Industry outlook - African champions: dealing with the Covid-19 crisis

Covid-19, consumer and retail: preparing for new realities

Thu 4 Jun
14:00 - 15:15 UTC
In partnership with Afreximbank

By forcing the containment of half of the world’s population within a few weeks, the Covid-19 epidemic is causing an unprecedented economic transformation, far more impactful than the financial crisis of 1999 or 2008. For the retail sector African champions, some lessons can already be drawn from the past few weeks, on how to deal with the disruption of logistics and how to prepare to the most probable future?

Key points

  • How have retail and FMCG companies adapted to the Covid-19 crisis all around the world?
  • Sanitary measures, purchasing power: building different exit scenarios
  • Digital transformation, local sourcing: dealing with the future

This webinar is part of a serie of sectorial webinars, “African champions: dealing with the Covid-19 crisis”, devoted to business leaders operating in Africa, brought to you by the AFRICA CEO FORUM and Afreximbank.

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Who should attend?

This webinar is primarily intended for CEOs, members of executive committees, legal directors and financial directors of large African companies. (more than 30 million euros in turnover).


The African Export-Import Bank is a pan-African multilateral financial institution devoted to financing and promoting intra and extra-African trade. Established in 1993 by African governments, African private and institutional investors, and non-African investors, it has approved over $67 billion in credit facilities for African businesses. It is rated A- (GCR), Baa1
(Moody’s), BBB- (Fitch).


Registration is confirmed by the organizer in accordance to your profile and number of participants allowed, so it is very important for you to register.

The webinar will be broadcasted on Zoom. It is a free event and access to Zoom does not require any additional fee.

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