Business of

Conservation Conference


BCC is back in Kigali in 2023,

are you ready?

At the Business of Conservation Conference convened by the African Leadership University  School of Wildlife Conservation, in partnership with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), we convene influential leaders to collaborate in tangible ways that promote Africa’s wildlife economy and catalyze economic development.

BCC is an inspiring, powerful annual gathering of top African CEOs, Heads of State, global technologists, investors, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, students and innovative conservationists to find practical, sustainable ways of powering economic growth in Africa through wildlife conservation.

Top African


Heads of






Leaders of conservation businesses

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It is not a meeting about conservation for conservation’s sake. It instead provides a practical ‘how to’ guide for African economic development through conservation. It is a gathering to discuss ways of investing in wildlife and its habitat so that African people can derive economic and cultural value from it. Ultimately, BCC helps catalyze an abundant future for one of Africa’s greatest untapped sources of wealth.

What to expect

BCC 2023 provides a perfect opportunity to tap back into our vibrant community of change-makers from all over the world. The Conference will be curated to be an intimate space for collaboration, innovation, networking and action-oriented discussions - it will be open to a limited number of participants. Dates: August 29th-31st, 2023 Venue: Kigali Convention Center

Kigali Convention Center

We guarantee the following:

A robust agenda: The agenda features a lineup of diverse speakers and interactive, engaging sessions that will engender transformative action in the sector

Influential attendees: Every attendee - famous or not - will be high calibre and the conference will provide the chance to network with these influential people.

Inspirational speakers and sessions: You will be inspired by the work that is being done by different individuals within the conservation community and it will galvanize action for your own projects and initiatives.

Expand your knowledge: Deepen your understanding and appreciation of the state of the wildlife economy in Africa and the great opportunities there are for wildlife economies to contribute to local and national economies, as well as to development and conservation.

Help make BCC a success

Increase your organization's brand awareness and credibility by making an impact as a sponsor. There are four types of sponsorship opportunities that provide a level to meet any budget. Contact us for more information via email at Sponsoring BCC will provide your organization with brand exposure to potential customers/clients and more importantly, you will be making a difference in the conservation community and supporting the next generation of ethical, entrepreneurial conservation leaders.

Did you miss BCC 2022?

Here's the recording of the inspiring session.

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