The 2022 edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM, the largest annual private sector gathering in Africa, will be held on June 13 and 14, 2022 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. As the world recovers from the impact of COVID-19, and 10 years after its first edition, the event will focus on proposing new routes for Africa’s growth.
Making vaccines, disrupting supply chains, digitizing economies, transferring energy … The health crisis caused by COVID-19 has accelerated the transformation of economies towards new models. Whether it is a matter of sustainable growth, job creation or supporting the development of national and regional champions, the AFRICA CEO FORUM aims to work on public-private dialogue, which is more than ever important to shape a sovereign and independent Africa.
For the first time since 2019, AFRICA CEO FORUM 2022 will take place face to face and welcome more than 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 Bazoum, 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, Delphine Traore, Managing Director of Allianz Africa; Rita Zniber, CEO of Diana Holding; Ade Ayeyemi, CEO of Ecobank; Alioune Ndiaye, Managing Director of Orange Middle East and Africa; Anne Rigail, Managing Director of Air France as well as many other decision makers from across Africa and around the world. They will discuss strategic priorities to shape the future of Africa’s economies.
The event was co-organized by Jeune Afrique Media Group and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
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“The world has entered a complex and likely long-term period of economic and political tensions that requires our continent to question its growth model. In this view, we need to place economic sovereignty at the heart of our project and propose new routes for Africa’s development centered on green growth, industrial transformation, digital economy and public-private dialogue, ”he said. Amir Ben Yahmed, President and Founder of AFRICA CEO FORUM.
“COVID-19 has put a strain on Africa’s economies and people, but they have shown resilience. Now we need to focus on recovery. While much turmoil is to be expected, now is the time for Africa to use those its strength and fully mobilize new growth engines to emerge stronger from the pandemic.IFC’s support for the AFRICA CEO FORUM demonstrates our commitment to mobilizing private sector partners with a single goal: to develop a better, greener and more inclusive future for Africa, ” said Makhtar Diop, managing director of IFC.
The AFRICA CEO FORUM has been the main meeting place for CEOs, international investors and African governments for 10 years. At the last physical edition of the Forum in 2019, more than 1500 decision makers, including 700 CEOs, gathered in Kigali, Rwanda.
Case studies, expert testimony, practical workshops, high-level working groups: this year, the AFRICA CEO FORUM will present new innovative formats that allow participants to discuss the strengthening of sovereignty of the African economy.
The AFRICA CEO FORUM Awards, which reward the most proactive companies and personalities on the continent each year, will open their doors to approximately twenty of the most important startups in Africa through the initiative Disruptors Club.
About AFRICA CEO FORUM
Founded in 2012, AFRICA CEO FORUM is the reference platform for leaders of the largest companies in Africa and internationally, international investors, managers of multinationals, heads of state, ministers and representatives of major financial institutions active on the continent. Undoubtedly the venue for high-level meetings, for sharing experiences and for deciphering trends affecting the business world, the AFRICA CEO FORUM offers concrete and innovative solutions to help businesses on the continent move forward. Founded in 2012, AFRICA CEO FORUM is the reference platform for leaders of the largest companies in Africa and internationally, international investors, managers of multinationals, heads of state, ministers and representatives of major financial institutions active on the continent. Undoubtedly the venue for high-level meetings, for sharing experiences and for deciphering trends affecting the business world, the AFRICA CEO FORUM offers concrete and innovative solutions to help businesses on the continent move forward. Through its initiatives, the AFRICA CEO FORUM increases the representation of women in decision -making positions on the continent and supports the transformation of African family businesses.
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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the world’s largest private sector-focused development institution in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2021, the IFC provided a record $ 31.5 billion to private businesses and financial institutions in developing countries, using the power of the private sector to end poverty. extreme poverty and boost joint development, as economies grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.