Africa Trade Show Foundation (ATS) in partnership 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 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 will provide you and your business with the opportunity to market your services and projects, meet with business leaders, industry experts, as well as African and U.S. government officials to discuss major potential projects and developments.

The current U.S. Administration believes that Sub Saharan Africa can be the world’s next major economic success story that offers enormous opportunities for American and African businesses. U.S. trade to and from Africa has 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 will present 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 • 



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.