Coast.