Business Programme



At the RAS, we believe the private sector is a key vehicle for achieving sustainable and inclusive growth in Africa. As part of our corporate membership offer, we curate high level events providing a platform for in-depth debate with key decision-makers, experts and thought leaders from the worlds of business, government, civil society and academia.

Well-connected and independent, our Business Programme presents a dynamic and nuanced series of events with high profile speakers discussing key trends shaping current business environments in African economies.

We organise closed breakfast briefings, high level roundtable meetings and exclusive dinner discussions providing a forum for RAS Corporate Members and Partners to meet, discuss and network with like-minded business leaders and parliamentarians including the members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Africa.

The Business Programme also holds high-impact public fora such as the RAS flagship events, ‘The Annual Lecture’, ‘Prospects & Forecasts’ and cross-sector symposiums such as our series on the Sustainable Development Goals and what they mean for business in Africa, capitalising on our strong convening power and unique position between business, governments and the policy-making community to add value to the work of our corporate network.