Cape Town to host Economic Forum
The 23rd World Economic Forum will focus on Africa’s promise of continued growth and investment and ways in which these can be sustained. Following on from the success of the BRICS summit held in South Africa earlier this month, another major forum is set to be held in Cape Town next month.
The 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from May 8-10.
It will discuss a broad range of economic issues relating to the African continent, and in particular explore the issues of growth and development.
The theme of the event is Delivering on Africa’s Promise, which will form the basis for more deeper engagement of economic issues such as strengthening the continent’s competitiveness, creating inclusive and sustainable growth, accelerating infrastructure development and economic diversification.
The Forum will provide an open platform for global and regional leaders and luminaries in various sectors such as business, banking, government, civil society, academia and others to engage deeply on the issues which are key to the renewal of the African continent.
The three-day deliberations will be anchored on the following three themes: Accelerating Economic Diversification; Boosting Strategic Infrastructure and Unlocking Africa’s Talent.
The above themes consolidate the previous ones discussed during the 22nd World Economic Forum on Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which focused on leadership, innovation and shared opportunities as well as increasing investment in Frontier Markets.
The crux of the Forum is making a positive response to the economic growth in the continent, and leveraging important sectors to further advance this growth. In turn, this lends yet another opportunity to advance the African Agenda of economic growth and development, as well as security.
The event has the full backing of the government of South Africa and it is encouraging all relevant participating sectors to take part in making this event a resounding success.
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Source: African Business Review