More than 1.000 CEOs gathered in Abidjan to brainstorm on the future of Africa. Opening speech by President Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire. « private sector is key to the success of Africa » « Côte d’Ivoire has a current +10% growth rate per year » « Entrepreneurs in Africa will be rewarded for their investments ».
– Aliko Dangote, Founder of the largest private company in Nigeria, at the CEO Forum « the momentum is good to invest in Africa. Assets are low priced and African economies are resilient to the global economic outlook » « we shall improve regional integration » « mobility within our countries shall be eased ».
– Aera Group (AG) announces cooperation with Opes Holding, the largest real estate developer of Côte d’Ivoire. Opes is implementing solar rooftop solutions for its countrywide social housing program. Solar energy reduces CO2 emissions and thus can be rewarded with carbon credits.
– CEO Forum Awards 2016: Oba Otudeko, Honeywell Group, Nigeria (CEO of the year), Sébastien Kadio-Morokro, Pétro-Ivoire, Côte d’Ivoire (Young CEO of the year), BGFI Bank (Bank of the Year), Emerging Capital Partners (Private Equity Fund of the year), Dangote Group (Company of the year), Heineken (International group of the year).