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The AFRICA CEO FORUM - Digital edition, a three-day event organised in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, will gather online more than 1,000 international investors and African private sector leaders. The Covid-19 crisis rapidly accelerated numerous trends already in the making, such as the diversification of global value chains, the rise of Sino-American rivalry, the elevation of climate change as a priority and the fast tracking of digitalisation.

 

New economic realities are emerging and putting the brakes on a 70-year economic cycle dominated by globalisation, industrialisation and fossil fuels – and forcing us to rethink the strategies of African economies and businesses alike.THE AFRICA CEO FORUM, the largest gathering of the African private sector, provides a platform where the continent’s most influential decision-makers can make their voices heard on the new world before us. It’s also a prime opportunity to discuss how African businesses can best adapt to and stay competitive in an ever-evolving environment.

 

As a platform for high-level business meetings and a place to share experiences and to identify trends that affect the business world, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is committed to offering concrete and innovative solutions to help the continent and its companies move forward. Through its ‘Women in Business‘ and ‘Family Business‘ initiatives, it also aims to increase the representation of women in decision-making positions on the continent, and to support the transformation of African family businesses.

About Africa CEO Forum

Founded in 2012, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is an annual gathering of decision-makers from the largest African companies, as well as international investors, multinational executives, heads of state, ministers, and representatives of the main financial institutions operating on the continent.

 

As a platform for high-level business meetings and a place to share experiences and to identify trends that affect the business world, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is committed to offering concrete and innovative solutions to help the continent and its companies move forward. Through its ‘Women in Business‘ and ‘Family Business‘ initiatives, it also aims to increase the representation of women in decision-making positions on the continent, and to support the transformation of African family businesses. 

 

1,800 participants from 70 countries, including 40 African states, came to Kigali for the 2019 edition of the Forum. Among them were almost 800 CEOs, four heads of state, 100 ministers and financial donors, and more than 150 journalists from Africa and overseas.

 

The AFRICA CEO FORUM is part of Jeune Afrique media group. Since 2018 the Forum also hosts the Women in Business Annual Leadership Meeting, devoted to women business leaders. In 2019 the Forum launched the Africa CEO Network, the most powerful and influential network of business leaders in Africa.