Daniel Silke presents one of the most comprehensive overviews of the current and future state of African economic development. Following a decade of impressive growth, much of Africa is now experiencing headwinds. Low commodity prices, a slowdown in China and a failure to diversify existing economics contribute to this. In addition, whilst many countries have transitioned to competitive democracy, there remains several nations deeply divided and economically vulnerable. However, many countries continue to perform well and are leading a new approach to economic and social development that will provide an impressive consumer base into the future. New social dynamics are also changing and shaping a new future for many millions of Africans and new trade blocks offer the hope of a better future. In this new keynote, Daniel Silke provides a macro-economic and social trend overview of where the continent is now and into the future. It also looks at the outlook for Africa’s following the advent of a Trump Presidency. It’s a fast-paced analysis of the prospects for growth whilst also looking at some of the risks and challenges along the way. This overview is essential for all businesses exposed to the African market and for those considering an expansion into new territories. It is also one of the few flagship macro-economic overviews of the continent currently available.