Unstoppable Africa 2023

Hosted By Global Africa Business Initiative

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Unstoppable Africa 2023

Hosted By: Global Africa Business Initiative

Starts: Sept. 22, 2023, 7:30 a.m.
Ends: Sept. 23, 2023, 3 p.m.


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CEOs, Heads of State, Ministers, investors and U.N. leaders will be joined by stars of music, sport and film for an exclusive two-day forum on Africa’s future.

The Global Africa Business Initiative (GABI), a platform that promotes business, trade, and investment across the continent, announced the lineup for Unstoppable Africa. The two-day event will take place in New York City on September 21st and 22nd.

The event serves as a forum for Heads of State and Government, CEOs, investors, policymakers, industry experts, artists, athletes, and U.N. leaders to discuss and strategize a way forward for Africa’s vast business landscape. GABI's goal is to facilitate solution-driven dialogues, inclusive participation, and enriching conversations and debates geared towards accelerating and amplifying Africa's business and economic growth.

The three themes for this year’s agenda are: Energy Access and Energy Transition, Inclusive Growth and Trade, and Digital Transformation. These themes will be explored through a series of keynotes, fireside chats, and panel discussions.

Confirmed participants

The event boasts a diverse and influential lineup of speakers, each representing a distinct facet of Africa’s dynamic business ecosystem. To date, some of the confirmed speakers and participants include:

  • H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal
  • H.E. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, President of Botswana
  • H.E. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations
  • Eric Adams, Mayor of New York City
  • Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
  • Wamkele Mene, Secretary-General, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  • Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank
  • Professor Benedict Oramah, President, AfrExImBank
  • Samalia Zubairu, President & CEO at the African Finance Corporation
  • Dr. Rajiv Shah, President, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Senait Fisseha, Vice President of Global Programs, The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
  • Spike Lee, filmmaker and actor, United States
  • Acha Leke, Chairman and Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company
  • Ruth Porat, President & CIO, Google and Alphabet
  • James Manyika, Senior Vice-President, Google
  • Dr. James Mwangi, CEO & Managing Director, Equity Group Holdings
  • Abdul Samad Rabiu, Founder and Chairman at the BUA Group
  • Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Dr. Jean Kaseya, Director-General of Africa CDC
  • Corinne Momal-Vanian, Executive Director, Kofi Annan Foundation
  • Moky Makura, Executive Director at Africa No Filter
  • Caroline Wanga, President & CEO, Essence Ventures; Co-Founder of Wanga Woman LLC
  • Baaba Maal, recording artist, Senegal
  • Asisat Oshoala, Professional Footballer, Nigeria
  • Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director, International Trade Centre

Livestream and virtual participation for Unstoppable Africa are available.


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