Africa's leading private sector investment conference kicks off in Abidjan
Devex | Tue, Mar 27, 2018
by Christin Roby
ABIDJAN — Transforming Africa — and how to effectively do so in a digital era — shaped panel discussions and sideline debates during the opening day of the sixth annual Africa CEO Forum, the continent’s premier private sector conference, which kicked off Monday in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Some 1,600 African and international CEOs, bankers, investors, and government officials representing 60 countries assembled to discuss the economic development opportunities on the continent at a moment when tech revolutions and digitization offers new areas for employment and business models across sectors.
As African countries seek to diversify economies, increase employment rates, and achieve food security, experts also argued that digital solutions must be met with the physical infrastructure and regulatory framework needed for technology to work for good.