World Economic Forum on Africa
2. World Economic Forum on Africa
Forging Inclusive Growth, Creating Jobs
Africa’s remarkable growth trajectory is projected to remain above 5 per cent in 2014 with West Africa the fastest growing sub-region, representing the continent’s largest business opportunity. Such momentum is a welcome and necessary boon to a region whose youthful population offers the prospects of a significant demographic dividend fuelled by growth in consumer industries, manufacturing and business process outsourcing.
Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa’s second-largest economy and most populous nation – with over 160 million inhabitants – already plays a crucial role in advancing the continent’s growth; yet it is also emblematic of the challenges of converting natural wealth into solutions that address persistent social challenges.
As the foremost gathering on the continent, the 24th World Economic Forum on Africa will bring together regional and global leaders to discuss innovative structural reforms and investments that can sustain the continent’s growth while creating jobs and prosperity for all its citizens.
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Current confirmed co-chairs:
Dominic Barton – Global Managing Director – McKinsey & Company
Jean-François van Boxmeer – Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer, HEINEKEN
Aliko Dangote – President and Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group
Bineta Diop – Chair of the Executive Board, Femmes Africa Solidarité
Jabu A. Mabuza – Chairman, Telkom SA SOC Limited, South Africa
Sunil Bharti Mittal – Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer, Bharti Enterprises Limited
John Rice – Vice-Chairman, GE, Hong Kong SAR