What We Do

At Corporate Council on Africa’s flagship conference, the U.S.-Africa Business Summit, as well as its sector-specific conferences, CCA members and participants gain exclusive access to key African and U.S. government officials and decision makers. CCA conferences provide attendees with opportunities to network and forge new business partnerships, obtain information on the latest trade and investment opportunities, make valuable connections, obtain peer-to-peer advice on investing in Africa and to make new deals or close pending ones.

CCA's programming covers a wide spectrum of sectors, regions and issues relevant to trade and investment on the continent. Through keynote presentations, plenary sessions, panel discussions, group and private meetings, and networking receptions, participants engage on the most important issues affecting business on the continent.

Our conferences offer participants the opportunity to:

  • Access high-level U.S. and African government representatives including Heads of State, ministers and decision-makers
  • Connect and network with business decision-makers from C-suite to business development
  • Discover new business partners and identify new partnership opportunities
  • Obtain real-time leads that can result in sales and contracts
  • Participate in dynamic sessions on business in Africa
  • Hear from leading U.S and African industry experts on best practices for business, trade and investment
  • Showcase your company to leading businesses and key government officials


Special Events
Corporate Council on Africa hosts luncheons, dinners, roundtable discussions and receptions during the course of the year to feature African government delegations on bilateral and multilateral visits to the United States. CCA Special Events provide members with unique opportunities to engage directly with key government officials and decisions makers to share business insights and concerns, forge new business partnerships and obtain information on the latest trade and investment opportunities in respective countries.

Newly elected government officials and delegations interested in improving the business environment and foreign investment appeal of their countries can use this platform to interact with senior U.S. and African business executives, highlight new business initiatives, trade policies, and investment opportunities in their respective countries.

Special Events offer CCA members the opportunity to:

  • Meet and establish relationships with senior government officials
  • Negotiate new business deals and contracts and explore new business opportunities 
  • Gain insight on local business and trade policies and investment opportunities
  • Forge relationships with key decision makers to meet their business development goals
  • Network with business executives to gain insight and share best practices for doing business


Trade Missions
Corporate Council on Africa’s trade missions are programs on the continent designed to help companies explore trade and investment opportunities in African markets. Our trade missions serve as excellent door-openers that help U.S. firms establish strategic connections with local business communities in Africa, and facilitate access to key economic decision-makers and senior government officials.

Our trade missions offer participants the opportunity to:

  • Meet and network with senior government officials (group and private meetings)
  • Explore business opportunities in Africa's most promising countries and sectors
  • Gain a deeper understanding of investment climates
  • Discover new business partners during meetings with local business leaders
  • Obtain real-time leads that can result in sales and contracts


Working Groups
Corporate Council on Africa’s working groups provide a platform to focus on key sectors, countries and issues. Attendees convene during these meetings to hear from guest speakers, explore emerging business opportunities, network, and gain insight on key countries and the most promising sectors in Africa, including agribusiness, energy, finance, health, ICT, infrastructure and security.

CCA’s working groups facilitate engagement between the private sector, multilateral agencies and U.S. and African governments through high-quality programming and information-sharing.  Attendees participate in discussions with key officials and business leaders, monitor the latest developments in key African sectors, and engage on the latest trade and investment opportunities and challenges on the continent. Through working groups, CCA works to stimulate dialogue on key issues relevant to doing business in Africa and to strengthen the voice of its members with important U.S. and African policy makers. 


Private Meetings
Corporate Council on Africa organizes private meetings with high-level African and U.S. government officials. These meetings provide a platform for CCA members to engage privately with key decision makers, discuss specific business challenges and concerns, share business success and insights, and negotiate business deals.

CCA conducts private meetings on the sidelines of its conferences, trade missions and events to give CCA members the opportunity to forge stronger business relationships with key stakeholders in order to meet their business development goals.

Private meetings offer CCA members the opportunity to:

  • Meet and network privately with senior government officials
  • Engage in closed-door conversations with key decision makers to discuss business needs and concerns
  • Negotiate new business deals and contracts and explore new business opportunities 
  • Gain a deeper understanding of local investment policies and requirements