Africa Finance Forum: Reforming the African Economy

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(followed by a reception)

Hosted by:
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Bank of America Tower
New York, NY 10036

Registration is Closed

The World Bank forecasts that the African economy will grow by 2.6 percent in 2017 and by 3.2 percent in 2018. The current commodity market conditions have resulted in many African countries starting to refocus on reforms designed to improve the overall quality of economic management and improve the business environment. This forum will address:
  • Key reforms African governments are undertaking to improve the ease of doing business environment from an administrative, fiscal and legal standpoint.
  • How African governments are engaging with the private sector to develop a consistent reform roadmap that benefits both actors.
  • National reforms contributing to regional integration.
  • Reforms contributing to more financial inclusion.
  • Trends and success stories.

Welcome Remarks:
Florizelle Liser, President and CEO, Corporate Council on Africa

Panel: From Reforms to Investments: 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
ModeratorPatrick Rice, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (confirmed)
Hon. Okechukwu Enelamah, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Federal Republic of Nigeria 

Jim Ovia, Chairman, Zenith Bank PLC (confirmed)
Temitope Iluyemi, Associate Director, Global Government
Relations and Public Policy, Sub Sahara Africa, P&G 
Lida Fitts, Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, USTDA (confirmed)
Jerome Ringo, Chairman and CEO, Zoetic Global (confirmed)