Global Business Leaders to Address 2018 Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit in Washington, D.C

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 June 2018:

GAA Exhibitions & Conferences ( ATIGS Group (www.ATIGSgroup.comtoday announced the lineup of global executives and business leaders that will address participants at the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018, June 24-26, at the World Trade Center – Ronald Reagan Building.

Speakers include executives from U.S., UAE, Africa, Asia, Caribbean, and Europe. Global participating investment and development companies includes Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), Loukil Group, KUWAIT FUND, Devex, OPEC Fund for International Development, Qatar Mining, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Centum Investment, AEPA International Inc, IFC, and Bosch.

The event will welcome the participation of prominent officials and distinguished personalities, accredited investment firms, high-level speakers, quality exhibitors, and delegation groups from over 70 countries.

Highlight Confirmed Speakers Include:

H.E Atiku Abubakar, Former Vice President of Nigeria

H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to the United States

H.E Ambassador Dr. Neil Parsan, former Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to the US, Mexico and the Organization of American States

Hon Senator Ike Ekwerenmadu, Deputy Senate President of Nigeria

Hon Ambassador John Campbell, former US ambassador to Nigeria – United States

Hon Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment – Nigeria

Ms Lerato Mataboge, Deputy Director General, Trade and Investment South Africa (TISA) at the Department of Trade and Industry – South Africa

Ms. Maria Goravanchi, Director, Overseas Private Investment Corporation – United States

Dr. Ricardo Daniel Veigas de Abreu, Secretary of Economic Affairs of the President of Republic of Angola

Dr. Tariq A. Nizami, Founder & CEO of CEO Clubs Network Worldwide – United Arab Emirates

Dr. Munir Ahmad Ch, President, Aspire World Investments LLC – United Arab Emirates

Mr. Coutinho Nobre Miguel, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Banco Sol – Angola

Mr. Alexander Gazis, Acting Deputy Director for Economic Affairs and Sr. Trade and Investment Officer, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Mr. Kevin Cassidy, Director and Representative to the Bretton Woods and Multilateral Organizations, ILO Office for the United States

Mr. Robert Skinner, Director, United Nations Information Center (UNIC), Washington D.C, USA.

Mr. Andrew Herscowit, Coordinator, Power Africa – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) – USA

Mr. Chris Knight, Global Commercial Director for fDi Intelligence, Financial Times Group – London, UK

Mr. Kofi Adomakoh, Director Project Finance, African Export-Import Bank – Egypt

Mr. Siyabulela Mandela, grandson of the iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela – South Africa

Mr. Alfred Liu, President, AEPA International Inc.-China/USA

A full list of speakers and the current agenda for the 2018 Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit is available online at

“The message is clear – it’s time to invest in Africa, trade with Africa, and partner with Africa.” said Bako Ambianda, Senior Member, ATIGS 2018 Organizing Committee

The Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit is a prestigious biennial business conference and exhibition designed specifically to promote international trade in Africa; to facilitate foreign direct investment in Africa, and to provide a platform for businesses to expand into new markets. The event has a well-structured format for facilitating direct peer engagement, for more advanced deal-making, showcasing fundable companies, co-investments and financing engagements, strategic partnerships, and business networking.

1 Comment

  1. Dear Sir/ Madam,


    Amsterdam,Netherlands will host the biggest Africa Trade and
    Investment Conference from 23rd to 24th April 2020

    Africa has the fastest growing economy in the world. Evidence suggest that Africa has now entered a cycle of strong economic growth. Investors are now positioning themselves to understand the opportunities across the African continent.

    Despite the opportunities, securing finance is a big hurdle for local entrepreneurs as well as foreign companies operating in Africa.
    Companies that approach banks for investment in Africa are met with doubts and skepticism. All the existing possibilities however need to be explored.

    The Objectives of the conference are: To facilitate foreign direct investment into Africa; To promote and facilitate international trade between Africa and Europe, North America and Asia; To Provide a platform for businesses to expand into new markets; To build networks and technical capacities for entrepreneurs.

    The conference is focused on highlighting Africa’s investment opportunities, while creating an opportunity for entrepreneurs,
    government delegations and business leaders to meet with investors. Over 50 speakers will provide detailed insight into the economic transformation that many parts of Africa are currently experiencing.

    The 2-day event will provide a unique platform to gain strategic knowledge about African investment opportunities and business networking. The convention will cover economic sectors such as manufacturing and infrastructure development, agribusiness, Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Construction, transportation, Digital Technology, Tourism, Financing SMEs and Micro Finance, Women Empowerment Through Business, Healthcare, Telecommunications and Fintech and Oil, Mining and Gas.

    High-potential projects in Africa will be presented to international investors. Featured agenda items will include projects showcase, capacity building workshops, deal marketplace, exhibition and country presentations among others.

    There will be matchmaking sessions dedicated to making the process of meeting investors easier, country specific presentations, sector focused sessions and evening networking meetings. This will ensure investment deals are concluded during the convention.

    Whether you are a start up or a bigger company looking to invest in Africa, the Africa Trade and Investment Convention is the place to be.

    We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam!

    Yours Sincerely

    John Karegwa
    Project Manager
    Africa Trade and Investment Convention
    Changemaker International
    Betje Wolffstraat 62, Rotterdam,Netherlands
    Phone :+31 616 950 384

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