Partial List of Confirmed Speakers – ATIGS 2018

Partial List of Speakers Confirmed to Grace the Summit

H.E. Fatoumata Tambajan, Vice President of Gambia 
H.E. Adonia Ayebare, Uganda’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations
H.E Senator Ike Ekwerenmadu, Deputy Senate President of Nigeria 
H.E.Clyde Rivers Ph.D.  Ambassador, Republic of Burundi, & Advisor to the President of the Republic of Burundi
Hon Governor on Investment and Promotion, Delta State Investment Development Agency, Nigeria 
Honorable Deputy Minister of Energy & Petroleum, Ghana
Hon Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, former Amb Ghana to the USA, former Ghanaian Minister for Trade & Industry
Hon Sebastian Kopulande, CEO, Zambian International Trade and Investment Centre (ZITIC) – Zambia 
Hon Giovanni Buttigieg, Deputy Permanent Representative, The Republic of Malta to the United Nations
Hon Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Ministry of Transport – Ghana

Asma ALAOU, CEO, Africa Key Partners – Morocco
Adebola Omololu, CEO, Afriscaper – China
Affiong Williams, Founder & CEO, ReelFruit  Nigeria
Alain Dolium, COO, Connectik Technologies Global – London
Aures Tchana, Managing Director, LoopSight Company Inc – Canada
Anna Marie Carter, President, Cuppedia LLC – California, USA
Akbar Muhammad, International Logistics Coordinator, Hue Logistics – United States
Abdul Hakeem Badawi, CEO, Mole Projects and Machinery Limited – Ghana
Arnon Rosenbaum, VP Global Projects, Netafim – Israel
Akinyi Odongo, Creative Director, Akinyi Odongo Kenya™ – Kenya
Adrienne Bambou Diagne, CEO & Co-Founder, International Ventures and Trade – California, USA
Aderonke Alex-Adedipe, Partner, Strachan Partners – Nigeria
Adenike Adeyanju-Osadolor, Publisher, ABBI Books and Africa Coordinator, TX Foundation – Nigeria
Achare Besong epse Batey, Regional Director, Entreprises Du Cameroun – Cameroon
Adanna Enwezor, MD Photizo Life Foundation and Convener, African Hair Summit – Nigeria
Bako Ambianda, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Labacorp Group of Companies – Cameroon
Brian Asingia, Founder, CEO and Chief Content Officer, Pearl Dream – New York, USA
Bismack Biyombo,Congolese Professional NBA Basketball Player – Orlando Magic – United States
Berthran Ugeh, Managing Director, Tendy Group – Nigeria
Bernard Oduro Takyi, Founder & CEOOmanbapa Ghana Ltd – Ghana
Bruce Ernest, President, Zambia Renewable Energy Association – Zambia
Bill Bennett, Managing Director, Kiza Solutions – Cincinnati, Ohio
Berthran Ugeh, Managing Director, Tendy Group – Indiana, USA
Bernadette Fernandes,Founder, The Varanda Network – Canada
Ceci Guevara, Events Coordinator, GAA Exhibitions & Conferences – United States 
Dr. Richmond Annan, President, iRichie Group Inc – Texas, USA
Dr Mwenya Kasonde, Founder, Sishima Holdings – Zambia 
Dr. Munir Ahmad Ch, President, Aspire World Investments LLC – United Arab Emirates
Dr Lenias Hwenda, CEO, Medicines for Africa – Switzerland
Dr Adrian Saville, Chief Strategist, Cannon Asset Managers & Citadel Asset Management – South Africa
Dylan Piatti, Senior  Chief of StaffConsumer & Industrial Products Industry, Deloitte Africa – South Africa
Dade Salim, CEO, Ecostartup – Nigeria
Didi Akinyelure, Journalist, BBC News – Nigeria  
Daniel Bwanika, Founder/Dir for Research and Dev, Urban & Infrastructure Development Conference – Uganda
David Harper, CEO, Hotel Partners Africa – United Kingdom 
Dr Gerhard van Rensburg, Chairman, Future Leaders Development & Director, Future Leaders Africa
Eric-Michel Sossou-Gloh, Senior Consultant and Strategic Partner, Cedar Street Capital, LLC – United States  
El Hadj Lawan Bako, C.O.M, Board DirectorSociété Nationale d’Hydrocarbures (SNH) – Cameroon
Eng. Paulo J. Marques Morgado MBA,MPhill, CEO 
MorGroup – The Netherlands
Ebenezer S. Thomas, Executive Director, African Children and Youth Development Network – Liberia
Eli Forrester, Co-Founder & COO, Volta – California, USA
Franklin Olakunle Amoo, Partner, Baylis Emerging Markets – Nigeria
Frank Horton, Managing Director, Mercton Resources – Ghana
Greg Cohen, Co-founder and Executive Director, Asoko Insight –  Nigeria
Harry Stokes, Executive Director, Project Gaia, Inc – Pennsylvania, USA
Holger Vogt, Managing Partner, AMENA Trade & Investment Consulting GmbH – Germany
Jared Kotler, Head of Political Risk & Trade Credit, Validus Holdings – New York, USA
Jacqueline Shaw, Director – Africa Fashion Guide Ltd – United Kingdom
JP Carvallo, University of California, Berkeley – California
Job Collins Okello, President, Council of Africa – Uganda
James Packard Winkler, Global Practice Leader, Trade, Competitiveness and Investment, DAI – United States
Joyce Rogers Halliday, Founder and Executive Director, International Association of African NGOs – USA
Kezy Kamau – Mukiri, Executive Director, Ignite Trade Africa – Kenya
Kofi Henaku, CEO, Henson Geodata Technologies Ltd – Ghana
Lady Kate Nji, Commissioner on African Affairs – MarylandCEO of Miss Africa USA Pageant, USA
Maguette Mbow,Founder & Producer, L’Afrique c’est Chic World, and Africa is Calling You – France
Matthew Downing 
Chairman & CEO, Ethium Group – Australia
Meir Moalem, CEO & Managing Director, Sky and Space Global – United Kingdom 
Mamadou Bocar Ly, Chief Executive Officer, MBL Enterprises & Trading LLC – United States
Matthew Bock, Esq. LCB, Partner, Middleton & Shrull, LLC – Boston, USA
M’Hamed CHERIF, General Manager, Invest in Africa Now – Belgium
Michael Ross, CEO, Ross Solar Energy – Texas, USA
Mandelein Mkunu, Founder & President, Leading Women of Africa (LWA– South Africa
Narcisse G Parfait, Founder & Chairman, CADOSIN – Cameroon
Olivier Kamanzi, President & CEO, Africa Global Chamber of Commerce – United States  
Olatorera Oniru, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, – Nigeria
Pius Muchiri, Managing Director & CEO, Nabo Capital Limited – Kenya
Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe, PhD, Founder & ChairmanFASMICRO Group – United States
Prof Daniel Kammen, University of California, Berkeley – California
Pape Samb, Global Vice President & Executive Director for Africa, Ashoka – USA
Phathisani Khumalo,Founder & Director of ResearchSelbourne Research – London, UK
Papias Kazawadi Dedeki, Founder and Managing Director, Star Construction and Consultancy Ltd – Rwanda
Prince Adetokunbo Kayode SAN, FCIArb, FCTI, President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Nigeria
Robert Tashima, Managing Editor for Africa, Oxford Business Group – United Kingdom
Richard Unwin, Executive Chairman, Mainstrategy – United Kingdom
Richard Nwaobi-E, Group MD/CEO, NAE LLC – Florida, USA
Roye Okup, Founder, YouNeek Studio – USA
Rodrigue Fouafou, CoFounder and CEO, HartNamtemah – Canada 
Rita Isiba, Founding Director, Aphropean Partners – Austria
Richelle Speights, Founder & CEO, Franchise Africa – United States
Sidney Yankson, CEO, Ghana Capital Partners – Ghana
Scott Kennedy, Executive Director, Energy Action Partners – Massachusetts, USA
Simon Glossop, CEO, CAMSCORP – London
Sam Kodo, Co-Founder, and Chief Technology Officer, Labacorp Infinite Loop – United States
Sable Badaki, Global Business Ambassador, SheWorks – Nigeria
Sabina Zunguze, CEO & Co-Founder, A Gift To Africa – United States
Statsy Offei-Darko, Deputy CEO, Office of the Presidency of Ghana (NEIP) 
Tony Tiyou, Director and Co-Founder, Renewables Africa – United Kingdom 
Titus Olowokere, Executive Vice President and CEO, US-Nigeria Trade Council – Georgia, USA 
Uzo Madu, Founder, What’s in it for Africa – Belgium
Vanessa Adams, Director of Strategic Partnerships, DAI – France
Viola Llewellyn, Co-Founder & President, Ovamba – United States
Wofai Samuel, Senior Newscaster, International Pundit & Talk Show Hostess – Nigeria
Xoliswa Daku, Founder & CEO, Daku Group of Companies – South Africa
Yoofi Grant, The Chief Executive OfficerGhana Investment Promotion Centre – Ghana
Yusef Muhammad, CEO, American Business Television Network – United States
Yan Kwizera, Country Director, N-Frnds – Rwanda
Yodit Balcha, Programme Officer, Economic Commission for Africa  Ethiopia
Yolanda E (Conley) Shields, MBA, Founder & Consultant, YES Builds – Tennessee, USA
Zouzar BOUKA, Chairman, World Trade Center Antananarivo – Madagascar

To View Speakers Profiles on ATIGS Website

Why Should You be in Washington D.C for ATIGS 2018? | June 24-26

ATIGS 2018 is ideally positioned between two large events to offer more benefits to ATIGS delegates.Over 18,000 world-class business leaders, medias, and global investors are set to be in Washington D.C  for business and investment events all happening within 10 days.

Delegates that will make it to ATIGS 2018 can easily use one stone to hit three birds in terms of networking, deal-making, strategic partnerships, B2B, G2B, G2G meetings, and much more.
2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit 
Scheduled to be held on June 20-22, 2018 in Washington D.C area | The highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States and hosted over 3,000 participants (1,200 global business investors) from 64 foreign markets in 2017 with more participants expected in 2018.

ATIGS delegates will benefit from networking with more business leaders and global investors as they will be in town for the 2018 SelectUSA Investment

2018 Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit
Scheduled on June 24 to 26, 2018 at the World Trade Center Washington, D. |  A prestigious biennial business conference and exhibition designed to promote and facilitate international trade between Americas, Asia, Caribbean, EU, UAE, with Africa, and facilitate foreign direct investment in Africa.
Expecting over 2,000 delegates from 70+ countries ATIGS 2018 is dedicated for businesses to expand into new markets, and will bring together government delegations, high-profile African leaders, project developers and international investors.
27th World Gas Conference
Largest global natural gas conference and exhibition covering the full spectrum of the industry, scheduled to be held on June 25-29, 2018 in Washington, D.C bringing over 12,000 delegates, presented by the International Gas Union (IGU) founded in 1931.

ATIGS delegates will benefit from networking with world leaders and diversified global investors as they will be in town for World Gas

ATIGS Awards Ceremony & Cultural Evening

A Celebration and dinner to honor trade promotional organizations and investment promotional agencies from various African countries, recognizing the visionary leaders, industry partners, and dynamic individuals driving development in Africa.      

Africa-China Economic Forum (ACEF)

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | Economic dialogue to promote job-creating investments and business transactions between Africa and China. Hosted as Part of ATIGS 2018
UAE-Africa Business Forum (UABF)

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | High-level business conversations, UAE-Africa business relations, deal making, and collaboration on major business projects.  Hosted as Part of ATIGS 2018

US-Africa Manufacturing Forum (UAMLF) 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | A Business to Business forum to reach new markets, forge new connections and to secure new partners. Hosted as Part of ATIGS 2018
EU-Africa International Business Congress (EAIBC)

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | Interactive conversations on a wide spectrum of business topics on EU-Africa business relations for potential growth and development. Hosted as Part of ATIGS 2018

LAC-Africa Business Forum 
Latin America, Caribbean, Africa
Organized by Merging Mundos

Africa Private Investment Shark Tank 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | Project developers pitch their projects privately for 20 minutes to investors (sharks)  
Presenters: – Only bankable projects will be accepted. Please send your project details (project type, sector, project stage, project niche, and Incentive) to [email protected]
Investors: If you are interested to join the sharks, please email [email protected] with details about your investment firm and sectors of interests.
ATIGS Business Matchmaking  
June 25 and 26, 2018 | World Trade Center – Ronald Reagan Building | Open to All Participants
Connect with relevant participants via Jublia for private networking opportunities by scheduling 1-1 meetings.  
Meet with Exhibitors at their booths | Meet with non-Exhibitors at a number of designated tables
Explore Ethiopian
Organized by Safe March Event and Marketing Management PLC.

Ghana Forum (Pending)
Organized by Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC)

East Africa Trade and Investment Forum (Pending)
Organized by East Africa Trade and Investment Hub

Africa Tech Summit Washington D.C (Pending)
Organized by AppsAfrica 

Algeria Forum  (Pending)
Organized by US-Algeria Business Council 

Africa FDI Academy 
Organized by Africa Worldwide Alliance Partnerships (AfriWAPA)

Africa International Trade Academy 
Organized by Africa Worldwide Alliance Partnerships (AfriWAPA)
ATIGS Drinks Reception
Monday, June 25, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
Cocktail Reception and Entertainment | Free to all ATIGS Participants

ATIGS Closing Networking Reception 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Free and Open to All Participants | 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM 

September Newsletter

ATIGS September Newsletter

Keeping you up-to-date on the latest developments & headlines, regarding the 2018 Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS): Conference & Trade Show scheduled to be held on June 24-26, 2018, in Washington, D.C with attendance projection of over 2,000 participants from more than 70

Welcome Asoko Insight as ATIGS 2018 Market Intelligence Partner 

Asoko Insight (Asoko) is Africa’s largest online repository of privately-held company information. Our objective is to facilitate instant access to reliable information on Africa’s most dynamic companies, at scale. With support of research teams based in Addis Ababa, Accra, Lagos and Nairobi we have captured in-depth profiles on more than 10,000 mid to large cap corporates thus far and are rapidly adding to that number. Co-founder and Executive Director, of Asoko InsighGreg Cohen is confirmed to speak on data, investment, at ATIGS 2018  Market Intelligence Partner, ATIGS 2018

Welcome Ignite Trade Africa as ATIGS 2018 Strategic Partner

Ignite Trade Africa is a leading business development and marketing consulting firm that specializes in helping enterprises create sustainable growth through successful expansion into African markets. We are passionate about Internationalization of trade for sustainable development. | Strategic Partner, ATIGS 2018

Welcome Africa Business Radio as ATIGS 2018 Audio Live Streaming

ABR is a multi platforms digital radio combining the power of the traditional online with mobile and social media to reach a wider community of businesses, corporate organizations, platform, entrepreneurs, institutional elders, venture capitalist, investors that have an interest in Africa business venture, we cater to the corporate, business, industry sector, investors, venture capitalist, investment owner, entrepreneurs and aspiring moguls. | Audio Live Streaming Partner, ATIGS 2018

 Welcome Financial Nigeria as ATIGS 2018 Featured Media Partner

Financial Nigeria International is a media company that is the publisher of Financial Nigeria magazine – a monthly development & finance journal. With its web portal – — the company provides news and policy analyses on Nigeria and other frontier markets of sub Saharan Africa. | Media Partner, ATIGS 2018

Welcome Entreprises du Cameroun (ECAM) as ATIGS 2018 Industry Partner

Entreprises du Cameroun (ECAM) is the first Cameroonian Patronage Movement dedicated to defending the interests of Small and Medium Enterprises. Organize and group small and medium-sized enterprises (TPE) and PMI, to provide them with a forum, Protect the company by offering shared tools Economic Intelligence and Risk Management, Train entrepreneurs by making calls for projects and alternative financing available. | Industry Partner, ATIGS 2018

Up-to-date on the latest development, all partner line-up, and headlines, regarding the ATIGS 2018

August Newsletter


We are pleased to announce the August edition of ATIGS Partner Monthly Newsletter covering important latest developments & headlines about ATIGS 2018.

Keeping you up-to-date on the latest developments & headlines, regarding the 2018 Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS): Conference & Trade Show scheduled to be held on June 24-26, 2018, in Washington, D.C with attendance projection of over 2,000 participants from more than 70 countries.

Welcome Lovoco as ATIGS 2018 New Sponsor

Lovoco innovates speech and translation AI for accessibility, communication, and educational solutions. | Official Bilingual Partner of ATIGS 2018 

Welcome Oxford Business Group as ATIGS 2018 Official Research Partner

Founded as a research publishing firm in 1994, OBG is today a British company with world-wide reach, employing more than 200 staff. The Group publishes authoritative reports and online economic briefings covering 34 countries around the world from its offices in Istanbul, Berlin, Dubai and London. | Official Research Partner of ATIGS

Welcome iKapaMedia East Africa as ATIGS 2018 Organizing Partner

A Kenya-based company that provide marketing facilitation services to International Trade Fairs, Exhibitions, Conferences, Trade Missions and Delegations, Business Tours Travels, Corporate Events by liaising with relevant stakeholders in the East Africa Public Sector Institutions. |  ATIGS Organizing & Strategic Partner
iKapaMedia East Africa will lead delegation to ATIGS 2018

With over 40 Country Representatives in 39 African countries, ATIGS kicks off plans to have representatives in Europe & Asia.
Welcome ATIGS Representative in The Netherlands 
Eng. Paulo J. Marques Morgado MBA
CEO, MorGroup, The Netherlands

Eng. Paulois is the CEO of MorGroup, an initiative of international business experts with strong academic background born out of entrepreneurial spirit, and the desire to help companies across the world to thrive and grow in a sustainable manner. He is teaching at the University of Groningen, in the Faculty of Economics and Business, International Business and Management courses. Developed Learning Community themes involving cross discipline students and professionals towards solving real world challenges. He was Financial Director for Nalco Angola, a Joint Venture of Nalco Energy Services (an Ecolab Company) in Angola, to support the Oil and Gas industry.

Welcome Charles Botse Bennin as ATIGS 2018 Ambassador & Advisory Board Member   

Charles Botse Bennin
CEO, Triple Grace Consultancy and Logistics Ltd                                                                         
An astute insurance executive with very enviable feats in his field spanning 18 years. Chief Executive Officer of Triple Grace Consultancy and Logistics Limited and the Managing Director of Ideal Insurance Brokers Limited in Accra, Ghana. Has held senior level positions at KEK Insurance Brokers Sierra Leone Limited, Donewell Insurance Company, Wapic Insurance Ghana Limited, Hippo Transport Limited. Presently sits on the board of several Well connected to several very influential personalities in industry, government and the Christendom both locally and internationally.

Welcome Franchise Africa as ATIGS Strategic Partner

An international trade & development agency specializing in Bilateral Trade Between U.S. & Sub-Saharan Africa, facilitating African companies, their products and services, entry into United States markets and vice versa with United States companies seeking market entry into Sub-Saharan African markets. | ATIGS Strategic Partner 
Franchise Africa to host Agriculture Marketplace at ATIGS 2018 and represent suppliers from Africa. 

Welcome AMENA Trade & Investment Consulting GmbH as ATIGS Strategic Partner

Specialized in consulting government agencies and private companies in foreign direct investment and trade. The company has a global reputation and serves clients from North America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. | ATIGS Strategic PartnerAMENA will create a Market Study about Trade & Investment in Africa highlighting ATIGS 2018 as a platform to access African Markets at a One-Stop Shop, and Connecting Global Investors to Africa Market.

Welcome PLANETINVEST as ATIGS Strategic Partner

PLANETINVEST, Business Community managed by XP MARKETPLACE – France, is an international business network represented by Partners filling strategic positions in their countries or in their regions of action. Selected based on ethical criteria, their regular effectiveness, their strategic positions and common human values.  | ATIGS Strategic Partner 


South Africa confirmed to host National Pavilion at ATIGS 2018, after a meeting spearheaded by ATIGS Country Representative in South AfricaMs. Hester Mc Kenzie. More detail to come!

Fernando Dolbeth Assunção Joins ATIGS Organizing Committee as All Portuguese Speaking Countries Coordinator

Mr. Fernando Dolbeth Assunção is the Managing Partner of Pulsar Development International Ltd,  and Managing Director of First African Investment Holding. He is based in Lisbon and Luanda and holds dual citizenships of Portugal and Angola. He has a strong business development background and has spent his entire career in building insurance ventures across Africa and Europe, building an excellent network across the Sub-Saharan region. Having hold senior management positions with European and African insurance companies, Fernando has a strong background in finance industry. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer at GA Angola Seguros S.A. Mr. Assunção began his career in Portugal, in 1998 when he joined Combined Insurance Company of America. In 2006, he started his own insurance broker in Portugal and concentrated on the largest projects in Angola.

ATIGS Has Appointed Bernard Oduro Takyi, Regional Coordinator of CAYE-West Africa to Lead CAYE Mission to ATIGS 2018

Bernard Oduro Takyi is Regional Coordinator of the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs-West Africa. Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs is an Umbrella Body of all Youth Entrepreneurial Networks among the 52 Commonwealth Nations. It has blocs in Asia, Caribbean, East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa. CAYE has a membership in excess of 1Million Individuals and 50 Institutional Membership.Bernard Oduro Takyi will lead the mission of Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAYE) which springs across all the 52 Commonwealth Nations to ATIGS 2018.  | ATIGS Delegation Leader

ATIGS also Welcomes CAYE-West Africa as an Institutional Partner and will sensitize its members about ATIGS 2018. 

Welcome ATIGS Representative in Portugal 
Elizabeth de Magalhães Serra (Prof. Doutora/Ph.D)
CEO, Double S Company | Vice-President, My Portugal Up  
Executive Board Member, Guizhou Chamber of Commerce 

Elizabeth de Magalhães Serra, Ph.D. serves as Associate Professor and researcher of Marketing Management. Has devoted the last 15 years consulting, researching and publishes in scientific journals about Marketing Research, Innovation & Brand Management, Business Marketing, Consumer Behavior and Sales Force Management.


Richelle Speights, Founder & CEO of Franchise Africa, organizer of ATIGS Agriculture Marketplace joins the Nigeria Trade Mission (August 5th-12th, 2017) to begin engagement about ATIGS Agriculture Pavilion. Trade mission organized by Nigeria Initiative for Economic Development (NIED) in collaboration with Nigeria American Chamber of Commerce & US Commercial Services. Trade mission included meeting with the Nigeria Vice President, Nigeria National economic team, Federal ministers, state governors & business executives from private sector among others.


ATIGS team attended the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Lome, Togo from Aug. 8-10, 2017 in Lome, Togo to engage on ATIGS agenda. The theme of this year’s Forum was “The U.S. and Africa: Partnering for Prosperity through Trade.”  The 2017 Forum will explore how countries can continue to maximize the benefits of AGOA. ATIGS will host the US-Africa Manufacturing Forum, part of ATIGS 2018.


Every edition, one African country will be spotlighted at the Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) as the Official Partner Country. In 2018, ATIGS will honor one leading trade & investment country as the Official Partner Country, a golden opportunity to showcase companies, products, services, projects and experiences from the Partner Country and will be offered the premium pavilion position in busy exhibition hall at ATIGS 2018.

The Partner Country will be the star attraction on the Africa-global trade & investment stage for an entire duration of ATIGS planning and on-site at ATIGS 2018. In its role as the Partner Country, program will be geared to attract foreign investment and expand export business, and showcase itself as an attractive location for investment and reinforce its reputation in the growing sectors in the country. An announcement will be made when a formal agreement for ATIGS 2018 Partner Country participation has been signed by representatives of ATIGS and the Partner Country government.

Dr. Richmond Annan Appointed to Address ATIGS 2018 
Dr. Richmond Annan
President, iRichie Group Inc 

A Global Advisor and a World Civility Ambassador, Dr. Richmond Annan is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on Business Architecture. A broker of Peace, Development, and Strength in countries that seek growth. Has traveled the world engaging with Diplomats, Government officials and business tycoons to facilitate and foster peace and development. His company, iRichie Group, operates at the nexus of US-Africa economic policy, trade and business development. With offices in Texas, and Accra, Ghana, and strategic partners across Europe, the US and Africa.

Global Attain Advancement – Texas, United States
Trustrade Consulting Group, LLC – Chicago, United States
Uniek Equity & Trust Limited – Nigeria
First African Investment Holding – Angola
iKapaMedia East Africa – Kenya
GAA Events Africa – Pan-Africa
GAA Asia Exhibitions – China

Welcome Bochong El Hadj Lawan, C.O.M as ATIGS Honorable Advisory Board Member 
Bochong El Hadj Lawan, C.O.M
Member of Board of Directors, Société Nationale d’Hydrocarbures (SNH)
Chairman, United Democratic Party (UDP)

Cameroon venerated political leader, business man and a philanthropist. Participated in the historic first Cameroon Trade & Investment Mission to the United States & France in 1985. He negotiated the construction of the first and only Hilton Hotel in Yaoundé – Cameroon. Appointed in 2013 by the president of Cameroon to sit on the Board of Directors of Société Nationale d’Hydrocarbures (SNH), the national oil and gas company of Cameroon, established in 1980. He is also the National Chairman of United Democratic Party (UDP), a Cameroon people’s alternative political party founded in 1990 with significant party agenda for development. Holds a Knight of Cameroon Order of Merit (COM), for his developments service & medal of Honor recipient as one of Cameroon meritorious men. Bestowed upon the Bochong title in 2016, as the highest respected title in Boyo Division.

ATIGS Appoints 
Uniek Equity & Trust Limited to Lead Delegation to ATIGS 2018 

ATIGS has authorized Uniek Equity & Trust Limited to organize, co-ordinate and lead business delegations from Nigeria to ATIGS 2018. Dennis Obi Ekunie, Managing Director of Uniek Equity & Trust now sits on the organizing committee of ATIGS 2018.

Uniek Equity & Trust Limited is a limited liability organization that promotes increase in commercial engagements, trade and investments activities between International Business Community and Nigeria, and ensures that entrepreneurs and business communities in Nigeria have access to the oversea trade and investment, training, and support they need to build better businesses in Nigeria.

ATIGS Appoints Jennifer Ceres as ATIGS Ambassador & Delegation Leader

ATIGS has appointed Jennifer Ceres, CEO of A.V.A as ATIGS Ambassador & Delegation Leader in Cote d’Ivoire.
Jennifer Ceres, CEO, A.V.A (Agence pour la Valorisation de l’Agriculture)
Global Vice-President, WCFO (World Cocoa Farmers Organization)

ATIGS Appoints Affiong Williams as ATIGS Ambassador & Country Representative in Nigeria

Affiong Williams is the CEO and Founder of ReelFruit a fruit processing, packaging and marketing company focused on being the ‘leading fruit agribusiness in Nigeria’. ReelFruit retails through a variety of channels including over 250 Supermarkets, Airlines, Schools, Hotels, and concluding export sales. ReelFruit is an award-winning brand, winning both an international Women In Business Competition in the Netherlands, as well as an SME exhibition (Creative Focus Africa) in Nigeria.

ATIGS Appoints Jennifer Ceres as ATIGS Ambassador & Delegation Leader

New ATIGS Ambassador & Delegation Leader

ATIGS has appointed Jennifer Ceres, CEO of A.V.A as ATIGS Ambassador & Delegation Leader in Cote d’Ivoire.

Jennifer CERES takes over the presidency of ICCFO Thursday, 04 February 2016. At the headquarters in Holland. Ms CURCIO JENNIFER FLORA, better known as Jennifer CERES, has just been elected by the coco-growers of three (3) regions of the world, President of the International Organization of Cocoa Producers, designated in English (ICCFO)

Jennifer Ceres
CEO, A.V.A (Agence pour la Valorisation de l’Agriculture)
Global Vice-President, WCFO (World Cocoa Farmers Organization)



The 2018 Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) scheduled to be held on June 24-26, 2018 in Washington D.C, is a unique high-level conference and trade show, prestigious, biennial business platform designed specifically to promote and facilitate international trade and foreign direct investment in Africa, with attendance projection of over 2,000 participants from more than 70 countries, +150 speakers, +160 exhibitors, +120 government officials (ministers, ambassadors, trade & investment officers), 13 co-located events, project developers, business leaders, +350 global investors (pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, private equity and asset management firms), +130 trade promotional organizations (TPOs) and investment promotion agencies (IPAs) from various African countries all under one roof for three days of networking, markets knowledge sharing, marketing & matchmaking, G2B, G2G and B2B meetings & deal making.

The event will cover key economic sectors and natural resources sector with series of keynotes, dedicated networking sessions, country & sector focus round tables, project & country presentations, investors’ zone, ministerial round-tables, International pavilions (Middle East, Europe, U.S.A, Canada, and Asia), Africa countries pavilions, trade experts zone, red carpet treatment, fashion show, and others.