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Africa Week 2019

Africa continues to attract global attention. With the recent signing of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), the region will become the world’s largest free trade area: a unified market with a combined GDP of USD2.5 trillion and a population of over 1.2 billion.

Innovation and entrepreneurship are on the rise; reforms aimed at improving business conditions are underway; and the rapid spread of digital technologies is improving connectivity, transforming industries and creating significant opportunity for governments and businesses alike. In a difficult global economic environment however Africa is facing unique challenges.

Join us from the 26-28 November for Africa Week, a series of events bringing together global and regional businesses, financiers, investors, policy makers and thought leaders for an insightful and honest debate of the key issues shaping Africa and its prospects for growth.   

Combined GDP of Africa
$ 1768.1 bn

*The World Bank: GDP (US $ Current) Africa: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

of the world's 10 fastest growing economies are in Africa
Africa's predicted consumer spending in 2020
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the number of Africans of working age in 2040
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Hear from an impressive line-up of speakers and engage with industry peers over a dynamic three-day programme of events. Our registration page allows you to select the events of greatest relevance to your business. 


New speakers are being added daily, please check back regularly.


Thank you for attending our 5th annual Africa Week!


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