Preparations are said to be in high gears as Rwanda prepares to welcome African delegates to its capital Kigali for the 2019 Africa CEO Forum. The annual come together which is in its 7th edition will assemble African governments, CEO’s bankers and investors and is expected to run from March 25 to 26, 2019.
The forum, we gathered “is committed to unlocking Africa’s economic potential by championing private-sector led growth, leading discussions around innovative public policies and sustainable business.”
According to Kuseni Dlamini, chairman of Massmart, the fORUM is a “place to be if you want to meet all the relevant people that drive Africa’s growth.” With some 700 hundred CEOs representing about 70 counties expected to answer present, organizers of the gathering say they are expecting at least 100 government officials and heads of development institutions to participate in what they term “the largest gathering of financial investors and top financiers involved in Africa.
“The Africa CEO Forum has also been a place where African leaders have made key business decisions and signed business deals with investors and other leaders likewise.
The last edition of the Africa CEO Forum held in Abidjan last year witnessed the signing of a common strategy on Cocoa by two of Africa’s cocoa producers in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. On the sidelines of the Africa CEO Forum, Presidents Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast and Akufo-Addo of Ghana signed an agreement called “Declaration of Abidjan” in which the two countries committed themselves to “harmonize their cocoa marketing policy.”
“This year, the President of Togo has revealed that he will be unveiling his 2018-2022 National Development Plan before an audience of 1,500 business leaders and investors from Africa and around the world. President Faure Gnassingbe of the Federal Republic of Togo will be hoping to attract investors to the country in an “Invest in Togo” session at the conference,” Africa Ventures reported.
The gathering will feature among other activities the handing over of awards to some meritorious CEOs in the continent.