World Economic Forum: Cape Town Hosts Global Leaders, Top Executives

World Economic Forum on Africa (File Photo).

Over 1100 businesses, civil society and many government leaders from more than 100 countries are set converge on the coastal city of Cape Town for the 28th edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa.

The global forum runs from 4-6 September under the theme Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Nine heads of state from Africa have confirmed their attendance and among them are Cyril M. Ramaphosa of South Africa, President Danny Faure of Seychelles, Zimbabwe’s Emmerson Mnangagwa, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Uganda’s Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

Top business executives are also lined up to speak during the panel discussions.

Ellen Agler the Chief Executive Officer of The END Fund USA , , Arancha Gonzalez Laya, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), Jim Ovia, Chairman of Zenith Bank, Nigeria and Sipho M Pityana, Chairman, Anglo Gold Ashanti South Africa are among the speakers at the prestigious event.

The World Economic Forum on Africa will address a number of key issues facing the region’s inclusive development by focusing on how to scale up the transformation of regional architecture related to smart institutions, investment, integration, industry and innovation.

The Forum is an International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation,committed to improving the state of the world. It engages with business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.