FT Africa Summit
07 October 2017London
Too often we focus on Africa’s problems, whether of governance, commodity dependency, poor infrastructure or entrenched poverty. Without taking a rose-tinted view, this year’s FT Africa Summit aims to shift the focus to what is working in Africa in the hope of drawing broader lessons that could benefit the continent as a whole. In that spirit, the agenda will aim to turn the spotlight on what is going right – without, of course, losing sight of what is going wrong or what could be done better. We will ask the most pressing questions of a range of business people, policymakers, investors, practitioners and innovators, ensuring that the agenda has space for some fresh voices from the worlds of marketing, arts and culture. The thrust will be on Africa telling its own stories and learning from its own complex and diverse experience.