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NEW PATHWAYS TO U.S.-AFRICA BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT


Since the last U.S.-Africa Business Summit in 2019, the U.S. administration and African governments have demonstrated a renewed commitment to developing business-friendly initiatives and policies that foster greater economic engagement. 

The United States government has new tools that will help expand U.S.-Africa trade and investment. These include the implementation of Prosper Africa, the creation of the International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), and the reauthorization of the U.S. Export Import Bank for seven years. 


Similarly, African governments are beginning to put in place the world's largest free trade zone, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). 


The 2020 Summit themed "New Pathways to U.S.-Africa Business Engagement" is specifically designed to provide a platform for delegates to explore new resources, tools and models to advance U.S.-Africa business and investment.


From plenary sessions and sector-focused panel discussions, to private meetings and Invest-In county roundtables with Heads of State, there will be countless opportunities to meet new partners, gather insights, and meet your business development goals. 

2020 SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:



Plenary Sessions and Sector-Focused Panels


Hear from an exceptional line up of 100+ business and government leaders on industry-tested solutions to today's business challenges in agribusiness, finance, energy, health, infrastructure, ICT, security, trade, tourism and more...



The Summit Vault


The Summit Vault is uniquely designed to connect bankable projects to sources of funding. This specially curated deal room uniquely will provide a platform for companies looking for capital or bankable projects to meet with financial institutions.

Invest-In Country Roundtables with Heads of State


Connect with Heads of State and their delegations in intimate by-invitation only roundtables. The roundtables will give U.S. and African investors the opportunity to meet with country policymakers and decision makers to gain insight on how to enter or expand in local markets.


B2B and B2G Networking 


Access a trusted network of 1000+ business and government leaders and discover new business partners. Networking is the #1 reason participants attend the Summit.




Private Meetings


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



Doing Business in Africa with USG Agencies/Tools


Engage with representatives from key USG agencies and discover the resources and tools to aid businesses investing in Africa.



Sector-Focused Ministerials


Participate in our sector-focused Ministerials to establish relationships with cabinet ministers and advocate for your business interests. 



Exhibition Center


Showcase your company to leading businesses and key government officials and amplify your brand in the U.S.-Africa business and investment community.