Heads of State and business leaders gather in Accra for Africa Transformation Forum

Mark Carrato, USAID

What: African Transformation Forum (ATF) 2018

Where: Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana.

When: 20 – 21 June 2018

Who: Heads of State, Government Ministers, CEOs and development agencies will be among approximately 300 delegates from the public and private sectors. Key attendees include Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, Dangote Group owner Aliko Dangote, GE Africa CEO Jay Ireland, UN Economic Commission for Africa Executive Secretary Dr. Vera Songwe, and Mastercard Foundation CEO Reeta Roy. Media interviews are available with key delegates

More info: Convened by the African Center for Economic Transformation(ACET), the ATF is the leading event on economic transformation in Africa. Following the inaugural event in 2016, this year’s Forum brings together leading figures from Africa’s public and private sectors to discuss policies and partnerships that can drive sustainable growth and investment across the continent.

Key themes include modernizing manufacturing and agriculture; harnessing Africa’s extractive sector; fostering technological innovation; improving skills and creating jobs; tackling climate change; and strengthening regional integration.

A special magazine on Africa’s economic future, “DIRECTIONS”, will be distributed at the Forum featuring a lead interview with former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Journalists are invited to attend. A short press briefing will follow the closing remarks, chaired by ACET President Dr. K.Y. Amoako. A press release with photos and key quotes will also be distributed shortly after the event.

“These are exciting times. Too often African economies have missed opportunities to get ahead because they have not worked together or learned from each other. That is changing now, and this Forum is a driving force. It’s a unique event which aims to deliver practical, progressive policies that can drive our economies forward over the next decade.” said Dr. Amoako.

Contact: For interview requests, copies of DIRECTIONS magazine, photos and information – Oliver Courtney, oliver@digacommunications.com / +447815 731889 or Dede Amanor-Wilks, damanor-wilks@acetforafrica.org / +233 (0) 246 050 788.

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