Tuesday 8 October
10:20 - 11:50
Uncertainty has become one of 2019’s defining themes. Amid an escalating U.S. - China trade war and Brexit uncertainty the IMF has reduced its global growth forecast for 2019 and 2020 to 3.2% and 3.5% respectively - warning that growth in Africa could more than halve from an expected 3.5%.
This session will explore the implications of this for business, focused on gaining practical insights from leading CEOs on how to navigate this growing uncertainty.
Key themes/issues to explore:
How is Africa being affected by growing global uncertainty? Should business be worried?
Should we expect a dip in investment on the continent?
How might the Continental Free Trade Agreement help business mitigate the impact of uncertainty?
As a leading CEO, what is your strategy for ensuring continued growth in the face of a dimming growth outlook?