The Chairman of Media Trust Limited, Malam Kabiru Yusuf will be among 90 other media leaders from 21 countries who will be speaking at the fourth Bloomberg Africa Business Media Innovators summit (ABMI) holding in Livingstone, Zambia.
A statement from The Bloomberg Africa Media Initiative (BMIA), said the summit will explore the issues and challenges impacting the future of media in Africa under the overarching theme: ‘Africa 2025: The Media Landscape of the Future’.
Digital transformation, business models of the future and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are among topics to be discussed in Livingstone.
Convened by Bloomberg Philanthropies and hosted by Matthew Winkler, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Bloomberg News and Scott Havens, Global Head of Digital and Media Distribution, Bloomberg Media, this year’s summit will focus on key themes impacting the evolving global media landscape, including business models of the future, how to finance a rapidly changing industry and media’s opportunities and obstacles in The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the statement said
Participants will also hear from a group of young disruptors on their experiences and predictions about the future of African media.
“As African economies continue to grow and play an increasing role in the global economy, the need for robust, accurate business journalism and financial analysis is more important than ever before,” Matthew Winkler, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Bloomberg News, said.
He added: “Every year, this summit leads to dynamic and engaging discussions about the current state and future of African media; I am looking forward to participating in these conversations over the coming days.”
Speakers at this year’s event include media owners, senior editors, investors, business leaders, government officials and community leaders from countries across the continent and beyond, including: Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, U.S.A. and Zambia.
Honourable Dora Siliya, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Services, Zambia, opened Monday’s programme with a welcome address.
“We are pleased to host Bloomberg’s Africa Business Media Innovators summit here in Zambia.
“As Zambian and African economies continue to evolve and grow more complex, it is key that journalism across the continent develops accordingly. I believe in the transformative power of the media and I am confident that the conversations taking place today and tomorrow will help us continue to drive growth,” said Honourable Siliya.