Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), the leading U.S. business association focused solely on connecting business interests in Africa, will host its 8th U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference November 5-6, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. CCA is expecting over 300 U.S. and African participants, including innovative businesses and service providers, financiers, investors, private sector executives and government representatives to participate in this essential conference.
The African Development Bank estimates in its 2018 Africa Economic Outlook reports that the continent needs at least $130 billion a year in infrastructure development per year for at least the next decade to meet the needs of rapidly growing, increasingly urban countries. The sheer scope of the needs and the pace of population growth will demand innovation across the project cycle to be successful.
CCA’s conference will introduce innovative solutions in a range of sectors including ICT, energy, transportation, health and finance to African government and private sector actors and offer insights on novel approaches that infrastructure leaders have implemented to make ambitious projects a reality.
Attendees will hear from leading U.S and African industry experts on innovative technologies and solutions to infrastructure needs on the continent; Gain access to key U.S. and African government officials and decision makers driving infrastructure investment on the continent; Connect with U.S. and African business decision-makers from C-suite to business development and identify new business partners and investors; Obtain real-time business and investment leads that can result in sales and contracts; Showcase their company’s innovative solutions in infrastructure to leading businesses and key government officials.
The conference will also feature an exhibition center, which will allow businesses to display current and successful projects, initiatives or products that are presently being used to close the gap in infrastructure development. Dedicated time will be scheduled for conference participants to meet project representatives and hear short presentations on the highlights of their technology or project.
The 2018 U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference is proudly sponsored by leading American and African businesses and organizations including: Acrow Bridge, AllAfrica Global Media, Barloworld Namibia(pty) Ltd, Caterpillar, Inc., Chevron Corporation, Citi, Covington and Burling LLP, Global Agri. Exchange (GAEX), Lockheed Martin, and South African Airways.
Established in 1993 to promote business and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa, CCA serves as a neutral, trusted intermediary connecting its member firms with the essential government and business leaders they need to do business and succeed in 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. Our members are invested in Africa’s most promising sectors including agribusiness, energy, finance, health, ICT, infrastructure, security, tourism and trade facilitation.