GENEVA, Switzerland/African Media Agency (AMA)/- World-renowned American economist, Jeremy Rifkin, will be speaking at the third edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM in Geneva on 16 and 17 March.
Rifkin, professor at the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and President of the Foundation on Economic Trends, is a regular speaker at top events around the world.
The American “disruptor” is known for his cutting-edge ideas on global economic trends and on the advent of the Third Industrial Revolution (TIR). The latter will see a shift to renewable energy with new technologies and the development of a communication network to distribute them and, for example, the introduction of a 3D printer that will promote consumers to the rank of “prosumer” (producer-consumer).
Jeremy Rifkin will be sharing his ideas and vision of the future with 800 delegates at the 2015 AFRICA CEO FORUM, including almost 500 top African CEOs.
While growth in Africa is set to hit a record high, will he be able to convince the audience that capitalism will collapse within the next fifty years? Can he convince participants that the emergence of a new economic model based on “less financial capital and more human capital” is an exciting opportunity for the African continent? In a paradigm where consumers become producers, what changes will Africa’s private sector have to make? These questions will all be answered on 16 March in Geneva.