SUMMIT THEME:

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.

SUMMIT VENUE:

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

D HALL

Dallas, Texas

Confirmed African Heads of State/Government

 

  • H.E. Joseph Boakai, President, Republic of Liberia 
  • H.E. Lazarus Chakwera, President, Republic of Malawi 
  • H.E. Faure Gnassingbe, President, Republic of Togo 
  • H.E. Muhammad B. S. Jallow, Vice President, Republic of The Gambia 
  • H.E. Joao Lourenço, President, Republic of Angola 
  • H.E. Nthomeng Majara, Deputy Prime Minister, Kingdom of Lesotho 
  • H.E. Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi, President, Republic of Botswana 
  • H.E. José MariaNeves, President, Republic of Cabo Verde 
  • H.E. Filipe Nyusi, President, Republic of Mozambique
  • H.E. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, President, Republic of Nigeria 
  • Hon. David Sengeh, Chief Minister, Republic of Sierra Leone 

 

 

 

Ministerial Delegations

 

Ministers of Trade, Health, ICT, Energy, Investments, and Agriculture from Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, Botswana, Cabo Verde, Lesotho, Liberia, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Togo, Zambia 

 

 

 

U.S. Government Officials

 

  • Hon. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representativeof the U.S.A.to the United Nations  
  • Hon. Ambassador KatherineTai, 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?

PLENARY SESSIONS AND SECTOR-FOCUSED PANELS

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.

DOING BUSINESS IN AFRICA COUNTRY FORUMS

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.

PATHWAYS TO FINANCING  

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

EXHIBITION CENTER  

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

PRIVATE MEETINGS

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

HIGH-LEVEL DIALOGUES 

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.  

B2B & B2G NETWORKING  

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