A new world coming
How can Africa and its private sector
navigate the change?
The economic upheaval wrought by the Covid-19 crisis has accelerated pre-existing trends.
Global competition is undergoing key changes as global value chains are reshaped, Sino-American rivalry grows, tackling climate change becomes a top priority and digitalisation accelerates.
A new world is emerging, closing the chapter on a 70-year economic cycle dominated by globalisation, industrialisation and fossil fuels.
At a time when major economies of the North are starting to recover thanks to mass vaccination policies and ambitious stimulus plans, how should Africa and its business leaders prepare for the new environment taking shape?
To address this question, THE AFRICA CEO FORUM is mobilising its community of decision-makers from 28 to 30 September 2021 for a one-off digital edition.
For one time only, we will open this event to a large audience of several thousand participants, ACF 2021 will examine the challenges posed by the new global economic order and the strategic decisions the continent’s economies and businesses will need to make to keep pace with the changing times.
- What solutions should Africa and the AfCFTA bring to the table as deglobalisation gains ground?
- How can we rethink the business models of industries, such as oil, agriculture and construction, that must adapt amid the fight against climate change?
- On what terms can Africa’s private sector effectively compensate for national governments’ shortcomings in healthcare and education?
- From technological disruptions to social and environmental responsibility to new ways of working, what lessons can be drawn from such shifts and how can African business leaders become more agile in an uncertain world?
This three-day conference will be focused on the continent’s future, and the strategic issues it faces. Private sector leaders, experts and policymakers will convene to find solutions to the challenges ushered in by this new world. Our in-person annual summit will return in 2022. THE AFRICA CEO FORUM is more determined than ever to carry out its mission statement of fostering both a thriving private sector and successful business champions in Africa.