Washington, DC – June 28, 2018: Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will hold the 2019 U.S -Africa Business Summit in Maputo, Mozambique. The CCA Summit has been considered the essential conference on U.S.-Africa business and investment since its inception in 1997 and will be in its 12th iteration next year.
After a round of bidding from several African countries, the CCA Board of Directors selected Mozambique to host the 2019 Summit. CCA and Mozambique have a long-standing relationship, working together to grow and enhance the U.S.-Africa economic partnership. Most recently, CCA hosted H.E. Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique, at the 2017 U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington, DC, as well as the Africa Business and Investment Forum held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January 2018 on the sidelines of the African Union Summit.
During her trip to Mozambique, CCA President and CEO, Florizelle Liser, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Mozambique, Dean Pittman, met with H.E. President Nyusi. Ms. Liser said, “CCA believes Mozambique is a destination of choice and welcomes Mozambique as host of the 2019 U.S.-Africa Business Summit.” President Nyusi noted that Mozambique was ready to work with CCA to host a successful Summit.
While in Maputo, Ms. Liser met with Mozambique’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. José Condugua António Pacheco, and Minister of Industry and Commerce, H.E. Ragendra de Sousa as well as the Interministerial Commission, which is working to ensure a successful Summit. Ms. Liser also met with key private sector stakeholders in a meeting with Confederação das Associações Económicas de Moçambique (CTA) – Mozambique’s umbrella business association.
Over the last 20 years, CCA has hosted more than 40 U.S and African Heads of State and over 13,300 participants at its Summits. Starting with the 2019 U.S.-Africa Business Summit, CCA will begin to hold its biennial Summits annually. As the U.S.-Africa business and investment landscape is rapidly evolving, CCA is making this strategic move with the aim of providing CCA members, investors, and key U.S.-Africa business stakeholders with the opportunity to stay abreast of the latest developments in business and investment across the continent.
The U.S.-Africa Business Summit serves as a platform for African and U.S. private sector and government representatives to engage on key sectors including agribusiness, energy, health, infrastructure, trade facilitation, ICT and finance; network with key private sector and government officials; explore new business opportunities, meet potential business partners; and forge new business deals.
The Corporate Council on Africa’s 12th U.S.-Africa Business Summit will be hosted in Maputo, Mozambique in June 2019.
About Corporate Council on Africa (CCA)
Corporate Council on Africa is the leading U.S. business association focused solely on connecting business interests between the United States and Africa. CCA uniquely represents a broad cross section of member companies from small and medium size businesses to multinationals as well as U.S. and African firms. Learn more at www.corporatecouncilonafrica.com