TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2018 |7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

6:00 AM: Security Check

The World Trade Center Washington D.C – Ronald Reagan Building is a government secure building, and all ATIGS participants will be required to go through security screening prior to entering.

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: Registration / Continental Breakfast & Networking

Join us for breakfast and coffee to kick off the event.

Track N: Introductory Remarks

8:00 AM:

Housekeeping Note by Conference Host

Henry Bonsu, Broadcaster and Conference Host – London, United Kingdom

Conference Co-Host:

Bofta YimAM, Emmy Award-Winning Journalist &AMp; Media Personality – United States

8:05 AM:

Organizer’s Opening Remarks ATIGS Organizing Committee Member

Fernando Dolbeth Assunção, Managing Director, First African Investment Holding Angola

– Opening Keynote Sessions

8:20 AM:

Opening Ministerial Statement Keynote

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

8:30 AM:

Opening Governor Statement Keynote

H.E.M. Ali Bunow Korane, Governor of Garissa, Republic of Kenya

– Deep-Dive

8:40 AM:

Trade &AMp; Export Finance Opening Plenary Panel Session

Dr. Vernon Darko, President, EQUIPXP, LC Houston, Texas

Simon Glossop, CEO, CAMSCORP London

Matthew Bock, Esq. LCB, Partner, Middleton &AMp; Shrull, LLC Boston, USA

Moderator: Dylan Piatti, Snr Chief of Staf, Consumer &AMp; Industrial Products Industry Deloitte Africa

9:30 AM:

Trade and Investment for Shared Prosperity Keynote

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

9:50 AM:

Our Continent, Our Legacy:

Contributing Meaningfully Toward Africa’s DeveloPMent Agenda Keynote

Thione Niang,Cofounder, Akon Lighting Africa, and President of Give1 Projects Senegal/United States

10:10 AM:

Deal Time: Coffee and Networking BreakAMphitheater Foyer

Exhibition Viewing: Atrium + Atrium Ballroom Exhibition Halls

Recharge with a cup of coffee between sessions

Thione Niang Book SigningRoom: Atrium Ballroom Foyer

Track O: Doing Business in Africa

10:30 AM:

Expanding into African MarketsPanel Session

Room: AMphitheater

– Understanding Africa’s business system, and mitigating country risks, rules, regulations, and resources.

– Preparing for, and managing, sustainable growth: Exploring Africa’s soft landings.

Aderonke Alex-Adedipe,Project Finance, Foreign Investment, Business, Corporate and Commercial Lawyer Nigeria

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

Jared Kotler,Head of Political Risk Trade Credit, Validus Holdings New York, USA

Berthran Ugeh,Managing Director, Tendy Group Nigeria

Moderator: Sonia Galat,Co-Founder, Africa Business Venture United Kingdom

11:20 AM:

Doing Business in Africa and Closing Your First African Deal Panel Session

Room:Hemisphere B

Eric-Michel Sossou-Gloh,Senior Consultant and Strategic Partner, Cedar Street Capital, LLC Washington, USA

Emem Rita Usanga,Founder &AMp; CEO, Bnkability United Kingdom

Moderator:Bofta YimAM,Emmy Award-Winning Journalist & Media Personality – United States

Track P: The Money: Investing in Africa

10:30 AM:

Impact Investment in AfricaPanel Session

Room: Hemisphere B

Pape SAMb,Global Vice President & Executive Director for Africa, Ashoka USA

Dr. SAMir Benmakhlouf,Founder & CEO, London Academy Casablanca United Arab Emirates

Eric Osiakwan,Managing Partner of Chanzo Capital Ghana

Laurie Lane-Zucker,Founder & CEO, Impact Entrepreneur, LLC Massachusetts, USA

11:20 AM:

Investing in Africa Panel Session

Room: Atrium Ballroom

– Mapping data to support strategic investment planning, etc.

– Opportunities, return on foreign investment in Africa, and cross border partnerships.

– Recent develoPMents and trends in investment policy and trade laws.

Mr. Matthew Downing,Chairman &AMp; CEO, Ethium Group Australia

Dr. Chris Kpodar,Chairman, &AMp; CEO, Solomon Investments Ghana

Andrew Darfoor,CMA, MBA,Group CEO, Alexander Forbes Group Holdings South Africa

Kenneth Allen,Founder and Managing Director, Azurest Partners USA

Mr Umana Okon Umana,MD and CEO, Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA) Nigeria

Moderator:Debbie Peters,Founder, Debbie Peters Consultant, and Fund Manager, African Management Services Company Zimbabwe

East Africa Digital Health Roadmap Initiative

Time: 10: 00 AM – 5:00 PM

A private sector engagement forum to promote East Africa digital health initiative as the new approach for shaping the future of healthcare in Africa

Room: Polaris

Hosted as Part of ATIGS 2018 by East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC)

Session Description

Introduce this ground-breaking, region-wide digital health initiative to the private sector,
Solicit inputs and perspectives on compelling private-sector engagement models, and
Identify opportunities for potential private-sector partnerships.


10:00 AM – 10:15 AM:

Welcome Coffee and Networking

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM:

Opening Session

Opening remarks:

Zuberi Muvunyi,EAHRC Commissioner and DG of Clinical Services, Ministry of Health Rwanda

Opening remarks:

Cheryl L. Anderson,Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Africa Bureau USAID

Digital Reach Initiative presentation:

Prof Gibson Kibiki,Executive Secretary – East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC

Private Sector engagement overview:

Brooke Partridge,CEO, Vital Wave

11:15 AM – 12:00 AM:

Panel and Discussion on Private Sector Models

Moderator: Olasupo Oyedepo,Director, the African Alliance of Digital Health Networks


Magnus Conteh,Director Community Health Academy, Last Mile Health

Angela Baker,Director, Global Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Impact Qualcomm

Peter Arimi,Senior Regional Health Specialist, USAID Kenya and East Africa Mission

Q &AMp; A,

12:00 AM – 12:30 AM:

Working Session

Identification of specific models of engagement, potential private sector companies, and exAMples.

12:30 AM – 14:00 AM:

Lunch and Networking

14:00 AM – 17.00 AM:

Bi-lateral Meetings

Africa Tech Summit Washington Forum

Time: 10: 00 AM – 12:20 PM

Africa Tech Summit Washington D.C. will provide insight on the African tech opportunity for corporates, investors and entrepreneurs. Learn from expert speakers and investors with passion, knowledge and experience from across Africa who will share key insights, opportunities and trends from the African tech ecosystem.

Hosted by Andrew Fassnidge

Founder of Africa Tech Summit Kigali and London

Room: Hemisphere A


10.00 AM:

Opening remarks Andrew Fassnidge – Africa Tech Summit

10.05 AM:

Africa is at the forefront of the 4th Industrial Revolution AMadou Daffe – Gebeya

10.20 AM:

Corporates &AMp; Startups: Partnerships of Possibility Saidah Nash Carter – Thomson Reuters

10.35 AM:

Blockchain Technology Empowering African Trade &AMp; Economic DeveloPMent Sinclair Skinner – Bitmari

10.50 AM:

Yegomoto – Moving people, enabling business Karan Singh – Yegomoto

11.05 AM:

Remittance as Impact Leveraging the diaspora to fund Africa’s digital transformation Ibrahima Soumano – Senditoo

11.20 AM:

Panel Discussion: The African Tech Opportunity Hype vs Reality

11.55 AM:

Closing Remarks

12:20 PM:

Networking Lunch AMphitheater Foyer

During lunch, come by the exhibition hall to network and see what’s happening!

Atrium Exhibition Hall One

Atrium Ballroom Exhibition Hall Two

B2B and B2G

Also Check out the Parallel Sessions Over Lunch (Multiple Rooms)

Luncheon ProgrAM: Conversations &AMp; Presentations

TIME: 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Multiple Rooms | Parallel Sessions Over Lunch

12:30 PM:

Overview of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) Presentation

Room: Continental B

-Progress update, success stories and causes for optimism as well as views and thoughts on areas of priority.

Mena Hassan, PhD, Trade Policy Analyst/Trade Facilitation Expert – World Trade Organization

12:00 PM:

Role of NGOs in Sustainable Economic DeveloPMent in Africa Presentation

Room: Continental C

Joyce Rogers Halliday, Founder/Executive Director, International Association of African NGOs – USA

12:00 PM:

Tourism as a source of Economic DeveloPMent — Focus on China Presentation

Room: Continental A

Anna Klapper, Senior Director, Global Market DeveloPMent United States

12:00 PM:

Getting Your Business Ready for AGOA Presentation

Room: Meridian C

– This workshop is for African-based businesses who desire to export to the US.

– Why AGOA Is Important to the Growth of Your Business: Identify Your Marketable Products for US, Assess Your Business for Capacity for Exporting, and Determine the Strategy for Market Entry.

Sable Badaki, Global Business AMbassador, SheWorks United States

12:00 PM:

Exim Bank Trade and Export Credit Financing Presentation

Room: Hemisphere A

– Banks liabilities and the role of the Export Credit Insurance companies.

Prosper H. Sugewe, President & CEO, HPS International Consulting Plc London, UK

12:30 PM:

Resources and Data for Businesses and DeveloPMent Projects

Room: Continental B

– Designed for investors, with a specific focus on early-stage and startup companies in Africa.

Phathisani Khumalo, Founder & Director, Selbourne Research United Kingdom

12:30 PM:

Leveraging Your Personality When Negotiating Win/Win Business Agreements Presentation

Room: Hemisphere A

Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D, CEO/Chief Mischief Maker, The Freeman Institute United States

12:30 PM:

Private Equity Investment in Africa

Room: AMphitheater

– Opportunities and/or sectors that are available

– Improvements to attract more PE transactions (governance or legislation) for leveling the PE field with western countries.

Franklin Olakunle AMoo, Partner, Baylis Emerging Markets Nigeria

Tanya van Lill, CEO, South African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association South Africa

Yrenilsa Lopez, Investment Officer, Women’s World Banking Asset Management New York

Moderator: Isabelle Diop, Senior Research Analyst, EMPEA Washington, D.C

12:30 PM:

Financial Intelligence: Building Enterprises from Africa Presentation

Room: Continental A

Douglas Eze, CEO, Largo Financial Services United States

12:30 PM:

Promoting Access to Finance in Conflict-Affected Markets: Shuraako’s Success in Somalia Presentation

Room: Meridian C

Hillary Kellogg-Shuraako, Investment Management Officer, Shuraako Colorado

US-Africa Business Forum

A Business to Business forum to reach new markets, forge new connections and to secure new partners.
Hosted as Part of ATIGS 2018 by GAA Events Africa

1:10 PM:

AGOA: The U.S.-Africa Trade ProgrAM: Taking Full Advantage Panel Session

Room: Hemisphere A

– What are the opportunities for U.S. businesses in Africa?

– Utilizing African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) to support manufacturers expanding in the United States

– Doing Business in U.S. (African companies seeking ways to expand operations in the United States)

Philomena Desmond, Executive Director, Horizon Africa Virginia, United States

Mr. Rudyard Ceres, Founding Partner, Ceres Law PC New York, United States

Dr. Bill Releford, Founder, Global Integrated DeveloPMent Group (GIDG) California, United States

Emmanuel Arowolo, Attorney, Foster LLP Houston, Texas

Fred Oladeinde, President, The Foundation for Democracy in Africa Washington, D.C – USA

Moderator:Nneka Achapu, Executive Director & CEO, U.S. Bilateral African ChAMber of Commerce USA

1:10 PM:

Africa and the United States: A defining relationship of the 21st century Panel Session

Room: Hemisphere B

“Today, the question of why Africa matters is not up for debate. However, the question that does remain – for US business leaders and investors is – how to navigate the opportunity set.”

– USA – Africa Partnership (Promoting commerce and investment in the African market)

– Mutual understanding and equitable collaboration between Africa and the United States.

– Policy: Trade and Investment policies under the Trump Administration

Liz Grossman, Founder and Managing Director, Baobab Consulting New York, USA

Jordan Garcia, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Guinea Conakry for the State of California, USA

Ms. Angelique Brunner, Founder & President, EB5 Capital Washington, DC, United States

Gene Detroyer, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Global Commerce Education New York City, USA

Moderator:Ms.Jeannine B. Scott, Principal, AMerica to Africa Consulting (A2A), LLC Washington, DC, USA

UAE-Africa Business Forum

High-level business conversations for UAE-Africa business relations, deal making, and collaboration on major business projects.

Hosted as Part of ATIGS 2018, by GAA Events Middle East

1:10 PM:

Middle East – Africa Partnership Panel Session

Room: AMphitheater

– Enhancing Africa and UAE Business and Investment DynAMics

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

Naved Hasan, Founder & CEO, Africa Business Pages United Arab Emirates

Dr. Tariq A. NizAMi, Founder & CEO, Clubs Network Worldwide United Arab Emirates

Peter Dalkeith Scott, Chairman, PDSIGROUP Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ida Beerhalter, Co-head of IOME FAMily Office Saudi Arabia

Africa-China Economic Forum

Economic dialogue to promote job creating investments and business transactions between Africa and China.

Hosted as Part of ATIGS 2018, by GAA Asia Exhibitions

2:10 PM:

China – Africa Partnership Panel Session

Room: Continental C

– The future of China & Africa business

– Job creating investments and business transactions between Africa and China.

Adebola Omololu, CEO, Afriscaper China

Michael Orimobi, Global Chairman, Tokunbo Orimobi Legal Group UNigeria

Hiroyuki Itoh, President and CEO, Onebloom Corporation (Japan), and Strategic International Partner, Central Park Bees Ltd Tanzania

EU-Africa International Business Congress

Interactive conversations on the EU-Africa business relations for potential growth and develoPMent.

Hosted as Part of ATIGS 2018, GAA Events Europe

2:00 PM:

EU-Africa Partnership Panel Session

Room: Hemisphere B

– What Opportunities exist for EU Businesses?

– How African businesses can expand into EU: A Win-Win for Africa

Pablo Martín Carbajal, Deputy head for African Affairs, and CEO of Proexca, Government of the Canary Islands

Pius Muchiri, Managing Director & CEO, Nabo Capital Limited Kenya

Rita Isiba, Founding Director, Aphropean Partners Austria

Richard Unwin, Executive Chairman, Mainstrategy United Kingdom

M’HAMed CHERIF, General Manager, Invest in Africa Now Belgium

Eng. Paulo J. Marques Morgado MBA,MPhill, CEO, MorGroup The Netherlands

Moderator: Uzo Madu, Founder, Whats in it for Africa Belgium

Parallel Special Sessions

9:30 AM:

Asia-Africa Business Special Address

Room: Polaris BC

Prof. Dr. GD Singh, Founder & President, Asian African ChAMber of Commerce & Industry
and World Peace & Diplomacy Organization

12:30 PM:

Latin AMerica and Africa Business Special Address

Room: Hemisphere B

Adalberto Netto, CEO, APD Invest Paraná Brazil

11:00 AM:

Peace & DeveloPMent in Africa Special Address

Room: Continental B

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

4:00 PM:

Women’s Economic Empowerment Special Address

Room: AMphitheater

Almas Jiwani, President , Emeritus United Nations Women Canada Canada

4:30 PM:

Rise of Automation, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Emerging Markets Special Address

Room: AMphitheater

Brigette Hyacinth, Best-Selling Author and Leadership Expert Trinidad and Tobago

1:00 PM:

Message from Danielle Kayembe Special Address

Room: AMphitheater

Danielle Kayembe, CEO and Founder, Grey Fire Impact New York, USA

9:00 AM:

Business Opportunities in Africa: How to Penetrate New & Emerging Markets in Africa

Room: Hemisphere B

Naved Hasan, Founder & CEO, Africa Business Pages UAE

9:30 AM:

Use of Technology to Increase Financial Inclusion

Room: Hemisphere B

Rose MAMbo, CEO, Central Depository Securities Company Kenya

10:00 AM:

Engaging the African Diaspora in Economic DeveloPMent in Africa Presentation

Room: Hemisphere B

Melvin Foote, CEO & President, Constituency for Africa (CFA) Washington, DC, United States

12:30 PM:

The Future is Female: Investing in Women, the Gateway to Disrupting Africa”s Economic DeveloPMent” Special Address

Chidinma Ukonne, Attorney, Women Advocate and Seasoned Global Leader

Women at The Top Forum

3:10 PM:

Women at the Top – Reinvent Business Leadership in Africa with Women Panel Session

Room: Hemisphere A

– How can we reinvent business leadership in Africa with women, and youth, to ensure we meet Agenda 2063 and all the continent’s promises?

Richelle Speights, Founder & CEO, Franchise Africa North Carolina, United States

Lady Kate Ndi, Commissioner on African Affairs, Maryland, and CEO of Miss Africa USA Pageant Maryland, USA

Yolanda E (Conley) Shields,MBA, Founder and CEO, YES Builds Tennessee, USA

Senela Jayasuriya-Abeynaike, Founder & CEO, Women Empowered Global Sri Lanka

Mimi Kalinda, Author, Co-founder and Managing Director, Africommunications Group (ACG) Congo DRC

Moderator:Bofta YimAM, Emmy Award-Winning Journalist & Media Personality –United States

2:10 PM:

Women at the Top – Opportunities & Challenges in African Trade & Investment: Lessons Learned from Leading Women Panel Session

Room: Hemisphere A

AMaka Anku, Director and Practice Head, Africa at Eurasia Group Washington, D.C – USA

Mona Tarpley, Principal Counsel, Private Equity, IFC – International Finance Corporation Washington, D.C – USA

Moipone Masalesa

Eugenia Kula-AMeyaw, Social Enterpreneur, Author, Women Empowerment Specialist, Strategist

Moderator: Sharron McPherson, Co-Founder & Director, Women in Infrastructure DeveloPMent & Energy (WINDE)South Africa

2:10 PM:

Advancing Women Leadership in Key Sectors in Africa Panel Session

– Developing more women in various fields in Africa Computer Scientists, Business, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Leadership, AMong others!

Room: AMphitheater

Madelein Mkunu, Founder & President, Leading Women of Africa (LWA) South Africa

Miranda Zelda Naiman, Visionary Founder & Managing Director, Empower Limited Tanzania

Kathryn Ross, Founding CEO of wiseHer United States

Ariane Youmsi, Technology Analyst, AIG Texas, USA

Moderator: Dr. Remi Duyile, Board chair of African Union Pan African Diaspora Women Association USA/President Image Consulting Group United States

Track V: Rebranding Africa Forum

4:00 PM:

Rebranding Africa Panel Session

Room: Hemisphere A

– Showcasing success: The Big Picture

– Showcasing a new image of Africa

Dr Mwenya Kasonde, Founder, Sishima Holdings ZAMbia

Julian B. Kiganda, Transformational Brand Strategist at JBK Brand Design Washington, DC, United States

Raynard Jackson, President and CEO of Raynard Jackson &AMp; Associates, LLC Washington, D.C, USA

Moderator:AMadou Hanne,MBA, Founder, Africans Building Africa Illinois, United States

“We have to tell our own story, It is our job to redefine how people think about Africa” Akon

Track W: Africa and The Diaspora

4:00 PM:

Bridging the Diaspora and Africa Panel Session

Room: Hemisphere A

– Investment channels and vehicles for the Diaspora

– How to organize and direct the Diaspora’s contribution to the African continent?

Maguette Mbow, Founder &AMp; Producer, L’Afrique c’est Chic World, and Africa is Calling You France

Akbar MuhAMmad, International Logistics Coordinator, Hue Logistics United States

Nkembuh Natalie, CEO, Davmontes Ltd Italy

Ms. Marina Manke, head of Labor Mobility and Human DeveloPMent Unit, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Washington, D.C

MAMadou SAMba, Director of the Mayor’s Office of African Affairs (MOAA) Washington, D.C

Moderator:Yaw Owusu, Managing Director, Gateway Innovations Ghana

Africa’s Next Generation &AMp; Startup Africa Forum

3:10 PM:

Africa Startup Ecosystem Panel Session

Room: Continental C

-What can African start-ups do better to secure investment?

– Making your African startup and investment dreAM a reality

Dade Salim, CEO, Ecostartup Nigeria

Mannie T’Chawi, Co-Founder &AMp; CEO, LayerCake Washington DC, United States

Harry W. YOUMBI, CEO and Co-founder, de Bmeet France

Berthin Ntekereze, Managing Director, Afrinet Capital New York, United States

Eunice Chendjou, Founder of DataGig Texas, United States

Moderator:Andrew Berkowitz, CEO & Founder – Global Startup Media

2:10 PM:

The Next Generation: Tomorrow’s ChAMpions Panel Session

Room: Continental C

– African next generation narrative

– Shifting trends and organizational transformation

Dr Gerhard van Rensburg, Chairman, Future Leaders DeveloPMent &AMp; Director, Future Leaders Africa South Africa

Nolo Mokoena, Chief Executive, The Grind Africa South Africa

Henry Agyei Asare, Founder &AMp; CEO, Tentmaker House Ghana

Taa Wongbe, CEO, The Khana Group New York, United States

Chad Chawanda, CEO, Size Chunk South Africa

Moderator:Dylan Piatti, Snr Chief of Staff, Consumer & Industrial Products Industry, Deloitte South Africa

3:00 PM:

Deal Time: Coffee – AMphitheater Foyer

Exhibition Viewing: Atrium + Atrium Ballroom Exhibition Halls

Recharge with a cup of coffee between sessions

Track X: Parallel Country and/or State Briefings
Multiple RoomsFirst-hand face-to-face experience to learn and identify business and investment opportunities Length: 30 Minutes followed by Q&AMp;A

10:00 AM:

Investment Opportunities in Gombe State Nigeria

Room: Continental A

H.E Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan DankwAMbo, Executive Governor of Gombe State – Nigeria

10:00 AM:

Investing in Ethiopia – why now? Presentation

Room: Continental B

Zekarias AMsalu, Founder, MD, IBEX Frontier, IBEX Financial Consultancy Ltd Ethiopia

10:00 AM:

How to win African Business Opportunities (Pan African) Presentation

Room: Continental C

Prof. Dr. Raju Chandrasekar, Founder Director, World DeveloPMent Foundation India

10:30 AM:

Investment Opportunities in Rivers State,Nigeria

Room: Continental A

H.E Barr. Nyesom Wike, CON, Executive Governor of Rivers State Nigeria

10:30 AM:

The Katsina Green Industrial Park: Potentials & Economic Benefit to Global Investors Presentation

Room: Continental C

Ibrahim Tukur JikAMshi, Director General, Katsina State Investment Promotion Council, Katsina State Nigeria

10:30 AM:

Investing in Africa (Top 10 Investment Options in Nigeria) Presentation

Room: Continental B

Nicholas NyAMali, Group Managing Director and CEO, Investment One Financial Services Nigeria

11:00 AM:

Investing in Ghana Presentation

Room: Continental A

Yoofi Grant, The Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Ghana

11:00 AM:

Investment Opportunities in Zimbabwe Presentation

Room: Continental C

Walker Nyachowe, CEO, Walker Consulting Services Zimbabwe

11:30 AM:

Investment Projects in Zimbabwe Presentation

Room: Continental A

Hon. Terence Mukupe, Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic DeveloPMent Zimbabwe

11:30 AM:

Invest in Ogun State (Nigeria): The Gateway City Presentation

Room: Continental B

Adewale HAMmed Bello, Special Assistant, Ogun State Government

11:30 AM:

Grow your Export in Canada Presentation

Room: Continental C

Bernadette Fernandes, Founder, The Varanda Network Canada

1:00 PM:

Opportunities in Congo DRC Presentation

Room: Continental A

Mr Albert Yuma Mulimbi, Chairman at Fédération des Entreprises du Congo (FEC) and Congolese state-owned mining company GECAMINES Congo DRC

1:00 PM:

Doing Business in Botswana Presentation

Room: Continental B

Meshack Tshekedi, CEO of Botswana Investment and Trade Centre Botswana

1:30 PM:

Investment Opportunities in Nigeria – The Path Less Trodden Presentation

Room: Continental C

Titus O. Olowokere, President & CEO, US-Nigeria Trade Council, USA Atlanta, Georgia

2:00 PM:

Business Opportunities in Sao Tome / Doing Business in Lusophone Africa Presentation

Room: Continental A

Mr Pieter van Welzen, Honorary Consul, Consulate of Sao Tome e Principe in The Netherlands

2:30 PM:

Investing in Angola Presentation

Room: Continental A

Dr. Licínio de Freitas Vaz Contreiras, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Agência de Investimento Privado e Promoção das Exportações (A I P E X)

3:00 PM:

The Secure Triangle, USA-AFRICA-HUNGARY Presentation

Room: Continental A

Mr.Zsolt Lukacs, CEO/Founder, Africa Investment Group

3:30 PM:

Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria- the Nigerian Exeprience: Legal Landscape Presentation

Room: Continental A

– Regulatory requirements, success of ongoing reforms vis-a-vis the executive orders on the ease of doing business

Mr Dayo Adu, Partner, FAMsville Solicitors Nigeria

Track Y: Sector Focus
Multiple Rooms

1:00 PM:

Media & Telecommunication Panel Session

Room: Continental C

Cleveland Gary, CEO, Black Shopping Channel (BSC) Florida, USA

Meloui Mustapha, CEO Advisor, Maroc Telecom Morocco

1:30 PM:

Sports, Music and Tourism in Africa Panel Session

Room: Continental C

How music festivals and entertainment contribute to the global tourism industry in Africa.

Opportunities for African countries to boost the value of touristic destinations using innovative music strategies.
How to improve the tourist experience and generate social and economic benefits for local citizens.

Yusef MuhAMmad, CEO, AMerican Business Television Network Texas, United States

ELIA MUGUME, CEO, Travel Abroad Solution and Services Ltd Rwanda

3:00 PM:

Shaping the Future of Healthcare in AfricaPanel Session

Room: – Hemisphere B

Dr Lenias Hwenda, CEO, Medicines for Africa Switzerland

Ted M. Alemayhu, Founder & Executive Chairman, US Doctors for Africa (USDFA) Los Angeles, USA

Tausi Suedi,MPH, Cofounder, CEO, Senior Technical Advisor, Childbirth Survival International (CSI)

Lyna NyAMwaya, Founder and President, The African Nurses Network Inc.

AMbassador Dr. Neil Parsan, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Parsan Cross, Global Strategic Advisors

Kimberly L. Fogg, Founder & CEO, Global Sustainable Partnerships (GSP) United States

3:00 PM:

Africa Agricultural Sector Transformation, Changing the Dialogue Panel Session

Room: AMphitheater

Agricultural Sector Transformation in Africa

AMbassador Christopher Okeke, Nigerian AMbassador to – Brazil

Conal Duffy, VP, Alliant Emerging Markets United States

Dr. Sidi JAMmeh, Chairman Emeritus of the World Bank-IMF African Society and President of African DeveloPMent Associates USA

Vore Gana Seck, Deputy Major, Senior Advisor on Sustainable DeveloPMent at Senegal Economic, Social and Environmental Council, Founder of Green Senegal, President of CONGAG, Senegal’s Consortium of NGO USA

Moderator: Stephanie Race, Founder and Chief Executive, Crop Performance Ltd UK/USA

Courtney Vaughan, Principal, Courtney Vaughan, LLC & Producer of Farm To Market Magazine™ USA

Dr. SAM Lee Hancock, CEO, Emerald Planet Foundation and Host Emerald Planet TV USA

3:00 PM:

Natural Resources Opportunities in Africa Panel Session

Room: Continental B

Frank Horton, Chief Executive Officer, Mercton Resources Ghana

Eder Pires Ferreira, Board Advisor at Sonangol Angola

Christian K. Lukusa, Esq, Attorney at Law, Avocat à la Cour Congo DRC

AMbassador Tshibangu Mukumbay, PhD, Presidential Candidate for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Obinwanne Okeke, CEO of Invictus Group Nigeria

3:00 PM:

African Fashion & Beauty Business Panel Session

Room: Continental B

Ms. Akinyi Odongo, Creative Director, Akinyi Odongo KENYA Kenya

Adanna Ifeoma Enwezor, MD Photizo Life Foundation and Convener, African Hair Summit Nigeria

Maisie Dunbar, Owner and Operator, Maisie Dunbar Global Experience Washington D.C, USA

Anika Hobbs, Founder/CEO of Nubian Hueman Washington D.C, USA

Moderator RahAMa Wright, Founder & CEO, Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty, LLC

4:00 PM:

Food Security in Africa Panel Session

Room: Continental B

Michelle Adelman, Managing Director of Accite Holdings Botswana

Dave Okech, Managing Director, Josdav Enterprises Kenya

Jacqualine Simone Jarju, Journalist and Founder of Whole Armor Healthy FAMilies Global Initiative
Chef Meryem Tahiri, MasterChef Maroc Morocco

Olawale Rotimi Opeyemi, Agripreneur, International Speaker

1:00 PM:

Tourism Trade Education Presentation

Room: Meridian C

– Hospitality and Tourism and how JAMaica would like to partner up with Africa

– Creating jobs and sponsorships with Africa and what Mr. Solomon has done with JAMaica

– Bridging the gap with the Caribbean, Africa and USA

Zurich Solomon, Founder, Solomon Hospitality Group LLC JAMaica/USA

1:30 PM:

The Business of Sports In Africa; Potentials and Opportunities Presentation

Room: Continental C

Leslie Koroma, Founder/CEO, African Sports Media Network Texas, United States

3:30 PM:

Agriculture and International Business: Benefit Corporation for Africa Initiative (BCAI) Presentation

Room: Continental C

Tebabu Assefa, Co-founder, US-Africa Diaspora Business Council United States

2:00 PM:

Logistics and Transport Presentation

Room: Meridian C

Hassan Bello, CEO, Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) Nigeria

MonAMetsi KalayAMotho, Group CEO, Moro Group Botswana

2:30 PM:

Scalable Power Network Architecture for Rural African Energy Access (Scalable Pico/Nano/Micro grid architectures and appliances) Presentation

Room: Meridian C

Ravi Seethapathy P. Eng., FCAE, Executive Chairman, Biosirus Inc. Canada

3:00 PM:

African Oil & Gas Refinery Business Made Easy: Ultimate Guide to Investing in Oil & Gas Refining Presentation

Room: Meridian C

Oladunni Owo, Director of Originations, DNL Global Capital LLC United Kingdom

Track Z: Fueling the Future

Time: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Room: Main Conference Hall – AMphitheater

4:50 PM:

Summit Announcement Plenary

Fernando Dolbeth Assunção, Managing Director, First African Investment Holding Angola

Summing up the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018

– Round up, conclusions and next steps

5:00 PM:

Closing Addess: Going Forward, Faster: Building Africa Together

5:20 PM:

Launch of ATIGS 2020 Roadmap Special Address

ATIGS 2020 to be held in Dubai, UAE during the World Expo 2020

ATIGS Plans to World Expo 2020 (Over 25 Million Visitors)

Closing Press Conference Time: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Closing Interviews (By Invitation Only)

Room: Continental A — Press

04:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Expo Reception

05:00 PM: ATIGS Expression of Cultural Arts

Welcome Message

Nadia Atcha MBA, Head of ATIGS Expression of Cultural Arts

Performance By:

KanKoran Dance Group (African Dance and Drumming Group)
Lesole’s Dance Group (3 Member South African Dance and Drumming Group)
Asala Belly Dance

Music By

Universal DJ

Fashion Show Designers:

Burr Coutoure

Lady MariAMa

Kahindo Mateen


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ATIGS 2018 Official Trade Partner & Global Representative
Trustrade Consulting Group, SARL
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