The Africa CEO Forum (ACF) is the largest private-sector summit on the continent that gathers CEOs, elected officials, investors, analysts and thought leaders to discuss the role of African business champions in driving continental development.
This year’s summit brought over 1,800 international delegates from 70 nations to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Over 40 thematic sessions spanning topics from the emergence of the health tech industry and the unrealized potential of the carbon market to the significance of gender parity in business and the vital role of cross-border transport and efficiencies in boosting inter-African trade.
Manufacturing Africa attended the summit to present its transaction facilitation services to manufacturing organizations looking to raise FDI and to investors seeking to identify promising areas for investment in manufacturing. MA also pursued linkages with public sector organizations such as Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) and learning opportunities from the thematic sessions.
MA’s Portfolio Lead Faheem Chowdhury and the programme’s Transaction Facilitation Lead for Nigeria Kunle Iludiran were present to engage business leaders. The duo identified promising leads that will soon form part of MA’s pipeline.