The 4th Global Business Forum on Africa was set to welcome five African heads of state, 12 ministers, and more than 1,000 top-level government and corporate decision-makers and industry experts on November 1st and 2nd, 2017, in Dubai. The forum, organised by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was held under the theme “Next Generation Africa.” The two-day event examined the current economic outlook for the continent, and explored prospects for its development, as well as investment opportunities and the potential for forging partnerships between African businesses and their UAE counterparts.
The event brought together high-profile attendees such as H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda; H.E. Danny Faure, President of the Republic of Seychelles; H.E. Yoweri Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda; H.E. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius; and H.E. Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia; along with a long list of ministers, senior government officials, young African entrepreneurs, economic and industry experts.