Hybrid Event – BRICS Business Council to caucus with African industry leaders ahead of Summit Meetings

As South Africa prepares to host the XV BRICS Business Summit under the theme: “BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Mutually Accelerated Growth, Sustainable Development and Inclusive Multilateralism”; the BRICS Business Council in partnership with the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA); supported by the Organisation for Global Africa Cooperation (OGAC), will convene an Africa Caucus of representatives of business organisations and CEOs and Chairpersons of large companies from the rest of the continent on the sidelines of the BRICS Business Forum.


The objective of the meeting is to:


  • Share South Africa’s strategy and plans to develop and strengthen business ties with and to promote trade and investment between the rest of African business communities and the BRICS nations.
  • Explore initiatives to promote the participation of the African private sector into the activities of the BRICS Council and to facilitate and strengthen Africa’s Trade & Investment partnerships with the BRICS nations and its business communities.
  • Identify opportunities and challenges towards the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement and the role of IPAs in facilitating BRICS investments.
  • Engage in peer exchanges and sharing of practices and experiences of IPAs across several Africa countries in navigating challenges and boosting intra-Africa commerce and in facilitating BRICS investments.


Members of the media are invited to attend and cover this engagement.




Date: Friday, 18 August 2023

Time: 14h00-16h00 CAT

Venue: The Constitution Hill, 11 Kotze Street, Braamfontein


Media RSVP and queries RSVP: Text Zikona Captain, Head of Communication, SA BRICS Business Council @+27717506866