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On June 18-20, 2012 The Corporate Council on Africa convened its 5th U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference in Washington, DC. The conference welcomed close to 500 top U.S. and African private sector representatives and government officials, including Ministers and delegates from more than 20 African countries.

The conference, themed “Foundations for Economic Growth,” focused on the still largely untapped potential of infrastructure investment opportunities available throughout the African continent. Attendees heard from the industry’s top experts, business leaders and government officials on a wide range of topics, including energy, transportation, water, ICT and capacity building.

The three-day event opened with a special session on “Doing Business in Côte d’Ivoire” in which the Prime Minister and his senior staff spoke about current and upcoming projects in the pipeline as the country works to regain its status as an economic powerhouse. At the Closing Luncheon, panelists gave a lively discourse on the future of infrastructure development in Africa and the importance of U.S. companies making their investments now.

CCA would like to thank all of our conference attendees, panelists, exhibitors and sponsors who came together to take another important step toward bridging the gap between opportunity and investment in Africa.

To learn more about upcoming CCA events and how to become a member, visit www.africacncl.org.