AFRICAN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARDS – LONDON 2018
The African Business Leadership Awards is a prestigious recognition event to reward exceptional corporate practices and outstanding achievers, especially in Africa’s private sector. It attracts over 250 businesses, business leaders and professionals, as it provides a powerful networking opportunity for key African business players to connect with other business leaders from Europe and other parts of the world. The forum shall feature a showcase of various bankable projects, opportunities, and shall bring together African policy and business moguls, development finance players, projects, African business start-ups, and other leading businesses and opportunities on the continent.
Africa is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, and despite the much hyped stereotypes of a continent forever plagued by disease, war and turmoil, it is rapidly becoming the most desirable investment destination in the world today. Indeed, the business landscape has been rapidly changing, due to increased regional mobility, rapid urbanization and population growth, all of which has boosted demand for African-manufactured products and services. With a growing world population and an imminent danger of global food shortages, Africa is well poised to become the breadbasket of the world.
African Business Leadership Awards is in keeping with our tradition of presenting the sides of the continent’s businesses and investments, which hardly finds placement on the global stage, and celebrating exemplary business leadership and individuals who have contributed to economic development of the African continent.
The forum will engage all the relevant Policymakers, heads of governments, representatives of leading institutions, regulatory bodies, development consultants, Venture capitalists and finance houses, investors and stakeholders in Agriculture, Trade & Investment, Infrastructure Development, Maritime, and Finance within Africa and beyond; in engaging conversations towards economic growth and export promotion in Africa.
Reinventing the African Business Ecosystem
- Heads of African governments and representatives
- State Governments and Ministers / commissioners of commerce, Investments, Trade & Industry
- Import-Export promotion agencies
- Development Finance Institutions, Business Leaders & CEOs from across key sectors especially Power, Infrastructure, Agribusiness, ICT, etc
- Finance players, Stock exchanges & Afro-centric funds, VC Funds,
- Corporative groups, Trade organizations and organized SMEs Associations
- Developers, operators & contractors
- African and Multinational Corporates, Technology providers, & Consulting and advisory firm
Over the years, the African Leadership Magazine platform has served as a vehicle that showcases organizations and individuals who are dedicated to achieving excellence and fostering development in Africa. The magazine has at its annual events, hosted and honored several business leaders, heads of states and presidents, policymakers, and stakeholders in Africa’s development, past and present, who are fostering Socio-Economic development and placing Africa on a global stage.
- Panel Discussions
- Deal signings with stakeholders, partners, governments, consultants, financiers and donors
- High Networking sessions
- One-on-one meeting with key international donors and development finance institutions
- Investment opportunities showcase from states, regional and national governments
- Access to pool of bankable projects and public-private-partnership (PPP) models
- International press coverage
- ALM Business Leadership awards
- Greater brand name recognition in Africa, Europe and U.S via our high – end events platform and publication, accessed by the top 3% of leadership in Africa and beyond.
- Media exposure for your company including profiling in the magazine
- Positioning of your company as a market leader in the eyes of your peers and the media
- Reinforcement of your company’s commitment to growth
- Validation of your company’s efforts and giving a vote of confidence that attracts and retains talent
- An opportunity to take a critical view of your company’s operations
Date & Venue
Hilton London on Park Lane, Mayfair, London
African Business Leadership Forum & Awards is billed for June 14, 2018 at the London Hilton on Park Lane, from 6pm to 10.30 pm
CONTACTS & FAQs
Inquiries: Call Samuel: +2348035960995, or Simon: +2347031640048
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This award recognizes the exceptional business leader whose vision, innovations and management abilities have helped steer his company successfully in both his home country and in the Global marketplace, driving growth, success and profitability.
AFRICAN FEMALE BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR:
This award recognises exceptional leadership and managerial skill in a female business leader; who in spite of stiff competition in a male-dominated world, has shown resilience, courage and sagacity in building a worthy brand.
AFRICAN REGULATOR OF THE YEAR:
This Award recognises a government regulatory agency for effective regulatory or policy initiatives and programs, implemented across national or regional levels that encourages action beyond compliance with applicable laws, enhances stakeholder engagement and contributes to the growth of the National or Regional/States brand through practical impact on the people.
BUSINESS FRIENDLY GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR AWARD.
This award recognises a governor who has been able to drive investment into his state/region, remarkably increasing the commercial activities of his state /region since assumption of office.
AFRICAN FINANCE MINISTER OF THE YEAR:
This award recognises outstanding finance minister who through strong fiscal policies have enhanced their national economic outlook and supported the growth of businesses in spite of seeming challenges.
CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Central Bank Governor of the year award recognizes those who have led their countries’ economies through what has been another tumultuous year and have been able to stimulate growth and stabilize their economy as best as they could.
INVESTMENT CLIMATE EXCELLENCE AWARD
This award takes into cognizance the work done by organizations/individuals in establishing exceptional business practices, economic achievements, and investments across Africa, and as a model for inspiring policy reforms to remove barriers to private investments while improving the business climate as a means of reducing poverty in Africa.
AFRICAN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD
The strongest criteria for this award is that such a person(s) demonstrates unique abilities in guiding and inspiring others who in turn contribute to the effective and efficient functioning of the overall business industry they ply their trade in. Such a person(s) must create, cultivate a culture of comradery that fosters an atmosphere conducive for achievements, and contribute to the success of an initiative beneficial to those other than themselves.
AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD
This award recognizes and celebrates the value of inspirational leadership at a time of change. The recipient is one who has displayed characteristics of energizing and creating a clear sense of direction and purpose for others during a period of change; leading and aligning people to motivate, empower and inspire them to achieve set goals; develop a culture that fosters leadership development and inclusivity and finally enable the individuals they lead to strive towards their set vision for the future in all areas of their work.
AFRICAN TRADE & INVESTMENT MINISTER OF THE YEAR:
This award recognises an African Trade & Investment Minister, whose innovation; hard work and success can be seen in increased flow of FDIs, increased market capabilities in reaching new markets through exporting their products or services.
YOUNG BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD:
This award recognises young African Business leaders, 40 years of age or below, whose outstanding business successes and verifiable business journey have made them role models and inspirational success stories in the marketplace.
AFRICAN CEO OF THE YEAR:
This award recognizes top CEOs who by dint of hard work, business savvy and outstanding managerial skills are building business empires and strong brands, and creating shared prosperity for its stakeholders and our communities.
AFRICAN CSR IMPACT AWARD:
This Award recognises businesses whose profits have been effectively channelled to impacting their communities through their corporate social responsibility contributions to the arts, education, environment and community development, making societal impact a corporate priority.
AFRICAN BRAND OF THE YEAR:
This Award recognises the exceptional African Brand that has proven sustainability of brand essence and identity, with verifiable distinctiveness, originality and deep loyalty base.
AFRICAN ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR:
This Award recognises and honours the individual whose vision, passionate hard work and persistence has yielded success and outstanding profit, and created jobs for the community.
AFRICAN COMPANY OF THE YEAR
(Bank, Telecoms, Airline, Manufacturing, etc.): This Award recognises companies who have made a mark in their industry sectors through uncommon customer service, innovative products offering, community impact or technological offering.
AFRICAN INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR:
This Award recognizes innovations and inventive thinking in business processes, creative solutions, new technologies, and out of the box thinking that has brought about outstanding success.
INDUSTRY PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
(ICT, Banking, Telecoms, Aviation, Retail, Business, etc.): This Award recognises the individual whose vision and innovations have become drivers of growth in particular industry sectors and drastically impacted the way of doing business in that particular sector.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
This Award recognises and honours the business leader who has, during the course of his or her career, made significant contributions in shaping, growing and developing the economic landscape.
TO NOMINATE FOR THE AFRICAN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARDS, LONDON UK 2017, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send your correspondences to:
The Business Leadership Selection Committee
African Leadership Magazine, Portsmouth Technopole, Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth PO2 8FA, United Kingdom