Glo facilitates African CEO gathering


 Nigeria’s fully integrated telecommunications company, Globacom, has announced its partnership with the organizers of the annual Africa CEO Forum for this year’s edition holding in Cote D’Ivoire.

For the second time in as many years, Globacom is lending support to Jeune Afrique Media Group and Rainbow Unlimited to host the gathering of the continent’s top business leaders.

The telecommunications company said in a press statement in Lagos on Wednesday that it is the Diamond Partner of the 2020 edition of the forum scheduled for March 9 and 10, 2020.

Discussions at the forum this year will centre around “Capitalism for the many, a new horizon for the African private sector”.

The forum attracts heads of governments, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), international investors, experts and high-level policy makers, who brainstorm on various aspects of business and how to facilitate economic growth on the African continent.

Globacom expressed hope that the 2020 edition of the programme would provide a networking platform for decision makers to identify ways to improve intra-African trade and investments. The company said the sponsorship was part of its efforts to support initiatives that nurture Africa’s economic potential.

The edition sponsored last year by Globacom was held in Kigali, Rwanda, and drew the participation of over 800 chief executives of multinational companies and over 1,800 participants from 70 countries.

Speaking on the 2020 edition, Jeune Afrique Media Group said 1,800 business leaders, heads of government and policy makers would gather to rethink the role of African capitalism in this age of digital disruption with its attendant economic and political uncertainties.

“The Forum will encourage debate and address tough questions such as: How far should African companies focus their strategy on reducing inequalities, combating climate change, training and creating decent jobs for the continent’s youth? How can such goals be balanced with the challenges of international competition and fast-changing trading alliances? What resources and intelligence do companies and their leaders need to navigate the accelerating technological and social changes that are revolutionising the business landscape?” Jeune Afrique Media Group said.


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