South Africa began the 28th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa.

The Forum will be held from September 4-6 under the theme ‘Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.’

The meeting will focus on how to scale up the transformation of regional architecture related to smart institutions, investment, integration, industry and innovation.

The event will convene more than 1, 000 regional and global leaders from politics, business, civil society, and academia to shape regional and industry agendas in the year ahead.

The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.

The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. Moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.

Our activities are shaped by a unique institutional culture founded on the stakeholder theory, which asserts that an organization is accountable to all parts of society. The institution carefully blends and balances the best of many kinds of organizations, from both the public and private sectors, international organizations and academic institutions.

We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.