The leading event for African Family Businesses

The Family Business Summit

Thu 1 Oct
14:00 - 17:00 UTC
Digital Event


The driving Force behind Africa’s economies, family businesses have expanded in line with the pace of the continent’s growth.

To assist them in a new stage of their growth, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is launching the Family Business Summit. This online event, scheduled to be held for the first time on 1 and 2 October 2020, will give family business owners and leaders from more than 30 African and international countries the opportunity each year to interact with one another as well as with recognised experts, exchange ideas and best practices, and forge ties for future business partnerships.

At a time when the vast majority of African family business leaders have quickly traded an optimistic outlook for a pessimistic one, the theme “Preparing for the Future” sets the tone for the first edition of this event. For six hours, through experience sharing, small group workshops, exclusive encounters with experts and private meetings, participants will be presented with practical solutions that can help them instil a culture of agility, independence and innovation at their companies, organise business leadership to come out on top of the crisis, prepare for a new future, seize investment opportunities and work for the common good.

Who should attend?

The Family Business Summit will take place on 1 October (2pm-5pm UTC) and 2 October (2pm-5pm UTC). The Family Business Summit is primarily intended for owners and leaders of African and international family businesses whose turnover exceeds 10 millions euros. The registration will be approved depending on the above mentioned admission criteria, the geographic representation and the number of places available.


Only confirmed profiles who paid their registration fees will receive a unique URL link via the email address used in the registration form to connect to the digital platform before the event starts. Active engagement will be very welcome before and during the event.