The 2022 edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM, the largest annual gathering of the private sector in Africa, will be held on June 13 and 14, 2022 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. As the world recovers from the impact of COVID-19, and 10 years after its first edition, the event will focus on proposing new routes for African growth.
Production of vaccines, disruption of supply chains, digitization of economies, energy transition… The health crisis caused by COVID-19 has accelerated the transformation of economies towards new models. Whether it is a question of sustainable growth, job creation or supporting the development of national and regional champions, the AFRICA CEO FORUM intends to work on public-private dialogue, which is more than ever essential to shape a sovereign and autonomous Africa.
For the first time since 2019, the AFRICA CEO FORUM 2022 will take place face-to-face and will welcome more than 1,500 business and government leaders, including: Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire; Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal; Mohamed Cheikh El Ghazouani, President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania; Mohamed Bazoum, President of the Republic of Niger; Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Republic of Nigeria; Ralph Mupita, CEO of MTN; Abdul Samad Rabiu, Executive Chairman of BUA Group; Soren Toft, CEO of MSC, Delphine Traore, Managing Director of Allianz Africa; Rita Zniber, CEO of Diana Holding; Ade Ayeyemi, CEO of Ecobank; Alioune Ndiaye, Managing Director of Orange Middle East and Africa; Anne Rigail, Managing Director of Air France as well as many other decision-makers from all over Africa and around the world. They will discuss strategic priorities to shape the future of African economies.
The event is co-organized by Jeune Afrique Media Group and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
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“The world has entered a complex and probably long-lasting period of economic and political tensions that require our continent to question its growth model. In this perspective, it is imperative that we place economic sovereignty at the heart of our project and propose new routes for African prosperity centered around green growth, industrial transformation, the digital economy and public-private dialogue”, said Amir Ben Yahmed, President and Founder of the AFRICA CEO FORUM.
“COVID-19 has put a strain on African economies and people, but they have shown resilience. Now we need to focus on recovery. Although much turbulence is to be expected, now is the time for Africa to harness its strengths and fully mobilize the new engines of growth to emerge stronger from the pandemic. IFC’s support for the AFRICA CEO FORUM demonstrates our commitment to mobilizing private sector partners around a common goal: to build a better, greener and more inclusive future for Africa,” said Makhtar Diop, managing director of the IFC.
The AFRICA CEO FORUM has been the main meeting place for CEOs, international investors and African governments for 10 years. During the last physical edition of the Forum in 2019, more than 1500 decision-makers, including 700 CEOs, gathered in Kigali, Rwanda.
Case studies, expert testimony, practical workshops, high-level working groups: this year, the AFRICA CEO FORUM will present new innovative formats allowing participants to discuss the strengthening of African economic sovereignty.
The AFRICA CEO FORUM Awards, which reward the most proactive companies and personalities on the continent each year, will open their doors to some twenty of the most important startups in Africa through the initiative Disruptors Club.
About the AFRICA CEO FORUM
Founded in 2012, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is the reference platform for the leaders of the largest African and international companies, international investors, managers of multinationals, heads of state, ministers and representatives of the main financial institutions active on the the continent. Unquestionably the place for high-level meetings, for sharing experiences and for deciphering the trends affecting the business world, the AFRICA CEO FORUM offers concrete and innovative solutions to help businesses on the continent move forward. Founded in 2012, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is the reference platform for the leaders of the largest African and international companies, international investors, managers of multinationals, heads of state, ministers and representatives of the main financial institutions active on the the continent. Unquestionably the place for high-level meetings, for sharing experiences and for deciphering the trends affecting the business world, the AFRICA CEO FORUM offers concrete and innovative solutions to help businesses on the continent move forward. Through its initiatives, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is increasing the representation of women in decision-making positions on the continent and supporting the transformation of African family businesses.
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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the world’s largest development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private businesses and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end poverty. extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity, as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.