The CEO of Corporate Council on Africa(CCA) Florizelle Liser spoke to Wildfire Deejay on The1873 Drive on Tuesday afternoon regarding trade investment. CCA is a US- Africa Business Relations association in existence for the past 25 years.
It focuses on facilitation of trade investment and business engagement for US and Africa. Liser says that the council helps with access to major decision makers in the continent as well as United States of America. “Over 140 US and African companies from SMEs to multinational are members and have large platforms of other corporates.
We have so far had 7 summits that were held in Washington DC before we successfully held the first one in the continent at Johannesburg from 5-6 November 2018.
The theme was on innovation and the key to new platforms as well as technology for Africa’s 21st century infrastructure.
There we looked at companies that implemented innovative solutions across key factors like ICT, Power, Healthcare, Transportation and Aviation.” Liser added that the summits they held and the intention of CCA are to develop and deliver hard infrastructure that includes financing of African infrastructure projects.
In addition she said CCA membership has structures that are broken down into sectors and categories from Smal Medium Enterprise level to multinational. “CCA has its eyes focused on growing African membership and they are launching a membership campaign to increase more African members”.
The next biggest thing we have for next year is a business summit to be held from 18-21 June 2019 at Maputo in Mozambique.
I am certain with the response we previously had, of over 1000 attendants that included CEOs the next year’s summit will be a success.”; she said.
Liser didn’t mince her words in her take on Banking on Africa, which she uderstands to be a confidence in what Africa offers to partners from around the world.
She further shared her vision on a partnership with The1873FM in the run to the June 2019 summit, which will connect various corporations in the US and some nations in Africa.