The organizers of the African Banker Awards have announced that the 2011 Awards ceremony will be held in Africa, marking the first time the ceremony will be held on the continent.
The African Banker Awards, one of Africa’s most prestigious events for the banking and financial community, have in the past coincided with the annual World Bank/IMF meetings, but this year the committee has decided to ”take it home to Africa” and hold the ceremony under the ”High Patronage” of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB).
The ceremony will be held during the AfDB annual meetings in Arusha, Tanzania, at the end of May.
Now in its sixth edition, the African Banker Awards is a landmark annual event organised by African Banker magazine and IC Events in partnership with Business in Africa Events.
It brings together over 300 key industry players and top government officials from Africa and around the world to honour the achievements of companies and individuals who have contributed significantly to the reform, modernization and expansion of the continent’s banking and financial system, driving Africa’s sustained economic growth in the process.