African Economic Conference relocates to Addis Ababa

Media Advisory: African Economic Conference relocates to Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, 29 September 2014 (ECA) - In keeping with the tradition established by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) whereby they take turns to host the annual African Economic Conference (AEC),  the three partners, in consultation with the Government of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire have announced the relocation of the venue for the 9th edition of the AEC from Abidjan to the ECA headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The dates for the Conference, 1-3 November 2014 shall remain unchanged.
The theme for this year's AEC is "Knowledge and Innovation for Africa's Transformation" and will offer a unique avenue for researchers, policymakers and development practitioners from Africa, and elsewhere, to debate Africa’s soft infrastructure needs and their catalytic impact on speed and scope of economic transformation and inclusive growth. Selected presentations will focus on addressing specific sub-topics related to the overall theme.

Invited participants and the media are encouraged to visit for regular updates.

Issued by:
ECA External Communications and Media Relations Section
PO Box 3001
Addis Ababa
Tel: +251 11 551 5826