Abdulsamad Rabiu, Executive Chairman of BUA Group, Jim Ovia, Founder and President of Zenith Bank and Ibukun Awosika, President of First Bank of Nigeria Plc are among the prominent business leaders billed to address Africa CEO Forum 2019 on March 25 and 26 in Kigali, Rwanda.
Nigeria Industrial Digest learned that the forthcoming edition, the 7th in the series is the largest international meeting of Africa’s private sector being held annually on the continent.
“1,500 business leaders will come together to make African economic integration a reality
“Their goal is to make the implementation of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) a powerful driver for private sector growth and the emergence of new African champions, ” said the statement.
It added, “the leading 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.
The Africa CEO Forum 2019 will unite its 1,500 participants around a real agenda for transformation: How can we mobilize the private sector around cross – border infrastructure and logistical projects?
“What insights can be drawn from the East African Community – considered the most successful regional model – given the tense new political waters? What must a united Africa do to better protect its interests and industries?”