CNBC Africa (DStv Channel 410), Africa’s largest business television news channel, has been chosen to host a debate at the upcoming World Economic Forum summit in Davos, Switzerland next year. The 2013 meetings will take place on January 30 to February 2 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The topic is currently being finalized with organisers of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and CNBC Africa’s editorial team.
CNBC Africa’s attendance as a debate broadcaster at next year’s summit is the first by an African television station. The CNBC Africa debate will be alongside others hosted by other media players including CNBC Europe, Bloomberg, the BBC, CNN and the Financial Times.
“This is an important milestone in the history of our channel as it indicates a recognition of the role the channel is playing in disseminating information about Africa’s investment and trading opportunities,’’ said Godfrey Mutizwa, CNBC Africa’s Chief Editor. “With our reach to 48 African countries, our broadcast alongside global media brands is testament to the strides that we have made and the strength of the African story to global audiences.’’
The World Economic Forum unites international political leaders, business leaders and journalists from across the globe to discuss and shape global, regional and industrial agendas with regards to economics, health and the environment.
It brings together chief executive officers from the WEF’s 1,000 member companies as well as selected politicians, representatives from academia, NGOs and religious leaders. Around 2,200 participants gather for the five-day event, attending some 220 sessions.
All plenary debates from the annual meeting are available on YouTube while pictures are available for free at Flickr and key quotes are available on Twitter.