Overview

Ahead of the Curve: Capitalizing on Ambition and Innovation in Africa

July 27, 2017
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
1301 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10019-6022

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African nations are now preparing for the next phase in their growth as the continent’s economies expand, populations continue to increase and as governments become more focused on national planning and regional integration. More importantly, the challenges posed by volatile commodity prices and credit contractions continue to fade.

The private sector in Africa is positioned better than ever to drive the continent’s overall growth and improve the future prospects for citizens of Africa. Businesses and investors are now well placed to take advantage of the unique opportunities such a youthful and energetic community of nations offers.

In this context, we are organizing this conference – Ahead of the Curve: Capitalizing on Ambition and Innovation in Africa – to provide American investors and companies a better view onto these trends and opportunities in Africa.

Our goal for the conference is to help investors understand, participate in and capitalize on the investment opportunities being created by Sub-Saharan Africa’s ongoing growth. Just as important, we intend to highlight entrepreneurs and companies promoting the ongoing diversification of economies across the continent.

We are bringing together investors, subject-matter experts and representatives of U.S. federal agencies whose work supports private sector investment in Africa. In addition we will have entrepreneurs and private companies at the conference who will discuss innovative business models and unique products they are developing for the African markets.

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