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Dr. Brian Reuben Calls for a New Story for Africa at the Africa Economic Summit in Accra

The Africa Economic Summit 2023, themed “New Africa, New Opportunities,” kicked off today in Ghana with a clear objective of establishing Africa as a frontier of global thinking on major economic, cultural, and social issues affecting the world. The two-day event brings together heads of states, ministers, lawmakers, governors, heads of financial institutions, CEOs of leading companies in Africa, investors, thought leaders, international media, and other stakeholders to discuss and provide strategic guidelines on the competitiveness of African nations.

In his opening address, Dr. Brian Reuben, CEO of the Africa Economic Summit Group, highlighted the opportunity presented to Africa by the current state of the world to rewrite the story of Africa. He noted that history shows that value shifts are always triggered by a new story, and the summit provides a platform to showcase Africa, highlight its infrastructure, business environment, and diverse human capital, and drive foreign direct investment.

The summit convenes thought leaders from across Africa to establish concrete pathways to addressing compelling issues and provides new perspectives and stimulates strategic discussions around Africa’s economic challenges and policy priorities. Through keynote addresses, special sessions, round table discussions, and theme-focused strategic sessions with distinguished thought leaders and subject matter experts, the summit aims to discuss critical issues and help business and political leaders gain clarity on issues of prime importance.

The Africa Economic Summit 2023 also offers participants the chance to forge a path forward to necessary solutions on issues affecting the world with ambitious African leadership. It is a platform for facilitating new investments, encouraging business development, sharing best practices, guaranteeing peer-to-peer networking, offering new industry insight, showcasing excellence, and promoting thought leadership.

The Africa Economic Summit is not just a talking shop; it provides a real opportunity for collaboration and building meaningful connections. It is an event where participants can exchange ideas, explore opportunities, and establish new partnerships. The summit provides a forum for finding practical solutions to the challenges faced by Africa and promoting the continent’s competitiveness on the global stage.

Confirmed speakers for the 2023 Summit include His Excellency, Dr Lazarus Chakwera, The President, Republic of Malawi,  Ms Anabel González, Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Hon Ibrahim Matoli, Energy Minister, Republic of Malawi, Senator Ibrahim Hadejia, Member of the Nigerian Senate, Dr McDan McKorley, Chairman and CEO of McDan Group, Ghana, Dr Shamika N. Sirimanne, Director of the Division on Technology and Logistics of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Mr Selorm Adadevoh, CEO, MTN Ghana, Mr. Emmanuel A. Cherry, CEO Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry, Karl Chokotho, Board Chair, Malawi Investment and Trade Centre, Prof. Ludeki Chweya CEO Kenya School of Government, Yofi Grant, CEO Ghana Investment Promotion, Mr. Olukayode Pitan Managing Director/ CEO Bank of Industry, Nigeria, Mazi Samuel Ohuabunwa OFR, Founder, Neimeth Pharmaceuticals Nigeria, Capt. Prince Kofi Amoabeng, Group President,

UT Holdings Ltd Ghana, Hon. Fabakary Tombong Jatta, Speaker, National Assembly of The Gambia, Senator Ibrahim Hadeji, Member of the Nigerian Senate,Prof. Ludeki Chweya, CEO Kenya School of Government, Hon Nancy Tembo, Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malawi, B. Elias Shoniyin

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