International Business Council Presents

Virginia: A Gateway
to US-Africa Trade

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Africa is the second fastest growing region in the world. Africa has entered a cycle of strong economic growth that will rival that experienced by Asia over the past decade. A successful strategy to invest in Africa requires an understanding of the diverse opportunities across the continent's 54 countries.

The virtual summit will focus on promoting trade between Africa and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The trade and investment opportunities that arised from the recently implemented African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement will be presented. We will bring together U.S. and Africa businesses, investors, and trade organizations to facilitate new investment opportunities into Africa.

Our panel discussion will focus on opportunities in agriculture, transportation and logistics, education, innovative healthcare, safety and security, manufacturing, and investments. Additionally, we will be discussing the U.S. Africa trade policy and how we can strengthen trade and investments between U.S. and Africa.

More than 500 of US and Africa’s business leaders, trade organizations, policy makers, and investors from major industries in attendance

Over 10 speakers sharing insights into increasing trade and investment partnerships between Virgina, US, and African companies in key sectors

Presentations will explore trade and investment opportunities arising from the recently implemented African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) agreement and current Presidential Administration

More than 20 partners and sponsors from wide-ranging industries

Partners

Agenda

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  • Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce (DRCC) President Joe Martin's Opening Remarks

    Overview of Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, Objectives for International Business Council

    Click Here To Learn More About Joe Martin
  • Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) Vice President's Stephanie Agee Remarks

    Why Virginia - Dulles Airport, Port of Norfolk, Import/Export, Key Industries & Opportunities to scale, Current Initiatives

    Click Here To Learn More About Stephanie Agee
  • International Trade Administration Remarks (Invited)

    Remarks by International Trade Administration Remarks (ITA)

    Click Here To Learn More About ITA
  • Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Managing Director Alicia Robinson-Morgan's Remarks

    MCC purpose, Africa Compacts, 2021 Key initiatives

    Click Here To Learn More About Alicia Robinson-Morgan
  • Moderated Q&A of VEDP, ITA & MCC by Ayo Babajide & Shanda Cooper

    Questions and Answers Session of Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), International Trade Administration (ITA), and Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

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  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Africa Bureau Akunna Cook's Remarks

    Remarks by Akunna Cook, Deputy Assistant of Secretary of State for the Africa Bureau

    Click Here To Learn More About Akunna Cook
  • African Continental Free Trade Area Secretary General (AfCFTA), His Excellency Wamkele Mene's Remarks

    Purpose of AfCFTA, Key Sectors & import/export opportunities

    Click Here To Learn More About His Excellency Wamkele Mene
  • United States Senator From The Commonwealth of Virginia Mark Warner's Keynote Address

    Position on US-Africa Trade

    Click Here To Learn More About Senator Mark Warner
  • Moderated Q&A with Senator Warner, His Excellency Wamkele Mene & DAS Akunna Cook

    Questions and Answers Session with Senator Warner, His Excellency Wamkele Mene, and DAS Akunna Cook

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  • United Airlines Vice President Steve Morrissey's Remarks

    Remarks by United Airlines Vice President Steve Morrissey

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  • Panel Discussion with Cassidy Rasnick, M. Faman Toure, Engr. Mansur Ahmed, Rick Angiuoni, William Fanjoy & Judd Devermont

    6 questions - 1 question per panelist

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  • Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce President Joe Martin's Closing Remarks

    Closing Remarks from Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce President Joe Martin

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Speakers

Key Note

Mark R. Warner (D)

United States Senator
Commonwealth of Virginia

Wamkele Mene

Secretary General
African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat

Akunna E. Cook

Deputy Assistant Secretary,
Bureau of African Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Alicia Robinson-Morgan

Managing Director,
Africa Millenium Challenge Corporation

Cassidy Rasnick

Deputy Secretary
Commerce and Trade
Commonwealth of Virginia

Steve Morrissey

Vice President, Regulatory and Policy
United Airlines

William Fanjoy

Managing Director
Prosper Africa Executive Secretariat, USAID

Engr. Mansur Ahmed

President
Manufacturers Association of Nigeria

Stephanie Agee

Vice President, International Trade
Virginia Economic Development Partnership

M. Faman Toure

President
Federation of West Africa
Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Judd Devermont

Director, Africa Program
CSIS

Rick Angiuoni

Director, Africa
Export-Import Bank Of The United States

Sponsors

NIS Solutions

United Airlines

Apex Petroleum

Interstellar

Emerald Industrial Co.

Contact

Our Address

3901 Centerview Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151

Email Us

zelhilou@dulleschamber.org

Call Us

571-323-5300