PwC Nigeria hosted the first 'Africa Business Agenda' networking breakfast, incorporating a CNBC Africa panel discussion, around the 24th World Economic Forum on Africa. The breakfast which took place on 9 May 2014 at the Harrow Park Golf Club in Abuja, incorporated a CNBC Africa panel discussion focusing on the realities of doing business in Africa and shedding light on the prevalent challenges.
The panellists Included: Colin Coleman, Partner Managing Director, Head of South African and Investment Banking - Division, Sub-Saharan Africa, Goldman Sachs International, Uche Orji, CEO, Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, Sola David-Borha, CEO, Stanbic IBTC Holdings, Devakhumar Edwin, CEO, Dangote Cement, Farouk Gumel, West Africa Advisory Leader, PwC.
Uyi Akpata, Regional Senior Partner for PwC, said:"Conversations like these are important because we get deep insights about doing business in Africa from leading CEOs. Our panellists have experience growing their companies on the continent in sectors like banking, consulting, infrastructure, constructions and public investment. It is very interesting to hear from them about why the Africa CEO Survey shows such strong confidence among Africa's CEOs, even though there are challenges".
The event went exceptionally well with a notable panel of thought leaders and business leaders from across Africa in attendance.
To see 'The Africa Business Agenda' in full, tune in to CNBC Africa, DStv channel 410, on Saturday 17 May 2014 at 6:00pm CAT and Sunday 18 May 2014 at 4:00pm CAT for repeat broadcasts.