5TH US – AFRICA INVESTMENT FORUM & POLICY DIALOGUE 2020 (VIRTUAL)

WHEN

SEPT 29-30, 2020

(THIS IS A PAST EVENT)

WHERE

THIS  IS A VIRTUAL MEETING

TIME

09:00AM – 12:00PM EST DAILY

5TH US – AFRICA INVESTMENT FORUM & POLICY DIALOGUE 2020 (VIRTUAL)

About The Event

THEME: US Africa Relations – A necessary Realignment

The African Leadership Magazine is pleased to invite you to the 5th US – Africa Investment Forum & Policy Dialogue 2020, a virtual meeting taking place this September.

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Event Brief

Africa is no doubt still the last trade frontier in today’s world. 

Pre-COVID, the World Economic Forum identified that at least half of the world’s fastest-growing economies have been in Africa since 2000; and by 2030, Africa will be home to 1.7 billion people, whose combined consumer and business spending will total $6.7 trillion. Furthermore, it is expected that 43% of Africans will belong to the middle or upper classes, up from 39.6% in 2013, implying considerably higher demand for goods and services. By 2030, household consumption alone is expected to reach $2.5 trillion, up from $1.1 trillion in 2015, according to available statistics. 

In a post-COVID world, however, Africa is still expected to represent exciting opportunities for global businesses seeking markets for expansion in the race for recovery. And as some experts have predicted, global growth will be 4%, as pent-up demand and new vaccines power recovery from the 2020 global GDP slump. Global geopolitical arrangements also may have been considerably altered. Hence, a post-COVID world offers opportunities for nations to reset relations in a way that there are much more mutually beneficial outcomes and long-term impacts for parties.

A post-COVID Africa would need its partners more than ever before as it braces itself for what some expect to be arduous recovery from the battery of the coronavirus pandemic. Africa would deeply count on United States (US) Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo’s statement when he said that “no country will rival what the US is doing” in terms of supporting the fight against Covid-19 in Africa. But pundits have argued that the US hasn’t engaged adequately and correctly on the continent of Africa, creating room for other interests gaining a stronger foothold, despite the US have been a preferred traditional partner. Does the post-COVID world offer the opportunity for a necessary realignment in US Africa relations?

African Leadership Magazine is, therefore, putting together the 5TH US Africa Investment Forum & Policy Dialogue 2020 to bring together Policymakers, private sector leaders, Industry Titans, civil society leaders, and all stakeholders in US-Africa matters during this 2-day forum to contribute to shaping a new future for our common good.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FORUM

  1. Keynotes, Plenary and Breakout session
  2. Industry Roundtables and Thematic Paper Presentations
  3. Policymakers Roundtable Session: a high-level platform designed to engage the US/African policymakers in discussions on Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), Defence and security co-operations; AGOA and other Economic Development avenues; and deepening people-to-people relationships.
  4. Race Relations Roundtable dialogue session
  5. The 10th African Business Leadership Awards and presentations to ‘Top 25 US companies doing business in Africa’. In recognition of their contributions to communities’ development and COVID-19 response.
  6. Unveiling of the Top 100 African American Leaders 2020 List.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

  • Policymakers, Senior Government Officials and Diplomats
  • Heads of Government, Agencies, and institutions
  • Major Industry Titans and private sector leaders
  • Think-tanks and International Development Institutions
  • Academics, Civil society leaders and 
  • All US-Africa relations stakeholders

Event Speakers

H.E. Ambrose Dlamini

H.E. Ambrose Dlamini

Prime Ministerof Eswatini (Swaziland)

Dr. Ken Giami (Host)

Dr. Ken Giami (Host)

Publisher, African Leadership Magazine & Chairman ALG Strategy Group

Rep. Billy Mitchell (GA)

Rep. Billy Mitchell (GA)

President-Elect, National Black Caucus of State Legislators

H.E. Ernest Bai Koroma

H.E. Ernest Bai Koroma

Former President, Republic of Sierra Leone

Dee Dawkins-Haigler

Dee Dawkins-Haigler

Organization of World Leaders, Atlanta and public Affairs Commentator

Gen. William Kip Ward (Rtd)

Gen. William Kip Ward (Rtd)

Former US Commander, AFRiCOM

H.E. Lee Kinyanjui

H.E. Lee Kinyanjui

Governor, Nakuru County, Kenya

Rep. G.A. Hardaway

Rep. G.A. Hardaway

Chair, Tennessee Legislative Black Caucus

Joan Wadelton

Joan Wadelton

Founder, US – Africa Business Bridge, Washington DC

Mr. Aaron Manaigo

Mr. Aaron Manaigo

Managing Partner, Global Political Solutions LLC

Dr. Patrick J. Schena

Dr. Patrick J. Schena

Professor of International business, The Fletcher School, Tufts University USAVice

Hon. Samuel D. Tweah, Jr.

Hon. Samuel D. Tweah, Jr.

Minister of Finance & Development Planning, Liberia

Nirmala Rewa

Nirmala Rewa

Economic Minister, Mauritius Economic Development Board, London UK

Gary W. Whitehill

Gary W. Whitehill

Chief Strategist, Africans Beyond Aid, New York USA

Rawya Mansour

Rawya Mansour

CEO/Founder, Ramsco Foundation, Egypt

PARTNERS

ABLA Award Winners

H.E. Lee Kinyanjui

H.E. Lee Kinyanjui

Governor, Nakuru County, Kenya

Yasser Shake

Yasser Shake

CEO, Orange Egypt

Rebecca Miano

Rebecca Miano

CEO, Kenya Electricity Generating Company

John Rwangombwa

John Rwangombwa

National Bank of Rwanda Governor

James Mwangi

James Mwangi

CEO, Equity Bank Group, Kenya

National Petroleum Authority Ghana

National Petroleum Authority Ghana

Funke Opeke

Funke Opeke

Founder, MainOne, Nigeria

Ahmed Shide

Ahmed Shide

Minister of Finance, Ethiopia

Segun Ogunsanya

Segun Ogunsanya

CEO, Airtel Nigeria

Olugbenga Agboola

Olugbenga Agboola

CEO, Flutterwave

Alan Kyerematen

Alan Kyerematen

Minister, Trade & Investment, Ghana

Patrice Motsepe

Patrice Motsepe

Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals, South Africa

ABLA Runners-up

David Makhura

David Makhura

Premier, Gauteng Province, South Africa

Hassanein Hiridjee

Hassanein Hiridjee

CEO, Axian Group, Madagascar

Ernest Addission

Ernest Addission

Governor, Bank of Ghana

Mauricio Alarcon

Mauricio Alarcon

Former CEO, Nestle Nigeria Plc

Financial Regulatory Authority Egypt

Financial Regulatory Authority Egypt

Janine Kacou Diagou

Janine Kacou Diagou

Group Chief Executive Director, NSIA, Cote d’Ivoire

Romuald Wadagni

Romuald Wadagni

Minister of Finance, Benin

Joao Figueiredo

Joao Figueiredo

CEO, Moza Banco Mozambique

Darlene Menzies

Darlene Menzies

CEO, Finfund South Africa

Melaku Alebel

Melaku Alebel

Minister, Trade and Industry, Ethiopia

Jim Ovia

Jim Ovia

Founder, Zenith Bank Plc, Nigeria

CONTACT

For more information on participation and sponsorship, please contact:

African Leadership Magazine
Portsmouth Technopole, Kingston Crescent
Portsmouth, PO2 8FA
The United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 23 92 658 276
Email: info@africanleadership.co.uk
Website: events.africanleadership.co.uk