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Africa CEO Forum 2014 expects to welcome over 700 decision-makers

Africa CEO Forum 2014 expects to welcome over 700 decision-makers

The Africa CEO Forum started in 2012 with the aim of getting together leading English and French speaking economic player to facilitate local exchange on development. (Image: Africa CEO Forum)

More than 700 African and international CEOs, financiers and business leaders will come together at the second Africa CEO forum scheduled from March 17 to 19 in Geneva.

This event is an initiative of Groupe Jeune Afrique in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB).

A solid framework will be provided at the event to guide the dialogue between the over 700 decision-makers expected to attend the forum.

The Africa CEO Forum started in 2012 with the aim of getting together leading English and French speaking economic player to facilitate local exchange on development, promote public-private dialogue to build a foundation to encourage growth of new activities, as well as enhance and support African entrepreneurship.

The leading figures who will attend the event include: Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank; Mo Ibrahim, President of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation; Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman of Econet Wireless; Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom; Ashish Thakkar, CEO of Mara Group; Emmanuel Faber, Delegate Director of Danone; Abdeslam Ahizoune, CEO of Maroc Telecom; Kola Karim, CEO of Shoreline Energy International; as well as Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines.

The main themes which will be presented in the plenary conferences are: Africa’s competitiveness enhancement, the place for African companies in major construction projects, the Africapitalism paradigm, and the digital revolution.

Besides, decision-makers attending the event will have the opportunity to attend eight knowledge session to address more respectively the trends in company management and strategies so as to encourage its growth: agribusiness, extractive industries, capital partnerships, and so on.

The Africa CEO Forum, the world’s leading high-level international meeting of African CEOs, is organised by the Groupe Jeune Afrique, publisher of Jeune Afrique and The Africa Report, the best-selling international publications in Africa, and by Rainbow Unlimited, a Swiss company that plans economic promotion events, especially between Africa and Europe, and manages SABC, the Swiss-Africa Business Circle.

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