The AFRICA CEO FORUM, held alternately in Africa and Geneva, its international headquarters, is the largest annual meeting of the African private sector and brings together over 1,200 business leaders, investors, policy makers and journalists from more than 70 countries, to put Africapitalism at the forefront of the global agenda and advance the issues critical to the future of the continent and its companies.

Following the 5th edition, which recorded a significant increase in attendance, the continent’s leading decision-makers will once again be gathering in the Ivorian economic capital of Abidjan for the AFRICA CEO FORUM in 2018.


The forum for companies shaking up Africa's corporate agenda

The AFRICA CEO FORUM is the unparalleled gathering of the most influential African and international CEOs, bankers and investors. It has established itself as a unique platform dedicated to the private sector in Africa as well as corporate strategy in the African context, and takes place in a high-quality setting, conducive to doing business.
A unique platform for thought-provoking discussions, the event brings together, each year, more than 1200 restless minds to debate and exchange on the issues affecting Africa’s economic development each year.



5 reasons to attend the AFRICA CEO FORUM

  • Expand your network of top-level business contacts
  • Be a driving force in the development of Africa’s private sector
  • Promote your company in Africa and internationally
  • Learn from the best practices of fast-growing companies
  • Find new financial partners

A strategic platform to accelerate your activities


The one and only networking platform for african business leaders

Whether through debates, B2B meetings, networking sessions or the dedicated mobile app: the AFRICA CEO FORUM provides an excellent opportunity to share your experiences, build effective business relationships and engage with world-class experts on the strategies and practices needed to develop modern businesses.



Fresh insights and new ideas from industry innovators and influencers

The AFRICA CEO FORUM offers a unique program of plenary and knowledge sessions. Developed in partnership with business leaders and high-profile experts in African and international affairs, the forum gives you all the practical resources you need to be up to speed with the latest trends in your sector, make your business even more competitive, and facilitate its expansion into new markets in Africa and worldwide.



Partners for your projects

The AFRICA CEO FORUM is the largest annual meeting for African entrepreneurs and investors in Africa. Every year, high-level representatives of development banks, commercial banks, fund managers, private equity investors and multilateral financial institutions attend the event.




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