6th African Business Leaders Forum (ABLF 2008)

Venue: Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Nov 19, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 21, 2008
Registration Date: Nov 16, 2008
Early Registration Date: Aug 31, 2008
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Building on the successes recorded by five previous editions, this year’s African Business Leaders Forum promises to be even more exciting and productive.
For the first time since its inception in 2003, The African Business Leaders Forum will be held outside the continent of Africa - in London, capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The ABLF continues to serve as a learning coalition of private and public sector business leaders, having attracted an astounding posse of speakers over the years, including heads of state, government ministers, business moguls, and heads of institutions, industry chiefs, corporate luminaries and key decision makers in the public/private sectors.

Since 2003, the African Business Leaders Forum has congregated over 3000 delegates including high profile business leaders, middle-level executives and youth leaders from 38 African nations.

Business in Africa magazine, the leading Pan African business monthly is proud to convene this renowned event.

The 6th African Business Leaders Forum is convened to create a platform for African business leaders within and outside the continent to brainstorm on the creation of a new leadership paradigm for Africa that will help the continent breakout of the age-old headship dilemma in pursuit of development and economic transformation.

ABLF 2008 will engender strategic collaborations between African business leaders on the continent and their compatriots in the Diaspora to revolutionise Africa’s developmental agenda for a massive socio-economic turnaround.

ABLF 2008 will address the following topics:

 Presidential debate: True democracy, the answer to Africa’s woes?
 Deflating inflation: role of central banks
 Corporate governance as an integral principle to corporate and national growth
 What should be the dream of Africa in the decades ahead?
 Reforming Africa’s energy sector – What are the options?
 Conflicts and development in Africa
 Africa And Globalization
 Should Africa change the way it interacts with the west?
 Tourism to the rescue?
 What should be Africa’s best approach to poverty alleviation and development?
 Women in leadership: Re-strategising to attain higher feats
 Unlocking Africa’s fashion industry potential
 Africa’s natural resources: an answer to the continent’s development? Case study of:
o Petroleum
o Agriculture
o Mining
o Water bodies
 Information & communication technology for development
 Is lack of access to resources the main bottleneck for women’s involvement in Africa’s development?
 The issue of international migration – the need to slow down Africa’s crippling brain drain
 Entrepreneurship workshop.
 The future of Africa: views of leading CEOs
 Grass to grace: Africa’s most impressive corporate and national turnarounds


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Delegate fees Individual delegates: US$1,500 Group registration: 10+ delegates 5% discount 20+ delegates 7.5% discount 50+ delegates 10% discount