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PM to be guest of honor at Africa CEO Forum

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn of Ethiopia is going to be the guest of honor at the Africa CEO Forum to be held from March 20 to 21, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Accompanied by a delegation of Ethiopian businesses, the prime minister will present the strategic orientation of his government’s economic policy as well as several concrete investment projects in high potential sectors. The Ethiopian government has launched significant programs in sectors such as transport, telecommunications, energy and industry, especially in textile industry, to accelerate the structural transformation of the country’s economy.

As the second largest African market, Ethiopia is one of the most robust and best performing economies on the continent, with a two-digit growth rate over the past 10 years (a 10.8 percent annual average since 2005).

Prime Minister Hailemariam will also participate in the “Head of State Panel” where he will discuss Ethiopia’s economic outlook, highlighting the private sector’s role in its growth dynamic. In 2016, the presidents of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana participated in the same panel which has since become a highlight of the Africa CEO Forum’s program.


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The fifth edition of the Africa CEO Forum is expected to be attended by more than 1000 international and African economic decision-makers, including 300 top investors.

Set up in partnership with the African Development Bank, the Africa CEO Forum is an event organized jointly by Groupe Jeune Afrique, the publisher of Jeune Afrique, The Africa Report, and Rainbow Unlimted, a Swiss company specializing in the organization of economic promotion events.

Launched in 2012, the Africa CEO Forum has established itself as the foremost international event dedicated to the development of the African private sector. In 2016, the Africa CEO Forum hosted nearly 1000 African and international public figures, including 600 CEOs from 43 African countries and 100 high-level speakers.

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