FOA Economic Summit



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We create a vibrant platform for economic development, cultural celebration, and meaningful connections through engaging panel discussions, fireside chats, a bustling marketplace, and empowering initiatives for startups and entrepreneurs.


We are a dynamic and inclusive community that brings together industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and cultural enthusiasts, fostering collaboration, celebrating diversity, and driving economic growth through our engaging events and initiatives.


Our aim and mission are to create a transformative experience through our events, fostering economic development, celebrating cultural diversity, and empowering entrepreneurs. We strive to build meaningful connections, inspire innovation, and contribute to a global dialogue on the intersection of business and culture.

Friends of Africa Economic Summit 2022
Friends of Africa Economic Summit 2021

Who Should Attend?

Africa is rapidly changing and Friends of Africa (FOA) Economic Development Conference invites all:

  • Leaders in the Public and Private sectors 
  • Entrepreneurs, Business Executives and Small Business Owners.
  • Professionals and leaders in the Private and Public Sector.
  • Officials in Trade, Infrastructure sectors, Development, Commerce and Economic Ministries.
  • Managers with responsibility for decision-making across vertical sectors. 
  • Emerging leaders, Manufacturers and Infrastructure Development Companies. 
  • Managers in Operations, International trade, Commerce and Economic development.
  • Multilateral agencies, Development Finance Institutions(DFIs) and Banks.
  • Groups that promote growth and development Initiatives in Africa and North America.
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Conference attendance privileges are  also an exclusive benefit of Casa Foundation membership. Active participation in the FOA conference provides attendees the opportunity to meet face to face with the African business and government stakeholders to discuss and share feedback on experiences in strategic development initiatives. The meeting offers the chance to network with peers across global regions and industry markets and gain insight into other FOA programs and resources. Participants are also invited to engage in dialog with representatives from each of the African regions represented at Q & A forums.

This year’s Roundtable is a unique opportunity to share your ideas, get answers to questions, and learn what the future holds for Africa. It’s also a great time to cultivate relationships with key stakeholders across Africa and North America including CEOs, Ministers, Diplomats, and Leaders in Finance, Economic and Trade, Youth Development and other sectors relevant to business development. Do click the Speaker list on the right side for more details.

Join International leaders for this networking and one-of-a-kind partnership event. Whether you want to learn more about trends in Africa or showcase a new product or idea, you’ll find it all at this year’s Friends of Africa. The Conference offers you a unique venue to find it all – ideas, solutions and partners for success.

Don’t miss this opportunity, be sure to join us !

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Why Attend?

FOA Economic Development Conference

The Friends of Africa Economic Development Conference gives leaders across various verticals the opportunity to expand their businesses, play an active role in contributing to economic development in Africa, growth of its Small businesses, develop new entrepreneurs that will build a more sustainable private sector.

The conference promises to be an exciting platform for presentation of development ideas at the B2B sessions with public and private sector decision makers and a great opportunity for networking, growth and business expansion. Your participation at this year’s event is important to the growth of your businesses in both North America and the Frontier Markets of Africa. 


Register Today and connect with the various stakeholders that shape the future of Africa and North America.
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Tickets to the Conference provides you:

  • Admission to the conference sessions
  • Participation at all Conference Sessions, B2B and all networking sessions
  • Speaker Presentations and Papers
  • An attendee list and access to the Vendor Showcase
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Tea Breaks, Drinks and other Refreshments
  • Access to Networking Breakfast with Public and Private Sector Leaders 
  • Drinks and Refreshments at Conference sessions.
  • Access to the welcome reception and networking Event
  • Face time presentation upon selection of  Project Proposal 
  • Conference materials
  • Parking at Venue

You have a voice…. Let it be heard !

Friends of Africa Roundtable …..Raising Hope Again !

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Discover enriching opportunities for growth and learning at our interactive session. Tailored to entrepreneurs and professionals, our workshops offer practical insights, hands-on skills, and a collaborative environment to elevate your business acumen.

Learn from industry professionals at our event, where seasoned entrepreneurs and experts share their knowledge, providing a unique opportunity to gain insights, guidance, and inspiration for your business journey.

Embark on a transformative speaker experience at our event, where thought-provoking discussions, engaging audiences, and sharing invaluable insights await industry professionals and cultural enthusiasts alike.

Improve your business knowledge at our event, where engaging panel discussions, expert speakers, and networking opportunities provide invaluable insights and strategies for success in entrepreneurship and economic development.



Join the event and seize the opportunity – don't miss out, grab your tickets now for an unforgettable experience!