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Africa: Addis to Host 2016 U.S. Africa Business Summit
Posted Date 2015/12/21 03:27

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) announced that the 10th Biennial US Africa Business Summit will be held on February 1-4, 2016, in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.


Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn will deliver the keynote address at the Summit and will be the first African Head of State to do so.


The US Africa Business Summit is the largest of its kind. It will take place at the United Nations Conference Centre immediately after the African Union's (AU) annual Heads of State Summit.


African Heads and senior government representatives will be attending the Business Summit at which US and African corporations will be looking to each other for new business opportunities.


This is the first time the AU and the Ethiopian government will co-host such an event with an American business association. It is the second time Africa is hosting the CCA Summit. The first time was 2007 in cape Town.


Since 1997, CCA's US Africa Business Summit has been regarded as an essential conference for anyone looking to do business in Africa


By attending the Summit, participants will have the opportunity to obtain information on the latest trade and investment opportunities in Africa's most promising sectors including agribusiness, energy, health, infrastructure, security, trade facilitation, ICT and finance.


More than 1,000 key African and US private sector and government representatives will participate in the Summit

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