September 8-9, 2019. Kigali, Rwanda
About the Business of Conservation Conference
Our objective at this year's Business of Conservation Conference is to catalyze a new wave of economic development in Africa by bringing together influential leaders to collaborate in tangible ways around one of Africa’s unique competitive advantages--its unique biodiversity. The conference will serve as a powerful platform for influencing these key decision makers, propagating powerful ideas, and driving tangible collaboration and investment by the most influential African and global leaders for the benefit of Africa’s economy, its people and its wildlife.
Not just your regular talkshop
The conference will:
- Catalyze economic growth- provide a practical ‘how to’ guide for African economic development through conservation.
- Facilitate Investment- be a convening about investing in wildlife and its habitat so that African people can derive economic and cultural value from it.
- Spark Innovation- support the adoption of more innovative practices in wildlife conservation
- Mainstream conservation- create new and enhanced collaborations between government, conservation organizations, communities, investors and corporations for the benefit of wildlife and communities.
2018 BCC Highlights
The 2018 conference hosted 300 attendees from 35 countries and 60+ speakers including His Excellency Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda and Honorable Minister Bogolo Kenewendo of the government of Botswana.
The 2018 conference resulted in collective investments of $600 million through 10+ projects across 15+ African countries requiring about 3 years of implementation