As the fourth edition of the Pan African business summit widely known as New York Forum Africa wounds down, read some of the notable quotes from great minds that have attended the event.
'Without the participation of the private sector we will not succeed in financing activities including water and electricity,' Gabonese President, Ali Bongo Ondimba.
'African youth- there will be no growth without your dreams. You need to create your job,' Karl Miville deChêne, a trainer, speaker, animator and consultant in international trade said during the African Youth growth ssession.
'The whole concept was born in this conference two years ago,' Ivorich Ikowitz, a South African industrialist and president of Paramount Group said on the low-cost airline model he created to help connect African in Africa without much cost.
'Africa has $60 billion yearly in remittances and hundreds of billions in central banks. Money that can be invested in innovation but there is a need for consistent policies.' Dr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission For Africa said.
'To all the young women who would like to start companies, I would like to say that it is possible,' Tiguidanke Camara, the Chairman & CEO Tigui Mining Group said during the Women in leadership session on the second day.
“We have to revisit models on climate change. The time for climate change is a new era with a new ideology” Etienne Massard, Secretary General of the Presidency of the Gabonese Republic said during the climate change session.
The Director of African Legal Support Facility, African Development Bank in Zimbabwe, Stephen Karangizi said, 'When we talk about technology, we need to be proactive in adapting legal frameworks that reflect needs of the people.'
'Young people should look at businesses headed by Africans who are coming back from abroad,” Melissa Cook, Founder and Managing Director at African Sunrise Partners LLC said during the first session of the third day which bothered on job opportunities for Africans.