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FT Africa Summit

Register


October 19, 2021
4:00 am Eastern

Virtual

Africa’s commitment to a continental wide free trade agreement is one of the most exciting developments in decades. As demonstrated in the Covid crisis through the interventions of such organizations as Africa CDC and the African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team, the continent has greatly improved its capacity for collective action. The free trade area is designed to boost intraregional trade, with the aim raising the value-added component of goods and services and breaking countries’ dependence on the export of raw commodities.

The Summit will discuss how African businesses, policymakers and other actors are setting about the task of knitting the continent together, both physically and digitally, and what will be needed to push this process forward. It will also assess the continent's economic prospects following the huge setback caused by the pandemic.

Featured Speakers
João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço,
President, Republic of Angola
Dana L. Banks,
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, U.S. National Security Council
Professor Lee White CBE,
Minister of Water, Forests, the Sea and Environment, charged with Climate Planning and Land-use Plan, Republic of Gabon
Ricardo Viegas D’Abreu,
Minister of Transport, Republic of Angola
Dr Matshidiso Moeti,
Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization (WHO)
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem,
Group Chairman and CEO, DP World

Why Attend?

Understand

How African businesses, policymakers and other actors are setting about the task of knitting the continent together, both physically and digitally

Connect

Join our community of policymakers, business leaders, health professionals and entrepreneurs who are helping to shape the continent’s response to the crisis and chart the way forward

Discover

What comes next, including what the continent’s economic prospects are, following the setback caused by the pandemic. It promises to be quite a day.