Events

University of Nigeria Alumni Association of New England 2008.
Covention September 19-21, 2008, Boston USA
Expected at this great convention are lions and lioness from around the world as well as our state and local dignitaries including the Governor of Massachusetts, Mayors of Boston and Cambridge, State Senators, Members of the State House, City Councilors as well as Heads of the various Boston area academic institutions. This convention will provide us with renewed opportunities to get together and deliberate on the continued support needed by the University of Nigeria. We will be honoring several distinguished alumni and friends of the University and will be having an endowment drive during the convention. Kindly see flyer click here

To register and reserve your hotel room, please log onto our website www.unn-ne.org
For more information about the conference go to our website at www.unn-ne.org

East Africa International Business Forum
October 29, 2008 to October 30, 2008
Serena Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda

For details kindllyclick here

  

Ghana Business and Investment Exhibition
Saturday 14th June 2008 London United Kingdom
For details kindly click here:
www.ghanablackstarsnetwork.com

  

East Africans Reaching Out
Saturday June 28th 2008 Chicago USA
For details kindly click here:
www.chicagokenyans.org

  

GPA Conference 2008 and Awards Ceremony
Saturday 5th July London United Kingdom
For details kindly click here:
www.gpaawards.com/more.html

  

Mobilising and Engaging African Diaspora In Science and Technology For Africa
Networking and Reconnecting the Skills, Knowledge and Linkages.
For details kindly click here:
www.africarecruit.com/diasporainscienceandtechnology

  

Tanzania Diaspora Investment and Skills Forum
17/18th April 2008
London United Kingdom
For details kindly click here
www.africarecruit.com/Tanzania_Event

  
Europe Africa Business Summit , Hamburg Germany 28th-30th April 2008

The event is to enhance collaboration between the European and African private and public sectors with the aim of fostering trade and investment between the European Union and African States ; increase awareness of the many commercial opportunities in Africa; promote partnerships in major market sectors and illustrate the expanding investment opportunities in Africa 's economy.

The summit is expecting high-level representatives from private and public sector institutions and entities active or interested in the opportunities and prospects offered by an intensified economic dialogue and exchange between Africa and Europe. The event provides an environment for companies and firms to promote their goods and services. The summit will address priority sector topics covering the major market segments like: Agra-Food, Construction and Building Products, Consumer Goods, Education Services and Training, Environment, Health, Information and Communication Technology, Infrastructure (Energy & Power, Water, and Transport), Culture, Arts & Entertainment, and Mining. Please visit the website:www.eabs.info or click here

Howard University African Business Conference

Washington, DC. February 29 to March 1 2008
Howard University African Students' Association
For details kindly click here http://www.howardabc.com

10th Annual Africa Business Conference at the Harvard Business School.

15-17th February 2008
Boston, MA 02163 USA
For details kindly click here http://www.hbsafricaconference.com/home.cfm/sid/449

The Wharton Africa Business Forum takes a more vigorous approach at identifying viable and attractive areas for investment and trade with Africa. Within the context of discussion about business opportunities, the changing economic and geo-political landscapes, and examples of success stories, we hope that our panelists and speakers will enlighten the audience on Africa?s future, and how we personally can affect it both positively and profitably. For details kindly visit http://www.whartonglobal.com/africa/index.html

  
AFRICAN WORLD BUSINESS CONGRESS 2007 (AWBC)
TANZANIA INVESTMENT FORUM 2007 (TIF)
10th November – 13th November 2007, Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania

Speakers will include:

  • H.E Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President, United Republic of Tanzania
  • Hon Dr. Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, CON, President, African Business Roundtable & Chairman, NEPAD Business Group
  • Hon. Alhaji Dr Juma Ngasongwa, Minister for Planning, Economy & Empowerment, United Republic of Tanzania
  • Dr Soumana Sako, Executive Secretary, African Capacity Building Foundation
  • John Simon, Executive Vice President, OPIC
  • Emanuel Ole Naiko, Executive Director, Tanzania Investment Center

For details kindly visit http://www.ametrade.org

Full report on the event click here
Past Africa Diaspora Investment Events

Incorporating the Preparatory Kenya Diaspora Home-Coming Forum
14-16 August, 2007
Venue:Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi Kenya.

This initiative is aimed at organizing the Kenya Diaspora Community and the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sectors to bring them into the centre of Kenya's economic development. The first conference and exhibition to discuss this initiative was held in October 2006 at KICC and was part of the several on-going efforts by the Kenya Government and the Private Sector Businness Community to bring this important group of Kenyans in the Diaspora and local Kenyans together for national development. For details kindly Visit http://www.kenyadiaspora.go.ke/

Rainbow Push Coalition and Citzenship Education Fund Annual Conference
2-6th June 2007

Our theme this year "A more Perfect Union: Greenlining Redlined America" The conference will be attened by policy makers, key community/global leaders and activists meet, discuss and recognise all Americans and our global village as partners towards social justice in cooperating to build bridges and thus form "A More Perfect Union".

The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9300 West Mawr Avenue Rosemont for details and how to register visit http://www.rainbowpush.org/shop/07rpc.cef-evtreg.html

Ghana Investment Forum 2007 :
21-23 May 2007 La Palm Royal Beach Hotel Accra Ghana

As part of activities to mark Ghana’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations, the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre in collaboration with the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC), under the auspices of the Government of the Republic of Ghana, will be organizing the Ghana Ivestment Forum 21st-23rd May 2007 at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, ACCRA

If you would like to register for this event, please go to:
www.cbcglobal.org/cbcglobal/meetings/2007/ghana/GhanaRegistrationForm.pdf

Register online, or alternatively you can download, fill in, and fax back the booking form which can be found at this website:
http://www.cbcglobal.org/cbcglobal/meetings/2007/ghana/GIFBrochure.pdf

We look forward to your participation at this special event.

For further details kindly visit the event website for more information:
http://www.cbcglobal.org/cbcglobal/index.htm

4th Rwanda International Investment Conference
28th-30th May 2007
Venue: Kigali Serena Hotel, Kigali Rwanda

 

Theme: Showcasing Irresistible Opportunities for Investments and Trade

Tentative Special guests, speakers and Organisations include:

  • His Excellency Paul Kagame President of the Republic of Rwanda
  • Hon Vincent Karega Minister of State in Charge of Investment Promotion and Industry
  • Mr Williams Nkurunziza Director General Rwanda Investment and Export Promotion Agency
  • Hon Eng. Albert Butare Minister of State in Charge of Energy and Commuications
  • Hon Anastase Murekezi Minister of Agricullture and Animal Resources
  • Mr N R Narayan Murthy Chairman Infosys Technologies India
  • Mr N Bakuramustsa Executive Director Rwanda Information Technology Authourity
  • Hon Prof Murenzi Minister in the Office of the President in charge of science, technology and research
  • Mr P Erickson CEO MTN
  • Mr C Lundh CEO Terracom
  • Mr B Henderson Chairman Global Public Sector Client Group Merrill Lynch
  • Mr Kanimba Governor National Bank of Rwanda
  • Mr D Kuwana Managing Director Commericial Bank Rwanda

Full programme for the event, registration and hotel rate can be downloaded at the

http://rwandainvest.com/pdfs/4RIIC.pdf
http://rwandainvest.com/investregform.php
http://rwandainvest.com/hotelrates.php

TourismAfrica2006
10 - 15th September 2006
Geneva Switerland

 
TourismAfrica2006 the first initiative gathering in one venue and for a short duration major International decision-makers from public and private sectors involved in the development of Africas tourism industry.
For details kindly click here



Africa’s International Media Summit
18th - 21st September 2006
Accra, Ghana-Re-Branding of Africa

Proposed and Convened by the African Communications Agency (ACA), Ghana, in collaboration with the African Development Bank (ADB), the African Business Roundtable (ABR), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Diaspora African Forum (DAF) and the Unity University College, Ethiopia (UUC), the Summit is intended as a four-day critical discussion of issues relating to the proper and adequate dissemination of information about the ‘the new and emerging Africa.

The conversations at the Summit will signify the beginning of the long overdue RE-BRANDING OF AFRICA. The conveners are convinced that this is an opportune project, appropriate to the current renaissance process sweeping across Africa.
For details kindly visit www.africanmediasummit.com

Africa Business and Investment Forum
12 October 2006
Helsinki , Finland

  
Trade Development Centre, Ireland with the full cooperation of African and EU governments is delighted to be hosting its first Africa Business and Investment Forum in Helsinki, Finland. The theme of this event is 'Enhancing EU-African Trade and Investment Partnerships'.

The forum which will take at the Hilton Helsinki Strand Hotel on Thursday, 12 October 2006 from 9am to 5pm, will be attended by EU and African business leaders, top government officials and heads of non-governmental organisations.

Invited speakers include four African Trade Ministers, CEOs of Export Promotion Agencies, Managing Directors of Development Finance Agencies and other industry leaders. It will be chaired by Dr. Bamanga Tukur,CON, President, African Business Roundtable and Chairman of the NEPAD Business Group. For details kindly visit  www.tdcafrica.com

West Africa Business Association -50th Capacity Building Anniversary Event and Workshops

Accra, Ghana 17 - 19 October 2006

 
The development of international linkages, partnerships and joint ventures is key to increasing trade, both for African and UK companies. However, many companies (particularly SMEs) and Intermediary Organisations e.g. Trade Associations & Chambers of Commerce in Africa, do not have the experience or understanding to successfully develop these partnerships and identify prospective partners. Similarly, African intermediaries and companies are not effectively promoting potential opportunities to potential overseas partners because of their inexperience in the field of presentation. There is therefore an urgent need to help the West African Intermediary Organisations (IOs), such as Chambers and Trade Associations, to upgrade their services so that they can provide greater advice and support to their members.
For details kindly click here

Foreign Investment Network - International Business Leaders Conference
19th - 20th October 2006
London United Holiday Inn

  
International Business Leaders Conference is conceived in an effort to promote equal investment opportunities in all sectors of the economy in African countries. Several businessmen and multinational concerns operating in the continent have been invited to the conference. Expected speakers from Africa and beyond.
For details kindly visit www.finmagazine.com

Heritage Cafe au Lait - Intercultural dialogue in Europe
20 - 21 October 2006
Bonn, Germany

For more information please visit: www.ayf.de
  

International Institute for Justice and Development to host the International Conference on the State of Affairs of Africa (ICSAA)
October 26, 27, & 28th 2006
The Boston Quincy Marriott Hotel
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia

 
The 2006 Boston Conference on Africa is organized in an effort to improve the nature, management and focus of development programs in Africa and around the world. The strategic objective of this conference is to change the current focus of development away from temporary emergency relief methods towards more sustainable solutions which emphasize the need for reforming institutions, building infrastructure and local capacity through the active participation of local experts. For more information, please visit the conference website, www.icsaa.iijd.org or call the Secretariat of the conference at 617-541-9500 or email at conference.icsaa@iijd.org

11th Afro Hollywood Awards 2006
28th October 2006
London United Kingdom

It's the Africa's Oscars right here in London. So don't miss your chance to meet the biggest stars of the African silver screen. It's that time of the year again when Africa's biggest stars arrive in London for the Afro Hollywood Awards. The awards pay tribute to best actors, actresses, producers, comedians and directors of Nigerian cinema.Email at info@africanvoice.co.uk. For more Information www.afrohollywood.co.uk . For details kindly click here

3rd African World Business Congress (AWBC 2006)
Mali Investment Forum

15 - 17 November 2006,
Centre International de Conférence de Bamako

 

Organised by African Business Roundtable, NEPAD Business Group & the Government of Mali.The African World Business Congress has established itself as one of the key continental investment events, in Africa's business calendar. Since 2004, the AWBC has been annually in Dakar, Senegal (2004) and Accra, Ghana (2005) respectively. AWBC on average draws over 500 participants, from all corners of the African continent & worldwide. It is a unique event, as it attracts a diverse range of delegates from the public & private sector, entrepreneurs & NGO's.

The major themes of the 2006 edition of this event include: infrastructure, manufacturing & industrialization, finance and human resource capacity.The event will be organized simultaneously with the 1st Mali Investment Forum and will allow all participants an opportunity to see the huge investment possibilities that Mali has to offer.The event will be inaugurated by HE Amadou Toumani Touré, President, Republic of Mali and Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, Chairman, African Business Roundtable.
For details kindly visit www.ametrade.org/abc/

RegenAfrica 2006 Event, Fairmont Dubai
26th Nov - 1st Dec 2006:Theme: "Finance for Local Regeneration and Development

 
An exciting 5-day event that will encompass:27th-28th Nov 2006: 3-day conference focusing on mechanisms of regeneration and how to finance regeneration/development sustainable economies in Africa. 30th Nov 2006: 1-day tour of major development in Dubai. 1st Dec 2006: African Business Leaders Network (ABLN) Dinner - an award night of personalities who have spearheaded regeneration/development and funding initiatives.

Who Should attend? Development stakeholders from Africa & the rest of the world i.e. politicians, financiers, bankers, developers, planning consultants, surveyors, CBOs, etc. RegenAfrica is UK's first-ever regeneration and development initiative targeting key political and business leaders / decision makers across Africa and Europe. RegenAfrica's vision is to "promote sustainable economies in Africa".

For more information, go to, www.regenafrica.com or email at info@regenafrica.com

Kenyans for Kenya, Kenya Diaspora Investment Forum
London United Kingdom,9th December 2006

The main aim of this new and exiting initiative is to mobilize Kenyans living abroad, initially in the United Kingdom and Europe for greater investment in their home country. Invited key speakers include representatives of the Nairobi Stock Exchange, Kenya Investment Promotion Authority, Kenya Private Sector Alliance, Equity Bank, Kenya Airways and Kenya Commercial Bank among others.
Further details kindly visit www.africarecruit.com