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The 2022 edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM, the largest annual private sector gathering in Africa, will take place on 13th and 14th June 2022 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. As the world recovers from the impact of COVID-19, and 10 years after its first edition, the event will focus on proposing new avenues for African growth.

Production of vaccines, disruption of supply chains, digitization of economies, energy transition… The health crisis caused by COVID-19 has accelerated the transformation of economies towards new models. Whether it is about sustainable growth, job creation or supporting the development of national and regional champions, the AFRICA CEO FORUM wants to work on the public-private dialogue, which is more essential than ever to shape a sovereign and autonomous Africa.

For the first time since 2019, the AFRICA CEO FORUM 2022 will be held face-to-face and will welcome more than 1,500 business and government leaders, including: Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire; Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal; Mohamed Cheikh El Ghazouani, President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania; Mohamed Bazoum, President of the Republic of Niger; Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Republic of Nigeria; Ralph Mupita, CEO of MTN; Abdul Samad Rabiu, Executive Chairman of BUA Group; Soren Toft, CEO of MSC; Delphine Traore, Managing Director of Allianz Africa; Rita Zniber, CEO of Diana Holding; Ade Ayeyemi, CEO of Ecobank; Alioune Ndiaye, Managing Director of Orange Middle East and Africa; Anne Rigail, Managing Director of Air France and many other decision-makers from across Africa and around the world. They will discuss strategic priorities to shape the future of African economies.

The event is jointly organized by the Jeune Afrique Media Group and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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“The world has entered a complex and likely protracted period of economic and political tensions that are forcing our continent to question its growth model. In this perspective, it is imperative that we put economic sovereignty at the heart of our project and propose new avenues for African prosperity that focus on green growth, industrial transformation, the digital economy and public-private dialogue,” he said Amir Ben Yahmed, President and Founder of AFRICA CEO FORUM.

“COVID-19 has taken a toll on African economies and people, but they have shown resilience. Now we need to focus on recovery. While much turbulence is to be expected, now is the time for Africa to capitalize on its strengths and fully mobilize the new engines of growth to emerge stronger from the pandemic. IFC support for the AFRICA CEO FORUM demonstrates our commitment to mobilizing private sector partners around a common goal: building a better, greener and more inclusive future for Africa,” said Makhtar Diop, Executive Director of IFC.

The AFRICA CEO FORUM has been the most important meeting place for CEOs, international investors and African governments for 10 years. During the last physical edition of the forum in 2019, more than 1500 decision makers, including 700 CEOs, gathered in Kigali, Rwanda.

Case studies, expert reports, practical workshops, high-level working groups: This year, the AFRICA CEO FORUM will present new, innovative formats in which participants can discuss strengthening African economic sovereignty.

The AFRICA CEO FORUM Awards, which annually recognize the most proactive companies and personalities on the continent, will open its doors to around twenty of the most important startups in Africa through the initiative Disruptor Club.

About the AFRICA CEO FORUM

Founded in 2012, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is the reference platform for the executives of the largest African and international companies, international investors, managers of multinational companies, heads of state, ministers and representatives of the main financial institutions operating on the continent. The AFRICA CEO FORUM is undoubtedly the place for high-level meetings, sharing experiences and decoding the trends affecting the business world, offering concrete and innovative solutions to move companies forward on the continent. Founded in 2012, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is the reference platform for the executives of the largest African and international companies, international investors, managers of multinational companies, heads of state, ministers and representatives of the main financial institutions operating on the continent. The AFRICA CEO FORUM is undoubtedly the place for high-level meetings, sharing experiences and decoding the trends affecting the business world, offering concrete and innovative solutions to move companies forward on the continent. With its initiatives, the AFRICA CEO FORUM increases the representation of women in decision-making positions on the continent and supports the transformation of African family businesses.

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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the world’s largest development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working in more than 100 countries, we use our capital, expertise and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal 2021, the IFC provided a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, harnessing the power of the private sector to end poverty and extreme poverty and increase shared prosperity while helping economies deal with the impact are struggling from COVID-19 pandemic. Visit www.ifc.org for more information.

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