The seventh edition of the Africa CEO Forum, the largest international gathering of CEOs and investors from Africa’s private sector, will be held in Kigali, Rwanda following the success of its 2018 edition in Abidjan.
After a record attendance for the 2018 edition, which included the Presidents of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Zimbabwe, the continent’s major decision-makers will meet once again on the 25th and 26th of March 2019.
“With Africa swinging into action to strengthen regional integration, the choice of Rwanda, a country at the intersection of East and Central Africa, matches the Africa CEO Forum’s desire to facilitate meetings and encourage business flow between CEOs from across the continent,” the organization said in a statement.
Rwanda will serve as a gateway to a regional market of more than 150 million people. The East African nation is a signatory of 68 trade agreements,
“This 7th edition will therefore be held at the heart of the continent, in Rwanda, a country both francophone and anglophone, whose economic dynamism and development model anchored in education, innovation and performance perfectly reflect the values of the Africa CEO Forum,” explained Amir Ben Yahmed, Founder and President of the Forum.
For the past six years, the Africa CEO Forum has been the largest international gathering of decision-makers and financiers from the African private sector.
Its most recent edition, which was held last March in Abidjan, brought together 1,500 CEOs, public-sector decision-makers and investors in Africa from all over the world for two days to debate the transformation needed for African champions to rise to the challenge of international competition.
The Forum is organized by Jeune Afrique Media Group, publisher of Jeune Afrique and of The Africa Report, and by rainbow unlimited, a Swiss company specialized in events organization and economic promotion.