Africa Trade Show Foundation (ATS) in partnership with East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) invited delegates, speakers, sponsors, media groups, corporates, investors, government officials and other professionals to a 3-day trade and investment forum at the State's fair grounds at Cal-Expo, Sacramento, California.


Sponsorship at the Africa Trade Show


Sponsorship at the Africa Trade Show provided businesses with the opportunity to market their services and projects, meeting with business leaders, industry experts, as well as African and U.S. government officials who discussed major potential projects and developments.

The current U.S. Administration believed that Sub Saharan Africa is the world’s next major economic success story that offered enormous opportunities for American and African businesses. U.S. trade to and from Africa tripled over the past decade and U.S. exports to Sub Saharan Africa now top $21 billion dollars. Africa is also home to six of the ten fastest growing countries in the world.

Finally, the International Monetary Fund projects sub-Sahara Africa to grow between 5 and 6 percent each year over the next two years.

African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

 •      The U.S. Congress passed the African Growth and Opportunity Act into law in 2000 in order to promote U.S. and African trade relations and contribute to economic development on the African continent through export-led growth. 

      As the backbone of the U.S.-African commercial relationship, AGOA offers duty-free access to the U.S. market for 6,400 products from 40 countries.

      AGOA was originally set to expire in 2005 but has been renewed twice for five year periods in 2005 and 2010. Last year, the U. S. Congress renewed AGOA ahead of its September 2015 expiration date for 10 years to 2025.  Below is a clip of President Barack Obama speaking on AGOA.   

Africa Trade Show Corporate Sponsorship Levels

To make a payment online, please visit our website at:  www.africatradeshow.netor via: 

For Africa Trade Show Corporate Sponsorship  contact: Shabbir Jiwa (916) 441-1133 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For Africa Trade Show Entertainment Sponsorship or Entertainment Committee information contact: Karen Compton (916) 254-3949 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Africa Trade Show Corporate Sponsorship Levels Overview


Africa Trade Show Corporate Sponsorship Overview

Forum Sponsor: $20,000

  • Interested speakers and experts presented their know-how at the Trade Show Discussion Forum on Africa’s most important business topics
  • Entertainment: $20,000
  • VIP Dinner
  • Wi-Fi Sponsorship: $10,000
  • Trading Partner Collaboration Lounge: $5,000
  • Hosting Trade Show Lounge in Main Hall
  • Speakers
  • Wine Tasting


  • Food and Animal Farming
  • Agri-business
  • Ecotourism
  • Affordable Healthcare Technology Delivery
  • Sustainable clean energy resource


  • Fashion show
  • Music
  • Tours
  • Prayer Breakfast

Prayer Breakfast

  • Invocation and Blessing on the Food – Jewish Rabbi
  • Self-serve continental breakfast
  • Musical entertainment – Baptist Gospel Music
  • First speaker – Catholic Bishop; emphasis on spirituality and religion in our homes and lives
  • Musical entertainment – African-American Youth Group
  • Second speaker – Muslim Imam; emphasis on worship of God and being spiritual
  • Musical entertainment – African-American Collegiate Group, Sac State
  • Third speaker – Bishop Jon Fish; interfaith/Outreach
  • Musical entertainment – TBD
  • Faith Leaders Prayer Service (10 different faiths)
 Jewish                          Baha’i  
Unification                  Presbyterian  
Buddhist                      Muslim  
Catholic                       Mormon
Spiritual Life Center    Hindu

Africa Trade Show Entertainment Sponsorship Levels

Friday, September 2nd thru Sunday, September 4th 2016 at Cal Expo

The Cove-Main Stage -Premiere entertainment area for daytime and evening events. Capacity seating of 4,000 with Delegate seating, (20) V IP ticketed seating tables and ticketed general seating.

(Priced per day, depending on event or exclusive partner covering all 3 days)

Entertainment Speakers Stage Indoor Bldg. B (Forums) - 4 stage areas lower level,  topics in the areas of: Finance and Investments, Transportation and Logistics, Entrepreneurship/  Small Business, and Non-profits and NGO’s.

(Priced per hour each day, Corporate Cheetah level at $5,000 or affiliate to be considered)

Entertainment Speakers Stage Indoor Vendor Bldg. A - 4 stage areas lower level,  topics in the areas of Health and Wellness, Food Demonstrations, Movies and Television, and Technology and Digital Platforms.

(Priced per hour each day, Corporate Water Buffalo level at $2,500 or affiliate to be considered)

Entertainment Community Stage - priced per day/hour depending on event or exclusive partner covering all 3 days

Entertainment Kids, (YEP) Young Entrepreneurship and Teen Stage- priced per day/hour depending on event or exclusive partner covering all 3 days

Entertainment Jazz Quad (all 3 days)- ideal for vendors interested in jazz/art/travel 

Entertainment Zen Lounge Corridor (all 3 days day) ideal for vendors interested in health/alternative medicine, holistic, mind or spiritual relaxation

Entertainment Visual Artist Row (all 3 days) designated for fine artist and/or designs Entertainment Visual Artist Row (all 3 days) designated for authors/literary works

Children’s Agriculture Area, Cal Expo Farm -priced per day or exclusive partner for all 3 days Informational/Educational Resources (Non-Profit Rate, Based on Availability) Community Resources (No Charge based on space and availability)

Soccer Area (all 3 days)

Golf Area (all 3 days)



 Northern California • 1620 Broadway Sacramento, CA • 95818 • 916-441-1133 • 



China Trade Week

MIE Events Group in association with East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) are inviting delegates, speakers, sponsors, media groups, corporates, investors, government officials and other professionals to China Trade Week which is a 2 phased-3 day event at the Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC), which will be supporting the China’s One Belt, One Road initiative. This is a comprehensive framework for organizing multinational economic development and trade, which has inspired the creation of China Trade Week (CTW) successfully in Kenya. During the 4th consecutive year of the event in Kenya, it became bigger and better now with its back to back show. Phase 1 with industries including Building Material, HVAC, Lighting, Construction Materials, Water & Environmental Treatment, Furniture & Interior, Textiles, and Print, Packaging & Plastics. Phase 2 with industries from Consumer Goods, Automobile & Auto Parts, Electrical & It and Agriculture.
            Date:   Phase 1 - 5th to 7th June                       Phase 2 - 10th to 12th June            Venue: Kenyatta International Convention Centre            Time:   Day 1 - 9:00 to 18:00                       Day 2 - 9:00 to 18:00                       Day 3 - 9:00 to 16:00 For more information and registration, please click here.


EACCIA team led by the CEO, Charles KAHUTHU and Joyce KIBET met with the visiting delegation from China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Beijing Sub-Council on 4th June, 2019 at the Heron Portico Hotel, Nairobi during the ongoing China Trade Week, Kenya 2019.     East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture signs an MOU during this year's China Trade Trade Week, with China Council for the Promotion of International Trade -Beijing Sub-Council on Wednesday 5th June.   EACCIA supported the China Trade Week 2019 which was held at the KICC, Nairobi, between 5th and 7th June 2019. Our partnership with MIE Events DMCC goes back to 2015, when we partnered with them to host the first China Trade Week KENYA. On the left is EACCIA CEO, Mr. Charles KAHUTHU making his opening remarks and on the right is the Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and ASAL, Mr. Eugene WAMALWA  giving key note address during the opening ceremony.   Joint ACP-EU Private Sector Development Framework: information, knowledge sharing and networking event in Mauritius, 14-17 May 2019. EACCIA CEO attended the event and later participated in a Steering Committee of the “Joint ACP-EU Platform for Private Sector Development” as a representative of the EAC private sector.   EACCIA is a key Partner of the upcoming 5th Edition of The China Trade Week and was represented at the Press Conference at Sarova Stanley Hotel-Nairobi, On Tuesday, 14th May.   On 3rd May, 2019, consultations for the UN Great Lakes Region Private Sector in Kigali, Rwanda.   On 26th April, 2019, members of the EACCIA Board of Directors during their meeting in Zanzibar.   EACCIA CEO witnessing the signing of the new EACCIA Statute by the leaders
of the various chambers of commerce and industry at Golden Tulip Hotel,
Zanzibar on 26th April, 2019.   On 25th April, 2019, in Zanzibar having a meeting with the Zanzibar Minister for Trade & Industry, Amb./Hon. Amina SALUM ALI (in the Centre). Next to her on her left is the Chairman of Kenya National Chamber, Mr. Kiprono KITTONY. EACCIA's CEO, Mr. Charles KAHUTHU on the Minister’s immediate right.      

East Africa Trade Week

In hosting the East Africa Trade Week, our primary objective is to promote economic growth in the region and the continent, at large, through the network of Chambers of Commerce and business associations and to advance the East African Community (EAC) regional integration as well as Africa-wide development agenda, as championed by the African Union Commission (AUC), notably, the Boosting of Intra-African Trade (BIAT) to accelerate and deepen the con t's market integration by ensuring that we realize the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agenda. The continental chambers of commerce and industry, through the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) are some of the key drivers of CFTA. The objective of the EATW is to promote investment and trade through partnerships and joint ventures in key sectors such as agriculture and agro-allied ventures, financial services, small and medium enterprises, textiles and infrastructure. It will institutionalize strategic economic partnership between the East African Community member States, rest of Africa and Globe. It is seen as the beginning of a long-term strategic partnership between the rest of the Continent and East Africa with the rest of the globe for mutual benefits.  The target countries are Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda, in the Eastern Africa region. The EATW will also feature some national and regional project portfolios with regional investment and export trade opportunities that require international financing and partnerships. To know more about the event and to participate, visit;  

East African Business Guide

Editorial Foreword From Mr. Charles KAHUTHU - CEO We welcome you to this first edition of the East African Business Guide. We shall endeavour to tell the good story of public private partnership and the integration agenda through this publication. We are witnessing interesting developments and the region’s geopolitical environment is fast evolving. This publication will provide a platform and a mouth piece for stakeholders and members of the national chambers to articulate various issues in the region, such as Infrastructure development, trade facilitation and the integration agenda, among many others. Our Cover Story in the inaugural edition is centred on the delivery of infrastructure in the region which is a fundamental prerequisite in facilitating business transactions. We have also expanded our horizon and looked at issues that do impact on the African continent, including the impact of climate change to us all, and how the continent intends to respond to the risks posed.  Unlike many other platforms, our magazine will be delivered directly to our business organizations, trade facilitation agencies, foreign embassies in Kenya, our embassies overseas, the East African Community Secretariat and all relevant departments of the EAC member states, thereby ensuring that you, our partner, are visible to all the relevant sectors. We want the Guide to be instructive, directive and inspirational. It shall not be a replica of anything else in the industry. We are looking to having the Editorial team and contributors holding round tables with the regional policy makers to discuss some of the content and to push for implementation of the regional agenda. We are also looking to having the Business Guide combining international standards with regional identity, so that readers recognize it is a magazine for East African issues. It shall reflect the mentality of the editorial team and finally, ensure that is attractive in the presentation of information on all pages. The Guide shall have clarity and more value added than just dissemination of news. We are looking at making the publication “digital” after the production of the first few hard copy editions, so that our readers can have easier access to the publication. We want to thank you most sincerely for partnering with us and look forward to continued, and more beneficial, relationship with you and your organization in the coming days.   We are truly grateful for your support! To subscribe, get a EABG Subscription Form here.


  East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) has partnered with Nazaru LLC in organizing the 2019 edition of Trade with Africa Business Summit, A platform created to fast-track U.S. trade with Africa. The Trade with Africa Business Summit brings together global leaders, trade experts, policy makers, innovators and change agents transforming the continent in creative ways and leading companies with disruptive solutions. Much work lies ahead and our focus is to increase the number of solution providers focused on Africa to help drive inclusive growth both in the U.S and in African countries. This platform presents a fresh dialogue on Africa, one immersed within a commercial context and with real life stories that depicts what success looks like and serves as templates of what is possible when global leaders lean in to create shared value and significant economic impact. Our desire is that more likeminded leaders would engage as a result of this platform and establish new strategic business partnerships to pursue commercial opportunities in Africa. Topics to be covered include but not limited to: African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA); African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), Trade Financing, Sustainable Agriculture, Export & Import, Blockchain in Africa, Technology Innovation, E-commerce, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Women Empowerment. DATE: 1st to 2nd August 2019 Venu: Chicago, Illinois, USA To participate in the event, please follow this link;