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

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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