Keynotes
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Friday
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4:50 pm
Klarman Hall
Diverse

One Africa, One Market - Repositioning Africa as the Largest Free Trade Area

According to the World Bank, The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is poised to make Africa the largest trade area/zone in terms of market size, creating a market of 1.3 billion people across 55 countries and a combined GDP of approx. $3.4 Trillion. Many have posited it as a game change-changer with the potential to transform African economies and significantly raise Africa’s share of global trade and investment flows and shift the direction and composition of FDI to Africa, positioning the region as an increasingly dynamic force in the international arena. How can Africa leverage the AfCFTA to enhance its global competitiveness and compete in the new global era?

Come hear industry stalwarts take center stage to unravel the intricacies of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Against the backdrop of this historic agreement, the keynote will explore strategic visions, challenges, and opportunities presented by the AfCFTA as well as delve into the private sector's role in innovation, infrastructure development, and the imperative of collaborative efforts in repositioning Africa on the global economic stage.

One Africa, One Market - Repositioning Africa as the Largest Free Trade Area

According to the World Bank, The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is poised to make Africa the largest trade area/zone in terms of market size, creating a market of 1.3 billion people across 55 countries and a combined GDP of approx. $3.4 Trillion. Many have posited it as a game change-changer with the potential to transform African economies and significantly raise Africa’s share of global trade and investment flows and shift the direction and composition of FDI to Africa, positioning the region as an increasingly dynamic force in the international arena. How can Africa leverage the AfCFTA to enhance its global competitiveness and compete in the new global era?

Come hear industry stalwarts take center stage to unravel the intricacies of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Against the backdrop of this historic agreement, the keynote will explore strategic visions, challenges, and opportunities presented by the AfCFTA as well as delve into the private sector's role in innovation, infrastructure development, and the imperative of collaborative efforts in repositioning Africa on the global economic stage.

America/New_York
Feb 16, 2024 4:50 PM
Klarman Hall

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Breakout 2
Saturday
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11:25 am
Aldrich 112
Unleashing Africa's Entertainment Soft Power on the World Stage
How Africa can harness the increasing soft power of its entertainment industry to effectively compete in the global arena
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Unleashing Africa's Entertainment Soft Power on the World Stage

This panel will explore how Africa can harness the increasing soft power of its entertainment industry to effectively compete in the global arena. With the continent's vibrant music, film, and cultural offerings are gaining international recognition, it's essential to understand the potential for economic growth and global influence. Discover the strategies, challenges, and opportunities as we delve into the role of African entertainment in enhancing the continent's global competitiveness, fostering economic development, and shaping perceptions on the world stage. Join us to unravel the untapped potential of Africa's entertainment soft power and its significance in the era of global competition.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 11:25 AM
Aldrich 112
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Lunches
Saturday
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12:25 pm
Batten Hives 304
Thematic Lunch: Travel & Tourism
Themed Networking Lunch
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Thematic Lunch: Travel & Tourism

Connect with folks that are interested in travel and tourism in Africa over lunch.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 12:25 PM
Batten Hives 304
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Keynotes
Saturday
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2:00 pm
Klarman Hall
Special Address from Patrick Achi
Special remarks from former Prime Minister of Cote d'Ivoire
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Special Address from Patrick Achi

The former Prime Minister will give special remarks on accelerating economic growth and sustainable development in Africa.

America/New_York
Feb 17, 2024 2:00 PM
Klarman Hall