WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, December 7th from 9:30am to 11am, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host the 2021 Africa Digital Economy Summit, highlighting the need for partnership to deliver a robust digital economy across Africa, which can offer new ways to address the continent’s biggest, most enduring challenges.
The virtual summit, which will convene senior government officials and business leaders from the U.S. and Africa, follows the U.S. Chamber’s 2018 launch of a report to enable the growth of Digital Economy in African countries, with three annual conferences following in Kenya (2018), South Africa (2019), and Nigeria (2020). As part of the 2021 Summit, a digital entrepreneurship pitch competition organized for startups series will be announced, with submissions to begin in January 2022.
H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan, President of the United Republic of Tanzania
Amb. Vinai Thummalapally, Acting Director of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency
Omosalewa Adayemi, Global Head of Partnerships and Expansion, Flutterwave
Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Scott Eisner, President, U.S.-Africa Business Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Kendra Gaither, Vice President, U.S.-Africa Business Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Nitin Gajria, Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Google
Lucy Mbabazi, Head of Africa Advocacy and Partnerships, Better than Cash Alliance
Larry McCarthy, Head of Strategic Investments and Alliances, Standard Bank
Dr. Guevera Yao, Executive Director, U.S.-Africa Business Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2021 Africa Digital Economy Summit
December 7, 2021
9:30 AM EST - 11:00 AM EST
RSVP: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. To RSVP, please email [email protected].
About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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