The Africa Economic Summit Group has announced plans for the Africa Economic Summit 2023. Africa Economic Summit, the first annual summit that establishes Africa as the frontier of global thinking on major economic issues in the world, is an assemblage of senior leaders committed to growth of the continent aimed at discussing issues and framing solutions to the economic problems affecting African nations.
Being held for the third time since its inception in 2022, the Summit delivers a very influential network of leaders from around Africa and the world – including top government officials, diplomats and senior business leaders. The Summit has been successfully held in Cairo, Egypt, and Lagos,Nigeria, in the past.
According to Dr. Brian Reuben, CEO-Africa Economic Summit Group – organiser of the Summit, history shows that value-shifts are always triggered by a new story. The current state of the world has given a rare chance for Africa to rewrite the story of Africa. But to do that, governments of African nations need the boldness to review and challenge the current models which drive government and private sector actions in Africa.
Through the Africa Economic Summit, African and global leaders come together to facilitate new investments, encourage business development, share best practices, guarantee peer-to-peer networking, offer new industry insight, showcase excellence and promote thought-leadership.
Past speakers include Dr. Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance-Egypt;
Engr Gbenga Komolafe, CEO-Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission; Bolaji Osunsanya, CEO-AXXELA, Nigeria; Dr. McDan McKorley, Chairman-McDan Group, Ghana. Others include Mazi Dr. Sam Ohuabunwa – Former President Nigeria Economic Summit Group;
Dr Joan M. Kiema-Ngunnzi, Minister of Trade and Industrialisation-Government of Embu, Kenya; Mr. Mohamed Abbas Fayed, CEO-FAB Bank, Egypt; Prof. Ndubisi Ekekwe, Founder-Tekedia Institute, USA; and Mr. El Shahat El Ghatwar, Commissioner-Egypt Customs Authority; and Prof Mohamed Loutfi, President and first Vice-Chancellor-The British University in Egypt among others.
“The two-day summit will close with the release of a white-paper on coordinated actions that governments and institutions should commit to and implement for the improvement of Africa’s economy; strengthening the competitiveness of African companies; and addressing security challenges among others,” the Group CEO stated.