Tuesday, 11 March 2008

2008 US-AFRICA Agri-business forum

In response to Africa’s increasing economic growth potential, The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will convene agribusiness leaders at the 2008 U.S.-Africa Agribusiness Forum to discuss and exchange ideas around investing in agricultural production, processing and marketing of food, fuel and climate change commodities.

The 2008 Agribusiness Forum, Investing in Agriculture Links in Africa, is being hosted by CCA’s Agribusiness Initiatives Program and will be held in Chicago, Illinois, June 25-27. The Forum is expected to attract more than 300 leaders from the private and public sectors in the U.S. and Africa.

The two-day Forum will include industry-specific sessions, networking opportunities, and panels to address cross-cutting issues such as financing, commodity trading markets and food security, infrastructure investment to connect African markets, market information systems improvement, product innovation, cash crop and livestock production and investment, pharmaceutical and bio-fuel industry growth, carbon trading, and production technology.

CCA, established in 1993, is a nonpartisan membership organization of nearly 200 U.S. companies dedicated to strengthening the commercial relationship between the U.S. and Africa.
Registration Deadline: 6/20/2008