Africa 2018 Forum to kick off Saturday in Sharm El-Sheikh under auspices of Egypt's Sisi

MENA , Thursday 6 Dec 2018

Sisi by Reuters
A file photo of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (Photo: Reuters)

Africa 2018 Forum will kick off on Saturday in Sharm El-Sheikh resort city under the auspices of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

The two-day event is set to be attended by some 3,000 persons representing wide perspectives of businesses and politics from across Africa and the whole world, topped by some African heads of state.

Through 21 sessions, the forum will discuss the future and prospects of investment for the business community in Africa.

The first session will include a roundtable discussion among youth entrepreneurs, and it will be followed by the opening session, dubbed "Young Entrepreneurs Day".

The session will touch on strengthening regional ecosystems in Africa and pathways to foster cross-border collaboration.

Another session will be held on mechanisms to accelerate growth in Africa.

The forum is also scheduled to include a session on "the use of technology for good – blockchain and the business of trust."

Afterward, there will be a session on "Does silicon valley style venture capital work for Africa?"

The second day of the event will include a session on energy resources in Africa, to be followed by another one about trade and the coming generations' projects.

Another session will be held on "Building the Financial Backbone for Intra-African Investment", to be followed by another one about transforming African business market into a digital one.

The forum will also include a session dubbed, " Destination Africa: Building Sustainable Business Models to Promote Tourism".

It will be followed by a session on innovation, and then another one about "Investments and Partnerships – The Global Perspective." 

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