The economic forum “Africa Conference 2018” will be held from December 7 to 9 in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh for the second time, one month before Egypt chairs the African Union, Invest-Gate reports.

The forum, entitled “Bold Leadership, Collective commitment: Advancing Intra-African Investments,” will be attended by ministerial officials and some 2,000 Egyptian, African and foreign businessmen, as well as, investors and entrepreneurs.

“A Youth Entrepreneurship Day (YED) would be held to give young people the opportunity to meet with various groups of investors and improve their skills in the presence of several presidents of African states,” Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr said in an official statement on September 15.

“The forum would hold sessions that focus on women’s role and a statement would be submitted to the participating heads of states that will shed light on women in Africa, and their priorities and aspirations,” she continued.

The conference will also focus on ways to pump new investments in Africa to enhance the economic growth and development through establishing joint projects and boosting the role of the African private sector to uplift investment rates across the continent.

Africa 2018 will be held under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation, in collaboration with the COMESA Regional Investment Agency.

The first forum was held in December 2017, under the theme of “Business for Africa, Egypt and the World.”