The Africa Advancement Forum (AAF) is thrilled to announce that His Excellency Douye Diri, the Governor of Bayelsa State, His Excellency Hope Uzodinma, the Governor of Imo State, and Mele Kolo Kyari OFR, the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of NNPC Limited, will be among the esteemed global speakers and award recipients at the highly anticipated 4th edition of the AAF Global Summit. The summit, with the theme “Africa Unleashed: Shaping a New Trade Paradigm,” is scheduled to take place at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria, on October 15, 2023.
The presence of Governors Douye Diri and Hope Uzodinma, as well as Mele Kolo Kyari, GCEO of NNPC Limited, as global speakers and award recipients, adds prestige to the arrays of past speakers including Former President of Nigeria H.E Goodluck Jonathan, Adama Barrow
President of the Republic of The Gambia, H.E Jewel Taylor Vice President of Liberia, H.E Erica Bennett Head of Mission AU Africa dispora forum and many other notable leaders who have featured on the AAF Global Summit platform. These distinguished leaders bring their extensive experience, visionary leadership, and invaluable insights to the event.
Under the theme “Africa Unleashed: Shaping a New Trade Paradigm,” the AAF Global Summit aims to explore innovative strategies, policies, and technologies that will revolutionize trade across the African continent. The summit will serve as a platform for industry leaders, policymakers, and trade experts to discuss and collaborate on unlocking Africa’s vast economic potential, fostering regional integration, and driving inclusive growth.
The participation of Governors Douye Diri and Hope Uzodinma underscores their commitment to advancing the economic development of their respective states and contributing to the overall progress of Africa. Their presence as keynote speakers will provide a platform for sharing their perspectives on trade, investment, and the role of governance in shaping a prosperous future for Africa.
Mele Kolo Kyari, GCEO of NNPC Limited, is widely recognized for his exceptional leadership, expertise, and commitment to the energy sector. As an award recipient and distinguished speaker at the AAF Global Summit, he will share his insights on the critical role of the oil and gas industry in driving economic growth, sustainability, and innovation in Africa.
“We are delighted to have His Excellency Douye Diri, His Excellency Hope Uzodinma, and Mele Kolo Kyari as our esteemed speakers and award recipients at the 4th AAF Global Summit,” said Mudiaga Akakabota Esq, Executive Director, international Partnership of the Africa Advancement Forum. “Their participation reinforces our commitment to fostering collaboration and driving positive change in Africa. We are confident that their contributions will inspire and shape a new trade paradigm that will propel Africa’s economic transformation.”
The AAF Global Summit promises to be an immersive and impactful event, featuring engaging panel discussions, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights, forge meaningful connections, and explore innovative solutions that will shape the future of trade in Africa.
Government officials, business leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, and trade enthusiasts are invited to participate in this landmark summit and contribute to Africa’s economic advancement.