Venue & Location

Location of New York Summit 2014

Hilton Hotel Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas,
New York, 10019,

How to get there.




Summit Agenda

Time Activity Room
Friday, 07 November 2014
16:30 – 17:30 Candidate Registration Open Concourse Lobby
17:30 – 19:30 Welcome Networking Reception Concourse A
Saturday, 08 November 2014
08:00 Candidate Registration Open Concourse Lobby
09:00 Interviews Commence Interview Floors
09:00 – 18:00 Exhibition Open Concourse A
10:00 – 16:00 Company Presentations Concourse G
18:00 Interviews Conclude Interview Floors
Sunday, 09 November 2014
08:00 Candidate Registration Open Concourse Lobby
09:00 Interviews Commence Interview Floors
12:00 Interviews Conclude Interview Floors



Time Activity Room
Saturday, 08 November 2014
10:00 – 11:00 Tullow Oil Concourse G
11:00 – 12:00 National Microfinance Bank Concourse G
12:00 – 14:00 Talent Agenda Series Round Table Discussion Concourse G
14:00 – 15:00 AXA Insurance Concourse G
15:00 – 16:00 Safaricom Concourse G

Candidate Guide

Before the Summit

Research the participating companies – the companies that have confirmed their attendance to this year’s event include AXA, Exim Bank, National Microfinance Bank, OCP, PZ Cussons, Safaricom, Tullow Oil. Research their profiles, industries and operations as well as the job opportunities they offer in Africa.

Review your CV and take plenty of copies with you – you will have the opportunity to submit your CV to attending delegates from participating companies during the networking session, which they can review at the event afterwards. Kindly ensure all your CV information is up-to-date. It may be a good idea to have contact details (email addresses and phone numbers), to ensure you are easily reached.
Prepare for your elevator pitch – Prepare a punchy, memorable statement about your experience, motivation and what you are looking for. In addition, prepare some relevant questions you would like to ask. You should aim to stand out from a pool of 400 candidates. Companies have limited interview slots throughout the weekend, so the more you stand out, the higher the chances of being selected for interviews at the event or afterwards.
What to bring
  • Invitation Letter and Personal ID – This is your ‘entry ticket’ for the Summit
  • Mobile Phone – we will use this to contact you with any additional interview opportunities
  • Copies of your CV
  • Pen and Notebook
Check In
Get to the event early – candidate check in starts at 16:00 on Friday 8th of November and at 08:00 on Saturday the 9th of November. We highly recommend you arrive on time to maximize your opportunities.
Dress formally and look professional – This is a high level professional event, hereby we strongly recommend a formal business look at all times as you will meet decision makers and may be called for a formal interview on short notice.
Networking Reception
Friday 7th November between 17:30 and 19:30 at Concourse Lobby at Hilton Hotel Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, 10019, USA
Saturday, 8th November between 08:00 and 18:00 at Concourse Lobby at Hilton Hotel Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, 10019, USA
Initiate conversations – it is a good idea to interact with other candidates as they may be your future colleagues. You can start your conversations with the people around you by introducing yourself and giving a firm handshake. Good eye contact and listening as well as contributing to the conversation are also very important. Our previous summits have seen candidates form professional relationships, business partnerships or personal friendships.
Company Presentations
The participating companies will give presentations at the summit are scheduled to be running on the spot from 10:00 to 16:00 on Saturday the 8th November at Concourse G of Hilton Hotel Midtown.

The Company Presentation will give you an opportunity to gain some in-depth insights on the companies – their career opportunities, operations, strategies and cultures.

Interview Process

The interviews will commence from 09:00 and last throughout the day on Saturday the 8th November. They will be ending at 12:00 on Sunday the 9th of November.

Pre-scheduled Candidates – please make sure to inform our Recruitment Consultants as soon as possible if you are unable to make your interview. The earlier you let us know, the earlier we are able to liaise with the company for an alternative arrangement. This being said, we cannot guarantee to rearrange your interview as the decision is at the sole discretion of the companies. They usually have a good pool of candidates available to take up the spot.

On-the-Spot Candidates – if you are selected for a face to face interview by delegates from attending companies at the event, one of our Recruitment Consultants will confirm the specific day and time slot with you on either Saturday the 8th of November or Sunday the 9th of November, please make sure you are reachable by your mobile phone all the times during the summit.

Post Summit

Interview feedback from the Company – some companies offer suitable candidates roles at the summit, others may offer roles afterwards following their individual selection process. Please ensure that at the end of your interview, you ask for the business cards or contact details of your interviewer(s) to ensure you are able to follow up after the summit.

Support from our Careers in Africa Team – Our Recruitment Consultants are more than happy to assist you even after the summit either to help you seek the feedback from the participating companies or to further assist you to look for other potential job opportunities with our global clients outside of the New York summit, so please keep us updated about your progress with the client after the summit.