Experts to discuss sustainability at African Brands Congress
Stakeholders in the sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) industry in Africa would gather in Lagos on September 15, 2023 to discuss issues around sustainability and CSR at the 2023 African Brands Congress.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of African Brand Congress (ABC), Desmond Esorougwe, this year’s congress to be held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island with “Sustainability, CSR And Green Goodness: An Opportunity for Brands Growth” as theme, will have in attendance sustainability, CSR, and green energy experts to discuss and provide insights.
Esorougwe said: “The 2023 ABC brands showcase/exhibition seeks to showcase ideas, goods and inventions of various types that are original, creative as well as those with the potential for good return on investment. It aims to demonstrate brand/company to the audience by showing that your organisation is at par with leading organisations. It is also a suitable platform to build and reinforce strategic relationships with customers.”
According to him, as part of the congress is the Africa Brand Leadership Merit Awards 2023, which aims to celebrate leadership, innovation and creativity in Africa. “It recognises brilliant minds and institutions delivering positive change and shaping Africa’s future. It is to honour chief executives, businesses, brands, products and services as well as public officers that have excelled and demonstrated uncommon initiative, drive and leadership in Africa’s economy.”
The winner would have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the continent, the economic aspiration of its citizenry and the transformation of Africa’s image in the international markets while displaying a high standard of good corporate citizenship, social and environmental responsibilities.
Special guests of honour expected at the event include icons and dignitaries such as, President of South Africa and current Chairman African Union, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa; Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Kashim Shettima; President, Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo; President, Republic of Kenya, H.E. Dr. William Samoei Ruto; President of African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina; Chairperson, African Union Commission, H.E. Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat; President, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote; Minister of Trade and Industry of Egypt, Tarek Kabil; President, Afrexim Bank, Prof. Benedict Orama; Secretary General AfCTFA, H.E. Wankele Nene to mention a few.
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