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Atiku, Global Business Leaders set for Africa Trade, Investment Summit in US

GAA Exhibitions & Conferences and ATIGS Group on Thursday 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.

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.

Details from an email sent to Business Hilights from US showed that 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.

Besides, 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.

Some of the confirmed speakers include former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, 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

Also on the list of speakers include Deputy Senate President of Nigeria, Senator Ike Ekwerenmadu, Ambassador John Campbell, former US ambassador to Nigeria, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah and Ms Lerato Mataboge, Deputy Director General, Trade and Investment South Africa (TISA) at the Department of Trade and Industry in South Africa amongst others.

Explaining more on the imports of the summit, Bako Ambianda, Senior Member, ATIGS 2018 Organizing Committee said “The message is clear – it’s time to invest in Africa, trade with Africa, and partner with Africa.”

On the organizers, Global Attain Advancement (GAA) also known as GAA Exhibitions & Conferences focuses on high quality events and exhibitions for global business, trade and investment facilitation + G2G capacity building, with five flagship brands; Solar Business Festival (SBF), Dubai Business Engagement Forum (DBEF), Investment Strategic Forum (ISF), Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) and World Industrial Conference (WIC). GAA develop and own trade programs, workshops, exhibitions, and networking specific to help companies develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote brands, and expand markets.

Also the ATIGS Group, is a trade promotion, project facilitation and development company that connects African businesses to world-class investors, buyers, and strategic partners. ATIGS Group also facilitates the pipeline between investors and top scalable, profitable opportunities across Africa. ATIGS Group also markets new development solutions, and organize a wide spectrum of global, regional and national activities pertaining to trade and investment. The Group also collaborates with UN system agencies, trade promotional organizations, investment promotional agencies, and multilateral organizations who have needs for developing solutions that would impact and support their programmatic activities in various areas of sustainable and economic development.