Trudeau to address Canada-Africa business summit

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will address the opening of a three-day virtual business summit organized by the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business which begins on October 26.

‘’The Prime Minister’s message will focus on Canadian efforts at home and on the African continent for the restart of African economies,’’ said Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, Chair of the Board of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business.

He added that ‘’the address will underscore that Canada and Africa have many opportunities to be strong partners, with reference to existing programs, future opportunities and his visit last year to the African Union’’.

Last month the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business congratulated Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, acknowledging his policy commitments on Africa which include: a strategy for economic cooperation across Africa, including support for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, facilitation of increased infrastructure investment, and expanding partnerships in research and innovation.

‘’We were delighted to see that some of the recommendations discussed by the Chair of the Board and the President with the Canada Africa Growth Coalition are reflected in Prime Minister Trudeau’s platform,’’ said Mr. Spio-Garbrah.

About the conference:

Africa Accelerating brings together leaders from the private and public sectors, policy makers, managers of billions of dollars in investment capital, and showcasing a pipeline of significant projects and opportunities.

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business’s 2021 premier partner and lead sponsor, is working with the Chamber to address challenges and advance opportunities for enhanced Canada-Africa trade and investment that will contribute to shared and sustained economic benefits.

High-Level Programming

The program includes financing options for all sizes of projects and business ventures, export support (in both directions) and cutting-edge analysis, including Canada’s latest policy approach to African markets and the African Union Free Trade agenda.

Garreth Boor, President of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business, commented: “We are looking forward to welcoming many delegates from across Canada and various African markets, virtually, in addition to our in-person VIPs.’’

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