The 2nd annual pan african global trade conference program
2nd Annual Pan AfricanTrade & Investment Conference October 13 – 15, 2011Unifying Africa and the African Diaspora via Bilateral Trade and Investment
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Supporting Organizations Africa-USA Chamber of Commerce California State University Dominguez Hills California African American Political & Economic Institute TREND Media City Pan African Diaspora Union Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus African Union Mission to the United States South African Consulate-General Los Angeles UCLA Center for Globalization Studies-Africa UCLA Anderson School of Management The African Marketplace Inc. 26th Senate District Committee on Trade with Africa Port of Los Angeles Los Angeles World Airports Business Resource Center U.S. Department of Commerce Standard Bank of South Africa City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs City of Los Angeles Office of Economic & Business Policy U.S. Small Business Administration Export Assistance Center L.A. Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association District Export Council of Southern CaliforniaCenter for International Trade Development-El Camino College CARICABELA ABCD/ African Business & Culture Development Mothers for Africa Afrique Expansion Afribiz "ONE AFRICA TOURS AND SPECIALTY SERVICES LTD", GHANA Immigrant Magazine Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) African Sport Management Association Black Soccer Association Black Star Media Global Golden Bird Inc Bay Area Center for International Trade Development CNE-TV Us Africa Business Forum
The Tripartite Free Trade AgreementT he three Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in Eastern and Southern Africa, namely the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Tripartite Free Trade Area Countries:(COMESA), East African Community (EAC) and SouthernAfrica Development Community (SADC), comprise 26 Republic of Angolacountries with a combined population of 527 million Republic of Botswanapeople, a combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Republic of BurundiUS$ 624 billion, a GDP per capita averaging US$1,184 Union of the Comorosand make up half of the African Union (AU) in terms of Democratic Republic of Congomembership, just over 58% in terms contribution to Republic of DjiboutiGDP, and 57% of the total population of the AfricanUnion. Federal Republic of Ethiopia State of EritreaThe main benefit of the Tripartite FTA is that it will Arab Republic of Egyptcreate a much larger market with a single economic Republic of Kenyaspace than any one of the three regional economic Kingdom of Lesothocommunities and as such will be more attractive for Socialist Peoples Libyan Arab Jamahiriyainvestment and large scale production. The Tripartite Republic of MadagascarFTA will increase strong trade performance by promoting Republic of Malawismall and medium scale enterprises that produce goodsor services that assist in the achievement of the FTA’s Republic of Mauritiuscore objectives of eradicating poverty and hunger, Republic of Mozambiquepromoting social justice and public health and Republic of Namibiasupporting all round human development. Republic of Rwanda Republic of the SeychellesThe new Tripartite FTA economic space will also address Republic of South Africacurrent challenges resulting from multiple interregional Republic of Kingdom of Swazilandmemberships by advancing the ongoing harmonization Republic of the Sudanand coordination of initiatives of the three regions toachieve convergence of programs and activities. In this United Republic of Tanzaniaway it will greatly contribute to the economic and Republic of Ugandapolitical integration of Africa into one united continent. Republic of ZambiaAnd as they say, the more we trade with each other, the Republic of Zimbabweless likely we are to war for our swords will becomeplowshares.
Schedule of Events October 13, 2011 UCLA Anderson School of Management, Room B-313 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Banking Symposium: "Technology & African Central Banks: The Implications of Technological Changeon the Interbank Payment Systems, Regulations & Supervision of the African Financial Markets"Dr. Reuben Jaja, Post-Doctoral Visiting ScholarA presentation and discussion on a special study by the UCLA Globalization Center-Africa on thedevelopments of interbank payment systems in Africa. This study examines African countriescompliance with international best practices on the electronification of means of payments to supporttrade, investments and economic growth. October 14, 2011 California State University Dominquez Hills Loker Student Union 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m.: Opening Remarks: Conference Co-Chairs Al Washington, Executive Director Africa-USA International Chamber of Commerce & Industry Dr. Munashe Furusa, Executive Director California African-American Political & Economic Institute 8:45 a.m.: Greetings & Welcoming Remarks Dr. Mildred Garcia, President California State University Dominquez Hills 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Keynote Address:“The Tripartite Free Trade Agreement” H.E. Amina Salim Ali, African Union Ambassador to the United States 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Plenary Session #1 - “Historic, Political & Economic Significance of Africas Tripartite Free Trade Agreement “ Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Plenary Session #2: “Key Port Infrastructure Development, Tourism & Procurement Opportunities” The Emerging Regional Port Hub of Durban & Its Importance as a Logistics Hub Moderator: Dr. Tayyeb Shabbir, Professor of Finance California State University Dominguez Hills
Panelists: Ms. Lynette Ntuli, CEO Durban Invest Ms. Tholokele Dlamini, Chairperson Kwazulu Natal Tourism Authority James MacLellan, Marketing Director Port of Los Angeles11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Plenary Session #3: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Presentation Mr. E.P. Adjirackor, Minister/Commercial Ghana Embassy LUNCH BREAK: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Global Business Marketplace: Workshops & Meetings 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Finding & Financing Overseas Markets in Africa Bobby Hines, International Trade Specialist US Department of Commerce-Los Angeles Martin Selander, US Small Business Administration, Export Assistance Center Assistance with Documentation & Logistics Guy Fox, Chairman District Export Council of Southern California Charles Anchang A&A International Shipping Inc. Export/Import Resource Panels 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Plenary Session #4 - Program Proposal for Bilateral Trade Between California and Africa 26th Senate District Committee on Trade with Africa Uchenna Nworgu, Chairman 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Plenary Session #5 - The African Growth & Opportunites Act (AGOA), Opportunites & Challenges Pauline Clay, CEO & Chief The New Africa Trust Mr. Richard Soyombo, Executive Director Bay Area Center for International Trade Development
300 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Plenary Session #6 - Competitive Advantages Provided by the Port of Los Angeles & Los Angeles World Airports Jim MacLellan, Marketing Director Port of Los Angeles Joyce Sloss, Executive Director Los Angeles World Airports Business Opportunities Center Break: 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Building Bridges: Strategic Trade Overviews 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Plenary Session #6 - Update on National Export Initiative & Foreign Trade Agreements Guy Fox, Chairman District Export Council of Southern California5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Plenary Session # 7 - The Need for a Pro – Active U.S. Trade Policy in Africa Reuben Jaja, President & Founder Africa-USA Chamber of Commerce Maurice Kogon, Director Center for International Trade Development Jim MacLellan, Vice Chairman District Export Council of Southern California October 15, 2011 California State University Dominquez Hills Loker Student Union Pan Africa Business Opportunities Showcase 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Plenary Session #1 OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTING IN THE CARICOM/CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY Ms. Marie Kellier, B.A. MFA Marikel Consulting 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon: Plenary Session #2 Haiti: A Microcosm of Pan-African Experiences Moderator: Idor Laurent, Chair Coalition in Solidarity with Haiti Update on Current Economic and Political Situation Nana Sekyiaabea; Founder, Mothers for Africa Collaborating with Grassroots Organizations in Haiti & Congo Robert Muhammad; Nation of Islams Haiti Project Water Purification in Haiti, Haiti-Katrina Similarities
Berleter Hall; Museum of Haiti Museums/Culture as Tools for Achieving Participation 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Plenary Session #3 AFRICA SPORTS BUSINESS & CAREER OPPORTUNITES Dr. Mombi Thairu, President RKE Sports & Entertainment 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Plenary Session #4 TREND MEDIA CITY-LAGOS, NIGERIA UPDATE Mr. Okezie Ofegu, Principal Libera Partners 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Plenary #5 Global Cinema & Urban Media Initiative Professor Sylvester Ogbechie Trend Media City/Trend TV James Burks, Executive Director African Marketplace, Inc 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Plenary Session #6 Women In International Trade Moderator: Robin S. Thorne, Founder & CEO SheTech International, LLC Charlotte Kouassi, President, Vuvuzela Media & Marketing Barbara Sullivan, President, Sullivan InternationalMax Viltz, Owner, Village Treasures African Gift Shop, Boutique and Art Gallery Jessica Gray, Executive Director, National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce Ms. Lynette Ntuli, CEO, Durban Invest Ms. Tholokele Dlamini, Chairperson, Kwazulu Natal Tourism Authority 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Plenary Session #7 Compressed Earthen Block Technology Bob Morris, President Environmental Solutions Group, LLC Closing Remarks & Adjournment 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. NOTES
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The Africa USA International Chamber of Commerce and Industry is proud to provide the 2nd Annual Pan Africa Global Trade and Investment Conference in collaboration with our supporters and sponsors. We are especially thankful for the following organizations and institutions that provided invaluable support for this conference in demonstration of their commitment to the promotion and facilitation of bilateral trade and commerce with Africa. California African American Political & Economic InstituteSouth African Consulate-General Los Angeles
SPEAKERS DIRECTORY1. H.E. Amina Salim Ali, 7. Mark E. Chiaviello, Director African Union Ambassador Corporate and Investment Bank to the United States Standard Bank of South Africa African Union Mission 320 Park Ave., 19th Fl. 1919 Pennsylvania Ave NW Ste 700 New York, NY 10022 Washington, DC 20006 W: +1 (212) 407-5052 202.293.8006 Email:mark.chiaviello@standardnewyork Email: AliA&Africa-union.org .com2. Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus 8. James MacLellan, Marketing Director 3818 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite 922 Port of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 90008 425 South Palos Verdes Street, Phone: 310.967.5871 San Pedro, California, USA 90731 Email:email@example.com Phone: (310) 732-3870 www.srdcinternational.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Tayyeb Shabbir, Professor of Finance 9. Mr. E.P. Adjirackor, Minister/Commercial California State University Dominguez Hills Ghana Embassy 1000 E. Victoria St 3512 International Dr, NW. Carson, CA 90747 Washington D.C., 200084. Cyril S. Ndaba, Consul-General 10. Uchenna U, Chairman South African Consulate-General 26th Senate District Committee on Trade Los Angeles with Africa 6300 Wilshire Blvd Suite 600 African Focus, Inc Los Angeles, CA 90048 8221 3rd St 323.651.0902 Downey, CA 90241 Email:email@example.com Phone:310.676.7300 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Lynette Ntuli, CEO Durban Invest 11. Pauline Clay, CEO & Chief 26th Floor, Old Mutual Centre, The New Africa Trust 303 Dr Prixley kaSeme Street, 600 W 9th St Ste 511 Durban, 4001 Los Angeles, CA 90015 213.683.12126. Ms. Tholokele Dlamini, Chairperson, Kwazulu Natal Tourism Authority 12. Mr. Richard Soyombo, Executive Director Tourism KwaZulu-Natal Bay Area Center for International Trade Suite 303, Tourist Junction, Development 160 Monty Naicker Road, 3300 College Drive, Building 5 Durban, 4001 San Bruno, CA 94066 Phone:(650) 738.7098 Email: email@example.com
13. Joyce Sloss, Executive Director, 19. Maurice Kogon, Director Los Angeles World Airports Business Center for International Trade Development Opportunities Center 13430 Hawthorne Blvd 6053 W Century Blvd, Suite 300 Hawthorne, CA 90250 Los Angeles, CA 90045 Phone:310.973.3173 Phone: 424.646.7307 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com 20. Ms. Marie Kellier, B.A. MFA,14. Bobby Hines, International Trade Specialist Marikel Consulting US Department of Commerce-Los Angeles 310.410.0174 444 S. Flower, 34th Floor Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Los Angeles, CA 90071 Phone: 213-894-4022 21. Dr. Mombi Thairu, President, Email: email@example.com RKE Sports & Entertainment PMB 62215. Martin Selander, US Small Business Beverly Hills, CA 90213 Administration, Export Assistance Center Phone: 310.453.2377 3300 Irvine Avenue #307 Newport Beach, CA 92660 22. Mr. Okezie Ofegu, Principal, Phone: 949.660.1688 ext 115 Libera Partners15320 Norwalk Ct. Bowie, MD 2071616. Vincent Iacopella, President L.A. Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders 23. Professor Sylvester Ogbechie Association 1253 Nautical Way P.O. Box 4250 Oxnard, CA 93030. Sunland, California 91041 Phone: 805-407-6554. Telephone (818) 951-2841 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fascimile (818) 353-5976 E-mail email@example.com 24. James Burks, African Marketplace, Inc City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural17. Guy Fox, Chairman, District Export Council Affairs 201 N Figueroa St, Suite 1400 of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90012 444 S. Flower Street, 34th Floor Phone: 213.202.5508 Los Angeles, CA 90071 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 213.894.8784 F: 213.894.5432 25. Bob Morris, Director/Owner email@example.com Environmental Solutions Group, LLC 460 Langer Ct. Hermet, CA 9254518. Reuben Jaja, President & Founder 951.325.8200 Africa-USA Chamber of Commerce 626 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Wilshire Blve, Suite 575 Los Angeles, Ca 90017 26. Munashe Furusa, Phd, CSUDH School of email@example.com Business & Management 1000 E. Victoria St Carson, CA 90747 Phone:243.3389 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
27. Jessica N. Gray, Associate Director National U.S.- Arab Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles Office 8921 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 206 Los Angeles, CA 90045 T: 310-646-149928. Idrees Munir Skylite Communications 310 S. Milpitas Blvd Milpitas, CA 95035 Cell: 408 667 9291, Ph: 408 934 9349 Fax: 408 941 9495, www.skylite.com
Platinum Sponsors California African American Political & Economic Institute South African Consulate-General Los Angeles Silver Sponsors
Licenses Available: Call 310 649-0916 The Africa-USA International Chamber of Commerce and Industry & The African Marketplace Inc.have sincerely enjoyed this opportunity to present the 2nd Annual Pan African Global Trade Conference We look forward to seeing you again at our 3rd Annual Conference in 2012. Call 626.321.7041 for more information.