About the Summit
DISCOVER MORE ABOUT AFRICA’S PREMIUM CEO LEADERSHIP & SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT
The Africa Business Summit brings together the key stakeholders in the private sector, government ministries and agencies; NGOs and development organisations; academic and research institutions; suppliers of various technologies and the general public to define the future of Africa.
As per the article above from the World Bank, Africa must tap into its vast resources, people and a growing population to sort out some of the most pressing issues holding the Continent behind – as it seeks to provide essential food and other goods and services to its population – estimated to hit 2.5 billion in 2050.
The Africa Business Summit is a pan-African initiative that provides the ultimate platform for networking, discovery and learning that will lead to a better, more prosperous and sustainable Africa.
The 3-day event will consist of the following modules:
- High-level conference on how to transform strategic leadership, business innovation and African transformation that will be addressed by the change makers and other key decision makers from Africa and globally
- An Exhibition Hall showcasing the latest technologies that are required to ensure African businesses, government agencies and other stakeholders can take the leap in their quest to meet changing customer, regulatory and business needs
- The Africa Business Awards that celebrates the most impactful business people, start-ups, established companies and multinationals operating in Africa
The 2024 Africa Business Summit will be co-located with the following specialty events:
- Africa Sustainability Symposium – The region’s first event focused on sustainability will become part of the Africa Business Summit in 2024
- Africa Start-ups Connect Forum – The specialist platform to network and discover the latest innovations and ideas by Africa’s leading start-ups and young businesses.
WHY THE SUMMIT MATTERS
OBJECTIVES OF THE SUMMIT
CREATE & NURTURE CONNECTIONS & NETWORKS
With a pan-African focus, but attended by delegates from Africa and beyond, the Africa Business Summit brings together the private sector plus stakeholders from governments, NGOs, development organisations, academia and research institutes, thereby enhancing new connections and networks that will enable African businesses and other organisations to thrive.
BOOST PAN-AFRICAN TRADE & INVESTMENTS
The Summit aims at bringing together businesses, governments and other stakeholders in Africa and across the World to find new ways to build sustainable pan-African trade and investments.
ENHANCE BUSINESS EXCELLENCE & COMPETITIVENESS
As Africa seeks to get more connected and to trade more with itself and the rest of the World, organisations are seeking the ideas and technologies to enable them to become more efficient, faster and more competitive. The Summit will showcase new technologies and ideas that businesses and governments in Africa can adopt to be ahead of the game
ADVANCE FINANCIAL INNOVATION & FINANCIAL INCLUSION
The Summit has an important goal of providing the platform for start-ups and established businesses and multinationals in the financial services sector to share their latest innovations and opportunities of transforming African communities through financial inclusion models.
STRENGTHEN STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE
They say that leaders are born, while others believe that leaders can be trained, nurtured and be mentored by others. The Summit seeks to be the platform where current and next wave of leaders in Africa will be provided the knowledge and networks that they need to be the change makers of today and the future
MAINSTREAM SUSTAINABILITY IN AFRICA
The subject matter of sustainability has become THE key issue for every business and business leader. The Summit will bring enable attendees to find out ways to enhance local supply chains; renewable energy transition; ethical financing and investments; diversity, equity and inclusion; cleaner and circular economy, among other issues.
BOOST ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN AFRICA
The Summit has an ambitious goal of connecting young entrepreneurs and start-up companies with each other, and further, with possible investors, big businesses, government agencies, financiers, academic/research institutions, development organisations and other stakeholders to enhance the entrepreneurship space in Africa
ADVANCE DIGITAL INNOVATIONS & DIGITALISATION
The pace of digital technologies transformation is at break neck speed. The Summit will highlight some of the latest technologies (such as mobile technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotics, internet of things, augmented reality, Big Data, cloud-based technology) and how African business and governments and other stakeholders can take the leap with digitalisation at the core.
WHO ATTENDS THE SUMMIT?
The Summit will be attended by CEOs, Chairmen, GMs and other C-Suite leaders from the following sectors . . . . and more
AGRICULTURE & FOOD