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World Economic Forum on Africa, what you can expect

Over 1,000 regional and global leaders from politics, business, civil society and academia will gather at the 28th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, next week to discuss the theme ‘Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’.

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According to a statement, the WEF will launch the Africa Growth Programme at the Forum, a new platform to bring enterprises together with investors and institutions, helping young entrepreneurs secure smarter funding.

The WEF noted that representatives guiding talks on Africa’s regional priorities include: Sipho M Pityana, Chairman of AngloGold Ashanti in South Africa; Arancha Gonzalez Laya, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, Geneva; Jeremy Farrar, Director of the UK-based Wellcome Trust; André Hoffmann, Vice-Chairman of Roche, Switzerland; Ellen Agler, CEO of The END Fund; Jim Ovia, Chairman of Nigeria’s Zenith Bank; and Alex Liu, Managing Partner and Chairman of AT Kearney.

To ensure you remain up to date with the latest developments coming out of this event, you can follow the Forum’s Agenda platform and across social media, using the hashtag #AF19.

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Many sessions will be live-streamed on the WEF YouTube channel and homepage where a live blog will be running.

Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.