The 2022 edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM, Africa’s largest annual private sector meeting, will take place on June 13-14, 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 to new models. Whether it’s sustainable growth, job creation or supporting the development of national and regional champions, AFRICA CEO FORUM aims to work on public-private dialogue, which is more than ever essential to shaping a sovereign and autonomous Africa.
For the first time since 2019, AFRICA CEO FORUM 2022 will take place in person and will welcome over 1,500 business and government leaders, including: Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Ivory Coast; 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 the BUA Group; Soren Toft, MSC CEO, 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 across Africa and the world. They will discuss strategic priorities for shaping 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 likely enduring period of economic and political tensions that require our continent to question its growth model. In this perspective, we must imperatively place economic sovereignty at the heart of our project and propose new routes to African prosperity centered on green growth, industrial transformation, the digital economy and public-private dialogue,” he said. Amir Ben Yahmed, President and Founder of 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. While much turmoil is expected, now is the time for Africa to build on its strengths and fully mobilize the new engines of growth to emerge stronger from the pandemic. IFC’s support of the AFRICA CEO FORUM demonstrates our commitment to mobilizing private sector partners around a common goal: building a better, greener, and more inclusive future for Africa.” said Makhtar Diop, managing director of IFC.
The AFRICA CEO FORUM has been the premier meeting place for CEOs, international investors and African governments for 10 years. During the last physical edition of the Forum in 2019, more than 1,500 decision-makers, including 700 CEOs, gathered in Kigali, Rwanda.
Case studies, expert testimony, hands-on workshops, high-level working groups: this year, the AFRICA CEO FORUM will present innovative new formats that will allow participants to discuss strengthening African economic sovereignty.
The AFRICA CEO FORUM Awards, which annually reward the continent’s most proactive companies and personalities, will open their doors to around twenty of Africa’s most important startups through the initiative Disruptor Club.
About the AFRICA CEO FORUM
Founded in 2012, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is the platform of reference 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 operating on the continent. Arguably the place for high-level meetings, to share experiences and to decipher the trends that affect the business world, the AFRICA CEO FORUM offers concrete and innovative solutions to help companies on the continent move forward. Founded in 2012, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is the platform of reference 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 operating on the continent. Arguably the place for high-level meetings, to share experiences and to decipher the trends that affect the business world, the AFRICA CEO FORUM offers concrete and innovative solutions to help companies 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, experience and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end poverty, extreme poverty, and drive shared prosperity. as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.