Trade & Investment
with Africa & the
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):
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
Trade Agreements How California can establish international trade agreements with CARICOM and African nations that have recently joined the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and/or have been approved for participation in the African Growth & Opportunities Act (AGOA).
- Establishing a Pan
African Office of Trade & Investment 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
- Creating 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 reasons.
trade and commerce in intellectual property, mechanical equipment and
agricultural products between California businesses and their
counterparts in Africa and the Caribbean.
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