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Highlights from the 2021 U.S.-Africa Business Summit

Corporate Council on Africa President and CEO Florizelle Liser addressing the 2021 U.S.-Africa Business Summit (Corporate Council on Africa (CCA))

The 2021 Summit from July 27-29 featured a stellar line up of African and U.S. government and private sector leaders as part of the program. CCA was delighted to provide more than 1200 participants with the access, connections, and insights on critical issues and policies impacting the U.S.-Africa economic partnership. Read on


CCA to Host Virtual 2021 U.S.-Africa Business Summit July 27-29

Heads of State, Vice Presidents, and Prime Ministers from nine African nations attended the Corporate Council on Africa’s 12th U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Maputo, Mozambique on June 18-21. (CCA)

Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will hold the 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit virtually on July 27-29 to build sustainable partnerships and opportunities between key government and private sector decision-makers across America and the African continent. This year's U.S.-Africa Business Summit will feature senior U.S. Government officials as they explain the Biden Administration's priorities for Africa. The Summit will also feature high-level sessions on the health sector, including a discussion with the companies leading the world's campaign against COVID-19 and U.S. and African government leaders outlining what to expect on vaccine roll out and laying the groundwork for stronger health partnerships. Learn more


CCA Leaders Forum - Post COVID-19 Recovery Strategies in Africa

CCA Leaders Forum: Resilient U.S.-Africa Business Engagement to Drive Post COVID19 Recovery in Africa | June 23-26, 2020 (CCA)

The Corporate Council on Africa Leaders Forum, a four-day high-level virtual webinar series, included participation by four African Heads of State, senior government officials, CEOs and private sector executives and leaders from multilateral institutions to explore U.S.-Africa business engagement and post-COVID-19 recovery in Africa.

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) hosted more than 1,000 attendees, including heads of states, prime ministers and other leaders as well as corporate executives from Africa, the United States and many other countries for the 12th U.S.-Africa Business from June 18 -21 in Maputo. Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said "the decision to host the event in an African capital reflects the continent's strategic importance and economic potential." CCA President Florizelle Liser said the "very successful" event demonstrates that "the door is very much open for American companies" across Africa.

Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will co-host with the Government of Mozambique the 12th U.S.-Africa Business Summit on June 18-21, 2019 at the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Center, in Maputo, Mozambique. The Summit will bring together more than 1,000 U.S. and African private sector executives, international investors, senior government officials and multilateral stakeholders.

The Key to New Platforms and Technologies for Africa's 21st Century Infrastructure

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) hosted the latest U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference on November 5-6, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Conference showcased innovative solutions in ICT, energy and transportation to U.S. and African government and private sector actors and highlighted novel approaches that infrastructure leaders have implemented to make ambitious projects a reality. Attendees included African and U.S. government officials, financiers, project developers and senior representatives of bilateral and multilateral financial institutions who will share innovative financing approaches and platforms for African infrastructure projects.

During the international year of tourism, The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) and Africa Travel Association (ATA) are proud to present the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. In collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board, CCA and ATA designed this conference to set the tone for how tourism can be utilized as an engine for economic growth and job creation through innovative business models, new technologies and strategic partnerships. The conference will also provide a platform to network and explore new tourism markets and products including the promotion and preservation of Africa’s rich cultural heritage and wildlife.

U.S.-Africa Business Summit 2017

The 11th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit was held in Washington, DC from June 13 - 16, 2017 with more than 800 government and business participants, including high-level leaders from Africa and the U.S. government.

U.S.-Africa Business Summit 2016

The 10th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit was held in Addis Ababa from February 1 to 4, 2016 with participation by more than 1,400 private sector and government representatives from 47 countries.

The Corporate Council on Africa's 10th biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit took place in Addis Ababa, bringing together business representatives and government officials, entrepreneurs and investors, decision-makers and managers, from throughout Africa, the United States and the rest of the World. Government leaders taking part include Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, former African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield.

Speaking at the opening recption Monday night were Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael Lally.

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COUNTDOWN: Top Reasons to Attend U.S.-Africa Business Summit Feb 1-4 in Addis

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 Florizelle Liser, President and CEO of the Corporate Council on Africa

Florizelle Liser, President and CEO of the Corporate Council on Africa

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