Bloomberg Philanthropies and the U.S. Department of Commerce will co-host the second 2016 U.S.-Africa Business Forum in New York tomorrow.
The Forum, hosted on the occasion of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, will primarily focus on Finance and Capital Investment, Infrastructure, Power and Energy, Agriculture, Consumer Goods and Information Communication Technology – see how trade and investment opportunities on the continent can be exploited for African heads of government and American business leaders.
Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayor, New York City (2002-2013) said of the forum: “African markets hold many untapped opportunities for U.S. investors and companies – and capitalizing on them would create jobs and improve lives on both sides of the Atlantic.”
The last time such a gathering was organised was in 2014, which U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, United States Department of Commerce termed as successful.
“Our successful first gathering in 2014 brought together hundreds of American and African CEOs with nearly every African head of state, demonstrating that the U.S. private sector is eager to increase its commercial connection to African economies,” said Penny Pritzker.