Event Overview

Africa's response to the pandemic has been rightly praised, but the health and economic consequences will be severe. The FT Africa Summit - already a flagship event - is committed to covering the most pressing issues and make this year’s Summit bigger, better and more innovative than ever before. This full-day global digital summit takes place on Monday 12 October and will welcome speakers and delegates attending virtually using the latest video technologies. We are delighted to welcome a stellar array of keynote speakers including Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia and recipient of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the IMF, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation and Strive Masiyiwa, founder of Econet Global. Expertly hosted by some of the FT’s most senior journalists including Roula Khalaf, the FT’s editor, this year’s Summit will be the one event on Africa you must attend.

Hear from Africa’s leading decision-makers including senior government ministers, business leaders and health experts

More online networking opportunities with over 500 senior attendees and increased scope to engage senior government stakeholders and business leaders from Africa

Built upon a 6-year track record of exceptional speakers from business, industry and government

A full day of FT-curated content designed to help shape Africa’s economic and health response to the global pandemic

Get deeper insights and connections in bespoke, private breakout sessions via ritual roundtables

Director, Royal African Society
“The best one day event on business in Africa”

Confirmed speakers include:

H.E. Abiy Ahmed Ali,

Prime Minister,

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,


World Health Organisation

Kristalina Georgieva,

Managing Director,

International Monetary Fund

Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta,

Finance Minister,

Republic of Ghana

Strive Masiyiwa,


Econet Global

500+ attendees
35+ speakers
50% C-suite/Director level attendees