POSTPONED Frontier 100 - Africa@Crossroads - Industrialization & Manufacturing: Improving Value-Addition for Jobs & Wealth Creation

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The Fall Frontier 100 Forum - Africa@Crossroads: Industrialization & Manufacturing: Improving Value-Addition for Jobs & Wealth Creation - will take place October 17-18, 2019 at the The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C
11 October 2019
announcement

UPDATE: The Frontier 100 Forum has been rescheduled for April 15-16, 2020.

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The Fall Frontier 100 Forum - Africa@Crossroads: Industrialization & Manufacturing: Improving Value-Addition for Jobs & Wealth Creation - will take place
October 17-18, 2019 at the The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C

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The Forum will bring together influential public and private leaders from Africa, U.S. and global institutions to figure out how this can be done well, quickly and sustainably.  Among the topics to be explored:

  •     Why can't countries bring value-added manufacturing and processing back in the continent?
  •     What necessary investments in the next 5-10 years will allow Africa to capture 25-50% of the value-added benefits, particularly in agriculture and mining?
  •     What necessary knowledge, skills, equipment and markets should we become more competitive in to make this happen?
  • How can African countries exploit regional industrial and infrastructure competencies to achieve desired goals?

The 2019 Frontier 100 Forum will discuss these issues and seek real solutions that will allow African countries to begin adding value to all their export products through manufacturing and industrialization. The discussions will be anchored on the new Report from the African Development Bank, Industrialize Africa: Strategies, Policies, Institutions and Financing.

The Forum sponsor, the Initiative for Global Development (IGD),  plans to work with AfDB, Afreximbank and other African and global partners to seek practical solutions that will strengthen Africa's capacity to manufacture and industrialize, and to acquire whatever is necessary to become competitive in key growth sectors.

Confirmed Special Guests

H.E (Prof.) Benedict Oramah
President, African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank)

Hon. Safia Boly,
Minister for National Entrepreneurship & Promoting, Investments, Mali

Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta
Minister of Finance, Ghana

Jeff Dykstra

C0-Founder & CEO, Partner in Food Solutions

Papa Ndiaye
CEO & Founding Partner
AFIG Funds

Brian Frimpong
Managing Director, Zebu Investments

Geoff Andersen
Director, Regional Agriculture Strategic Planning, John Deere

Montague Demment
VP for Int'l Programs, Association of U.S. Public &Land-grant Universities

Carol Pineau,
Africa Today TV

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