The Africa CEO Forum launched at the AfDB Annual Meetings
The Africa CEO forum (ACF) was officially launched by Tim Turner, AfDB private sector operations director, and Amir Ben Yahmed, vice president of Groupe Jeune Afrique and founder and executive producer of the event, at the recent African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meetings that took place in Arusha, Tanzania.
The Africa CEO Forum is an international conference dedicated to top African companies, and breaks the mould of typical sector-focused events and run-of-the-mill academic forums.
Taking place in 20-21 November 2012 in Geneva, the conference will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, financial decision-makers, and policy-makers to promote the success of the African private sector, providing a platform for public-private dialogue and high-level strategic solutions to support the development of companies and their African markets.
For the AfDB, co-organiser of the event, the Africa CEO Forum fits into the AfDB's mission, which is to foster an environment conducive to business and private sector development for the transformation and a more inclusive growth of the African economy.
"It will showcase the initiatives and the success stories of African entrepreneurship, allow entrepreneurs to share their experiences, and promote regional and intra-African trade," says Turner.
"As an annual gathering of Francophone and Anglophone Africa's most brilliant CEO's and major African and international decision makers, the ACF will be a unique platform dedicated to supporting private sector-led growth in Africa. In an increasingly connected world economy, it will also promote the rise of leading African companies", concluded Yahmed.
For more, go to www.theafricaceoforum.com.