The Corporate Council on Africa Announces Sponsors for the 4th U.S. - Africa Infrastructure Conference -- Conference to Focus on Project Finance and Investment Opportunities in ICT, Alternative Energy, Human Security and Climate Change

2 April 2010
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Corporate Council on Africa (Washington, DC)
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The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) today announced the private sector companies and  government agencies that are sponsors of the 4th U.S. – Africa Infrastructure Conference: at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C., April 27 – 29, 2010.

Conference sponsors include Lockheed Martin; Raytheon; Groupe Jeune Afrique; IC Publications; Acrow Corporation; AllAfrica Global Media; The Boeing Company; USAID; AECOM; Development Finance International; Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and Millennium Challenge Corporation.

“Many of these sponsors represent or are themselves among the leading investors in infrastructure projects in several African countries,” said Stephen Hayes, president and CEO of CCA. “We are working with them to ensure private sector led development in Africa.”

Themed “Building Dynamic Growth in Africa,” the conference will focus on key sectors ripe for U.S. investment, including information and communication technology, alternative energy, civil aviation, roads and ports, and human security. Mitigating the effects of climate change on Africa will also be a focus. Another primary focus will be project financing.  During the conference, company representatives will have the opportunity to interact with public and private financial institutions that fund projects in Africa, and learn about available instruments for project finance in the specially designed room appropriately deemed “The Vault.”

Immediately following the World Bank spring meetings, the three-day conference will include industry-specific sessions, networking opportunities, and a special dinner in honor of the African ministers of finance and central bank governors.  The sessions will be led by U.S. and African business and government leaders whose expertise stems from their own successful engagements and ongoing ventures in Africa.

Parties interested in more information on the conference should visit www.africacncl.org.

Established in 1993, The Corporate Council on Africa is a nonpartisan 501 (c) (3) membership organization of nearly 200 U.S. companies dedicated to strengthening the commercial relationship between the U.S. and Africa.  CCA members represent nearly 85 percent of total U.S. private sector investments in Africa. The organization is dedicated to bringing together potential business partners and to showcase business opportunities on the African continent.

Contact:    Adina Ellis, (202) 263-3522, aellis@africacncl.org

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