Advance with Africa AmCham Summit

Advance with Africa AmCham Summit

16
June
Wednesday
9:00AM ET
11:00AM
1 day
16
June
Wednesday
9:00AM ET
11:00AM
1 day

Location

Virtual

The U.S. - Africa Business Center invites you to join us for a two day virtual Advance with Africa AmCham Summit on June 16-17, 2021, highlighting our partnership with the continent. This two-day event will showcase the opportunities for increasing U.S.-Africa business engagement and the work of our valued AmChams as partners in championing economic growth conditions for current and potential investors. 

The Advance with Africa AmCham Summit convenes the Chamber’s members, partners, and stakeholders in conversation about the U.S. private sector’s priorities for Africa engagement and provides a platform for AmChams to share their on the ground insights with policymakers.

The Summit will include a series of keynotes and panel discussions sharing perspectives of the Biden-Harris administration, the 117th Congress, African leaders and corporate executives. 

Agenda

Advance with Africa AmCham Summit

Day 1 - June 16, 2021: The Role of Private Sector in Africa’s Economic Recovery  

 

9:00 a.m. –9:05 a.m. 

 

AmCham Summit Welcome Remarks  

Scott Eisner, President of U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC), U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

 

 

9:05 a.m. –9:10 a.m 

 

 

Opening Remarks  

Eugene Willemsen, CEO, Africa, Middle East, South Asia, PepsiCo, and Board Chair, U.S.-Africa Business Center  

 

 

9:10 a.m. – 9:12 a.m. 

 

Introduction of the Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves, U.S. Department of Commerce 

Scott Eisner, President, U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC) 

 

 

9:10 a.m. –9:18 a.m. 

 

The State of U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment Relations  

Don Graves, Deputy Secretary of Commerce at the U.S. Department of Commerce  

 

 

9:18 a.m. –9:48 a.m.

 

 

 

Panel Discussion: Using the AfCFTA as a Vehicle for African Economic Recovery  

  • Dr. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)  
  • H.E. Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition for South Africa  

Moderated by Guevera Yao, Sr. Director, USAfBC 

 

 

9:48 a.m. –9:55 a.m. 

 

 

An Overview of the Biden-Harris Africa Policy  

Dana Banks, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Africa at the National Security Council 

 

 

9:55 a.m. –10:10 a.m. 

 

 

Tools for Expanding U.S. Commercial in Africa: A Conversation with U.S. DFC 

Mr. David Marchick, Chief Operation Officer for DFC  

Moderated by Kendra Gaither, VP, USAfBC 

 

 

10:10 a.m. –10:25a.m.

 

 

Tools for Expanding U.S. Commercial in Africa: A Conversation with USTDA 

Ms. Enoh T. Ebong, Acting Director of USTDA  

Moderated by Kendra Gaither, VP, USAfBC 

 

 

10:25 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 

 

Introduction of the President of Ghana 

Scott Eisner, President, U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC) 

10:30 a.m.-10:55 a.m.

 

 

Presidential Address on the Future of U.S. -Africa Economic Relations, featuring H.E. Nana Akufo -Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana  

Moderated by Scott Eisner, President, U.S.-Africa Business Center 

 

 

10:55a.m.-11:00 a.m. 

 

Wrap up – Day 1 

Scott Eisner, President, U.S.-Africa Business Center