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IGD’s Frontier 100 Forum To Strategize On Advancing A Business-Driven Development Agenda in Africa
Top International And African Business Leaders To Gather In Cape Town For The Frontier 100 Forum From May 31-June 2
IGD is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that drives poverty reduction by catalyzing business growth and investment in the developing world, with a focus on Africa.
The Frontier 100 Forum, an exclusive, invitation-only biannual event, will bring together CEOs and senior executives from the IGD network of leading African and global companies such as Microsoft, Dangote Industries, DHL Express, Africa Finance Corporation, Visa, Illovo, General Electric, Econet Wireless Global, and Pearson, among others.
The African continent boasts some of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Harnessing Africa’s economic promise to solve local challenges will top the agenda at this year’s Forum. The Forum is designed to encourage business leaders to offer insight, collaborate, and advance initiatives in key sectors of Africa including power, information and communications technologies (ICT), agriculture, and financial services, while exploring the intersection of these issues across all industries.
The Frontier 100 Forum is an integral part of the organization’
CEOs and senior executives will weigh in on how to advance a business-driven development agenda in Africa. Forum topics will range from drawing attention to hot sectors in Africa, overcoming logistics constraints, business impact measurement, addressing the African skills gap to reaching the last mile stakeholders and utilizing a standardize approach in development. During the Forum, IGD, in collaboration with partners such as Business Fights Poverty and AllAfrica, will also launch the New Africa Report and co-host a town hall discussion on breaking the bottlenecks in business.
The Frontier 100 Forum precedes the World Economic Forum on Africa (http://www.weforum.org/
IGD’s biannual forums are held twice each year, once in the U.S and once in Africa to convene senior executives of leading U.S., African, European and South Asian companies who are part of IGD’s Frontier Leader Network. More than half of IGD Frontier Leaders hail from the African continent.
“The role of IGD in Africa is very important, creating a platform where business leaders, who are competitive outside, can share experience and identify areas of synergy and collaboration,”
Shanta Bryant Gyan