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Africa CEO Forum: Business leaders gather to realise African economic integration, ACFTA

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KEY decision-makers from industry, finance and politics, will come from more than 70 countries to discuss regional integration along with other key topics for the development of Africa’s businesses at the Africa Ceo Forum.

The seventh edition of the forum, the largest international meeting of Africa’s private sector, will be held on March 25 and 26 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Organisers of the forum in a statement noted that at a time when intra-continental trade is weak, Africa’s most influential business leaders have decided to come together and make their voices heard. Hence, they are convening at the Africa Ceo Forum 2019 to bring to the fore the burning issues to address in order to make African Economic Integration a reality.

The goal is to make the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) a powerful driver for private sector growth and the emergence of new African champions.

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The Africa CEO Forum 2019 will unite its 1,500 participants around a real agenda for transformation, including how to mobilise the private sector around cross-border infrastructure and logistical projects.

Numerous prominent figures are expected to lead the debate through their own insights, including Philippe Le Houérou, Executive Vice President and CEO of IFC; Jim Ovia, Founder and President of Zenith Bank; Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines; Ibukun Awosika, President of First Bank of Nigeria; Abdulsamad Rabiu, Executive Chairman of BUA Group; Benedict Oramah, President of Afreximbank; Amy Jadesimi, CEO of Ladol among others.

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