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Africa Insight Series

Africa Insight Series

Africa’s economic ascent and growing strategic importance, both regionally and globally, has resulted in heightened business interest across the Bilateral Chamber’s network of international leadership and esteemed Board of Advisors.

According to the African Economic Outlook, Africa remains the second fastest growing economic region. Net financial flows to Africa were recently estimated at USD 208 billion. 

With this in mind, our Africa Insight Series provides timely information and gives access to the wide array of business opportunities and trends in the continent, as well as create a platform for actionable insight and engagement among business leaders from the public and private sectors, government officials, subject-matter experts and practitioners.

For more information on the Africa Insight Series and how you can take part in our strategic planning for 2017, please email us:  programs@bilateralchamber.org 

Highlights of recent programs include:

2016 – Mozambique: Exclusive Roundtable with H.E. Filipe J. Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique

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Mozambique is well positioned to transform its economy by leveraging its recent discovery of gas fields, as well as utilizing the various business opportunities available in infrastructure, energy, healthcare, housing, tourism, education, among other sectors, to initiate and strengthen trade relations with the United States. Click here to learn more.


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2016 – South Africa: Business Luncheon with South Africa’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency, Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu

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On Monday, June 20th, 2016, the Bilateral Chamber was pleased to host Africa Insight Series, featuring a keynote address by His Excellency, Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu, South Africa’s Ambassador to the United States. His Excellency presented a candid overview of the various opportunities available for U.S. businesses looking to initiate and/or sustain business ventures in South Africa. Click here to learn more.


2016 – 2016 Africa iXchange: Pan African Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit

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The Bilateral Chamber was pleased to support the 2016 Africa iXchange Pan African Women’s Economic Empowerment Summit, the first conference of its kind, which debuted in Houston, Texas – February 25-28, 2016. Special guests included Lady Ndileka Mandela, the grand-daughter of Nelson Mandela, who was keynote speaker for the “Jewels of Africa” gala dinner, along with Presidential Candidate for the Democratic of the Republic of Congo. Mr. Bernard Katompa. Click here to learn more.


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2015 – Ghana: Business Briefing with The Honorable Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister of Petroleum, Republic of Ghana

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On May 5, 2015, the Bilateral Chamber hosted an executive briefing with Ghana’s Minister of Petroleum, T.H. Emmanual Armah-Kofi Buah.  As part of our recently launched Africa Insight Series, The Honorable Minister offered a keynote address in which he emphasized his country’s economic stability, resources portfolio and ample investment potential. Click here to learn more.


2015 – Ghana: U.S. Roadshow Featuring Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Minister of Trade & Industry, Republic of Ghana

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March 2-5, 2015. The Bilateral Chamber was honored to host The Honorable Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industry, Republic of Ghana, for a 4 -day U.S. roadshow encompassing the cities of Atlanta, GA and Houston, TX. This business-development mission included meetings and site visits with some of Atlanta’s and Houston’s most prominent public and private sector entities including: Coca-Cola, UPS, PodPonics, AGCO, Halliburton, M&H, HPI, Port of Houston Authority, Universal Weather & Aviation, Houston Airport System, among others. Click here to learn more.


2014 – The Global African Investment Summit: Bridging Africa’s Investment Gap

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On October 20-21, 2014, the Bilateral Chamber, together with Daily Mail and General Trust plc, successfully assembled a selection of African Presidents and distinguished delegates for the inaugural Global African Investment Summit, held in London, UK. Click here to learn more.