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For U.S. African Business Summit 2024: Boakai Tops List of African Heads of Government

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MONROVIA: The Liberian leader, President Joseph Nyuma Boakai has topped the list of African Heads of Government and U.S. Government Officials to attend the U.S. African Business Summit scheduled to be held in Dallas, Texas, the United States from May 6 to the 9, 2024.

With just days remaining until the registration deadline, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), organizers of the 2024 U.S.-Africa Business Summit urged interested participants to secure their spots before the registration closes on May 1, 2024.

This premier event, fostering partnerships and dialogue between American and African businesses, will take place from May 6 – 9, 2024 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

The U.S.-Africa Business Summit, under the theme “U.S.-Africa Business: Partnering for Sustainable Success,” offers an unparalleled opportunity for government officials, business leaders, investors, policymakers, and entrepreneurs to engage in discussions, explore trade opportunities, and forge strategic partnerships to drive economic growth and development across the African continent.

In addition to highlighting the impending registration deadline, CCA is thrilled to announce the following African Heads of Government who will be in attendance:
– H.E. Joseph Boakai, President, Republic of Liberia
– H.E. Lazarus Chakwera, President, Republic of Malawi
– H.E. Faure Gnassingbe, President, Republic of Togo
– H.E. Muhammad B. S. Jallow, Vice President, Republic of The Gambia
– H.E. Joao Lourenço, President, Republic of Angola
– H.E. Nthomeng Majara, Deputy Prime Minister, Kingdom of Lesotho
– H.E. Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi, President, Republic of Botswana
– H.E. José Maria Neves, President, Republic of Cabo Verde
– H.E. Filipe Nyusi, President, Republic of Mozambique
– H.E. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, President, Republic of Nigeria
– Hon. David Sengeh, Chief Minister, Republic of Sierra Leone

Confirmed U.S. Government Officials include:
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Representative of the U.S.A. to the United Nations
Hon. Ambassador Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative (USTR)
Hon. Chair Reta Jo Lewis, President and Chair of the Board, U.S. Export Import-Bank (EXIM)
Hon. Alice Albright, CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
Hon. Travis Adkins, President & CEO, U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF)
Hon. Enoh Ebong, Director, U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA)
Hon. Xochitl Torres Small, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Hon. Amos Hochstein, Senior Adviser to the President for Energy and Investment, The White House
Hon. Stephen Benjamin, Senior Advisor to the President and Director of Public Engagement, The White House
Hon. Richard Nelson, Power Africa Coordinator
Hon. British Robinson, Prosper Africa Coordinator
Hon. Dr. John N. Nkengasong, Ambassador-at-Large, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Senior Bureau Official for Global Health Security and Diplomacy, Department of State
Hon. Nisha Biswal, Deputy CEO, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Amb. Geoff Pyatt, Assistant Secretary of State for Energy and Natural Resources, Department of State
Hon. Joy Basu, Deputy Assistant Secretary – Africa, Department of State
Hon. Thomas Bruns, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Middle East and Africa, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce
Hon. Heather Lanigan, Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)

Confirmed International Officials:
Hon. Dr.  Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organization
H.E. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat
Dr. Sidi Ould Tah, President, Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa
Admassu Tadesse, President and CEO, Trade and Development Bank
Alain Ebobisse, CEO, Africa50
Solomon Quaynor, Vice-President for Private Sector, Infrastructure & Industrialization, African Development Bank
Okechukwu Ihejirika, COO – Caribbean Office, Afreximbank
These esteemed leaders will contribute to the Summit’s discussions, share insights, and explore opportunities for collaboration with attendees from both sides of the Atlantic.

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