By 2050, just 32 short years from now, Africa’s growing population will tip the scales at a whopping 2 billion, with a youth of 840 million. In the process, the continent will overtake the populations of China and India combined.
Welcome to the official launch of the Inaugural Africa Investment Forum of the African Development Bank which will be held in Johannesburg on November 7- 9 this year.
Good morning and thank you all for coming today. I am delighted that the Premier of Gauteng Province, Mr. Malemolla Makhura, is here with us today with many leading CEOs of top African top businesses, many of them here in South Africa. I am also especially pleased that we have several media houses here. It’s time to hear the sound of our “vuvuzelas” for Africa!
The African Development Bank will officially launch the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), Africa’s premier investment market place, on 8 May, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Gauteng Province in South Africa has endorsed the African Development Bank’s November 2018 Africa Investment Forum as a world-class initiative that is uniquely positioned to transform the continent’s development landscape.
To help Africa find the path to its long-deserved economic fortune, the African Development Bank is championing the region’s premier investment market. The Bank is providing collaborative leadership for a new 100% transactional initiative – the Africa Investment Forum (AIF)
On the sidelines of the 2018 Africa CEO Forum, taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the African Development Bank will host a special breakfast session on the Africa Investment Forum (AIF) – an initiative championed by the Bank to actively engage the private sector and to facilitate projects that have the capacity of transforming the continent.
The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the institution’s proposal to launch an ‘Africa Investment Forum (AIF)’—a meeting place for investors interested in Africa.