BUSINESSAfrica seeks to influence policy at continental level by enhancing business voice in continental and international bodies such as the African union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Economic Commission (ECOSOC) for Africa, the ILO Regional Office for Africa, the African Development bank and other continental bodies. BUSINESSAfrica will also build on relations developed within the United Nations system, the International monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and others. In addition to pursuing its relations with European and American business groups, BUSINESSAfrica aims to build partnerships with business federations from emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil and Russia. It is important that African business is presented in a much more coordinated way during economic summits that bring together Africa and emerging markets. BUSINESSAfrica also seeks to strengthen regional integration to boost intra-African trade. The development of rail, road and energy projects through PPPs to facilitate trade and business links is a key objective.