The Corporate Council on Africa is pleased to announce that in June 2023, Botswana will host the 15th U.S.-Africa Business Summit (USABS), a major platform to strengthen U.S.-Africa trade and investment ties. As African Heads of State and U.S. and African business leaders prepare to arrive in Washington in December for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the 2023 U.S.-Africa Business Summit will present a unique opportunity to sustain a positive momentum in U.S.-Africa engagement.
The U.S.-Africa Business Summit is a key pillar of the Corporate Council on Africa’s engagement on the continent, hosting African heads of state, U.S. and African government officials, top CEO’s and senior business executives spanning major sectors that are critical to the continent’s development, including infrastructure, ICT, health, energy, mining, and creative industries. One of the world’s fastest growing economies over the past decade, Botswana is regarded as a successful model for countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Anchored by a robust mining industry, prudent macroeconomic policies and strong governance, the country is poised for a resilient recovery post COVID-19.
“We are honored that the Government of Botswana has accepted our invitation to host the 2023 US-Africa Business Summit in Gaborone and we thank President Masisi for embracing the opportunity to forge two-way trade and investment partnerships between the U.S. and Africa. Botswana has demonstrated that effective economic policies, good governance and investment in local processing create resilient economies. The 2023 US-Africa Business Summit will be a momentous occasion to present Africa as a strong trade partner for U.S. companies,” says Florie Liser, President and CEO of Corporate Council on Africa.