Africa Accelerating

Date of the event: 
27 October 2020 to 29 October 2020

Africa Accelerating is rapidly approaching with an all-star line up!

Leaders from Canada and African markets will gather at our venues in Canada and Africa. We are pleased to welcome virtual delegates with complimentary registration so you can interact digitally at Africa Accelerating this year, from 27 to 29 October 2020. Space is limited.


Learn more OR simply RSVP directly on our conference platform.

Your registration will give you acces to any session, any day or all three-days. 


The 6ix platform - Canadian technology connecting investors and opportunities - will play host to this year’s virtual component.

Speakers include Ministers of Trade, Mining, and Agriculture, as well as senior leaders from McKinsey & Company, the IFC, natural resource firms as well as investment funds, from private equity to Pan-African venture capital.

Three-term Chief of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, Darrell Beaulieu - founder the Deton'cho Corporation - is among our keynote speakers addressing natural resource gateways to sustainable economic development in Canada and African markets. 

Secretary General Wamkele Mene, heading up the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, will outline the Pan-African Free Trade Agenda and the corresponding opportunities for Canadian companies and partners.

Get the latest! For full details, including venues, the program, speakers, special guests, the virtual expo, registration, sponsorship and more, visit the Official Webpage

Africa Accele

rating is proudly brought to you by headline sponsors Lucara Diamond and Lucara Botswana.



[22 October 2020] 10:00 ET: Find out more and Register.

We are pleased to profile specific projects in Mining, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy & Infrastructure & Forestry. In addition to the dealflow presentations, we look forward to high-level remarks from Ministers in government and Canada’s trade and investment leadership team. This event will be broadcast in French with English translations.


Sara Wilshaw, Deputy Chief Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada

Richard Bale, High Commissioner of Canada in Cameroon

Fatou Toure, Counsellor (commercial) and Senior Trade Commissioner, Central Africa, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali, High Commission of Canada in Cameroon

Hon. Lee White, Minister of Water and Forestry (Gabon)

Hon. Issa Doubragne, Minister of Economy and Development Planning (Chad)

Hon. Ramatou Mahamat Houtouin, Minister of Energy (Chad)

Alain Blaise BATONGUE, Exécutif Secretary of GICAM (Cameroon)

Find out more and Register.

AFRICA ACCELERATING PARTNERSHIP Opportunities from 27 to 29 October 2020 

Owing to our generous supporters, there are opportunities for fellow associations in Canada and across Africa to profile their great work at our virtual expo. Learn more.


We are available for one-to-one calls to see how we can be of assistance. With our database of over 5500 subscribers, count on us to make relevant introductions for your business development objectives.


The Chamber is on-hand to receive speaker requests, host private sessions on behalf of members and provide services for back-end support in hosting webinars and other online events. Please email for more.

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Nigeria Independence Day. Watch the incredible proceedings which were livebroadcast on and included leaders and celebrities.

The event was graciously hosted by His Excellency Mr. Adeyinka Asekun High Commissioner of Nigeria to Canada and officials of the Nigeria High Commission.

Rwanda Investment Session: Opportunities in a range of sectors across Rwanda. Opening remarks from representatvies of the governments of Rwanda and Canada.

Powering a Canada-Africa Agenda: Clean Energy in Action.

Canada-Africa Leadership: Natural Resource Development for Stronger Communities: Profiling the vital role of Canadian natural resource companies in positively impacting communities across Africa

Enabling Broad-based Canada-Africa Trade and Investment: Exploring Canada's partnerships facilitating trade markets and directly investing into Africa's dynamic companies.

Canada-Africa Mobility: Insights into the post COVID-19 market

The African Union Online Procurement Platform: Canadian Minister Mary Ng in conversation with Strive Masiyiwa, the AU's Special Envoy on COVID

VIEW ALL Previous Public Webinars


Best wishes from the team






Sebastian Spio-Garbrah (Chair of the Board), Garreth Bloor (President)

Susan Namulindwa (Vice President, Canada) and Jacques NdoutouMve (Vice President, Africa)


Kind regards,

Kind regards,
Garreth Bloor
The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business
55 Bloor Street West, RTO Manulife Building, PO Box 19553
Toronto, Ontario   M4W 3T9   Tel: 647-667-1223