Telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom, is for the second successive year collaborating with the organisers of the annual Africa CEO Forum to host the gathering of the continent’s top business leaders billed for Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
The impressive 2019 edition, which Globacom also sponsored, was held in Kigali, Rwanda, and was graced by over 800 chief executives of multinational companies and over 1,800 participants from 70 countries.
Globacom revealed in a press statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday that it was partnering with Jeune Afrique Media Group and Rainbow Unlimited as Diamond Partner of the 2020 edition of the forum scheduled for March 9 to 10, 2020.
The yearly convergence of executives and investors is for heads of governments, Chief Executive Officers, 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.
The 2020 edition has as theme: “Capitalism for the many, a new horizon for the African private sector.”
“We are 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, as part of our efforts to support initiatives that nurture Africa’s economic potential,” Globacom enthused.
According to the Jeune Afrique Media Group, the 2020 CEO Forum expects that “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”.
In addition to this, the group further posited: “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?”