The 7th edition of the largest international meeting of Africa’s private sector will be held on March 25 and 26 in Kigali, Rwanda; 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 will unite 1500 participants around a transformation agenda to discuss topics such as … What priorities must be identified to boost the level of intra-African trade and investment? What must a united Africa do to better protect its interests and industries? 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? How can we create a truly pan-African financial services industry?
During this two-day event – filled with some 40 panels, public-private workshops and case studies – business leaders, shareholders, investors, as well as heads of state and ministers, will discuss these major topics and address additional key challenges for Africa’s private sector, including the representation of top women executives in the boardroom and the modernization of family business governance. The AFRICA CEO FORUM and its participants have a shared objective: using regional integration to drive private sector growth and create more African champions.
Awards Open For Application
- AFRICAN CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
- Number of countries in Africa (excluding country of origin) in which the company is present
- Number of subsidiaries in Africa and number of subsidiaries opened in Africa in the past year (excluding country of origin)
- Percentage of total income generated in Africa (excluding country of origin) over the past year
- Percentage of income increase generated in Africa (excluding country of origin) over the past year
- Pan-African expansion strategy
Any African company that has generated at least €50 million in income and is present in at least three African countries is eligible.
- GENDER LEADER OF THE YEAR
- Women’s representation in the company’s boardroom
- Percentage of women on the executive committee of the group and its subsidiaries
- Company strategy in fostering female’s leadership
Any company or group of companies active in Africa is eligible. For non-African multinationals, only the aspects that concern Africa are taken into consideration.
- INTERNATIONAL COMPANY OF THE YEAR
- Number of jobs created in Africa over the course of the past year
- Number of board members (group) who are African
- Number of executive managers who are African
- Total investments made in Africa
- The implementation of programs to encourage the development of local communities and preserve the environment
Only international companies or groups (whose headquarters are not in Africa) are eligible.
- DISRUPTER OF THE YEAR
- The disruptive aspect of the company’s products and services
- Revenue and job growth over the past year
- Collaboration initiated with an innovative company
- The impact of projects and services developed by the company
All CEOs of African companies created less than 10 years ago are eligible.