Founded by Richard Attias & Associates, the New York Forum Africa provides a platform for intelligent discussions focused on active participation and solutions around key regional economic issues and will take place on 8-10 June 2012 in Libreville, Gabon.
The New York Forum Africa offers an opportunity for global business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors to identify, showcase and network organisations, products and services that spearhead the future economic growth across Africa, a continent with 54 unique political, economic and social environments, multilingualism and complex regulations.
Continental and international top leadership visionaries, strategists, operators and innovators will attend the forum.
Some of the confirmed speakers include:
Charles Koffi Diby, minister of finance, Ivory Coast
Esther Dyson, founder and CEO of Edventures, USA
Luc Montagnier, president of the Global Foundation of AIDS Research and Prevention, and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2008, France
Richard Parsons, former chairman of Citi, USA
Nouriel Roubini, chairman of Roubini Global Economics, USA
Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Peace, 2006, Bangladesh
A key part of Africa's economic transformation is being catalyzed by young entrepreneurs and innovators across the continent.
In 'Innovation + Entrepreneurship = Startup Africa', the New York Forum Africa brings together young African entrepreneurs with global technology thought leader, Esther Dyson to look at how the startup spirit can be developed and spread.
'Dialogue for Africa' will occur in conjunction to the forum will provide a platform dedicated to helping women in Africa lead safe, productive, and healthy lives. Women play an important role in Africa's transformation while addressing issues of health, education, and economic empowerment.
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