For the second successive year, digital transformation leader, Globacom, is partnering with Jeune Afrique Media Group and Rainbow Unlimited, organizers of the annual Africa CEO Forum, to host the gathering of the continent’s top business leaders.
According to a statement released by Globacom in Lagos on Wednesday, the company is the Diamond Partner of the 2020 edition of the forum which will be held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, from March 9 to 10, 2020. The theme of the conference is “Capitalism for the many, a new horizon for the African private sector”.
The annual meeting for executives and investors in Africa brings together heads of governments, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), international investors, experts and high-level policy makers to brainstorm on ways of mobilising African businesses to champion private sector-led growth on the continent.
Globacom said it was pleased to partner with the organizers on the 2020 edition to provide a networking platform for decision makers to identify ways to improve intra-African trade and investments, adding that it was part of its efforts to support initiatives that nurture Africa’s economic potential.
The 2019 edition which Globacom also sponsored was held in Kigali, Rwanda, and was attended by over 800 chief executives of multinational companies and over 1,800 participants from 70 countries.
Jeune Afrique Media Group said for the 2020 CEO Forum, “1,800 business leaders, heads of government and policy makers will gather to rethink the role of African capitalism in this age of digital disruption with its attendant economic and political uncertainties”.
“The Forum will encourage debate and address tough questions such as: How far should African companies focus their strategy on reducing inequalities, combating climate change, training and creating decent jobs for the continent’s youth? How can such goals be balanced with the challenges of international competition and fast-changing trading alliances? What resources and intelligence do companies and their leaders need to navigate the accelerating technological and social changes that are revolutionising the business landscape?” the group stated.