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President ED, high powered speakers to grace the CEO Roundtable 2021 

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is going to be the keynote speaker at the CEO Roundtable 2021  which will take place in Victoria Falls from the 27th to 29th of October 2021.

CEO Africa Roundtable has also invited renowned, high powered speakers and industry practitioners from across the world who include the African Union Commission Commissioner for Economic Development, Trade, Industry and Mining, Ambassador Albert Muchanga, SRS Aviation Managing Director Sibongile Sambo, UNIDO Representative El Mekwad Khaled, among other high profile speakers.

The leading international gathering for African CEOs, bankers and investors, board chairpersons and entrepreneurs will be run under the theme; “Charting the Recovery Curve, Building Momentum – Crashing Barriers, Creating impact.”

In a concept note, CEO Roundtable revealed that a total of 300 physical and over 500 virtual participants are to attend the 7th edition of the Roundtable.

“The conference is coming at a time when technological changes in the midst of the deadly corona pandemic are transforming the global business like never before, increasing competition, shifting customers’ tastes and requirements.

“The globalization of markets and the changing demographic trends are drastically altering how companies operate in almost every region and industry in the world,” read the note.

This edition of the Roundtable also comes at a time when the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has entered into force. The AfCFTA aims to create a continental market for goods and services, and free movement of business persons and investments.

“It is expected to boost intra-Africa trade through harmonization and coordination of trade liberalization and facilitation instruments across the Regional Economic Communities (REC) and across Africa in general.

“The ACFTA is also expected to enhance competitiveness at the industry and enterprise level through exploitation of opportunities for scaling up production ,continental markets access and better allocation of resources .It is critically important that private sector takes a leading role in actualizing the AfCFTA under the broader agenda of achieving agenda 2063,” read the note.

CEO Africa Roundtable 2021 aims to assist CEOs and Senior Executives in different sectors to harness converging technologies in order to create an inclusive CEO who is prepared for the future

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