Companies to Inspire Africa – Abidjan Launch Event

26.04.2017, Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Book Launch

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the London Stock Exchange (LSEG) will launch "Companies to Inspire Africa" (CTIA) report on 26 April 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

The publication identifies and features fast-growing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across the continent, with the objective of feeding a microsite and a database that identifies some of Africa's most dynamic, fast growing private SMEs. Specifically, the report:

  • Identifies the fastest-growing and most dynamic private businesses across Africa;
  • Demonstrates breadth and diversity of African businesses within 42 countries across 7 major sectors; and
  • Highlights strong company performances and the potential for these firms to become the next corporate champions powering Africa's future economic and social development.

The London Stock Exchange Group hosted the inaugural launch of the report on 31st of March, 2017, in London. The Bank's Headquarters will host the first launch on the African continent.

The book launch will be complemented by interviews and a panel session which will discuss how private equity, venture capital and capital markets can be harnessed to support growth companies / SMEs in Africa.

List of companies from Côte d'Ivoire in the report:

African Industrial Services (AIS), Atlantique Finance Group, Azalai Hotels Group, Banque Atlantique (AFG), Cipharm, Compagnie Transnationale d'Investissement (CTI) - Groupe COFINA, Conergies, Eranove, EXAT SA, Africa Finance Corporation ("AFC"), Fan Milk International, Mixta Africa, Pharmivoire Nouvelle, Proveto S.A, RMG Concept Limited, The Advans Group, Thunnus Overseas SA France and Vipnet.

To register for this event or for more information, please visit the event website or email: p.onyang[a]afdb.org and o.nnenna-chidubem[a]afdb.org.