AFRICA CEO FORUM 2022, Africa’s largest annual private sector gathering, will take place on 13 and 14 June 2022 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. As the world recovers from the impact of COVID-19 and 10 years after its first release, the event will focus on suggesting new ways for Africa to grow.
Vaccine production, disruption of supply chains, digitalization of the economy, energy transition… The health crisis caused by COVID-19 has accelerated the transition of the economy to new models. Whether it is a matter of sustainable growth, job creation, or supporting the development of national and regional leaders, AFRICA CEO FORUM is determined to work on the public-private dialogue that is more important than ever to build a sovereign and autonomous Africa.
For the first time since 2019, AFRICA CEO FORUM 2022 will be held face-to-face with over 1,500 business and government leaders including: Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire; Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal; Mohamed Cheikh El Ghazouani, President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania; Mohamed Bazum, President of the Republic of Niger; Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Republic of Nigeria; Ralph Mupita, CEO of MTN; Abdul Samad Rabiu, Executive Chairman of BUA Group; Soren Toft, CEO of MSC; Delfina Traore, Managing Director of Allianz Africa; Rita Zniber, CEO of Diana Holding; Ade Ayemi, CEO of Ecobank; Aliune Ndiaye, Managing Director of Orange Middle East and Africa; Anne Regail, Managing Director of Air France, as well as many other decision makers from across Africa and around the world. They will discuss strategic priorities for shaping the future of African economies.
The event is jointly organized by Jeune Afrique Media Group and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
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“The world has entered a complex and likely prolonged period of economic and political tension that requires our continent to question its growth model. From this perspective, it is critical that we place economic sovereignty at the center of our project and propose new paths for Africa to prosper based on green growth, industrial transformation, the digital economy and public-private dialogue,” he said. Amir Ben Yahmed, President and Founder, AFRICA CEO FORUM.
“COVID-19 has placed a strain on African economies and populations, but they have shown resilience. Now we need to focus on recovery. While major upheavals are to be expected, now is the time for Africa to play to its strengths and fully tap into new engines of growth to emerge stronger from the pandemic. IFC AFRICA’s support to CEO FORUM demonstrates our commitment to mobilizing private sector partners around a common goal: building a better, greener, and more inclusive future for Africa.” said Mahtar Diop, managing director of IFC.
AFRICA CEO FORUM has been the main meeting place for corporate executives, international investors and African governments for 10 years. During the most recent physical Forum in 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda, more than 1,500 decision makers gathered, including 700 CEOs.
Case studies, expert testimony, workshops, high-level working groups: this year AFRICA CEO FORUM will introduce innovative new formats to enable participants to discuss strengthening Africa’s economic sovereignty.
The AFRICA CEO FORUM Awards, given annually to the most active companies and individuals on the continent, will open its doors to around twenty of Africa’s most important startups through this initiative. Breakers Club.
ABOUT CEO AFRICA FORUM
AFRICA CEO FORUM, founded in 2012, is a reference platform for the leaders of the largest African and international companies, international investors, managers of multinational corporations, heads of state, ministers and representatives of the main financial institutions operating on the continent. Undeniably a place to meet at the highest level, share experiences and understand the trends affecting the business world, AFRICA CEO FORUM offers concrete and innovative solutions to help businesses on the continent move forward. AFRICA CEO FORUM, founded in 2012, is a reference platform for the leaders of the largest African and international companies, international investors, managers of multinational corporations, heads of state, ministers and representatives of the main financial institutions operating on the continent. Undeniably a place to meet at the highest level, share experiences and understand the trends affecting the business world, AFRICA CEO FORUM offers concrete and innovative solutions to help businesses on the continent move forward. Through its AFRICA initiatives, CEO FORUM is increasing the representation of women in leadership positions across the continent and supporting the transformation of African family businesses.
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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the world’s largest development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We operate in more than 100 countries, using our capital, experience and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private businesses and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the effects of COVID-19. pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.