Addis Ababa ready to host World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa

May 8,2012

From left are, Omar K. Carrera, East & Southern Africa area director for sales & marketing; Antony Wade, resident manager; Jean-Pierre Manigoff, general manager; Mulugeta Demissie, group & event manager; and Surafel Yilma, director for rooms.
From left are, Omar K. Carrera, East & Southern Africa area director for sales & marketing; Antony Wade, resident manager; Jean-Pierre Manigoff, general manager; Mulugeta Demissie, group & event manager; and Surafel Yilma, director for rooms.

A part of the emblematic World Economic Forum (WEF), which was first convened in 1971, the WEF on Africa aims to highlight African developmental and business issues and contribute to continental progress, once dubbed as “the hopeless continent”, according to organizers. The track record of the Forum is indeed high, with its latest contributions being the deliberation on the global financial crisis of 2008, which succeeded in creating a global consensus towards policy harmonisation and the gathering held on January 25 to 29, 2012, at Davos, Switzerland, about fixing capitalism.
Addis Abeba will see the historic gathering of global policy movers and shakers under the flagship forum this week, the first of its kind to be held in Ethiopia. Over 1,000 participants, including heads of state, leaders of global multinational giants, renowned academicians, and civil society representatives will meet in various halls designated at the Sheraton as Awash, Gonder, Harer and Axum. There will also be side events planned at the UNECA, Africa Union and the Hilton.

Source: ADDIS FORTUNE