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'It's time to invest, trade and partner with Africa'

Global business leaders will address the 2018 Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit in Washington, D.C. next week.
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GAA Exhibitions & Conferences  and ATIGS Group  have 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.

“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.


Confirmed speakers include:

Atiku Abubakar, former vice president of Nigeria.
Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to the United States.
Ambassador Dr Neil Parsan, former Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to the US, Mexico and the Organization of American States.
Senator Ike Ekwerenmadu, deputy senate president of Nigeria.
Ambassador John Campbell, former US ambassador to Nigeria - United States.
Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, Nigeria's Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment.
Lerato Mataboge, deputy director general, Trade and Investment South Africa (TISA) at the Department of Trade and Industry.
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.
Coutinho Nobre Miguel, chairman of the Board of Directors, Banco Sol – Angola.
Alexander Gazis, acting deputy director for Economic Affairs and senior Trade and Investment Officer, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
Kevin Cassidy, director and representative to the Bretton Woods and Multilateral Organizations, ILO Office for the United States.
Robert Skinner, director, United Nations Information Center (UNIC), Washington D.C, USA.
Andrew Herscowit, coordinator, Power Africa - U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) – USA.
Chris Knight, global commercial director for FDI Intelligence, Financial Times Group - London, UK.
Kofi Adomakoh, director Project Finance, African Export-Import Bank – Egypt.
Siyabulela Mandela, grandson of the iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela – South Africa.
Alfred Liu, President, AEPA International Inc.-China/USA.

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.

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