Africa Network Initiative. Inc

US -AFRICA BUSINESS

THE 2019 U.S.- AFRICA BUSINESS NETWORKING AND EXPO

In partnership with of the CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ADVANCEMENT (CIBA )  @ VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY ( V CU), AFRICA NETWORK INITIATIVE Organize the 2019 U.S.- AFRICA BUSINESS NETWORKING AND EXPO

This forum will bring together more than 200 U.S. and African entrepreneurs, private sectors executives, academics, international investors, government officials

The 2019 U.S.- AFRICA BUSINESS AND EXPO will 

  • Serve as a platform for businesses to hear from U.S and African industry experts on business opportunities in sectors including education, agribusiness, energy, health, infrastructure, mining and finance; explore new business and investment opportunities.
  • Meet and network with potential business partners.

The 2019 US-Africa Business Forum & Expo will bring together African and American entrepreneurs, executives, investors, decision makers and other stakeholders as to learn about investment opportunities in both Africa and the United States, match their interests, and build mutually beneficial relationships. In doing so, the forum shall help strengthen multi-faceted partnerships between the two sides of the Atlantic.

Slated to take place in Richmond, Virginia, while the Commonwealth of Virginia is celebrating the 4th centennial (400 years) of legislative assembly, this 3-day forum will start on 2nd October and end on 4th October 2019. While the first two days of the forum will focus on business and investment opportunities, the third day will be dedicated to guided tours of companies, political institutions and museums in the Richmond area as well as visits to Virginia’s finest wineries.

The US-Africa Business Forum’s goal is three-fold:

To bring together entrepreneurs, investors, diplomats, civic leaders, decisions-makers, development experts, academics, community activists artists, from Africa and the United States to reflect on the best ways to develop stronger business partnerships between US and African companies, promote investment opportunities in Africa, and expand commercial ties between the two sides of the Atlantic.

To showcase the critical role played by business leadership and innovation in transforming Africa’s untapped potentials into profitable ventures that create jobs, help lift more people out of poverty and contribute to moving the continent’s national economies toward achieving UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To provide a space for attendees to network with each other both socially and professionally, and develop business opportunities in the future.

The panels will be made of entrepreneurs, top business executives, academics, diplomats and government officials

 

                                                                 MEET OUR SPEAKERS

                         Senator Mamie E .Lock                                             

                          

 Virginia Second District

 

Prof VAN. WOOD .PhD

Center for International Business Advancement

                                                                  Virginia Commonwealth University. School of Business

 

                                                                   Mr. John HANSEN

  USAID Power- Africa Coordinator &Prosper Africa Initiative. A multi-Agency initiative of the U.S. Government                                                                                     

         Rev. Jonathan L WEAVER                                                                              

  President and Founder of Pan-Africa Collective

                                                Executive Minister at Mt NEBO AME Church  ( Bowie Maryland USA ) 

         Prof Tina Abrefa-Gyan

Ethelyn R.Strong School of Social Work Norfolk

                                                                                    Sate University ( Norfolk Virginia .USA)

                    Ms. Lindsey BERTOZZI                                                                                

 

          Assistant Vice President for International Trade

                                                  Virginia Economic Development Partnership ( Richmond Virginia .USA)

 

                  Ms. Vernisse LOVE

        Director of SWaM ( Small Women-Own                 Minority-Owned Business. ( Certification) Virginia Small Business Administration. ( Richmond Virginia.USA)

 

 Ms. Tonya JEFFERSON                                                                       

                  

 

 Mr. Joshua Kaplan

   Senior International Trade Specialist

                                                                                   U.S Commercial Services ( Richmond Virginia. USA )

 

Mr. NZOGU Kulya. Business Consultant & Analyst

Managing Director, NICOGER Group LLC (Fairfax, Virginia, USA)

  SOMBO CHUNDA. Senior International Trade Specialist.PhD Student .Virginia Commonwealth University. Virginia USA )

MULOONGO SIMUNZIGILI.

PhD Candidate; Economist/Health Policy Analyst; 2019  APPAM Equity and Inclusion Fellow.

Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Virginia, USA)

ALFRED ALHAWKINS

Chief Executive Officer of Millman Systems, LLC.

MEET OUR PARTNERS

 

 The center for international business advancement (CIBA) at VCU’s School of Business supports initiatives aimed at advancing the development and growth of international business. Over the years, CIBA has been involved with programs such as the Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Research Society (ABERS). We are excited this year, to partner with BOSS LL C  and Africa Network Initiative, Inc. We are optimistic for this conference because it aims to take the conversation of African business and entrepreneurship partnering with USA counterparts to the next level—providing an opportunity for businesses to collaborate. While the conference will serve as a catalytic event in fostering the said partnerships, it is the hope of CIBA that there is sustainability beyond and that is where we see our role as a support function. 

 We welcome all the conference participants to Richmond and wish you all success! 

Located in the historic downtown of Richmond Virginia, the Center for International Business Advancement  at the School of Business offers the Virginia Commonwealth University community insight into global business through forums, courses, research, scholarships, grants and service projects.

CONTACT C.I.B.A

Van R. Wood, Ph.D.
Philip Morris Chair in International Business
Snead Hall, Room B4102
(804) 828-1746 (office)   

 

Launching The ” Africa Network Initiative Angel Group”

 

 

 

UP-COMING EVENTS

MARCH  27-28, 2020.  US-AFRICA BUSINESS NETWORKING & EXPO. ALABAMA 2020 Birmingham AL

MAY 2020 : TRADE MISSION  IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO ( Kinshasa & Lubumbashi)

AUGUST 2020. 2020 AFRICA NETWORK INITIATIVE YOUNG INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT ( Washington DC)

OCTOBER 2020. 2020 US-AFRICA BUSINESS NETWORKING & EXPO ( Richmond Virginia)

” COMING TOGETHER IS THE BEGINNING, WORKING TOGETHER IS PROGRESS AND WORKING TOGETHER IS SUCCESS ”  _ HENRY FORD.