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Oxford Business Forum Africa 2019

Single market, global outcomes

The Forum brings together distinguished leaders from top companies, innovative start-ups, government and civil society from across Africa.

With changes in the trade systems getting underway across the continent, this year’s forum will focus on the effects of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement on the development and ease of doing business across Africa. When examined independently, many African countries may not be economically viable and attractive to global market players. However, under the single market framework of the African Continental Free Trade Area the continent’s prospect for global production, value chain management and consumption capacity rises. 

This year's Forum will take a deep-dive into how the agreement will impact infrastructure and agricultural demands, investment opportunities and technological innovation on the continent.