15 Jun 2022 / Article

We’re back!

The AFRICA CEO FORUM is back! And we’ve hit the ground running.

A new record was set at this year’s staging with nearly 1,900 participants, including hundreds of influential CEOs from Africa, Asia and western countries, heads of state and policymakers, and dozens of local and international journalists.

The opening ceremony featured a speech by President of Côte d’Ivoire Alassane Ouattara in the presence of Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the prime ministers of Côte d’Ivoire and Gabon. The Forum, which is Africa’s largest private sector event, spared no expense and marked the beginning of a comeback after three long years of covid‑induced absence.

The more than 30 sessions focus on economic sovereignty and new paths for African prosperity. The Covid-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and other shocks in recent years have forcefully brought these existential issues to the forefront of discourse in Africa. The health crisis has significantly disrupted economies and supply chains, while the continuing war in Ukraine has demonstrated the continent’s overdependency on the rest of the world, particularly for its most vital needs.

The AFRICA CEO FORUM’s schedule includes high-level panels with Africa’s most influential economic leaders, round table discussions to strengthen public-private partnerships and a variety of workshops.

We are delighted to meet with policymakers, share best practices and do business face to face once again. We can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store!

Faustin Ehouman

Editor-in-chief

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