Africa-USA Chamber of Commerce, The World Bank and The African Union

*For a weekend, several world leaders come together to show that Africa is still opportunistic despite its perceptions of conflict, hunger and healthcare problems.

October 21st through the 22nd will be the First Annual Pan African Global Trade Conference at California State University Dominquez Hills located at 1000 E. Victoria Street in Carson, California. Presented by the Africa-USA Chamber of Commerce and the African Marketplace, this conference is designed for corporate leaders, policy makers, NGO’s, small business owners and students to strengthen business and cultural relations between the U.S., Africa and the African Diaspora through global business and economic development.

“Small businesses in general, especially Black businesses, have traditionally not engaged in international trade,” Al Washington, executive director of Africa-USA Chamber of Commerce said. “They must seek international trade opportunities if they hope to compete and stay in business in the new global marketplace. African nations like Ghana, Liberia, Namibia, Uganda and South Africa have stable emerging economies with open doors to U.S. small businesses,” Washington added.

Within this two-day business conference is a keynote speeches by Amina Salum Ali, AU Ambassador to the US and a representative from The World Bank Group.

Also taking place are seminars with topics including international trade financing, bilateral trade and tourism, pan-African social entrepreneurship and career opportunities in international trade and commerce.

Other participating organizations in the conference include the African Union Mission to the United States, the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Doctors for Africa, Black Business & Tourism Magazine, the Import/Export Bank of the United States, the port of Los Angeles, the Oversea Private Investment and the California African American Political and Economic Institute.

Admission to the two day conference is $50 per day for adults and $25 per day for students.  For more information, call (626) 321-7041.