Africa's Role in the Global Supply Chain

9 June 2017
Content from our Premium Partner
Corporate Council on Africa (Washington, DC)

Corporate Council on Africa's - 11th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit June 13-16, 2017

Omni Shoreham Hotel | Washington, DC



Africa's Role in the Global Supply Chain

Africa's presence and importance in regional and global supply chains is growing as manufacturers and buyers seek to diversify sourcing and move production to inputs and efficient labor supplies. Africa is reshaping how trade is done, diversifying from commodity-based economies, building industrial and manufacturing capacity, and offering attractive incentives designed to increased FDI flows and trade volumes. These trends are accompanied by changes in the political, economic, infrastructural, and social landscape of the continent. Many companies are currently evaluating their global strategies in this dynamic environment and are considering the African environment as the right place to be.

We will hear from both U.S. and African experts who understand the importance of Africa's role in shaping global supply chains and who have invested heavily in the continent. They will discuss the current operating dynamics, economic outlook and offer best practice solutions and opportunities for growth and development.


Ms. Nneka Eze, Partner and the Lagos Office Director, Dalberg Global Advisors


  • Hon. Okechukwu Enelamah, Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Federal Republic of Nigeria Mr. Jim Ovia, Chairman, Zenith Bank
  • Mr. Bill McRaith, Chief Supply Officer, PVH
  • Mr. Mohammed Samir, President – India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA), Procter & Gamble
  • Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines
  • Mr. Abdou Soulèye Diop, Managing Partner of Mazars Morocco, President, African and South-South Commission, CGE

About the U.S.-Africa Business Summit

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will convene business and government leaders at its 11th biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington, DC to discuss the challenges of doing business in Africa, proffer actionable solutions for businesses looking to seize opportunities, and begin to shape U.S.-Africa trade and investment policies. The theme for the 2017 U.S.-Africa Business Summit is The U.S. Stake in Africa: A Call for Greater Economic Engagement . This overarching theme is explored through three main topics on each day:

1.   Navigating the African Market

2.   Africa in a Globalizing Economy

3.   Regional Integration and the Impact on Trade and Investment

Interested in supply chains in Africa? You are invited to register to attend.


AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.