Gaborone, Botswana – The 15th edition of the U.S.-Africa Business Summit, which took place in Gaborone, attracted global attention. The biennial event aims to enhance economic relations between the United States and African countries and generate interest in its potential to create trade, investment, and collaboration opportunities.
The summit was attended by 1,331 participants from all over the world, exceeding the initial target of 1,000 delegates. A significant number of contacts and leads were generated, totaling 17 companies in diverse sectors. Four of these companies are on the ground on fact-finding missions to learn more about the opportunities presented during the summit.
The summit also gave SMMEs a chance to showcase locally made products and services in the #PushaBW Marketplace. A total of BWP 586,136.00 worth of sales was recorded during the four days, which is a testament that more could be achieved to grow SMMEs through events of this nature.
The summit was timely as the country has embraced the Reset Agenda, which calls for a change in mindset at both individual and institutional levels. The successful planning and execution of the US-Africa Business Summit is proof of what can be accomplished through collaboration and integration of efforts from all sectors, including the public and private sectors, media, and all Batswana, towards achieving economic goals.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry expressed its appreciation for the media’s ongoing support in promoting and positioning Botswana. They also extended an invitation to the media to the Global Expo Botswana 2023, taking place from October 11th to October 14th, 2023.