Crystal Ball Africa is an annual Pan-African business conference that provides a forum for business people and professionals to take a close look at all the key issues that will impact their businesses in Africa in the year ahead. The theme for 2023 is “Africa’s New Blue Ocean – Opportunities in a Volatile World”.
As the world emerged from Covid-19 in 2022, the Russian-Ukraine war erupted, then inflation, gas price hikes and now a looming recession in 2023. But in the midst of all that, the global population hit 8 billion whilst Africa’s moved from 1.2 billion to 1.4 billion. 40% are young people with youthful entrepreneurship spirit and many already engaged in start-ups looking for finance. This also coincided with the AfCFTA and a fast integrating continent.
The promise of Africa has recently led the USA to promise $55billion new investments and a potential President Biden visit in 2023 as the USA seeks to catch up with China’s Africa strategy. So in the midst of a chaotic world, Africa appear to present the next set of blue ocean opportunities.
What are the right business strategies and public policy options which will enable both the private and public sector entities navigate the maze?
Join us at Crystal Ball Africa 2023 as we look into Africa’s Blue Ocean opportunities.