The Business of Conservation Conference (BCC) is an invitation-only inspiring, powerful convening of top leaders from all sectors committed to reframing conservation as a growth sector by attracting top talent, applying financially sustainable models and creating enabling sociopolitical environments for increased investment in the sector. BCC is about cross-sectoral collaboration in tangible ways to boost Africa’s biodiversity as a pillar for sustainable economic development.
Africa's unique biodiversity is one of its competitive advantages. Coupled with the right mindset, innovative ideas and sustainable models, it has the potential to become a pillar of Africa's economic development.
What makes BCC so amazing?
The most valuable aspect of a conference is the chance to network with influential people. Every attendee – famous or not – will be high calibre.
We encourage attendees and speakers to make “commitments” to conservation. The BCC team will track these commitments and show progress at future gatherings.
To enable relationship-building and collaboration to take place, the agenda leaves ample time for 1:1 meetings – scheduled or unscheduled.
The agenda features a lineup of diverse speakers and mind-blowing sessions.
Sessions that Foster Collaboration
Sessions are designed to serve as tangible, practical catalysts for collaboration.
See our 2018 agenda & outcome of the 2018 conference
See our 2019 agenda & outcome of the 2019 conference
Founding Philosophy for the ALU ‘Business of Conservation’ conference
Conservation in Africa today faces huge challenges. A rapidly rising human population – by 2100 Africa’s population may have quadrupled – coupled with infrastructure development and rising levels of consumption will make it even more challenging to find room for wildlife. Harmony is yet to be found between the current pace of social and economic transformation and the conservation of Africa’s extraordinary wildlife and wild landscapes.
Thankfully, there are models that are working. Business and operating models of successful initiatives in Africa may differ, but they all rely on the same two pillars.