CNBC Africa, the business television news channel, will host a live debate at the upcoming World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. The 2013 forum will take place from 23-27 January 2013. The hour-long broadcast of the debate 'De-Risking Africa' will be hosted by CNBC Africa's senior anchor, Bronwyn Nielsen from 3pm CAT.
The panellists will include:
- Goodluck Jonathan, president of Nigeria
- Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa
- Aliko Dangote, president and chief executive officer, Dangote Group, Nigeria
- Louise Arbour, president and chief executive officer, International Crisis Group (ICG), Belgium
- Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman and group chief executive officer, Bharti Enterprises, India
"CNBC Africa's attendance as a debate broadcaster at this year's forum is the first by an African television station. This is a notable milestone in the history of our channel as it indicates a recognition of the role the channel is playing in disseminating information about Africa's investment and trading opportunities," said Roberta Naidoo, managing director for the ABN Group.
Around 2 200 participants gather for the event every year, attending some 220 sessions over the week-long forum which unites international politicians, business leaders and journalists from across the globe to discuss and shape global, regional and industrial agendas with regards to economics, health and the environment.
"CNBC Africa's presence in Davos is testament to the growth and interest that Africa is increasingly generating on the global economy," said Godfrey Mutizwa, CNBC Africa's chief editor. "The De-Risking Africa debate featuring the leaders of the continent's biggest economies and its biggest investor last year, will be an important window into the continent's growth drivers."
CNBC Africa brings you another first from the World Economic Forum in Davos, as the channel brings you insights into this year's gathering in the Swiss Alps! Don't miss the 'De-Risking Africa' debate live on Wednesday, 23 January at 3pm on CNBC Africa on DStv, channel 410.