IFC to co-host the Africa CEO Forum 2020 to support Africa’s economic growth


IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced that it will co-host the AFRICA CEO FORUM 2020, the leading international conference dedicated to supporting private sector-led growth on the continent.
IFC’s support for the event—to be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on March 9-10, 2020—underscores its increasing commitment to help Africa’s governments, businesses, and entrepreneurs overcome challenges, create jobs, increase trade, and drive innovation.
IFC CEO, Philippe Le Houérou, said, “These are exciting times for Africa as it moves towards a continent-wide free trade area, rapidly adopts mobile technology, and works to address longstanding infrastructure and jobs challenges. IFC is at the center of discussions on these and other development topics that will help drive economic transformation in the region. The AFRICA CEO FORUM is where some of the most relevant and insightful discussions on Africa’s development happen.”
The upcoming 8th edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM will focus on regional integration, infrastructure development, the impact of technological advances, jobs, and other areas relevant to unlocking the continent’s economic potential and helping improve lives.