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A new world coming
How can Africa and its private sector
navigate the change?

By accelerating pre-existing trends, such as protectionism, digitisation and the fight against climate change, the Covid 19 crisis has brought to a close a 70-year economic cycle dominated by globalisation, industrialisation and fossil fuels. A new world dawns in its wake, for which Africa and its private sector must be fully prepared.

This is the ambition set out by the AFRICA CEO FORUM. In partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), we are inviting you to debate on the theme: “A new world coming: How can Africa and its private sector navigate the change?”

To address this issue and other questions it raises, the AFRICA CEO FORM has mobilised its community of decision-makers on 28, 29 and 30 September 2021 for a special digital edition.

28 septembre
09:00 - 09:20 GMT
Opening Ceremony
09:20 - 10:20 GMT
PANEL | Africa in the age of the new trade wars
10:35 - 11:05 GMT
FIRESIDE CHAT | Conversation with Abdul Samad Rabiu
11:05 - 11:20 GMT
KEYNOTE SPEECH | DeepTech: how Africa should prepare for the next wave of innovation
12:00 - 13:30 GMT
INVEST IN | Mauritania
13:45 - 14:45 GMT
BUSINESS CASE | Lessons from African ‘unicorns’
29 septembre
09:05 - 10:05 GMT
PANEL | Climate change: How can Africa’s carbon-intensive industries adapt?
10:05 - 10:35 GMT
FIRESIDE CHAT | Conversation with Makhtar Diop
11:00 - 12:00 GMT
CEO Talk  | Resilience, transformation, innovation: Emerging challenges facing tomorrow’s African leaders
12:00 - 13:00 GMT
FAMILY BUSINESS | Next-gen shakeup: How Africa’s future family business leaders will drive change
13:15 - 14:15 GMT
BUSINESS CASE | Spearheading digitisation
30 septembre
09:05 - 10:05 GMT
Women Working for Change (WFC) | Social sectors: Can private investment be a game-changer?
10:05 - 10:35 GMT
FIRESIDE CHAT | Conversation with Tewolde GebreMariam
11:00 - 12:30 GMT
INVEST IN | Senegal
12:45 - 13:45 GMT
PANEL | Beyond industrialisation: Rethinking Africa's economic game plan 
13:55 - 14:00 GMT
KEYNOTE SPEECH | Paul Kagame
14:00 - 14:05 GMT
The road to AFRICA CEO FORUM 2022