Cincinnati, Ohio, June 21-22, 2012
The State Department in collaboration with several U.S. Government agencies, will host the U.S. - Africa Business Conference Cincinnati, Ohio, June 21-22, following the African growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) forum in Washington, DC June 14-15. The AGOA forum is the U.S. Government’s premier high-level event with sub-Saharan African countries and provides opportunities to advanced U.S. trade and economic policy goals. The opportunity to both showcase U.S. business expertise to potential African clients and to highlight trade and investment opportunities in Africa to U.S. exporters and investors. Cincinnati was selected as the conference location for its potential to increase commercial partnership with Africa to local, state and regional levels.
The U.S. – Africa Business Conference will include structured networking opportunities for African government officials and business leaders with U.S. state, and local government opportunities and services from various federal agencies; and site visits to companies and organisations. Echoing the theme of the AGOA forum, the event will focus broadly on infrastructure development, including energy, transport, and water and sanitation.
Participating agencies include: Departments of state, Transportation , Energy, and Agriculture, U.S. Agency for International Development, Millennium challenge Corporation, Export-import Bank of the United States, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, office of the U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Commercial Service- Cincinnati.
We expect the conference to attract a number of AGOA Forum participants, including African ministers of trade, infrastructure, and energy, as well as relevant African business leaders and entrepreneurs, and U.S. private sector representatives.
For more information, please visit http://www.state.gov/p/af/rt/agoa/2012/187127.htm.
Released by: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of African Affairs; April 2012