2019 Conference Theme:
Expanding California Trade & Investment
with Africa & the Caribbean
Our 2019 Pan African Global Trade & Investment Conference will focus on expanding California bilateral trade and investment with Africa and the Caribbean via the proactive engagement of the
following programs of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-BIZ):
- Bilateral Foreign Direct
Investment How California can promote its Foreign Direct Investment program to
obtain foreign direct investment from Africa and the Caribbean while seeking similar viable business investment opportunities for Californian
businesses and entrepreneurs on the African continent and the Caribbean Community.
- How a Pan African Office of Trade and Investment can be established to promote and
facilitate trade and investment between California, Africa & the Caribbean.
- How The
California STEP Program can help entrepreneurs & small businesses prepare for engagement in Africa and the Caribbean via
international trade development training, trade missions to African and
Caribbean nations currently doing business with California, and bilateral
Africa-Caribbean California Trade Shows.
The focus of the conference presentations and workshops will be how the
expansion of California's current legislation and/or multilateral trade programs with Africa and the Caribbean can provide the following benefits:
increased bilateral investment in economic development where infrastructure and business development
would provide needed improvements.
opportunities for marketing California's corporate and small businesses products and services in developing African Nations and the Caribbean
jobs in both the leisure and business travel market
educational exchanges between California's educational institutions (public
colleges in the University of California, California State University and
California Community Colleges) and private institutions studying and embarking
on study trips to African and Caribbean educational institutions for cultural and economic
trade and commerce in intellectual property, mechanical equipment and
agricultural products between California businesses and their
counterparts in Africa and the Caribbean.
- Supporting existing California state programs
and institutions for promoting effective and fair business, educational, and
cultural relations between California, Africa & the Caribbean.
For more information about opportunities for
speakers and workshop presenters contact:
Al Washington, Executive Director
Africa-USA Chamber of Commerce & Industry