This year’s Africa CEO’s Forum will be held in Abidjan, côte d’ivoire, in March, with the theme “Capitalism for Many ; A New Horizon for the Afircan Private Sector” according to the organizers, Paris – based jeune Afrique Media Group.
The event will come just before the Africa continental Free Trade Area commencing in this July, which will create a borderless $3.4 trillion market.
The forum will bring together 1,800 business and financial leaders, heads of government and policymakers. On the agenda will be the roles of large African companies on the continent where the wealth gap is widening.
In addition, participants will explore ways of building successful family and state enterprises ,closing the gender gap and nurturing talents.
The impact of capitalism is the subject of the discussion across the globe, and Africa’s private sector cannot afford to be left behind, said Amir Ben Yahmed, Jeune Afrique Media Group managing director.
Speaking to eastern Africa in Nairobi, Mr yahmed said that although there are many threats facing businesses, crafting strategies towards a more inclusive society create opportunities.
For africa to thrive, he added, businesses must join the debates on “ capitalism for many” combining the imperative of the” doing well” for the investors and ” doing good” for the wider society