U.S. - Africa Business: Partnering for Sustainable Success

Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will host the 16th U.S.-Africa Business Summit on May 6-9, 2024 in Dallas, Texas. The Summit will bring together more than 1,500 U.S. and African public and private sector executives including Heads of State, international investors, U.S. and African government officials, and multilateral stakeholders.

Our objective is to enable leaders to connect with government and private sector decision makers over the course of four days to drive U.S.-Africa sustainable business partnerships.


HALL D of Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

Dallas, Texas

Location: HALL D, 2nd Floor, D Upper Lobby Entrance

Important Note: Please use Omni Dallas Hotel as your MAIN ENTRANCE to access HALL D of the Convention Center.


Confirmed African Heads of State/Government


  • H.E. Joseph Boakai, President, Republic of Liberia​

  • H.E. Lazarus Chakwera, President, Republic of Malawi​

  • H.E. Joao Lourenço, President, Republic of Angola​

  • H.E. Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi, President, Republic of Botswana​

  • H.E. José Maria Neves, President, Republic of Cabo Verde​

  • H.E. Kashim Shettima, Vice President, Republic of Nigeria​

  • Hon. Nthomeng Majara, Deputy Prime Minister, Kingdom of Lesotho​

  • Hon. David Sengeh, Chief Minister, Republic of Sierra Leone




Over 16 Confirmed Ministerial Delegations


  • Republic of Angola; Republic of Botswana; Republic of Cabo Verde; ​

  • Republic of Cote d’Ivoire; Democratic Republic of Congo; Kingdom of Lesotho; ​

  • Republic of Liberia; Republic of Malawi; Republic of Mauritania; ​

  • Kingdom of Morocco; Republic of Mozambique; Republic of Namibia; ​

  • Republic of Nigeria; Republic of Sierra Leone; United Republic of Tanzania​

  • Republic of Senegal; Republic of Togo; Republic of the Gambia; Republic of Zambia




U.S. Government Officials


  • Hon. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the U.S.A. to the United Nations  
  • Hon. Ambassador Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative (USTR) 
  • Hon. Chair Reta Jo Lewis, President and Chair of the Board, U.S. Export Import-Bank (EXIM)  
  • Hon. Alice Albright, CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) 
  • Hon. Travis Adkins, President & CEO, U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) 
  • Hon. Enoh Ebong, Director, U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) 
  • Hon. Xochitl Torres Small, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture 
  • Hon. Amos Hochstein, Senior Adviser to the President for Energy and Investment, The White House 
  • Hon. Stephen Benjamin, Senior Advisor to the President and Director of Public Engagement, The White House 
  • Hon. Richard Nelson, Power Africa Coordinator
  • Hon. British Robinson, Prosper Africa Coordinator
  • Hon. Dr. John N. Nkengasong, Ambassador-at-Large, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Senior Bureau Official for Global Health Security and Diplomacy, Department of State 
  • Hon. Nisha Biswal, Deputy CEO, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) 
  • Amb. Geoff Pyatt, Assistant Secretary of State for Energy and Natural Resources, Department of State 
  • Hon. Joy Basu, Deputy Assistant Secretary - Africa, Department of State
  • Hon. Thomas Bruns, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Middle East and Africa, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce  
  • Hon. Heather Lanigan, Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) 




International Officials


  • Hon. Dr.  Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organization  
  • H.E. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat 
  • Dr. Sidi Ould Tah, President, Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa
  • Admassu Tadesse, President and CEO, Trade and Development Bank
  • Alain Ebobisse, CEO, Africa50 
  • Solomon Quaynor, Vice-President for Private Sector, Infrastructure & Industrialization, African Development Bank 
  • Okechukwu Ihejirika, COO – Caribbean Office, Afreximbank  

Why attend?


Hear from an exceptional line up of 100+ business and government leaders on solutions to today’s business challenges in agribusiness, finance, energy, health, infrastructure, ICT, creative industries and more.


Interact with high-level government officials and business leaders from countries with some of the most promising markets for investments and hear about business opportunities, government policies and success stories.


Explore available financing options from the U.S. government, institutional investors, U.S. and African banks and others.   


Elevate your personal and organizational brand, discover new business partners and investment opportunities and meet investors among the hundreds of trade and investment professionals.    


Engage in closed-door conversations with key decision makers to discuss business needs and potential partnerships.


Connect with high-level African government delegations including Heads of State, senior U.S. government officials, CEOs and senior executives of U.S. and African companies.  


Elevate your personal and organizational brand, discover new business partners, discover new investment opportunities or investors among the hundreds of trade and investment professionals.    

U.S. - Africa Business Summit 2023 

Summit Highlights

Below are the links to the videos and pictures from each day at the 2023 U.S. - Africa Business Summit held in

Gaborone, Botswana last July 11-14, 2023. 

U.S. - Africa Business Summit 2023 

Summit Photos