By Staff Reporter
President Emmerson Mnangagwa is among 12 African leaders expected to grace and address the United States-Africa Business Summit in Maputo, Mozambique, next week.
The four-day summit, which kicks off on June 18, will bring together more than 1 000 US and African private sector executives, international investors, senior government officials and multilateral stakeholders.
Twelve African Heads of State are confirmed as speakers at the Summit taking place at the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre are Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique; King Mswati III of Kingdom of Eswatini;. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda; Hage Geingob, President of Namibia; Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya; José Mário Vaz, President of Guinea-Bissau; Peter Mutharika, President of Malawi; Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia; Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana; Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea; Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda and Mnangagwa.
Themed “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.
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 provide a platform for US and African business and government leaders to engage on key sectors including agribusiness, energy, health, infrastructure, ICT, finance and more.
Private sector and government decision makers will be able to network, meet potential business partners and explore new business opportunities. Delegates will also be encouraged to help shape effective US-Africa trade and investment policies. Since the last US-Africa Business Summit in 2017, the US administration and African governments have shown a renewed commitment to developing business-friendly initiatives and policies that foster greater economic engagement.
It is specifically designed to facilitate and elevate business-to-business and business-to-government engagement.
The Maputo event will address today’s most important challenges to investors in Africa by facilitating high-level roundtables, sector-focused discussions, as well as private meetings.
Besides country forums discussing doing business in Africa, there will be countless opportunities to meet new business partners.
The US-Africa Business Summit is regarded as one of the essential conferences on doing business and investing in Africa.