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African Global Economic Development AGED Summit Press Release August 4 2014

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African Global Economic Development AGED Summit Press Release August 4 2014
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  • 1. http://agedsummit.com
  • 2. 2nd Annual AGED Summit at USC August 7-9, 2014 to Facilitate Billions in Responsible Project Funding for Africa, Jobs for America LOS ANGELES, CA – Global Green Development Group (GGDG) announced today the convening of an international contingent of senior-level executives, high-ranking government officials, innovative and successful entrepreneurs, international trade officials, global financiers and economists that will assemble in Los Angeles, at the University of Southern California (USC) starting on Thursday, August 7, 2014, for a dynamic three-day stint at a unique and effective gathering focused on entering into business with the burgeoning economies of Africa. The 2014 African Global Economic and Development (AGED) Summit, hosted by GGDG, marks the return of the only event that coalesces authoritative leaders and businesspeople from various regions of the African continent, along with their counterparts from America, for the purpose of matching lucrative African business opportunities with the sources of funding and expertise necessary to enact those opportunities. And if last year’s Summit is taken as any indication, business deals of all sizes and scopes will result from activity at the AGED Summit again this year. Africa is home to six of the world’s ten fastest growing economies and the Summit provides practical, results-oriented access to these profitable markets. “The AGED Summit is a business-to-business conference during which we bring Africa to America’s doorstep,” says Mary Flowers, CEO of GGDG and the mastermind of the AGED Summit. During her quarter-century as an international developer and contractor, Flowers noticed that many people and companies who otherwise are well-suited to do business in Africa, do not have access to the financial resources or credible information that a successful African business venture requires. GGDG bills the AGED Summit as a “one-stop regional shop”, wherein African market intelligence and economic data are extrapolated and shared, while actionable partnerships and multi-party business agreements are structured for execution. Summit organizers say that this approach optimizes profitability, safety and sustainability for each business deal that comes out of the Summit. The Summit theme is “Walking the Talk” and the idea is to demystify the process of doing business in Africa, so that people from all walks of business can access the funding and trade incentives that the U.S. government has instituted for U.S. companies engaging in African business. For small businesses, the Summit presents abundant supply-chain contracting opportunities because key decision makers with “green-light” authority will be present. Major emphasis will be placed this year on the U.S. government’s new Power Africa initiative, which will fund over $7 billion to small/medium-sized U.S. businesses and to large U.S. corporations to build power generation plants in six African countries. AGED Summit keynote speaker and Congresswoman Karen Bass says, “Power Africa and Trade Africa, ultimately are aimed at strengthening the capacity of Africa to trade locally, regionally and internationally.” To facilitate, officials will be on hand from the U.S. District Export Council, U.S. Ex-Im Bank, Port of L.A., and the U.S. Trade Development Agency, among many others. During a recent interview on KCAA radio, Flowers reminded the public that, “This ultimately translates into more jobs for American workers.” Also new this year, Summit attendees from America will be invited to attend several Business Development Opportunity Tours (BDOTs), which are a superior and more affordable alternative to the typical trade mission. Scheduled for August 7 through August 9, 2014, select portions of the Summit will be webcast on UBC- TV network (www.ubctvnetwork.com). To register online visit: www.agedsummit.com or call +1 909 396 5141. For more details: Andrew Williams Jr: aj@trn.tv or +1-424-222-1997 or skype: andrew.williams.jr