The critical role of business leaders in securing growth opportunities for African businesses in an increasingly competitive global economy is to be debated at high level conference organised by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The CXO (Chief Experience Officer) Africa Convention entitled Africa: The $2.7 Trillion Continent – Securing Growth Transformation will take place on 16 April 2014 at the city’s Hyatt Regency hotel.
More than 50 chief executives, chief financial officers and other business leaders will have the opportunity to share experiences and gain an insight into how experts see the African economies will develop and how CEOs and CFOs are preparing to face the challenges and take the opportunities which future developments will bring.
The convention will also look at how business leaders in Africa can work to ensure that inward investment continues to fly into the continent, while considering the risks and the strategies to deal with those issues. There will also be discussions on how to manage finance talent.
Speakers and participants include:
- Professor Oliver Saasa, managing consultant of Premier Consult Ltd;
- Victor Sekese, Chief Executive of SizweNtsalubaGobodo;
- Richard Etemesi, Chief Executive Officer – South Africa and Area General Manager – Southern Africa, Standard Chartered;
- Nnamdi Oranye, Partner, Indian Atlantic Telecoms;
- Hentus Honiball and Simon Venables, Partner/Directors with PricewaterhouseCoopers,
- Anthony Thunstrom, Chief Operating Officer global Africa practice, KPMG;
- Mike Nyinaku, Chief Executive Officer, The BEIGE Group
- and Helen Brand OBE, ACCA’s Chief Executive.
Jamil Ampomah, ACCA’s Director Sub-Saharan Africa, said: 'ACCA is committed to ensuring that business leaders have access to all the new thinking, and this convention provides an opportunity for those in the C-suite – the chief officers - to hear and share experiences from the continent and around the world and to discuss how to ensure their organisations are in the best possible shape to maximise future opportunities.'