Durban sets to host World Economic Forum on Africa

…To Welcome World’s top leaders and decision-makers, global business leaders, billionaires, African investors, others


The 27th World Economic Forum on Africa takes place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa from May 3-5 2017. The World Economic Forum on Africa will convene regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society to explore solutions to create economic opportunities for all.
The delegates will convene in the city of Durban under the theme, “Achieving Inclusive Growth through Responsive and Responsible Leadership.”

Leadership and inclusiveness are set to take centre stage at the upcoming World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, which will gather over 1 000 leaders in South Africa.

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The meeting aims to move leaders to change the way they approach development planning by designing policies that allow everyone to benefit from economic growth and brings together all of the Forum communities that are active in the region during the year.

The meeting’s other priority is to help Africa prepare for the huge changes the world is about to experience as a result of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The host country, South Africa, the only African G20 economy – is championing reforms to eradicate extreme poverty and promote shared growth nationally, regionally and globally.

The host city, Durban, which has the busiest industrial port in sub-Saharan Africa, offers insights to participants on how trade in regionally manufactured goods can strengthen economic resilience and create jobs.

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Police say structures are in place to secure order and safety for the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban this week. A statement issued by Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said various departments within this structure, including the SAPS, had been activated to deliver on their mandates to ensure the safety of all roleplayers, including delegates.



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