The foremost international gathering of decision-makers from the African private sector
Founded in 2012, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is an annual gathering of decision-makers from the largest African companies, as well as international investors, multinational executives, heads of state, ministers, and representatives of the main financial institutions operating on the continent.
As a platform for high-level business meetings, a place to share experiences and to identify trends that affects the business world, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is committed to offering concrete and innovative solutions to help the continent and its companies move forward. Through its ‘Women in Business‘ and ‘Family Business‘ initiatives, it also aims to increase the representation of women in decision-making positions on the continent, and to support the transformation of African family businesses.
1,800 participants from 70 countries, including 40 African states, came to Kigali for the 2019 edition of the Forum. Among them were almost 800 CEOs, four heads of state, 100 ministers and financial donors, and more than 150 journalists from Africa and overseas.
The AFRICA CEO FORUM is part of Jeune Afrique media group. Since 2018 the Forum also hosts WFC The Summit, devoted to women business leaders, and in 2019 it launched the Africa CEO Network, a digital community of decision-makers in Africa.