Johannesburg, South Africa; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; 22 October 2015: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced that the inaugural African Presidential CEO Investment Summit will gather African Heads of State, African business leaders and global institutional investors at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa on the 28th-29th of January 2016, during the 26th African Union Heads of State and Government Summit in Ethiopia.
This exclusive, invitation-only Heads of State-to-CEO Summit, held in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Agency, will coincide annually each January with the Heads of State meeting of the African Union. The Presidential CEO Summit will constitute an exclusive, high-level gathering of business leaders and investment decision makers, from across Africa and globally, to discuss and champion investment opportunities and priority investment sectors set out in the African Union’s Agenda 2063 (Africa’s 50-year plan) with Heads of State.
Commenting on the Summit, Hubert Danso, CEO and Vice Chairman of Africa investor, said; “The private sector is a critical partner in realising Africa’s regional economic integration agenda, infrastructure development, and enhancing the continent’s global trade and investment competitiveness. We are delighted to have partners such as the African Union Commission and NEPAD, who agree the time is now for the continent to initiate an annual process that harnesses the power of private sector partnerships with presidential champions to stimulate the creation of jobs, the implementation of transformative energy, regional transport and infrastructure projects to spur Africa’s industrial growth sectors.”
This invitation-only Ai CEO and Heads of Government event will take place at the Headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the 28th-29th January 2016. For more information on the Ai Presidential CEO Investment Summit, held in association with the African Union and NEPAD, contact Precious Nkandu on firstname.lastname@example.org or on +27 11 783 2431.
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About the African Union Commission
The African Union Commission represents Heads of State of member states of the African Union (AU) and is the key organ playing a central role in the day-to-day management of the AU. Among others, it represents the Union and defends its interests; elaborates draft common positions of the Union; prepares strategic plans and studies for the consideration of the Executive Council; elaborates, promotes, coordinates and harmonizes the programmes and policies of the Union with those of the RECs; ensures the mainstreaming of gender in all programmes and activities of the Union.
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), an African Union (AU) strategic framework for pan-African socio-economic development, is both a vision and a policy framework for Africa’s development in the twenty-first century. NEPAD provides unique opportunities for African countries to take full control of their economic development agenda, to work more closely together, and to cooperate more effectively with international partners and the private sector. NEPAD also hosts the Secretariat of the AU’s newly-established Continental Business Network (CBN).