George Weah, the recently-elected President of Liberia, is set to market his country to international investors at the Africa CEO Forum, an annual networking event that brings together 1,200 business leaders from Africa and across the globe.
Pundits have stated that Weah’s election raises tremendous hopes for the country’s economic re-emergence. His administration’s foreign policy, which centres on international investment has been viewed as an immense challenge.
Coupled with the expectations of Liberia’s young population, it provides strong motivation for President Weah to meet with investors at the Africa CEO Forum.
Weah’s strategy is focused on improving the business climate, upgrading basic infrastructure, restructuring health and education systems, flagship measures for young people, especially through sport .
President Weah will share his policy that seeks to lay the groundwork for Liberia’s economic transformation with hundreds of business leaders, investors and decision-makers.
As one of the continent’s youngest Presidents, he will also recount his own unusual and inspiring life story: from the slums of Monrovia to the presidency of Liberia and, en route, Europe’s most famous football clubs.
President Weah joins the growing list of African presidents who have attended previous editions of the Forum – those of Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal, reaffirming the Forum’s mission of being the most influential annual meeting for public-private dialogue on the continent.
The Africa CEO Forum is organized by Jeune Afrique Media Group, the publisher of Jeune Afrique and The Africa Report, and by rainbow unlimited, a Swiss company specialized in event organization and economic promotion.
Following the success of its 2017 edition, which welcomed almost 1,200 business leaders from Africa and the world, the Forum has established itself as the main international event for the African private sector to discuss the continent’s development in a highly professional environment ideal for business networking.
The 2018 edition is co-hosted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC, part of the World Bank Group