The next edition of the United States-Africa Business Summit will be held in June 2020 in Marrakech, announced in Washington on Monday the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA).
After a strategic selection process, the CCA Board of Directors has chosen the Kingdom as the host of the 2020 Summit, the organizers of the event say in a statement saying that after joining the African Union and signing the Free Agreement -exchange continental, “Morocco devotes its commitment to promoting economic development in Africa, serving as an ideal destination for the 2020 Summit to be organized for the first time in North Africa”.
“Building on the momentum of this year’s Summit in Maputo, Mozambique, focused on promoting a resilient and sustainable partnership between the United States and Africa, the CCA will return to the continent for the first time of thirteenth edition of its flagship conference”, adds the same source. “We are delighted to return to the continent for the 2020 Summit and look forward to partnering with the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco. The 2019 Summit in Maputo, Mozambique, was a resounding success and the quality of the commitment of US and African leaders at the government and business levels was remarkable,” said CCA CEO Florizelle Liser, quoted in the release.
“Participants continue to highlight the partnerships forged, the investment opportunities identified and the deals concluded, and we intend to develop these results at the 2020 Summit in Morocco,” she said.
For his part, the Kingdom’s ambassador to Washington, Lalla Joumala Alaoui, urged companies in the United States and Africa to take advantage of the unique opportunities that will be presented at the 2020 Summit.
“As a gateway to Africa, Morocco is committed to promoting investment on the continent and is pleased to join the CCA to host the US-Africa Business Summit 2020 in Marrakech”, she said.
Starting this year, CCA will hold this Summit annually to provide members, investors and key players in the American and African business community with the opportunity to stay abreast of the latest developments in trade and commerce. investment in Africa.
Since its launch in 1997, the US-Africa Business Summit has been one of the flagship conferences on business and investment between the United States and Africa.
With more than 1,300 participants, the 2019 edition saw the presence of heads of state, vice-presidents and prime ministers from 9 African countries, ministers from more than 25 countries, and senior US government officials and many business leaders from various sectors.
The US-Africa Business Summit serves as a platform for private sector and government representatives to engage in key sectors including agri-food, energy, health, infrastructure, trade facilitation, ICT and finance.
According to the initiators of this meeting, participants also have the opportunity to strengthen their network with key representatives from the private sector and the government, explore new business opportunities, meet potential business partners and close new business.