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10 Memorable Quotes From The 2014 World Economic Forum On Africa

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The 24th edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa is currently taking place in Abuja, Nigeria. The event, which has brought together close to 1,000 regional and global leaders, is centered on...

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10 Memorable Quotes From The 2014 World Economic Forum On Africa

May 8 2014, 6:02pm CDT | by

The 24th edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa is currently taking place in Abuja, Nigeria. The event, which has brought together close to 1,000 regional and global leaders, is centered on the theme of forging inclusive growth and creating jobs for Africa’s growing population. The began on Wednesday and is slated to close tomorrow. Here are some of the more memorable quotes from Thursday’s plenary and brainstorming sessions:

  1. Africa is an article of faith. I believe in this continent. – Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Airtel
  2. Nowhere in the world do you get the kind of returns you get in Africa. – Olabisi Onasanya, Group CEO, First Bank of Nigeria
  3. Africa is going through growing pains, but the potential is great. – Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties
  4. This is the right time for anyone to come and invest into Africa.  - Stephen Olabisi Onasanya, Group CEO, First Bank of Nigeria
  5. Africa’s rise will make the world more stable, more democratic, more robust. – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
  6. Africa’s people have taken their destiny into their own hands. – China’s Li Keqiang
  7. Don’t be afraid to invest in Africa. – Jean-François van Boxmeer, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Heineken International
  8. Africa has been rising for a long time. I hope we will eventually get to a point where we have risen. – Albert Kobina Essien, Group Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Transnational
  9. As the economies of Africa grow, progressive businesses will grow with them. – Jean-Francois van Boxmer, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Heineken International
  10. Africa represents our fastest-growing region in the world. If you want to be relevant, you need to be in this part of the world – Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company

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