New York, NY March 8, 2013: On April 6, NYU Stern African Business Club, in partnership with NYU Africa House and The Council of Young African Leaders will host their annual African Economic Forum. Themed “Africa in Motion: People, Ideas, and Events Reshaping the African Continent”, the forum will provide an opportunity for active practitioners in the areas of business, policy, and social enterprise to interact with forum attendees to exchange ideas, and insights on the current state of Africa’s economic landscape.
The forum will feature a Leadership Fireside Chat, and four concurrent panels on Technology, Social Enterprise, Finance, and Development. Confirmed featured speakers include President and Chairman of the African Export-Import Bank Jean-Louis Ekra, world-renowned Entrepreneur, Activist, and Former Cameroonian presidential candidate Kah Walla, Managing Director of The Whitaker Group Aubrey Hruby, and Founder and CEO of Advanced Finance and Investment Group M. Papa Madiaw Ndiaye. Dean of New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business Peter Blair Henry will provide the opening remarks.
This year, the forum will introduce the 9-on-9: New Faces of Africa Series. 9 young pioneers in the fields of fashion, law, entertainment, business, entrepreneurship, and social enterprise will each take the stage to share their experiences, ideas and vision, shedding light on the promise of the next generation of African leaders.
The realization of Africa’s potential as an economic frontier is currently taking place. This forum will bring to life the people, ideas, and initiatives behind this effort. Much has been made about the continent’s potential for economic, political, and social development. The time has come to share the stories of those working to make these aspirations a reality in hopes of inspiring a new generation of leaders to take part in this great cause.
The 2013 forum is being sponsored by the Financial Times, African Export-Import Bank and NYU Africa House; with Applause Africa, Africa.com, Face2Face Africa, RockMeAfrica and Enovative TV as media sponsors.
For more information and registration, please visit the forum website: http://nyuafricaforum.com