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24 Jul 17The AFRICA CEO FORUM returns to Africa in 2018
The 6th edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM, the foremost international gathering of African private sector leaders and financiers, will take place on 26 and 27 March 2018 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
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 around 1,200 business leaders, investors, policy makers and journalists from more than 70 countries, including about 40 African countries, to shed light on African capitalism and advance the issues critical to the future of the continent and its companies.
The 2017 edition is a perfect symbol of this dynamic, having highlighted the need for Africa to rethink its economic model in order to strengthen and sustain its growth. Special emphasis was placed on unleashing innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit of young people and women, making the continent more attractive to international investors and encouraging the creation of high export potential activities. After this fifth meeting, which recorded a sharp rise in attendance, the continent’s leading decision-makers will once again be gathering in the Ivorian economic capital of Abidjan for the 2018 edition.
“For this new forum, we have chosen an African country whose private sector is showing robust growing performance and which remains a preferred destination for investors from all over the world. This can be seen in the recent raising of nearly $2 billion on international financial markets,” explains Amir Ben Yahmed, AFRICA CEO FORUM founder and President.