iboateng March 17, 2014

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NYU Stern Africa Business Club (“Stern in Africa”), NYU Africa House and Wagner Student Association for Africa hosts the Annual Africa Economic Forum inviting the African community and Friends of Africa for dialogue on the realities of Africa’s economic growth and potential

New York, NY, March 11, 2014: On April 26, 2014, join the NYU Stern Africa Business Club (“Stern in Africa”), NYU Africa House and Wagner Student Association for Africa for the Annual Africa Economic Forum (AEF).  This year’s speakers and attendees will dialogue on the theme of “The African Gold Rush: Realities of Africa’s Economic Growth and Potential.” The aim on the 2014 forum is present a balanced depiction of the current economic state in many African countries, while highlighting promising transformation across Africa.  Discussions will include a look at the challenges that lay ahead of Africa’s path to realizing its full potential as the world’s final investment frontier.

The event will feature a series of panels covering topics ranging from Technology, Entrepreneurship, to Entertainment and Private Capital amongst others.  There will also be featured a Leadership Fireside Chat and a “Five-Star Speaker’s Series”.  Part of the speaker lineup include keynotes delivered by Ladi Balogun, the CEO and Managing Director of First City Monument Bank and Makhatar Diop, World Bank’s Vice President for Africa. The Five-Star Speaker Series will feature Ladi Delano CEO Bakrie Group, Masai Ujiri President/GM Toronto Raptos and Amadou Mahtar BA, CEO of the African Media Initiative.  Other speakers include Charles Kie, Group Head at EcoBank; Betty Kumahor, MD-Africa ThoughtWorks, Amini Kajunju, President of the Africa America Institute, Kunle Olaifa, head of HR at Samsung West Africa; Chika Nwobi, Managing Partner at L4Lab, Eric-Vincent Guichard, chairman and CEO of GRAVITAS Capital Advisors, Inc. just to name a few.

“We are pleased to provide a platform for Africa’s top business thinkers, entrepreneurs, and innovators to dialogue and share insights on successfully maneuvering through these challenges, and identify best practices and opportunities for sustainable and inclusive growth in Africa”, said the organizers.

This year’s event is hosted in partnership with Face2Face Africa and Young African MBAs who will provide networking opportunities for conference attendees during the weekend of April 25-27, 2014.

About Stern in Africa (SiA):

SiA is a student club at NYU’s Stern Business School. The club organizes professional, educational, and social events that enable thought leaders, industry practitioners, and MBA students to promote investments in Africa and highlight the growing importance of the continent in the global economy


For more information and registration, please visit the forum website:

Last Edited by:iboateng Updated: June 19, 2018


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