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700 to gather for WEF in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, May 8, 2012

More than 700 leaders from business, government, civil society, academia, media and the arts from over 70 countries will come together at the 22nd World Economic Forum on Africa in Ethiopia.

The meeting is being hosted for the first time in Addis Ababa with the support of the government of Ethiopia from May 9 to 11.

Under the theme Shaping Africa’s Transformation, the meeting’s agenda will integrate: strengthening Africa’s Lladership; accelerating investment in frontier markets; and scaling innovation for shared opportunities.

Elsie S Kanza, director, head of Africa, World Economic Forum, said: “Africa is experiencing strong growth and despite the increasingly volatile global economy, African leaders are pursuing measures that will transform the region into the next global growth pole.”

“In this context, the World Economic Forum on Africa will seek to leverage the positive political, economic and social progress of recent years by providing a true multistakeholder platform to develop new ideas and actions to achieve further sustainable, inclusive growth,” she said.

The event will be led by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia and representatives from his government. – TradeArabia News Service




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