About Us

The US-Africa Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (USAYES) is a 21st Century high-level powered entrepreneurship and innovation conference and exhibition annual prestigious and business networking platform designed to promote and facilitate connections between US and African Youth through trade and investment mainly in the areas of technology, agribusiness, and tourism. This Summit provides a platform for Youth Entrepreneurs both in US and Africa to share their respective entrepreneurship and innovative experiences thus allowing them to access into new US and African markets of products and services. The US Entrepreneurs will access to African huge market of 1.2 billion people, agricultural, natural resources, and human capital. African Entrepreneurs will access to the United States high technologies, capital, expertise, and mentorship. The Summit projects an attendance of over 1,000 participants from all US 50 States and 40 African Nations including Government delegations, Young US and African Leaders and Entrepreneurs, US Investors, Business Leaders, Technology Companies, Agricultural Companies, Energy Companies, Construction Companies, Tourism Companies, medias, Trade and Investment Promotion Agencies from more than 50 Countries. The summit will be held for two days of networking, exhibitions, mentorship, access to investors, match-making, market knowledge sharing, B2B, B2C, G2G meetings, and marketing.

The 2018 USAYES program will take place on  September 10 – 11, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois under the theme “Empowering Youth, Promoting Investment in Technology, Agribusiness, and Tourism” and “The Future of US and African Economic Sustainable Development”. USAYES provides a platform to US and African Youth Entrepreneurs to access respective US and African markets through a one-stop centre, connect US Investors to African Young Entrepreneurs, US Export to African Markets, African Export to US Markets, Access to capital, Access to US Technologies, Access to various African products, etc. This Summit covers US – African 10 key strategic economic sectors that include Technology, Agribusiness, Tourism, Power, Construction, Education, Healthcare, Finance, Transportation, and Retail. The summit will have participation of over 100 speakers, over 200 exhibitors, and over 300 US Investors. 

The summit organizes bankable projects to investors Sessions, deal marketplace, exhibition and International pavilions, Workshop networking sessions, Technology Workshop Sessions, Agribusiness Workshop Sessions, Tourism Workshop Sessions, Country &  Sector Presentations, Roundtables, Investor’s Zone, Trade Expert Zone, Ministerial Roundtable, Awards Ceremony, and Red Carpet Service is provided. International & Country Pavilions USAYES 2018 showcasing companies, Trade and Investment Promotions Agencies, International Development Organisations (IDOs) from US, Africa, and International Organizations.


USAYES 2020 is organized by Africa Global Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) in collaboration with New York Business Consultants Academy, Rainbow Push Coalition, South Africa Ministry of Tourism, National Youth Development Agency of South Africa, South Africa General Consulate of Chicago, Embassy of the Republic of Niger, Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo to US, Embassy of Cote d’Ivoire to US, Egypt General Consulate of the Republic of Egypt, WGHC 98.3FM Radio, WVON 1690AM Radio, ABC 7 TV, SCORE Chicago, ACCION Chicago, 1877  Hub for Technology and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Northwestern University, DePaul University, University of Chicago, Google, Microsoft, Apple, MallforAfrica, The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Hub, Global Solutions Outreach, Incorporated (GSOI), Loop Capital, Ariel Investment, Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS), US Small Business Administration, State of Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Greater Southwest Development Corporation, Habona, Ltd, Globrock Financial Group, Cemeko Group, African Infrastructure Development Partnership (AFIDEP), Asoko Insight, Tropic Business Summit, and more.

Detailed information including registration is available on a dynamic and friendly website www.usafricayes.com.

For any questions, sponsorship, speaking engagement, exhibition opportunities, and advertising, feel free to contact info@africagcc.org