President Obama announced an African Heads of State Summit in Washington DC August 5-6, 2014 starting with the AGOA ministerial summit on the 4th to: “Strengthen ties with one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing regions” and “advance the administration’s focus on trade and investment in Africa, and highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development, and its people.”

During these official summits, 48 Ministers of Trade and 47 African heads of States will be in attendance. This gives BIA a prime opportunity to promote the private sector’s participation into Africa’s economic transformation.

The Believe in Africa Leader’s Forum is the first gathering of Africa’s Leaders on US soil.


Believe In Africa Day

Declaration by

Governor of Maryland

Believe In Africa Day

Declaration by

The Mayor of Washington DC


 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Welcome Session

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

“Straight talk with African Business Titans: building strong partnerships”

Oil, Gas & Energy opportunities Mining & infrastructure, the New Era Banking, Technology & Financial Services Transformation

1:00PM - 4:00 PM

Africa open for business talks, African Union, UNICA, AfDB; Investments and Partnership Opportunities in Cameroon Conference room: media interviews throughout the day PARTICIPANTS: MEET 350 HIGH LEVEL DELEGATES SELECTED FROM THE US AND AFRICA The targeted participants will be selected among U.S., Africa’s business executives, and leaders of the African Diaspora residing in the U.S, Europe, North America, and the civil society. We are expecting 350 selected high level delegates from the US and Africa.

6:30 PM - 11:00 PM


“ONE AFRICA, ONE VOICE, ONE VISION” Venue: Great Hall, Newseum Entertainment &Celebrities Supporting African First Ladies’ youth empowerment initiatives The forum will be live streamed on Africa 24 TV and viewed online with possible online interactive participation. Africa 24 TV is the largest pan African 24 hour news.