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 now 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 July 19 to 22, 2022, in partnership with the Kingdom of Morocco and Africa50 (the pan-African platform for optimized infrastructure investment).

the Summit will focus on a renewed commitment by stakeholders in the public and private sectors 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 face-to-face US-Africa conference that responds to the demand expressed by a number of countries and companies to renew dialogue and transposed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. . The CCA offers an exciting program of high-level discussions and roundtables, opportunities, networking and activities that allow participants to meet face-to-face to engage on key economic issues between the United States and Africa and re-establish important business contacts that have not been possible over the past two years.

This year’s summit will host African heads of state, African officials and U.S. government representatives, as well as CEOs and senior executives from U.S. and African businesses operating in sectors contributing to economic growth and reviving Africa. These will 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 feature more than 35 sessions on areas of U.S.-Africa business collaboration such as agribusiness, infrastructure, energy and climate change, healthcare, cybersecurity and ICT, manufacturing and other industry topics. Sessions will focus on the following topics:Building a Just Transition to Net Zero in Africa”, “Innovation for Agricultural Transformation” and the SMEs: Fueling economic recovery and growth“, to name a few. Participants will take part in high-level roundtables, panels and national forums, and will have many opportunities to network with business and government leaders develop new business partners The Expo Center will allow organizations to amplify their brand and showcase their business to executives and the investment community.

During the Summit, Africa50 will organize, in partnership with the Corporate Council on Africa, 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 power 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. “delivering strong, innovative and bold responses to accelerate recovery while promoting sustainable and climate-resilient growth, and infrastructure plays a key role.”


The Kingdom of Morocco, co-organizer of the CCA, is facilitating 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 successes to be seen in penetrating key global manufacturing ecosystems (including aviation, (agribusiness and automotive), Morocco has a lot to offer in the areas of increasing intra-African trade as well as strengthening trade, investment and commercial relations between the United States and the ‘ Africa. Morocco is also hosting Summit guests to allow them to enjoy the sights and sounds of Marrakech and other Moroccan cultural and historical tourist attractions.

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

The CCA is extremely grateful to the excellent partnership of the Kingdom of Morocco as host of the Summit, and to our Summit partner, Africa 50, as well as to the sponsors of the Summit, 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 collaboration, support and generosity, this year’s US-Africa Business Summit would not be possible.

For more information on the 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, its African partners, American and African businesses and people.

ABOUT US-AFRICA BUSINESS SUMMIT

The US-Africa Business Summit serves as a platform for African and US government and private sector representatives to engage at the highest level on a range of issues impacting US-Africa economic relations. Summit sessions focus on key sectors such as agribusiness, energy, health, infrastructure, security, trade facilitation, ICT, creative industries and finance. Summit attendees could 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 CORPORATE COUNCIL FOR AFRICA (CCA)

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

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