The 24th edition of the African Export-Import Bank Annual General Meeting (AfreximAGM) is taking place in Kigali, Rwanda from 28th of June to July 1st, 2017. The event themed “Boosting intra-African trade and integration,” is a gathering of Africa’s most high-profile political and business leaders.

The participants for today’s plenary sessions include:

  • Justin Lin – Director, Center for New Structural Economics and Honorary Dean, National School of Development, Peking University, China
  • Chair: H.E. Mr John Rwangombwa – Governor, National Bank of Rwanda
  • Dr Keun Lee – Professor of Economics at Seoul University and Director of the Center for Economic Catch‐Up, Korea
  • Mr Ibrahima Cheikh Diong – Founder and CEO, Africa Consulting and Trading Group
  • Ms Helen Hai – Goodwill Ambassador and CEO, Made in Africa Initiative
  • Mr Mahesh Patel – Chairman, Export Trading Group
  • E. Dr Denny Kalyalya – Governor, Bank of Zambia, Republic of Zambia
  • E. Mr Alan Kyerematen – Minister of Trade and Industry, Republic of Ghana
  • E. Dr Kayode Fayemi – Minister, Mines & Steel Development, Federal Government of Nigeria
  • Mr Kola Karim – Managing Director and CEO, Shoreline Energy International, UK
  • Mr Bassem Loukil – CEO & President, Loukil Investment Group
  • François Kanimba – Minister of Trade, Industry and East African Community Affairs
  • Mr Srinath Keshavan – Chief Executive Officer, Trade Risk Group
  • Mr Marc Auboin – Counsellor, World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Melvin Ayogu – Director, Executive MBA Program and Visiting
  • Professor of Economics, American University of Sharjah
  • Mr Dele Babade Founder of AfriCapital Group and CEO of ACL Capital Partners Ltd.

They will be leading discussions on the following themes:

  • Trade as a Catalyst for Industrialisation: Theory & Evidence Industrialising for Growth and Export Diversification: Lessons from Successful Economies
  • Linking Industries to Markets –The Critical Role of Export Trading Companies and Commodity Exchanges
  • Industrialising African Economies: Towards a Policy Framework
  • Implications of Trade -Based Money Laundering
  • Market Access as a Barrier to Export Manufacturing – Issues and Solutions
  • The Path to Industrialisation for Capital Scarce and Labour Abundant Economies – Light Manufacturing or Heavy Industries?

Watch the sessions live here


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