Global Africa Business Initiative announces world-class project

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New York, United States, September 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Global Africa Business Initiative (GABI), the leading platform for promoting business, trade and investment across the continent, is pleased to announce the programming of its flagship event. “Unstoppable Africa” on September 21 and 22, 2023.

The two-day event, which will be co-hosted by the African Union on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, provides a crucial forum for heads of state and government, CEOs, investors , policy makers, industry experts, artists. , athletes and UN leaders to discuss and strategize on the way forward for Africa’s dynamic business landscape.

This historic event takes place as African leaders work collectively to harness the continent’s strengths, including a young population and abundant natural resources, while transforming challenges such as climate change, energy constraints, water scarcity and food supply opportunities. The initiative reflects Africa’s aspiration to overcome challenges and seize opportunities for positive transformation.

GABI aims to catalyze Africa’s key role in the global market. “Unstoppable Africa” is a powerful affirmation of GABI’s unwavering commitment to redefining Africa’s economic narrative for Africa and the world. The meeting will facilitate solution-focused dialogues, inclusive participation and enriching conversations and debates, all geared towards accelerating and amplifying Africa to new heights of business growth and economic transformation.

Confirmed participants

The event features a diverse and influential lineup of speakers, each representing a distinct facet of Africa’s dynamic business ecosystem. To date, some of the confirmed speakers and participants include:

  • HE Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal
  • HE Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, President of Botswana
  • HE Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  • Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank
  • Professor Benedict Oramah, President, AfrExImBank
  • Samalia Zubairu, President and CEO of the African Finance Corporation
  • Dr Rajiv Shah, Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation
  • Eric Adams, Mayor of New York
  • Senait Fisseha, vice president of global programs, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
  • Spike Lee, filmmaker and actor, United States
  • Acha Leke, president and senior partner at McKinsey & Company
  • Ruth Porat, President and CIO, Google and Alphabet
  • James Manyika, Senior Vice President, Google
  • Dr James Mwangi, CEO and Managing Director, Equity Group Holdings
  • Abdul Samad Rabiu, Founder and Chairman of BUA Group
  • Mo Ibrahim, founder and president of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Dr Jean Kaseya, Director General of the Africa CDC
  • Corinne Momal-Vanian, Executive Director, Kofi Annan Foundation
  • Moky Makura, executive director of Africa No Filter
  • Caroline Wanga, President and CEO, Essence Ventures; Co-founder of Wanga Woman LLC
  • Baaba Maal, recording artist, Senegal
  • Asisat Oshoala, professional footballer, Nigeria
  • Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director, International Trade Center

Sanda Ojiambo, Assistant Secretary-General and CEO of the UN Global Compact, said: “GABI’s Unstoppable Africa event demonstrates the power of collaboration and innovation to amplify Africa’s opportunities.

The event will be hosted by Folly Bah Thibault of Aljazeera English and is supported by Google, Mastercard Foundation, Summa Group, AfrExImBank, Abdul Samad Rabiu Initiative (ASRi), Rockefeller Foundation, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL). , and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), among others.

Tamika Tremaglio, Executive Director of the NBPA, said: “We are delighted to be part of GABI’s Unstoppable Africa event. Our partnership is rooted in the belief that economic growth and sustainable development in Africa are vital not only for the continent but also for the world as a whole. NBPA’s commitment to social impact, equality and empowerment aligns with GABI’s mission to redefine the business landscape in Africa.

This year’s agenda will be structured around three central themes: access to energy and the energy transition, inclusive growth and trade, and digital transformation. These themes will be explored through a series of impactful high-level lectures, engaging fireside chats and thought-provoking panel discussions, all of which will provide in-depth insight into the future of the continent.

For more information on the Global Africa Business Initiative and the September Unstoppable Africa event program, please visit GABI official website. This year, live streaming and virtual participation will be available for this highly anticipated event. To register for the event, please click here.

Media accreditation and inquiries:

APO Group, Eneya B. Phiri, +260977408132,
Follow GABI on social networks: @GlobalAfricaBiz #UnstoppableAfrica


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