Africa Set to Overcome Its Challenges

New opportunities in Africa to be presented at Frost & Sullivan's Growth, Innovation & Leadership Conference GIL 2015: Germany

Nov 12, 2015, 08:30 ET from Frost & Sullivan

FRANKFURT, Germany, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Africa has been plagued with falling commodity prices, power gaps, political instability and corruption in the past years. The 54 countries, however, are set to change quite drastically in the future and forecast to function as a single continent with population strength of over 625 million people in the common trade bloc. According to Frost & Sullivan a number of exogenous factors or Mega Trends will positively impact Africa's future prospects and the continent's growth story over the next ten years.

The rise of the African markets and its emerging opportunities for businesses and industries will be at the heart of Frost & Sullivan's annual Growth, Innovation & Leadership conference GIL 2015: Germany, which is going to take place at the Frankfurt Jumeirah Hotel on 17 November 2015. Senior industry executives and thought leaders will gather to discuss new business models, innovative growth strategies and new business opportunities across a variety of industries. The presentation on Africa will be delivered by Frost & Sullivan's Mobility Business Unit Leader for Africa, Allan Joe, who will provide visionary insights into the impact of digital trends, such as virtual currency on Africa's banking industry and the growing importance of the mobile economy that is touted to become the second-largest mobile Internet market by 2020 globally.

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GIL 2015: Germany will also facilitate a keynote on Women as a Customer and what this means for economies and businesses. "Leaders and innovators all the over the world are looking for the next growth opportunity - whether it's an emerging market, digital transformation or new service industries," outlines Frost & Sullivan Principal Consultant, Olivia Price-Walker. "This presentation examines the growing body of evidence that by addressing female consumers and harnessing the power of females in your economy or organisation, you will yield significant returns and uncover your trillion dollar customer."

The one-day conference will be complemented by the Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Best Practices Awards Banquet in the evening. Regional as well as global companies across a variety of industries will be honored for superior leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development achievements.

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