From Davos to Ethiopia: World Economic Forum 2020 To be Hosted in Africa
The announcement was made following a meeting between Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed and Prof Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of WEF.
The office of the prime minister said the two leaders discussed the importance of a collaborative approach among government, private sector and civil societies in addressing key global challenges.
This announcement comes on the heel of several global initiatives that aims to drive thousands of investors and influencers to the continent in the next decade.
Other major announcements out of Davos included the launch of Africa Future Summit and its tour this year.
ATo accelerate developments within Africa’s tech ecosystem, Africa Future Summit is to host the largest tech tour across the continent from October- December 2019. The tour will target 10 countries such as Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal, Rwanda, Tanzania, Djibouti, and Cote D’ Ivoire. The summit will end with the culminating Ghana Tech Summit featuring 100 global speakers on December 13, 2019.
This will be the largest tech tour across the continent, welcoming close to 500 speakers and 5000+ guests across the tour. The Africa Tech Tour aims to highlight the continent’s network of entrepreneurs, investors, pioneers, and creatives of tomorrow. Each country will feature it’s on combination of onsite workshop training, networking round tables, live Q/A sessions with speakers and sponsors, attendee spotlight features, exhibitor showcase demos and VIP networking dinners and after parties. Inquiries to speak or partner via firstname.lastname@example.org.