WEF Africa


WEF Africa 2015
3-5 June 2015 will mark 25 years of change in Africa when Cape Town hosts this year’s World Economic Forum on Africa. The event is expected to bring together leaders from business, government, civil society and academia, which include Heads of State.

KPMG Role at WEF Africa 2015

KPMG has been a strategic partner of the WEF for many years, and will be supporting the WEF at six events around the world in 2015. WEF Africa 2015 is one of the events that KPMG Global is supporting. Our global chairman, John Veihmeyer, will attend along with partners from our Africa practices in Nigeria, Kenya, and Southern Africa. This year’s theme, Then and Now: Reimagining Africa’s Future, provides the firm the opportunity to engage with clients on key issues that affect doing business on the continent.

Other intervention include client meetings with John Veihmeyer on Wednesday 3 June in KPMG’s Cape Town office.


For the first time, KPMG will be running WEFLIVE Africa, an extension of the multi award-winning WEFLIVE platform, an interactive social media aggregation and data visualisation service that analyses the twitter conversations emanating from Cape Town, as well as what the world is saying in response.

This year, journalists and bloggers can use WEFLIVE to create their own unique story, share on social media and embed on their website. We are partnering with CNBC Africa for WEF on a few activities including one 30 minute show on which one of our partners will participate as a panellist. CNBC Africa will undertake interviews with our partners on the ground and we will have online advertising on their website as well as the WEFLIVE widget.

Moreover, there will be more information placed the KPMG Africa blog as well as the KPMG SA blog. Information populated on this platforms will be a direct result of what is and has transpired at the forum.

Sector reports

Construction report


Construction & Insurance in Africa 2015


Insurance report


Insurance in Africa 2015

Outlook for investment in Nigeria

Wednesday, 3 June 2015. Regional growth is projected to remain stable in 2015, but Africa's biggest economy , Nigeria - will be tasked with the challenge of maintaining its GDP lead. To give some perspective on the outlook of investment in Nigeria, CNBC Africa speaks to Oluseyi Bickersteth, Chairman of KPMG Africa, on the side lines of WEF Africa in Cape Town.