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Deloitte at the 2019 World Economic Forum on Africa

Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa will hold its annual regional summit in Cape Town from 4-6 September 2019. The 28th World Economic Forum on Africa will convene more than 1,000 regional and global leaders from politics, business, civil society and academia to shape regional and industry agendas in the year ahead. As a Strategic Partner of the WEF, Deloitte will again this year play a pivotal role in the World Economic Forum on Africa regional summit and will be participating in a series of panel discussions and industry partnerships as well as organising special events for WEF delegates.

World Economic Forum on Africa

Date: 4-6 September 2019

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Theme: Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Africa, the world’s youngest continent, has a positive economic outlook however, with some of the fastest growing emerging and developing countries; the continent still faces many challenges from political to climate-related environment vulnerability.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution signals a new era for regional partnerships and entrepreneurial and agile leadership to create pathways for shared prosperity and drive a sustainable future. The programme in Cape Town, South Africa, aims to tackle these issues by focusing on how to scale up the transformation of regional architecture related to smart institutions, investment, integration, industry and innovation.

Executive client breakfast (by invite only)

Deloitte in partnership with Mastercard will be hosted an executive client breakfast on the morning of 5th September at the CTICC 1. Under the theme “When Industries Collide: How to manage the forces of Competition & Collaboration in a Converging World”, clients will enjoyed an insightful and robust panel discussion by these panellists:

  • Sola David-Borha , Chief Executive, Africa, Standard Bank Group
  • Mark Elliott, Division President, Southern Africa, Mastercard
  • Kuseni Dlamini, Chairman, Massmart
  • Zaf Mahomed, CFO, Cell C
  • Bob Contri, Global Financial Services Leader, Deloitte

Moderated by Martyn Davies, Emerging Markets and Africa Managing Partner | WEF Young Global Leader Alumni

Exclusive CEO luncheon (by invite only)

Deloitte in conjunction with the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC), hosted an exclusive executive lunch engagement with His Excellency the President of the Republic of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi.

President Masisi made an address at the CEO luncheon which was followed by a panel-discussion of experts on the environment of business in Botswana.

The Botswanan economy is predicated on good governance, strong macroeconomic fundamentals and political stability. It was discussed how business can further expand into both the local and regional economy through Botswana for enhanced competitiveness.

The following panel speakers took part in the disussions:

  • His Excellency, Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, The President of the Republic of Botswana
  • Hon. Bogolo J Kenewendo,  Minister of Investment Trade & Industry, Botswana
  • Razia Khan, Chief Economist for Africa and the Middle East, Standard Chartered
  • Thomas Schaefer,  Chairman and Managing Director, Volkswagen Group SA
  • Keith Vincent, CEO, Wilderness Holdings
  • Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO, Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa
  • Keletsositse Olebile, Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Investment & Trade Centre
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