Media Arrangements: U.S.-Africa Business Summit, February 1-4, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

By Africa Regional Media Hub

EVENT The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is partnering with the African Union (AU) to host the U.S.-Africa Business Summit taking place February 1 to February 4 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

This summit marks the first time that the AU will co-host such an event with an American business association. The summit will bring together more than 700 private sector and government representatives, including heads of state, from all parts of Africa, the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. This year's conference will feature insightful plenary sessions, sector-focused panels, country-specific forums, peer-to-peer roundtables, site visits, exhibitions and networking opportunities.

CCA believes the best way to do business in Africa is to be in Africa and that bringing in international investors from all over the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East is the fastest way to change any misconceptions about investing across the continent. Furthermore, the summit will also serve as a forum for members of the private sector to collaborate with each other and with African government officials in order to create more investment friendly economies.

The 2016 Summit is proudly sponsored by leading American and African businesses and organizations including: Chevron, Exxon-Mobil, Symbion Power, Acrow Bridge, AGCO Corporation, AstraZeneca, Gilead Sciences, Petrolin Group, USAID, Zenith Bank, Boeing Company, Development Finance International, John Deere, Microsoft, Mota-Engil Africa, Varian Medical Systems, Ford Motor Company and International Green Structures as well as others.

MEDIA ARRANGEMENTS CCA President Stephen Hayes will be available for interviews beginning Friday, January 29. Media who would like to request telephone or Skype interviews should email [email protected] with the request no later than Thursday, January 28 at 18:00 GMT. For those media attending the event in person, you will receive separate communication regarding additional press events.

To attend the summit and for more information, please visit or e-mail [email protected] Follow us on @CorpCnclAfrica

ABOUT THE CORPORATE COUNCIL ON AFRICA CCA is a nonprofit, membership-based organization established in 1993 to promote business and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa. CCA is the premier American organization devoted to U.S.-Africa business relations and includes as members more than 160 companies, which represent nearly 85 percent of total U.S. private sector investments in Africa. CCA's members range from US smallest to largest corporations. They represent a diverse pool of industries from Africa's most promising sectors, including agribusiness, capacity building, energy, finance, health, ICT, infrastructure and security.