Africa Accelerating 2023 concludes in Toronto with big announcements

The annual highlight on the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business calendar brought together decision-makers in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Hundreds participated in some (or all) of the 3-day program in-person, joined by thousands who registered online.                     

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Minister Ng concludes participation at the Africa Accelerating conference

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau opens Day 1 on 10 October 2023

With thanks to our Sponsors, we gratefully applaud Hatch, 6ix, APO Group, ARSP, Ausenco, B2Gold, Bramex Ltd, Cypher Environmental, EKMM, Elephant Trade, Ethiopian Airlines, Goodmans LLP, Ivanhoe Mines, Lambano Full Services, Lucara Diamond, MEC Capital, MineAfrica and SDF Consulting. 

DRC-Canada Trade Mission to Lualaba

Elephant Trade Inc, a leading engineering, construction and maintenance firm, committed to sponsor our 30-Year Anniversary Indaba Gala Celebration in Toronto next year, as well as the Chamber's first DRC Visit to the Lualaba Province, which will immediately follow the Mining Indaba in Cape Town and is open to all members. Join us from 8-10 February 2024. Email: drc@canadaafrica.ca for more information. Read More

Watch Day 1's Plenary Sessions, which also welcomed Deputy Prime Minister Vital Kamerhe Lwa Kanyiginyi Nkingi, Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng and Joe Lombard, Head of Metals at Hatch

Watch Day 2's Plenary Sessions

Watch Day 3's Plenary Sessions

To ensure all participation is open to all, Africa Accelerating is interactively livebroadcast annually - thanks to our sponsors, including 6ix.com.    

The three-day conference addressed and advanced the immense opportunities for rapidly accelerating Canada-Africa trade and investment. We once again concluded with the annual VIP Reception to conclude the 3-day program. 

‘’The 2023 conference in Toronto provided a phenomenal opportunity to welcome African business delegates to Canada’s largest city, while offering an enabling platform for networking, B2B meetings and deal-making in and around the 3-day program,’’ said Garreth Bloor, President of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business.

''Outcomes included deals over a variety of B2B engagements, while as a Chamber we are pleased to have announced upcoming programs in the DRC, Kenya and South Africa in the first quarter of 2024- all as a direct outcome of this year's deliberations,'' added Bloor. 

Upcoming Conferences similar to Africa Accelerating in 2024

Join us back on the African continent at the 2nd Canada-Africa Business Conference from 19-20 February 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya.
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See you at the Africa Accelerating 2024 in Gatineau, Quebec and Ottawa - from 21 to 23 October 2023.
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Members will be updated on additional planned events in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Washington, DC, as well as member-only opportunities at our larger conferences in Canada and on the African continent.

View coverage from AfriCanada Stream

View Africa Accelerating 2022 which took place in Johannesburg, South Africa and welcomed a range of leading voices over three days, hundreds in-person and thousands of registered online attendees.  See last year's 3-day Program 

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We do not receive government grant funding and thank our generous supporters for ensuring we can deliver our mission - as a proudly independent Not-for-Profit organization, dedicated to accelerating trade and investment through world-class networking and information-sharing events. Our membership rates are provided thanks to the generous support of several existing private sector members who sponsor the Chamber.
Our membership rates are provided thanks to the generous support of several existing private sector members who sponsor the Chamber.
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