The 2022 edition of the US-Africa Business Summit will be held next month in Marrakesh, Morocco

(CORPORATE COUNCIL ON AFRICA) – The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) has officially launched the US-Africa Business Summit website, which is now open for registration. The summit, themed “Building Together”, will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, from July 19 to 22, 2022, in collaboration with the Kingdom of Morocco and Africa50 (the pan-African infrastructure-focused investment platform).

the Meeting will focus on a renewed commitment from public and private sector stakeholders to build stronger trade, investment and trade ties between the United States and Africaas we emerge from unprecedented health and economic challenges.

The US-Africa Business Summit is the first major US-Africa in-person conference to address the demand from a number of countries and companies to renew dialogue and cooperation since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CCA offers an exciting program of high-level discussions and roundtables, opportunities, networks, and activities that allow participants to meet face-to-face to engage in key economic issues between the United States and Africa and re-establish key business contacts that have developed over the past two years. years was not possible.

This year’s summit will see African heads of state, African and US government officials, as well as CEOs and senior executives of US and African companies active in sectors that contribute to economic growth and revitalize Africa. These include infrastructure, ICT, health, energy, mining and creative industries. The CCA is pleased to announce that the following African Heads of State have confirmed their attendance and will be the guest speakers:

  • His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi EK Masisi, President of Botswana
  • His Excellency Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique
  • His Excellency HE Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana

The 2022 summit will include more than 35 sessions on areas of business cooperation between the US and Africa, such as agribusiness, infrastructure, energy and climate change, healthcare, cybersecurity and ICT, manufacturing and other industrial topics. Sessions will focus on the following topics:Building a Just Transition to Net Zero in Africa”, “Innovation for Agricultural Transformation”” and the SMEs: stimulating economic recovery and growth“, just to name a few. Attendees will participate in high-level roundtables, panels and national forums, and will have many opportunities to network with business leaders and governments to develop new business partners. The Expo Center enables organizations to brand and showcase their company to executives and the investment community.

At the summit, Africa50, in collaboration with the Corporate Council on Africa, will host a series of discussions on infrastructure investment in Africa. Sessions include a presidential dialogue, a panel discussion on ways to mobilize capital from institutional investors to fund infrastructure projects, a session on opportunities to increase public-private partnerships in the energy transmission sector, and a panel on technology-based infrastructure.

About this partnership, Alain Ebobissé, CEO of Africa50 said: “We are delighted to be working with the Corporate Council on Africa on this important event that comes at a pivotal time as the continent faces unprecedented external shocks and recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.” and deliver bold responses to accelerate recovery while promoting sustainable and climate-resilient growth and infrastructure play a key role.”


The Kingdom of Morocco, co-organizer of the CCA, will facilitate on-site visits and excursions to Marrakech and other Moroccan cities for special guests of the summit. As the only African nation to have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States, a major investor in Sub-Saharan Africa, and successes seen in penetrating key global manufacturing ecosystems (including aerospace (agribusiness and automotive), Morocco has much to offer in terms of increasing intra-African trade and strengthening trade, investment and trade ties between the United States and Africa Morocco also hosts Summit guests so that they can enjoy the sights and sounds of Marrakech and other Moroccan cultural and historical tourist attractions.

The CCA offers a discount for people who register before June 20. With more than 1,000 US and African private sector executives, international investors, senior officials and multilateral speakers expected to attend the summit in Marrakech during peak seasons, it is strongly recommended that participants register early.

The CCA is extremely grateful to the Kingdom of Morocco’s excellent partnership as host of the summit, and to our summit partner, Africa 50, as well as the summit’s sponsors, including Royal Air Maroc (the official airline of the Sommet), OCP, Axxess, Jean Boulle Group, Pfizer, Visa, USP, Amazon, Gilead, Trimble, IHS Towers, Trade and Development Bank, Acrow Bridge, Trinity Energy, Citi, Flutterwave Inc, P&G, DLA Piper LLP, Attijariwafa Bank, Maroc Telecom, Creative Associates, Google, CrossBoundary, ONHYM, AMDIE, Frontier Bridge and our media partners 35°Nord, All Africa, Jeune Afrique and the African Media Agency. Without their cooperation, support and generosity, this year’s US-Africa Business Summit would not be possible.

For more information about the US-Africa Business Summit 2022, visit the website at: www.usafricabizsummit.com

The ACC looks forward to seeing many familiar and new faces at this year’s Summit and to continue facilitating the growth and enhancement of trade, investment and commercial engagement between the United States and the United States. States, their African partners, American and African companies and people.

ABOUT US-AFRICA BUSINESS SUMMIT

The US-Africa Business Summit serves as a platform for African, US government and private sector representatives to engage at the highest levels on a range of issues affecting US-Africa economic relations. The summits will focus on key sectors such as agribusiness, energy, health, infrastructure, security, trade facilitation, ICT, creative industries and finance. Summit participants can network with key private sector and government officials, explore new business opportunities, meet potential business partners and close new deals. The summit is also an opportunity to develop and advocate for effective trade and investment policies between the United States and Africa. Over the past 23 years, the CCA has hosted more than 50 American and African heads of state and more than 15,000 participants at its summits.

ABOUT THE WORK COUNCIL FOR AFRICA (CCA)

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is America’s premier business association dedicated solely to connecting business interests between the United States and Africa. The CCA uniquely represents a wide range of member companies, from small and medium-sized enterprises to multinational corporations, as well as American and African companies. For more information, visit the website www.corporatecouncilonafrica.com.

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