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Africa CEO Forum announces special digital edition for September

The Africa CEO Forum will host a special digital edition from 28-30 September 2021, focused on the theme: “A new world coming: How can Africa and its private sector navigate the change?”

Organisers have confirmed over fifty speakers will lead discussion over three days on several topics including the future of trade: Africa in the age of the new trade wars; beyond industrialisation: Rethinking Africa’s economic plan; and women working for change (WFC)/ social sectors: can private investment be a game-changer?

The event is targeted at business leaders, industry experts and public decision-makers, all of whom are stakeholders in Africa’s quest to keep pace with the new economic order.

On its website the Africa CEO Forum states “at a time when the recovery of the major economies of the North is taking shape under the combined effect of mass vaccination policies and ambitious stimulus plans, how Africa and its economic leaders must prepare for the new environment that is emerging ?

The Special Digital Edition has been organised to answer this question.

Among the speakers listed to present are: Mohamed Ould Bilal Messoud, Prime Minister, Mauritania; Dr Rania A. Al-Mashat, Minister for International Cooperation, Arab Republic of Egypt; Sergio Pimenta, Vice President, Middle East & Africa, International Finance Corporation; Acha Leke, President Africa Region, McKinsey; as well as Amir Ben Yahmed, Managing Director, Jeune Afrique Media Group and President, Africa CEO Forum.

The event will focus on the challenges posed by the new world economic order and the major strategic choices resulting from it for the economies and businesses of the continent.

The Africa CEO Forum has listed several questions that will form part of the discussion, including:

  • What responses should Africa and the Zlecaf give to the halt to globalisation?
  • Oil, agriculture, construction… How to rethink the models of the sectors most affected by the fight against climate change?
  • Under what conditions can the African private sector effectively compensate for the weaknesses of States in the social sectors?
  • Technological disruptions, social and environmental responsibility, new work organizations… What lessons can be drawn from these upheavals and how to become an agile leader in an uncertain world?
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