2024 U.S. Africa Business Summit Begins Today In Dallas, Liberia’s President, Joseph Nyuma Boakai Tops The List  

From GNN U.S. Correspondent |

Dozens of world leaders at today are beginning a three-day 2024 U.S. Africa Business Summit from May 6 -9 2024 at Hall D of Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Dallas, Texas. The Summit brought together more than 1,500 U.S. and African public and private sector executives including Heads of State, international investors, U.S. and African government officials, and multilateral stakeholders.

The Summit is returning to the U.S. for the first time in seven years, the Corporate Council on Africa’s annual U.S.-Africa Business Summit will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas. With consumer spending in Africa slated to hit $2 trillion in 2025—and with some of the largest African diasporas living right here in North Texas—the summit could offer “immense business opportunities,” the city said.

According to information gathered, the objective of the Summit is to enable leaders to connect with government and private sector decision makers over the course of four days to drive U.S.-Africa sustainable business partnerships.


Confirmed African Heads of State/Government include:


H.E. Joseph Boakai, President, Republic of Liberia​

H.E. Lazarus Chakwera, President, Republic of Malawi​

H.E. Joao Lourenço, President, Republic of Angola​

H.E. Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi, President, Republic of Botswana​

H.E. José Maria Neves, President, Republic of Cabo Verde​

H.E. Kashim Shettima, Vice President, Republic of Nigeria​

Hon. Nthomeng Majara, Deputy Prime Minister, Kingdom of Lesotho​

Hon. David Sengeh, Chief Minister, Republic of Sierra Leone

Over 16 Confirmed Ministerial Delegations

Republic of Angola; Republic of Botswana; Republic of Cabo Verde; ​

Republic of Cote d’Ivoire; Democratic Republic of Congo; Kingdom of Lesotho; ​

Republic of Liberia; Republic of Malawi; Republic of Mauritania; ​

Kingdom of Morocco; Republic of Mozambique; Republic of Namibia; ​

Republic of Nigeria; Republic of Sierra Leone; United Republic of Tanzania​

Republic of Senegal; Republic of Togo; Republic of the Gambia; Republic of Zambia

U.S. Government Officials

Hon. 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)

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

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