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Media Accreditation Opens for the World Economic Forum on Africa 2011

Geneva, Switzerland, 21 February 2011 – The World Economic Forum on Africa takes place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 4-6 May 2011. The theme of the meeting is “From Vision to Action, Africa’s New Chapter” and will convene more than 700 top regional and global leaders. 

 "The world has woken up to Africa's untapped economic potential with substantive investment to the continent from China, India and elsewhere. The World Economic Forum on Africa in May will be an opportunity for key stakeholders to highlight how political will and innovative partnerships can translate Africa's economic boom into an inclusive and equitable growth story", said Katherine Tweedie, Director, Head of Africa, World Economic Forum.

The co-chairs of the meeting who will help shape the agenda are:

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of the Board, Nestlé, Switzerland

Timothy Flynn, Chairman, KPMG International, USA

P. Mpho Makwana, Chairman, Eskom Holdings, South Africa

Linah K. Mohohlo, Governor of the Bank of Botswana

Rajiv J. Shah, Administrator, USAID - US Government Agency for International Development, USA

Jubril Adewale Tinubu, Group Chief Executive, Oando, Nigeria


Media accreditation for the event is now open. If you would like to cover this event, please register online at


The registration deadline is Friday 22 April 2011. As the number of accreditations issued will be strictly limited, we will not be able to accommodate late registrations. No accreditation will be granted on site.

For more information about the meeting, please visit the Forum’s website at

The World Economic Forum is an international institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation in the spirit of global citizenship. It engages with business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is independent, impartial and not tied to any interests. It cooperates closely with all leading international organizations (