The World Economic Forum on Africa will kick-off on Wednesday in Kagali, Rwanda.
The three day discussion forum will be centered on how African economies can use digital technologies to advance economic growth.
The gathering will also look at skills gap, energy deficit across the continent and food security.
About 10 heads of state are attending the forum with 1200 participants present.
About 40 different panel discussions will take place over the next three days featuring heads of states, ministers, business representatives and civil society.
Team South Africa is led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who will take part in a discussion on infrastructure investment on Thursday. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will share a stage with his counterparts from Cote d’Ivore and Rwanda to talk about transformation.