Location: Virtual Event
Date: 25st May 2020
Time: 05:00 am – 09:00 am GMT
Organisers: IC Events, African Business and Brand Leadership
IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON AFRICAN BOURSES, BRANDS AND BUSINESSES
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the global economy, disrupted supply chains, created significant volatility in global financial markets and changed the communication and business landscape. The CEO’s of the Kenyan, Nigerian and South African stock exchanges and the CMOs and Chief Communication Officers of Google Africa, Dangote, BCW and Safaricom reflected on these challenges and the mitigation of the impact of the pandemic.. The panels was facilitated by Omar Ben Yedder – Publisher/CEO, African Business, New African and African Banker, UK and Ms. Eloine Barry – CEO, African Media Agency, NYC.
2020 BRAND AFRICA 100: AFRICA’S BEST BRANDS
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Brand Africa 100. Established 10 years ago to coincide with the Fifa World Cup, the world’s biggest single sporting event, the Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands rankings have established themselves as the most authoritative survey and analysis of brands and businesses in Africa, based on a study by Geopoll across 26 countries spanning all the five economic regions. Collectively these countries account for over 80% of the population and over 80% of the GDP of Africa. An analysis of the data by Kantar and Brand Leadership over the past 10 years has established that on average, only 20% of the brands admired by Africans are made in Africa. What will this year’s results tell us about the strength and resilience of African brands?
AFRICAN MARKETS OPENING
In a novel programming, the launch will feature a world-first synchonized opening of the three major securities exchanges, the Kenya (09h00 EAT), South Africa (09h00 CAT) and Nigeria (09h30 GMT+3) all within the start and conclusion of the Brand Africa program on 25 May 2020.
A global/African audience of thought leaders, media and decision makers focused on building, investing in and/or influencing businesses and brands in Africa.