See here the press release and video after the event & pictures from the session:
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AFRICA COLLECTIVE – OUTLOOK SESSION & LUNCHEON
Thursday 19th January 2023, 13:00-15:00, THE CHAPEL, Tobelmühlestrasse 2, 7270 Davos
Unlocking opportunities for growth and prosperity: The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in action
The AfCFTA is a flagship trade pact to form the world’s largest free trade area by creating a single market for goods and services of almost 1.3bn people across Africa, deepening regional economic integration on the continent and unlocking tremendous opportunities for international business.
As of October 2022, 44 of the 54 signatories (81.5%) have deposited their instruments of ratification. On 7 October 2022, the AfCFTA Secretariat launched the AfCFTA Guided Trade Initiative in Accra, marking the commencement of trade under the Agreement.
A dynamic public-private ecosystem is already emerging around and in the realization of the agreement, opening up new opportunities for corporations. The session will explore how global and pan-African stakeholders can tap into the new possibilities of trade, investment, and business in Africa.
Key session topics:
As one of the last Africa-focused events in the week, the session & luncheon will both summarize findings from Davos on African opportunities as well as provide an outlook on key developments to come.
Following introductory remarks by H.E. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, AfCFTA Secretariat, the panelists will discuss dynamics around the AfCFTA and new perspectives for corporates. Views from panelists will be complemented by testimonials from the audience. The session will be concluded with a Q&A session.
Panelists & Speakers include
12:30-13:00 Arrival of guests
13:10 Moderator: Welcome and intro
13:20-13:30 Introductory remarks:
13:30 Moderator: Intro of panelists
13:35-14:05 Panel discussion:
14:05 Moderator: Intro of speakers for input statements
14:10-14:25 Input statements (3min each):
14:25-14:40 Q&A Session, kick-started with 1min impulse statements:
14:40-14:45 Closing remarks