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Featured Speakers

Fernando Clavijo Batlle

President & Head of Government, Canary Islands

Dr. Fred Olayele

Principal Investigator and Convener, TFi4SD

Dorothy Gordon

Chair, Inter-Governmental Council  UNESCO-Information for All Programme

Pedro Ortega Rodríguez 

Minister of Economy, Industry, Trade and Knowledge, Government of the Canary Islands

Jeff Finkle

President, International Economic Development Council, United States

Antonio Morales Méndez
President, Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Johanna Odonkor Svanikier 

President & CEO, Heritage and Cultural Society of Africa, Ghana

Augusto Hidalgo

Mayor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Honourable Memunatu Pratt
Minister of Tourism & Culture, Sierra Leone

Aaron Shull

Managing Director, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada

Amine Laghidi

President, National Commission of Capital and Intangible Economy, Morocco

Luis Padrón López
Director, Casa Africa, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Fabio Yukio Yamada

General Manager (South America), Castlepines Investment Group, London, U.K.

Thomas Svanikier
Executive Chairman, Svani Group, Ghana

Dr. Isaias Barreto da Rosa

Commissioner for ICT, Economic Community of West African States, Cape Verde

Dr. Courtney Doagoo

Post-doctoral Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada

Dr. Erika Kraemer Mbula

Associate Professor, South African Research Chairs Initiative, University of Johannesburg

Patricio Azcárate
Secretary-General, Responsible, Tourism Institute, Canary Islands, Spain

Dr. Michel Rod

Associate Dean, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Canada

Pablo Martín Carbajal

General Director, African Affairs, Canary Islands Government

Dr. Cristiana Oliveira

Rector, Universidad Europea Canarias, Canary Islands

Dr. Richard Clouet

Vice-Rector, Internationalization and Cooperation, University of Las Palmas, Canary Islands

Louis Kouakou
Division Manager, Economic and Social Statistics, African Development Bank, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Cosme García Falcón 

Managing Director, Corporation for the Economic Development of Gran Canaria (SPEGC), Canary Islands

Check summit agenda for the full list of speakers.

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