The US Department of State, US Agency for International Development and the Tony Elumelu Foundation have partnered to host an official kickoff event to increase trade and investment between African nations and the United States.
This event will open President Joe Biden’s US- Africa Leaders Summit on December 12, bringing together investors, entrepreneurs, members of the Diaspora, influencers, and media leaders to celebrate and strengthen cultural and economic ties between the US and African nations, support young entrepreneurs, encourage relationship building and deal making, and highlight the opportunity and dynamism across the US-Africa investment ecosystem.
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This welcome reception themed ‘The Innovators Gathering: Investing in U.S-Africa Cultural and Economic Ties’ will be hosted by the Secretary of State and the Prosper Africa Initiative, in partnership with the US Agency for International Development and the Tony Elumelu Foundation.
The event will take place on Monday, December 12, 2022, and will feature a remarks program and panel discussion, followed by a reception.
The Innovators Gathering is the first US government hosted event during the week of President Biden’s US-Africa Leaders’ Summit, bringing together African and Diaspora innovators, entrepreneurs, and US investors for an evening to celebrate and strengthen US-Africa cultural and economic ties.
President Biden is hosting leaders from across the African continent in Washington, DC on December 13-15, 2022, for the US-Africa Leaders Summit. The Summit will demonstrate the United States’ enduring commitment to Africa, and will underscore the importance of U.S.-Africa relations and increased cooperation on shared global priorities.