World Leaders to Attend the Africa Investment Risk and Compliance (AIRC) Summit

World Leaders to attend the Africa Investment Risk and Compliance (AIRC) that will be held in Washington, D.C. next month.

The fourth annual AIRC summit will be hosted by the EBII Group public benefit corporation and will be held on June 27-28 next month at the Ronald Reagan Building.

The theme for this year’s premier thought leadership event is “Sustainable Resources Extraction in a Changing Climate; Compliance, Strategies, and Innovations.”

According to the President and CEO of EBII Group: “With surging demand for lithium, cobalt, and other critical minerals required for renewable energy technologies, the world is looking to Africa’s vast extractive resources.”

“At the same time, environmental protection and sustainable development benefiting local communities must be priotised alongside responsible resource management.”

Invited speakers include His Excellency H.E. Dr. Julius Maada Wonie Bio, President of the
Republic of Sierra Leone, Aliko Dangote GCON, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the
Dangote Group, along with a host of African Ambassadors to the United States of America
and US senators.

The summit will equally host Chair Reta Jo Lewis, President and Chair of
the Board of Directors, Export-Import Bank of the United States, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina,
President of the African Development Bank and other chairpersons and CEOs from banking
and financial corporations like the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, United Nations,
and leading institutional investors.

“Beyond sharing valuable insights, the AIRC Summit provides an unmatched networking
platform,” Adjei-Twum noted. “Delegates can make connections at the highest levels –
engaging directly with heads of state, resources ministers, industry executives, financiers, and
other influential decision-makers shaping policies and projects across Africa.”

Since its inception in 2020, the AIRC Summit has established itself as a leading international
forum, attracting participation from prominent African presidents and business leaders.

This year’s edition follows recent studies projecting global demand for minerals like graphite,
lithium and cobalt will increase by nearly 500% by 2050 to meet clean energy needs.
The African continent is well-positioned, hosting not only the largest deposit of lithium but
also 30% of the world’s mineral reserves, along with 8% of natural gas and 12% of oil

However, sustainable development and robust compliance are critical to ensure
these extractive resources drive economic growth while protecting the environment and
uplifting local populations

“Africa must play a leading role in this energy transition, and the AIRC Summit facilitates the
vital collaboration required with our international partners,” Adjei-Twum said. “We look
forward to welcoming leaders, investors, and other stakeholders united in the shared mission
of sustainable resource extraction that empowers communities across the continent.”

For more information on the 2024 AIRC Summit agenda, speakers, and registration, visit

For inquiries, please contact:
Daniel Dereck Hayzel
PR/Media Consultant, EBII Group
Mobile: +44 7901986464
Adjoa Adjei-Twum
President and CEO of EBII Group
Mobile: +1 (202) 246-9303

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