PARTNER PRESS RELEASE: What Makes Africa Work?

By The FT | Third Party Partner Press Release September 28, 2017

What Makes Africa Work?

The narrative of Africa has been written by outsiders for far too long, The focus of this year’s FT Africa Summit, to be held at Claridge’s in London on 8 & 9 October, will be on Africa telling its own stories and learning from its own complex and diverse experience.

The Summit will shed light on the new models of development finance and growth investing and discuss the rising prices of commodities, focusing on how to maximize the value of the extraction industry and big gas projects.

The dynamic CEO panel will be returning, with Lionel Barber, Editor, Financial Times, interviewing some of the most extraordinary and provocative Chief Executives on the Continent. This will be followed by a range of panelists from the worlds of marketing, media and publishing, who will talk about what Africans want.

Join the debate at the FT Africa Summit this October at Claridge’s London.

The prestigious array of speakers includes:

Isabel dos Santos, Chairperson, Sonangol

Aliko Dangote, President/Chief Executive, Dangote Group

Yvonne Ike, Managing Director, Sub Saharan Africa (EX-RSA), Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Yaw Nsarkoh, Executive Vice President, Unilever Ghana-Nigeria

Ebele Okobi, Public Policy Director, Africa, Facebook

Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive Officer, CDC Group plc

David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times

Hadeel Ibrahim, Founding Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Somik Lall, Lead Economist for Urban Development in Africa, World Bank


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