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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

FEATURED EVENT: The BoP Summit 2013: Creating an Action Agenda for the Next Decade

By NextBillion Editor

The three-day BoP Summit 2013 is specifically designed to both help build better BoP enterprises of today and build a more robust BoP community of tomorrow.  In particular, attendees will:

  • Participate in rich and robust conversations about the successes, challenges, and lessons learned over the past decade under different categories.

  • Engage in jointly creating a roadmap for the future development of the BoP domain, which encourages collaboration, cross-sector partnership and innovation.

  • Develop new and strong relationships with colleagues committed to building the domain.

The Summit takes place from October 21-23, 2013 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Key topics include: 

  • Incorporate the local context in business model development and impact assessments (Moderator: Madhu Viswanathan, University of Illinois – UC and Sateen Sheth, WDI)

  • Facilitate the success of MNCs, non-profits and social entrepreneurs (Moderators: Filippo Veglio, WBCSD; Chris Jochnick, Oxfam-America and James Koch,  Santa Clara University)

  • Provide resources and creating institutions that facilitate enterprise growth (Moderators: Radha Muthiah, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves; Sasha Dichter, Acumen and Stuart Hart, Emergent Institute)

  • Lessons learned from healthcare and agricultural sectors (Moderators: Prashant Yadav, WDI and Simon Winter, TechnoServe)

To register for the conference and for more information, go to Check out this NextBillion post and video interview with Ted London, senior research fellow and director of the Base of the Pyramid Initiative at the William Davidson Institute. For more information and to check out a NextBillion interview with London, click here

NextBillion is serving as a media partner for the conference. You can check out additional updates by following the tag: BoP Summit 2013.

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    Citi Foundation
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