Forbes summit delegates descend upon Gaborone

The Forbes Under 30 Summit
The Forbes Under 30 Summit

On Saturday, the world’s most elite young entrepreneurs and game-changers will descend on the capital city, Gaborone for the Forbes Under 30 Summit Africa 2023.

The summit, staged in the country for a second successive year, will be held across four days from April 23 to 26.

It will feature high-profile entrepreneurs as well as locally and internationally acclaimed stars in the creative space who will share their knowledge and experiences in their high-flying careers.

Among those expected to deliver speeches during the summit are President Mokgweetsi Masisi, Nigerian afrobeat singer, Davido, Tania Habimana, news anchor at CNBC Africa, Forbes Africa managing editor, Renuka Methil, and Thelma West, founder of Thelma West Diamonds.

Held under the theme 'Entrepreneurial Africa' with Botswana at the centre, the Forbes Under 30 Summit Africa 2023 aims to "harness the power of entrepreneurial capitalism amidst the continent whose growth will help define the 21st century".

According to the 2023–2024 estimates of expenditure from the Consolidated Funds, government has budgeted P25 million for the hosting of this year’s event.

This is despite government receiving criticism as many social media commentators questioned whether the expenditure was necessary for such a gathering which does not have any tangible benefits.

Editor's Comment
CAF is a joke, but...

We are told of massive spin-offs for hosting countries, which we assume was the catalyst behind putting in the bid.We are not too sure if it is a one-size fits all, where any hosting nation reaps the benefits or it’s on a case-by-case basis.There are arguments from both ends, with hosting a sure way to accelerate infrastructure development and a guaranteed cash flow during the 30-days of the tournament.There is a bump in employment creation...

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