MORE than 1000 decision-makers are expected to rethink the future of Africa and its private sector at the Africa CEO Forum scheduled for September this year.
Prime Business Africa reports that the special digital edition will hold on 28, 29 and 30 September 2021 in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.
Founded in 2012, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is the largest gathering of private sector decision-makers in Africa.
Participants made up of international investors, multinational executives, heads of state, ministers, and representatives of the main financial institutions operating in Africa, are meant to network online, seize new business opportunities to grow continental footprints, gain inspiration on next-level business strategies from top consulting firms and be among the first to know about the hottest investment opportunities.
Yanis Arnoupoulos, Deputy CEO of Douala, Cameroun-based ARNO Group, one of the participants at the digital event, says, family businesses, being at the heart of African economies, will also meet at this year’s AFRICA CEO FORUM.
Open to several thousand participants, an exceptionally wide audience, the event will focus on the challenges arising from the new global economic order and the subsequent important choices of strategy for Africa’s economies and businesses.
“In a time of change such as the one we are going through, an event such as the ACF Digital Edition is even more essential to discuss the major challenges we are facing,” says Zouhair Bennani, Chairman and CEO, Label’Vie.
To Bola Adesola, Senior Vice Chairman of Standard Chartered: As a financier, you can not miss this first-class Event where African business leaders meet.’
Corneille Karekezi, Chairman & CEO, AFRICA RE, says, as the major economies of the North begin to recover, meeting at the ACF will enable African business leaders to prepare for the new environment that is emerging.
The three-day event will gather online more than 1,000 international investors and African private sector leaders.
The event organizers are already reaching out to potential participants with two registration options — Participant Package (PP) and the Visitor Package (VP).
Prime Business Africa learns that the “Participant package” is exclusively available to C-level executives (CEO, Chairman, VP, partner, among others.) and executive committee members from companies with revenue of over €10m (€30m for international firms). It includes access to the full event program and related services: sessions and interactions with speakers, a list of attendees, a networking app, and virtual booths.
The “Visitor package” allows attendees to stream program sessions, but does not give them the possibility to interact with speakers or other participants.