Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Africa Private Sector Summit (APSS) is Underway

The African private sector summit (APSS) series 2 will be held from 19-21 October 2021 at Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana with the theme of “Awakening Africa’s Sleeping Giants in the Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)”

The inaugural Africa Private Sector Summit (APSS) was held in March 2020 under the theme “Righting the Wrongs of Doing Business under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement.” The conversations focused on the collaborative role of the private sector, governments, international bodies, academia, and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in creating an enabling environment for facilitating intra-African trade in readiness for the AfCFTA.

In light of the success of Series 1, the organizers are have embarked on Series 2 of the APSS. The theme of the Summit is: ‘Awakening Africa’s Sleeping Giants in the Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)”. The High-Level Summit will convene stakeholders for a unique collaboration that is expected to generate goodwill and commitment from both the African Private and Public sectors in implementing key recommendations geared towards optimizing the benefits of the AfCFTA.

The organizers of the summit session are The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI), together with the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the European Union will convene African business giants, industry players in the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), policy makers and investors. 

The APSS is a Think Tank envisioning an integrated coalition of the Private sector, Public sector, CSO, Labour and Academia that steers a prosperous and sustainable business environment under the AfCTFA. The APSS aims at an ultimate Action-oriented Planning and Implementation of Solutions which will be progressively and continuously assessed for their results in the “Africa We Want”.

For information about the agenda of each summit day click here

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