TANCon2009 - December 2009 - Virgin Territories: A New Market for Innovative Investment
The African Network
Welcome Note Speakers Why Attend?

Welcome to TANCon2009 - Sierra Leone
The annual  conference of The African Network - TAN.

TANCon is the world’s sole event of its kind for entrepreneurs of African descent. The target audience includes entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 business leaders, venture capitalists, investment bankers, government policy makers and other entrepreneurial ecosystem organizations.

Our theme this year is “Virgin Territories: A New Market for Innovative Investment” to reflect the growing number of African entrepreneurs in business today, and to showcase to the world Africa's limitless intellectual and economic capital.

About TAN
TAN is a global non-profit organization with the sole mandate of fostering entrepreneurship and technology in Africa and among people of African descent worldwide.

Last Conferences

Access Point Africa (APA)

Office of Diaspora Affairs

OTF Group

SBTS Group

Transitional Trade

The African Opportunity Fund

World Health Alliance

Sierra Leone Business Forum


London Mining Company

Sierra Leone Commercial Bank


Rokel Commercial Bank


The San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce

Yadari Enterprises



Keynote & Guest Speakers

Idris Mohammed


Frederick E. Jordan

F.E. Jordan & Associates

AJ Patel

Founder of TIE
Chairman Mara Wildlife Conservation


Nannette Cutliff

Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Pacific Service

Distinguished Panel Speakers

Leah Mansaray

Founder and Executive Director
Fadugu Ltd.

Jerome Okolo

Executive Vice Chairman GeoQinetiq Limited

Wilfred Sam-King Managing Director
Sam-King Group of Companies

Jacqueline Musiitwa Esq

Founder and Executive Director
Transitional Trade

Charles Veach

World Health Alliance International Inc.

Conrad Coyanda Parkzes

Founding Board Member TAN
he APA Group LTD

Ronald Tamale

Associate Director
Standard Chartered
Private Equity-Africa

Beatrice Chaytor

Managing Director
The Elenchus Institute

Dr Ramadjita Tabo

Deputy Executive Director
Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)

Eric Kacou

Managing Director
OTF Group

Bimbola Carrol

Managing Director
Visit Sierra Leone

Omar Arouna

Managing Director
GoodWorks International

Katrina Manson

Sierra Leone Bradt Travel Guide

Leostan Ekeh

Group Chief Executive
Zinox Technology

Daniel Makokera

Pamuzinda Productions

Eric M.K. Osiakwan

Executive Secretary

Tricia Chirumbole

Managing Director
Investor Without Borders

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr

Investment Promotion and Marketing Director
IDEA (UK) – Promoter of The Mape Project

David Awuah-Darko

Founder and CEO
IC SecuritiesGroup


Sanyade Okoli

Travant Capital Partners

Mahmoud Idriss

Chief Executive Officer

Jörgen Sandström

Deputy Managing Director
Addax Bioenergy Sierra Leone

Ariff Shamji

Founder and Managing Director
AAA Growers Ltd.

Victor E. Williams

Wells Fargo Securities’ Technology, Media & Telecom M&A practice

Dr. Richard N. Hayes

Assistant Professor of Management, Entrepreneurship and General Business
Hofstra University

Dr. Anthony Osa Oboh

Managing Director/ CEO
Unique Venture Capital

Manilius Garber

Vice President
Sierra Leone institute of Architects

Ronald Harvey

Chairman  & Chief Executive Officer
Marketplex International

Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani

Executive Officer
Medallion Communications Limited

Gordon Williams

Co-Founder, Board Member & CFO
The African Network

Michael A. T. Kalainkay

Agricultural Marketing Advisor
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security

Ambrose Obioha Chinagorom

Senior Special Assistant
Youth Development to the Governor of Imo State

David Jeromin

Golden Mean Capital

Millicent Hamilton-Hazeley 

Managing Director, Solicitor
England and Wales

Ladi Okuneye

Marketing Director
O3b Networks

Folabi Esan

Adlevo Capital

Joe Demby

Transaction Advisor and Acquisition Expert
Domestic and Expariate Nationals Investment (DENI)

Tom Carines


Roy Willis

Executive Vice-President
Lennar Urban

Alfred Fawundu Snr.

Chairman, Advisory
Board of the Anti-Corruption Commission
Government of Sierra Leone

You can benefit from:

  • Listening to fortune 500 industry-leaders share their personal experiences in close proximity
  • Networking and interacting with panelist from the entrepreneurial ecosystem - Venture Capitalists, Lawyers, Investment Bankers
  • Learning the Dos and Don'ts of startups from serial entrepreneurs
  • Participating in thought provoking life lessons from business veterans
  • Understanding the intricacies of venture financing
  • Peeking into upcoming technological breakthroughs
  • Learning more about a virgin territory ready for investment
  • Networking, networking, networking.