Chris Maroleng, MTN Group’s Corporate Affairs Executive, Daniel Ngwepe, Visa’s Head of Government Relations for sub-Saharan Africa as well as Ebel Okobi, Facebook’s Public Policy Director for Africa are among the speakers at this year’s US-Africa Business Summit set for next week in Washington, DC.
The three are scheduled to make presentations during the first day of the summit on June 13 when the conference agenda will be ‘Navigating the African Market’.
The Summit, organised by the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), will bring together business and government leaders to discuss the challenges of doing business in Africa, proffer actionable solutions for businesses looking to seize opportunities, and advocate to shape effective US-Africa trade and investment policies.
“The African market is changing. In the last five years, a combination of factors including fluctuating commodity prices, government policy, and unprecedented political events have presented businesses and investors in Africa with significant new challenges as well as new opportunities. Simultaneously, U.S. policy towards the continent is shifting under a new administration,” notes the event website.
This year’s Summit, the 11th edition of the annual event, is also meant to provide opportunities for US and Africa’s private sector as well as African governments to engage with the Trump Administration and key US agency appointees.