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Deloitte thought leadership shapes world stage debates

Cape Town, 3 September 2019 - As a global strategic partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Deloitte South Africa will play host to a number of important discussions around issues and opportunities facing the African continent when more than 1000 global leaders meet in Cape Town from 4 – 6 September 2019.

Under the theme, Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, this year’s WEF Africa summit will bring together leaders from politics, business, civil society and academia.

“The discussions at WEF Africa will shape regional and industry agendas in the year ahead,” said Martyn Davies, Emerging Markets and Africa Managing Director and Dean of the Alchemy School of Management, Deloitte Africa.

“WEF’s mission is to “improve the state of the world” and Deloitte is proud to have played an active role in achieving this goal as a longtime strategic partner. Our role at the summit will be to provide insights, ideas and platforms for meaningful engagement,” he said.

Heading up the Deloitte delegation is Lwazi Bam, CEO, Africa, accompanied by Fatai Foralin, CEO, Nigeria, Sihlalo Jordan, Deputy CEO, Africa, Martyn Davies, Emerging Markets and Africa Managing Director, Karin Hodson, Financial Advisory Leader, Delia Ndlovu, Tax and Legal Leader, and Thiru Pillay, Consulting Leader. Bob Contri, who is Deloitte’s Global Financial Service Industry Leader, will be bringing additional foresight to the discussions.  

Deloitte Africa is teaming up with various organizations and hosting country leaders throughout the summit to discuss the future of Africa. Events include a lunch in partnership with the Botswana Investment Trade Commission, where His Excellency, Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana, will deliver a keynote address on investment opportunities in the country. Also, His Excellency, Hage Geingob, President of Namibia will have an honorary presence at an exclusive dinner to discuss ways to leverage digital disruption to drive inclusive growth in society. Deloitte and Mastercard will co-host an event focused on managing the forces of competition and collaboration in a converging world. Lastly, Deloitte will support the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) on exploring the business and policy environment to unlock the potential of advanced manufacturing in Africa.  

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