In furtherance of its objective of supporting rapid economic development on the African continent, the grandmasters of data, Globacom, has signed the 2019 Diamond partnership agreement with Jeune Afrique Media Group and Rainbow Unlimited on the Africa CEO Forum. The annual forum is attended by tthe continent’s business leaders.
Globacom’s Executive Vice Chairman, Mrs. Bella Disu, expressed the company’s pleasure to partner with the organisers to provide a networking platform for decision makers to identify ways to improve intra-African trade and investments.
She said Globacom would always support initiatives that nurture Africa’s economic potential.
“Africa is rich in business diversity and, when properly connected, African businesses can make greater contributions to economic expansion and human development,” Mrs Disu stated.
“Globacom is intentional about fostering an environment for African businesses to thrive,” she added.
The prime yearly international forum for executives and investors in Africa brings together Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), international investors, experts and high-level policy makers. It alao features discussions that galvanise African businesses to champion private sector-led growth while building sustainable organisations.
The 2019 Forum will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, from March 25 to 26. Themed ‘Open Africa: from continental treaties to business realities’, it will feature over 40 panels, private-public workshops, and case studies.
Mrs. Disu, who will chair the Women in Business Initiative, added that in today’s global world and with tech-enabled access to knowledge and opportunities, there has never been a better time for women to look around and see other women who influence them.
According to the organisers, the forum will “unite its 2000 participants around a transformation agenda… 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 mobilise the private sector around cross-border infrastructure and logistical projects?”