Strategic Imperative: Why You Must Attend

Africa is a promise of growth and innovation despite the perennial issues that hinder business practices in the continent. Companies in the region, led by robust leaders are leveraging scalable digital technologies to mitigate challenges and drive growth. GIL Africa will expound on these digital initiatives as CEOs share their success stories in leveraging them. Interactive sessions and workshops hosted by thought leaders will deliberate on the impact of digital transformation across industry verticals. The congress, hosting panel of external experts will be the platform that will bring the next frontier of innovation in Africa.

At GIL 2018: Africa, witness how transformation sparks innovation through the value chain of the continent’s economy. Register now or mail us at to be a part of this global congress.

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GIL Testimonials

  • Frost & Sullivan has found the key to create a compelling agenda, assemble visionary business leaders and facilitate thought provoking dialogue to unlock answers for the business challenges of our times. The business insight and networking opportunities are outstanding! Thanks to Frost & Sullivan for a stimulating three days.
    Senior Director, Engineering Technology, Pfizer

  • Great event with a balance of sales and information sharing, a fantastic networking opportunity.
    Vice President, Tools & Technology, MapQuest

  • My experience at the event was very positive. The diversity of companies and attendees turned out to be a powerful asset; it forced a welcome retreat from the industry specific business concerns that we all live and breathe every day and allowed a higher level focus on creativity, innovation and growth. I was impressed with the common solution at this level.
    Chief Technology Officer, RadiSyS

  • This event runs like a well oiled machine!
    Technical Director, Henkel

Featured Strategic Alliance Partners

Agenda Highlights


2016 Growth Thought Leaders Featured

Adrian Gore_80x80.jpgAdrian Gore
Group Chief Executive,
Discovery Limited

Birgitta_web80X80.jpgBirgitta Cederström
Global Commercial Director, GIL, Regional Director, Africa, GIL
Frost & Sullivan

Craig Parker_80x80_web.jpgCraig Parker
Programme Manager, Automotive & Transportation, Africa
Frost & Sullivan

Dorman followwill_80x80.jpgDorman Followwill
Senior Partner
Frost & Sullivan

Hendrik Malan_80x80_web.jpgHendrik Malan
Operations Director, Africa, Head of ICT, Africa
Frost & Sullivan

Nelisiwe Masango_80x80.jpgNelisiwe Masango
Bear Run Investments

Richard Weissenberg 80x80.jpgRichard Weissenberg
Business Unit Leader, Chemicals, Manufacturing & Food, Africa
Frost & Sullivan

Ryan Noach_80x80.jpgRyan Noach
Deputy CEO
Discovery Health

Sneha Shah_80x80.jpgSneha Shah
Managing Director, Africa
Thomson Reuters

Travis Hough_80x80.jpgTravis Hough
Business Unit Leader, Energy & Environment, Africa
Frost & Sullivan

Wayne Houghton_80x80_web.jpgWayne Houghton
Director, Growth Implementation Services, Africa
Frost & Sullivan

Wendy-Mahoney_80x80.jpgWendy Mahoney
Managing Director,
NeWMella Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Think Tanks

Interactive Think Tank I: 
Digital Transformation Of Industries: Business And Social Impact Overview

Interactive Think Tank II: 
360 Degree Digital Disruption Across Industries

Choose one of the following

Think Tank I. Chemicals, Manufacturing and Food: The Impact of Digitalization on Agribusiness

Facilitator: Richard Weissenberg, Business Unit Leader, Chemicals, Manufacturing, Food, Africa

Executive Insights - Moderated by Frost & Sullivan
Interactive Panel Discussion
Round Table Discussion

Think Tank II. Digital Transformation of the Automobile Industry: Applications in the Value Chain

Facilitator: Craig Parker, Programme Manager, Automotive & Transportation, Africa, Frost & Sullivan

Executive Insights - Moderated by Frost & Sullivan
Interactive Panel Discussion

Think Tank III. The Impact of Digital Transformation on the Public Sector

Facilitator: Hendrik Malan, Operation Director, Africa, Frost & Sullivan

Executive Insights - Moderated by Frost & Sullivan
Interactive Panel Discussion

Think Tank IV. The Impact of Digital Transformation on the Healthcare Industry

Facilitator: Dorman Followwill, Senior Partner, Frost & Sullivan

Executive Insights - Moderated by Frost & Sullivan
Interactive Panel Discussion

Think Tank V. Going Digital Creates Benefits and Efficiencies for Power and Water Sectors, but is there a Downside?

Facilitator: Travis Hough, Business Unit Leader, Energy & Environment, Africa, Frost & Sullivann

Executive Insights - Moderated by Frost & Sullivan
Interactive Panel Discussion



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