The Standard Bank Africa Forum 2009 conference, taking place in Cape Town from October 27 to 29, will bring together captains of industry from around the world in the core sectors of oil and gas, telecoms and media, power and infrastructure, and mining and metals to engage with each other African policy makers and potential investors on Africa opportunities.
As Standard Bank’s flagship conference, this event typically hosts over 200 delegates. Past prominent speakers have included former US President Bill Clinton, former Treasury Secretary John Snow, former Governor of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan, former World Bank President James Wolfensohn, former Vice President of the United States Al Gore and financial commentators such as Jim O’Neil, Dr Jim Walker, and Jim Rogers. Many policy makers from Ministries of Finance and other government departments, as well as Central Bank Governors have been regular attendees.
Plenary session speakers this year include Pravin Gordhan, South African Finance Minister; Dr Seth Terkper, the Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana; Prof Njuguna Ndungu, Kenya Central Bank Governor; and Lamido Sanusi, Nigeria Central Bank Governor. Sanusi will also update the delegates on the recent changes in the Nigerian banking system in a key note address.
Trevor Manuel, Minister in The Presidency, National Planning Commission, will address the conference on the final day.