Africa Business Outlook 2023

This event is a critical session for C-suites looking to navigate the challenges of doing business in Africa, and presents an ideal networking opportunity for companies with an African or South African presence. We hope to see you there.

About this event

Africa Business Outlook

2023 promises to be a major one for Africa. Debt challenges, rising food insecurity and supply chain disruptions will continue make doing business on the continent unique. However, growth in Africa’s population and rising wealth promise to make the continent one of tremendous opportunity in the medium term. Join us for the release of our Africa Business Outlook 2023 survey, as we unpack the findings of the survey conducted by C-suites across Africa. In this informative breakfast session, we will unpack the results of the survey, including:

  1. Expected changes in operational costs in 2023
  2. Approaches to hybrid working across offices
  3. Expected changes to profit and revenue across countries
  4. Attitudes towards capital investments in the region

Event chairman

Sam Rolland

Director, Sub-Saharan Africa of The Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

Sam is a trained economist specialising in understanding the complexities of the South African economy. Prior to joining the EICN, Sam spent time in both the public and private sector, first as an economist within the Economic Policy division of the National Treasury, and then as a consulting economist at Econometrix, and Deloitte. During his time in private sector, Sam specialised in analysing events and government policies to dilute these into constructing business strategies. Sam also spent time in Switzerland as an economist for airline industry body IATA. Sam holds a masters degree in economics from Stellenbosch University, and has studied further at the Insitute for Social Studies in The Hague, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Levy Economics Insitute of Bard College in New York State.

Event details


Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

1 Alma Rd, Morningside, Sandton Johannesburg, South Africa

Meeting room details will be shared upon successful registration

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