The Council continues to be a key resource for conducting successful business in Africa and in an era of shifting U.S. policy and rapidly changing markets, we are especially committed to championing business and trade between the U.S. and Africa. We work closely with governments, multilateral groups and businesses to improve Africa's trade and investment climate and to raise the profile of Africa in the U.S. business community. Most importantly, we work with our member companies to help them increase their investment in and trade with the nations of Africa. CCA services its members through a number of sector- and country-specific working groups, high-level special events, business conferences, customized member services, trade missions and advocacy programs.

<i>Florizelle Liser, President and CEO of the Corporate Council on Africa</i>
Florizelle Liser, President and CEO of the Corporate Council on Africa

The Corporate Council on Africa has had three CEOs since its founding: David Hummel Miller (from 1993 to 1999), Stephen Hayes who served for seventeen years (from 1999 to 2016) and Florizelle Liser (from 2017 to present)

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Corporate Council on Africa is the essential connection to business in Africa

Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is the leading U.S. business association focused solely on connecting business interests in Africa. 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.

U.S.-Africa Business Summit 2023 - Enhancing Africa's Value in Global Value Chains

July 11-14 in Gaborone, Botswana


Following several days of government and private sector meetings in Gaborone, Botswana, as well as site visits, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) President and CEO Florizelle "Florie" Liser was pleased to announce with Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Hon. Mmusi Kgafela, that the 15th U.S.-Africa Business Summit (USABS) will be held July 11-14, 2023 in Gaborone, Botswana. The announcement was made Friday, February 3, 2023 at the Minister's office along with the signing of an agreement between CCA and the Government of Botswana.

Business Challenges & Opportunities - 2022 #AfricaBizSummit Concludes

Vice President Kamala Harris Delivers Remarks on Behalf of US Delegation to 2022 #AfricaBizSummit. The Vice President's remarks kicked off four days of engagements by a U.S. delegation, organized by Prosper Africa, that included senior leadership from ten U.S. Government agencies and a group of U.S investors who manage over a trillion dollars in assets.

Corporate Council on Africa - Zambia, Health & AfCFTA (Dec 2021)

Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema addressing the U.S.- Zambia Business and Investment Forum hosted by the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) in partnership with Prosper Africa. (CCA)

During December, the Corporate Council on Africa in Washington, DC hosted the U.S.-Zambia Business and Investment Forum in partnership with Prosper Africa and a one-year anniversary event on the Continuing Critical Role of the Private Sector in Strengthening Health Security and Resilience. CCA also co-hosted with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's U.S.-Africa Business Center a roundtable featuring Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat.

CCA Leaders Forum - Post COVID-19 Recovery Strategies in Africa


The Corporate Council on Africa Leaders Forum, a four-day high-level virtual webinar series, included participation by four African Heads of State, senior government officials, CEOs and private sector executives and leaders from multilateral institutions to explore U.S.-Africa business engagement and post-COVID-19 recovery in Africa.

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) hosted more than 1,000 attendees, including heads of states, prime ministers and other leaders as well as corporate executives from Africa, the United States and many other countries for the 12th U.S.-Africa Business from June 18 -21 in Maputo. Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said "the decision to host the event in an African capital reflects the continent's strategic importance and economic potential." CCA President Florizelle Liser said the "very successful" event demonstrates that "the door is very much open for American companies" across Africa.

The Key to New Platforms and Technologies for Africa's 21st Century Infrastructure
The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) hosted the latest U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference on November 5-6, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Conference showcased innovative solutions in ICT, energy and transportation to U.S. and African government and private sector actors and highlighted novel approaches that infrastructure leaders have implemented to make ambitious projects a reality. Attendees included African and U.S. government officials, financiers, project developers and senior representatives of bilateral and multilateral financial institutions who will share innovative financing approaches and platforms for African infrastructure projects.

During the international year of tourism, The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) and Africa Travel Association (ATA) are proud to present the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. In collaboration with the Rwanda Development Board, CCA and ATA designed this conference to set the tone for how tourism can be utilized as an engine for economic growth and job creation through innovative business models, new technologies and strategic partnerships. The conference will also provide a platform to network and explore new tourism markets and products including the promotion and preservation of Africa&#146;s rich cultural heritage and wildlife.

U.S.-Africa Business Summit 2017

The 11th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit was held in Washington, DC from June 13 - 16, 2017 with more than 800 government and business participants, including high-level leaders from Africa and the U.S. government.

U.S.-Africa Business Summit 2016

The 10th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit, organized by the Corporate Council on Africa, was held in Addis Ababa from February 1 to 4, 2016 with more than 1400 participants including business representatives and government officials, entrepreneurs and investors, decision-makers and managers, from throughout Africa, the United States and the rest of the World.

The Summit - the largest U.S.-led event ever held in Ethiopia - was co-hosted by the African Union, with the Chairman of the African Union, Dr. Dlamini-Zuma participating in the opening ceremony, along with Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn and Chairman of the Corporate Council on Africa Paul Hinks.

The program featured plenary sessions, sector-focused panels, country-specific forums, peer-to-peer round tables, exhibitions and networking opportunities. Since 1997, CCA's U.S.-Africa Business Summit has been regarded as the essential conference for anyone doing business in Africa. The mission is to provide a neutral, open platform through which participants can make connections, gather insights and gain access necessary for business success. &#147;It is clear from this Summit that the Corporate Council on Africa has an important role to play in the future and the expectations of the Council and its members by African leaders and businessmen are high,&#148; CCA President and CEO Stephen Hayes said in a post-Summit message to members.

U.S.-Africa Business Summit - President's Message

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