U.S.-Africa Business Summit

The U.S.-Africa Business Summit, the Corporate Council on Africa’s (CCA) premier annual event, stands as a vital platform for deepening U.S.-Africa business ties across key sectors including agribusiness, energy, health, infrastructure, trade facilitation, ICT, and finance. This high-level summit fosters unparalleled networking opportunities, facilitating meetings between U.S. and African private sector executives, government representatives, investors, and entrepreneurs. Over 30 years, the Summit has become a crucible for forging partnerships, exploring new business avenues, and shaping policies that promote robust U.S.-Africa trade and investment relationships. Historically attracting an average of 1,000 attendees from 40 countries, including 46 Heads of State since its inception, the Summit is a testament to the dynamic and evolving U.S.-Africa economic landscape.

Since the inaugural Summit in 1997, CCA has successfully convened stakeholders from across the globe to discuss challenges, identify solutions, and expand investments between the U.S. and Africa. The 16th U.S.-Africa Business Summit, held on May 6-9, 2024, in Dallas, Texas, under the theme 'U.S.-Africa Business: Partnering for Sustainable Success' was a remarkable event. With over 1,800 attendees, including 6 Heads of State and Government, 80 U.S. Government officials, 16 African delegations, and over 1,000 U.S. & African CEOs, investors and entrepreneurs, the Summit catalyzed sustainable business partnerships between the U.S. and Africa, over the four days of strategic dialogues and networking.