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Media Accreditation Opens for the World Economic Forum on Africa

Maxwell Hall, Senior Media Manager, Media, World Economic Forum, Tel.: +41 (0)79 329 3500; E-mail:  


  • The 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 8-10 May 2013.
  • Media accreditation opens today; to apply, please register at
  • Under the theme, “Delivering on Africa’s Promise”, over 900 participants are expected to take part.

Geneva, Switzerland, 26 February 2013 – Media accreditation opens today for the 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa. With the support of the Government of South Africa, the meeting will be held in Cape Town from 8 to 10 May 2013. Under the theme “Delivering on Africa’s Promise”, the meeting will provide an unrivalled platform for key decision-makers from industry, government, academia, the media, civil society and young leaders to understand and shape Africa’s future.

The programme will focus on deepening the continent’s integration and renewing commitments to a sustainable path of growth and development by addressing the following core themes:

  • Accelerating Economic Diversification
  • Boosting Strategic Infrastructure
  • Unlocking Africa’s Talent
The Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum on Africa are: 
Mo Ibrahim, Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, United Kingdom
Mustafa Vehbi Koç, Chairman of the Board, Koç Holding, Turkey
Frannie Léautier, Executive Secretary, The African Capacity Building Foundation, Zimbabwe; Global Agenda Council on Youth Unemployment
Arif M. Naqvi, Founder and Group Chief Executive, The Abraaj Group, United Arab Emirates
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria

If you would like to cover this event, please register online at before Friday 19 April. As the number of accreditations issued is strictly limited, we will not be able to accommodate late registrations. No accreditation will be granted on site.

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