The Family Business Summit

More than 150 leading African family business leaders and shareholders will share their experiences in order to turn the crisis into a source of opportunity.

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Family businesses are currently charting a new course for the continent

Amy Jadesimi,
CEO & MD, Ladol

The leading event for African Family Businesses

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.


Why attend ?

  • Interact and form partnerships with Pan-African companies similar to yours
  • Take advantage of support from recognised experts through small group sessions
  • Prepare for the future, diversify your investments
  • Share your operational experiences with other family business executives
  • Deepen your knowledge via tailored workshops
  • Connect with Africa’s top family business executives
  • Get acquainted with the continent’s key family businesses
  • Share your expertise
  • Take part in the growth, funding and expansion of dynamic companies


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