Abidjan - Côte d'ivoire Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel Ivoire
March 28th to 30th, 2017 3 productive days
High level Speakers & Panels
More than 400 high-level experts expected

Cap sur l'émergence...

Mot du Président de la République


The holding of the International Conference on the Emergence of Africa in Abidjan, takes place in a context marked by the good macroeconomic performances recorded by the continent for about a decade. Africa currently ranks secondamong continents recordingthe highest growth rate (more than 5%), behind Asia.
Investment opportunities abound in Africa, hence attracting investors from all around the world.Africaisa Continent of the future. A Continent full of promises,a new continent striving to achieve emergence.

However, Africastill has many challenges to overcome;notably,deepening the dynamicofthe structural transformationof itseconomiesthroughthe mastery oftechnologyand the modernization of itsadministration, sources of productivitygains, the reduction of poverty and inequalities through a greater sharing of the fruits of growth among its populations, the finding of a sustainable solutionto youth employability.
The challenge, but also the opportunityfor our countries, is to consolidateand sustain the foundations of a strong, competitive and inclusive growth, which is the source of sustainabledevelopmentand social progress.

Côte d’Ivoire is firmly committed to this process. Theimplementationof the2012-2015 National Development Planenabled our country, to record major economic and social successes over the last few years: an average annual growth rate of more than 9% from 2012 to 2014, the upgrading ofthe economic and social infrastructures, as well asthe construction of new infrastructures, the improvement of the business climate, which necessarily entailsa transparent environment and good governance.

We are now in a process of renewalof this plan for theperiod from2016 to 2020. This is why we welcomethe holdingof the International Conference on the Emergence of Africa in Abidjan.
This platform will allow Côte d’Ivoire to exchange its experience with other countries from Africa and other continents, so that it can integrate the best international experiences in terms of development in its future planning.

Thishigh level Conference is a realopportunityto help accelerate the emergence of the African continent, by using the best practices of pioneer and emerging countries.

President of the Republic

President of republic