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

(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, whose theme is “Building Together”, will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, from 19 to 22 July 2022 in cooperation with the Kingdom of Morocco and Africa50 (the pan-African infrastructure-focused investment platform).

that Summit 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 Africawhen we come out of unprecedented health and economic challenges.

The US-Africa Business Summit is the first major face-to-face US-Africa conference responding to the call from a number of countries and companies to renew dialogue and cooperation since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CCA offers an exciting program of high-level discussions and roundtable discussions, opportunities, networks and activities that will allow participants to meet face-to-face to engage in key US-Africa economic issues and re-establish key business contacts that have not been possible for the past two years.

This year’s summit will host African heads of state, African and American officials, as well as CEOs and executives of US and African companies operating in sectors contributing to economic growth and reviving Africa. These will include infrastructure, ICT, health, energy, mining and the creative industries. The CCA is pleased to announce that the following African heads of state have confirmed their participation and will be 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 feature more than 35 sessions on areas of business cooperation between the United States and Africa, such as agriculture, infrastructure, energy and climate change, health care, cybersecurity and ICT, manufacturing and other industrial topics. The sessions will focus on the following topics:Building a Just Transition to Net Zero in Africa “,” Innovation for Agricultural Transformation” and SMEs: Promoting economic recovery and growthParticipants 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 will allow organizations to strengthen their brand and showcase their business to executives and the investment community.

During the summit, Africa50 in partnership with the Corporate Council on Africa will organize a series of discussions dedicated to investing in infrastructure in Africa. Sessions will 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 electricity transmission sector and a panel on technology-based infrastructure.

About this partnership, Alain Ebobissé, CEO of Africa50 said: “We are pleased to partner with the Corporate Council on Africa for this important event, which comes at a crucial time as the continent faces unprecedented external shocks and recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.” Live strong, innovative and courageous response to accelerate improvement, while promoting sustainable and climate-sustainable growth, and infrastructure will play a key role. ‘


The Kingdom of Morocco, co-organizer of the CCA, will facilitate site visits and excursions to Marrakech and other Moroccan cities for special guests of the summit. As the only African nation with a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States, a major investor in sub-Saharan Africa and successful in penetrating important global production ecosystems (including aviation, (agribusiness and automotive)), Morocco has much to offer in the areas increased intra-African trade as well as strengthening trade, investment and commercial relations between the US and Africa.Morocco also hosts the summit guests to allow them to enjoy the sight and sound of Marrakech and other Moroccan cultural and historical tourist attractions.

CCA offers discounts for people who sign up before June 20th. With more than 1,000 American and African leaders in the private sector, international investors, senior officials and multilateral speakers expected to attend the Marrakech High Season Summit, it is strongly recommended that participants sign up early.

The CCA is extremely grateful for the Kingdom of Morocco’s excellent partnership as host of the summit and our summit partner, Africa 50, as well as the sponsors of the summit, including Royal Air Maroc (the official airline of the Summit). ), 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 African Media Agency. Without their cooperation, support and generosity, this year’s US-Africa Business Summit would not be possible.

For more information on US-Africa Business Summit 2022, please 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 continuing to facilitate the growth and improvement of trade, investment and commercial engagement between the United States and the United States. Africa to support the prosperity of the United States states, its African partners, American and African companies and people.

ABOUT THE OS-AFRICA BUSINESS TOPMIT

The US-Africa Business Summit serves as a platform for representatives of the African and US governments and the private sector to engage at the highest level on a range of issues affecting US-Africa economic relations. Summits will focus on key sectors such as agriculture, energy, health, infrastructure, security, trade facilitation, ICT, creative industries and finance. Summit participants will be able to network with key individuals in the private sector and government officials, explore new business opportunities, meet potential business partners and close new agreements. 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 U.S. and African heads of state and more than 15,000 attendees at its summits.

ON THE BUSINESS COUNCIL OF AFRICA (CCA)

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is the leading business association in the United States, dedicated solely to connecting business interests between the United States and Africa. CCA uniquely represents a wide range of member companies, from small and medium-sized companies to multinational companies, as well as American and African companies. To find out more, visit the website www.corporatecouncilonafrica.com.

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