The sixth AFRICA CEO FORUM took place in Abidjan on March 26 and 27, 2018. Entitled “African champions: powering competitiveness,” the program emphasized the growth opportunities provided by tech revolutions. This event was marked by the participation of three African presidents: Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire, Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe, and Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana.
The fifth AFRICA CEO FORUM was held in Geneva on March 20 and 21, 2017. Entitled “Reinventing the African business model,” this edition’s program highlighted the need to liberate the innovation and entrepreneurial energy of young people and women. This event was marked by the presence of two African presidents: Macky Sall of Senegal and Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana.
The fourth AFRICA CEO FORUM was held in Africa for the first time on March 21 and 22, 2016, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. One week after the terrorist attacks in the coastal city of Grand-Bassam, it was important for the organizers to ensure that the event would take place as scheduled. Entitled “New reality, new priorities,” this edition’s program highlighted the various development strategies needed by the African private sector in order to prove its solidity in a global economic environment in crisis.
The third AFRICA CEO FORUM took place in Geneva on March 16 and 17, 2015. With the theme “Africa’s new economic environment,” this third edition was marked by the presence of American economist and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin, who shared his vision and analysis of Africa’s potential in the “third industrial revolution.” Among the major topics of this edition: the growth paths of African economies confronted by urban explosion, success factors in mergers and acquisitions, diversification and governance challenges for family businesses, and improving the business climate in Africa.
The 2014 AFRICA CEO FORUM was held in Geneva from March 17-19, 2014. Its debates took place under the theme of “The private sector: driving force of economic transformation,” focusing discussions on the role and place of African companies in the continent’s structural transformation. Among the topics covered: the competitiveness of African companies and the digital revolution, the transformation of the continent’s natural resources, financial integration, and Africapitalism.
The first AFRICA CEO FORUM was held in Geneva on November 20 and 21, 2012. Organized under the theme of “African enterprise at the heart of discussions,” the program for this edition proposed thought and reflection on the priorities and strategic challenges facing African companies.