TRALAC - Trade Law Centre

Update on 2007 US-Africa Business Summit in Cape Town

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Source: Corporate Council on Africa (Washington, DC)

Appropriately titled "Africa: Entering the Door to Opportunities," The Corporate Council on Africa 2007 U.S.-Africa Business Summit will provide a forum for some of the world's top global business leaders to discuss trade and investment opportunities in Africa, best practices, and how best to increase trade and investment in ways that will help engender sustainable growth on the continent.

Being held November 14-16, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (see link), the US-Africa Business Summit will include sector-specific plenary sessions, workshops, business networking opportunities, and a two-day trade expo where businesses will showcase their products, services, and capabilities to potential buyers and customers throughout Africa. Sessions will focus on key sectors including, infrastructure development, mining, agribusiness, telecommunications, energy, transportation, and sports and tourism among numerous others.

Hosted every two years, this is CCA's sixth Summit, but the first-ever to be held in Africa. More than 1,000 participants are expected to attend. Interested participants can pre-register for the Summit at www.africacncl.org through November 7th.

Below is a sample of companies and government agencies that will have representatives in attendance at the Summit.

* 3M

* 3M South Africa (Pty) Ltd

* AABWA /NEPAD BUSINESS GROUP -LESOTHO

* ACTIF

* African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest

* African Coalition for Trade

* African Heritage Foundation for Human Development

* African Resources & Logistics Corporation

* African Wildlife Foundation

* Afric-Link

* AFRIQUE ELEC

* Agoro Community Development Organization

* AIG South Africa, Ltd

* American and African Business Women's Alliance

* American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa

* Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

* Areva South Africa

* ARYBOL VENTURES

* BABCOCK UNIVERSITY , NIGERIA

* Baker & Hostetler

* BD

* BITTS TARVEL AND TOURS LIMITED

* Black & Veatch

* The Boeing Company

* Boeing Capital Corporation

* Boeing International Corporation

* Buchanan Renewable Energies, Inc.

* Cadenza Strategies

* Carana Corporation

* Cargill

* cfi

* CGE GABON

* Chevron Corporation

* Chrysler, LLC

* CIAN

* CISCO

* Cisco Systems

* Citi

* Coca-Cola Africa

* Coffee Hut Limited

* Cole's Afrique

* Colgate-Palmolive Company

* Computer Frontiers, Inc.

* Control Risks

* CORI GABON

* Council on Foreign Relations

* Dagosa Consultants Pty. Ltd.

* De Beers

* Development Alternatives, Inc.

* Development Bank of Southern Africa

* Divine Heritage

* DOW Exports GmbH

* Dow Networks South Africa

* ECA Trade Hub/USAID

* Ecobank Transnational Inc.

* ECOBANK TRANSNATIONAL INC.

* EDBM - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD OF MADAGASCAR

* EFON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

* Ellicott Dredges, Div. of Baltimore Dredges, LLC

* Embassy of Botswana

* Embassy of South Africa

* EquipXp, LC

* Equitorial Trust Bank

* Ethics Institute of South Africa

* ExxonMobil

* Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

* Ezibigsons Exims. Pvt. Ltd

* Firestone Natural Rubber Co.

* Fodereb Nigeria Limited

* Fonds National de l'Habitat

* Ford ME Office

* French Council of Investors in Africa

* General Motors

* Goldwyn International Strategies, LLC

* GoodWorks International LLC

* GoodWorks International, Angola

* Granite Services International

* GreasyMachines.com

* Grupo Valentim Amoes

* HEARD

* Hela Network

* Hess Corporation

* Hewlett-Packard Europe BV

* Hiland International Ltd

* HK Financial Advisory Services

* Hogan & Hartson LLP

* HRDI, Inc.

* International Resources Group (IRG)

* International Trade Development Corporation

* J.O. Fabunmi & Co.

* Jerma Beach Hotel & Resort

* JHPIEGO

* Johnson & Johnson

* Kofa International Co.

* Kulfana mining company ltd

* LANI Consulting

* Lazare Kaplan International Inc.

* LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae

* LINKS & CONTRACTS INTERNATIONAL

* Littleways Building Contractors Ltd

* Lonrho Plc

* Luke & Associates

* M&T BANK

* Marathon Oil Company

* MEDIA CONNECTIONS GROUP

* Merck & Co., Inc.

* Millennium Challenge Corporation

* MITC Investimentos SARL

* MORIAH GROUP

* MSD Interpharma

* Muhammad Akram & Sons Trading & Investment

* NAC (PTY) LTD

* National Assembly, Abuja, Nigeria

* National Planning Commission

* NGO/International Development

* NICHOLLS STEYN & ASSOCIATES

* Nicholls Steyn & Associates

* Nigeria Sao Tome Joint Development Authority

* Oracle Corporation

* Oracle South Africa

* ORLEAN INVEST

* Pan African Capital Group, LLC

* PE Minerals (Namibia) (PTY) Ltd.

* Raytheon

* SABCOHA

* SAEDF

* Salans

* Samuels International Associates

* Schaffer Global Group

* SHINE

* SKYE BANK PLC

* SMARTRADE INT'L NIG LTD

* SORAMANUFATURE TIE &DYE

* Sorrentino and Associates Ghana Limited

* South African Airways

* Spectrum Group

* t.c.f

* Thales International

* The Ballard Group LLC

* The World Bank

* Third Security, LLC

* Tilad Nigeria Limited

* U.S. Agency for International Development

* U.S. Commercial Service

* U.S. Department of Agriculture

* U.S. Department of Commerce

* U.S. Department of Defense

* U.S. Department of Transportation

* U.S. Embassy Accra

* U.S. Embassy Bujumbura

* U.S. Embassy Gaborone

* U.S. Embassy Ghana

* UGC Technologies

* Upbeat Marketing

* Weatherford Services UK Ltd

* Westinghouse Electric Company

* Whitestone Groupe, Ltd.

* World Trade Center Lagos

* World Trade Centers Association

* World Trade Organisation