By: Ajibade Morakinyo

The Corporate Council on Africa has recently announced that this year’s edition of the US-Africa Business Summit will hold in June 18-21, 2019 at the city of Maputo, Mozambique.

With the theme: “Advancing a Resilient and Sustainable Partnership”, the Summit will engage key US and African government officials and decision makers to discuss their strategies, vision and initiatives to facilitate increased business and investment.

According to the organiser, the Summit will provide several opportunities for business executives to meet heads-of-state, ministers and high-level US and African government decision makers to advocate for their business interests.

It will also serve as a platform for businesses to hear from leading U.S and African industry experts on best practices in sectors including agribusiness, energy, health, infrastructure, ICT and finance.

The Summit will further explore new business and investment opportunities, meet and network potential business partners and obtain real-time leads; and advocate to shape effective US-Africa trade and investment policies.

Since its inception in 1997, the US-Africa Business Summit has been considered an essential conference for US and African private sector executives, government officials and multilateral stakeholders interested in doing business in Africa.

However, this year’s edition will have the likes of King Mswati III, Kingdom of Eswatini; H.E. Filipe Nyusi, President, Republic of Mozambique; H.E. Paul Kagame, President, Republic of Rwanda; H.E. Hage Geingob, President, Republic of Namibia; H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President, Republic of Kenya; H.E. José Mário Vaz, President, Republic of Guinea-Bissau; H.E. Peter Mutharika, President, Republic of Malawi; H.E. Edgar Lungu, President, Republic of Zambia; H.E. Mokgweetsi Masisi, President, Republic of Botswana, and many others in attendence.

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