Global Conference 2015

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The media tend to highlight the lowlights of events in Africa, such as terrorism, the recent Ebola outbreak and volatility in oil and gas prices. Yet people involved in the African economy recognize the important gains that are improving its long-term outlook. South of the Sahara, foreign direct investment has risen sixfold since 2000, and the population is leapfrogging to new technologies such as mobile banking. Many African nations are positioned for dramatic economic growth, with expanding consumer markets. Regional cooperation is markedly improving and new infrastructure and technology are being put into place. This panel will bring together African heads of state, business leaders and global investors to discuss the vast continent's role in the world economy, strategies for accelerating progress and emerging investment opportunities.

Introduction By

Mindy Silverstein

Managing Director, Milken Institute


Bronwyn Nielsen

Group Executive Director, ABN Group; Editor in Chief, CNBC Africa


Tony Blair

Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland

H.E. Paul Kagame

President, Republic of Rwanda

Scott Minerd

Chairman of Investments and Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners

Patrice Motsepe

Founder and Executive Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals

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