Day 1: October 15, 2019 

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Pan African Global Trade and 
Investment Think Tank
Fayeth Gardens, San Leandro CA 

11 a.m. - 12 noon
Pan African Global Trade and Investment 
Press Conference
California State Capital Museum
1315  10th St, Sacramento CA
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Opening Reception,  
California State University Sacramento
Downtown Campus
340 S. Street, Sacramento, CA

Day 2:October 16, 2019, 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Opening Conference Sessions
California State University Sacramento
Student Union
6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA

Day 3: October 17, 2019, 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closing Conference Sessions
California State Capital Museum
1315 10th Street, Sacramento CA.

*Use the Conference Schedule link provided above to see the current detailed conference agenda. The conference program schedule is tentative and subject to change. We will provide updates on this page speakers and activities are confirmed. Anyone interested in participating in a panel, a workshop or as a speaker can contact our conference coordinator 
Al Washington at 626.243.3614 or alwashington@africa-usa.org.

Confirmed Speakers
(Left Click or tap on each picture to see their bio's)
H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao
Permanent Representative of the African Union Representational Mission to the
United States of America 

Steve Perez
Vice President & Provost
California State University Sacramento
Professor Dr. Chris Eze, Director
Center for Entrepreneurship
Federal University of Technology
Owerri, Nigeria

Fikrte Zion Arkoh, Founder
Sheba Farms LLC

James Holmes Armstead
Professor of Strategy & International Law

Dr. David Horne
Professor Emeritus of 
Africans Studies
Cal State University Northridge

Savanna L. Karmue 
Happy Heart Advices Inc. 

Jennifer White, M.Ed, M.P.P.
Founder, SISTERScircle

Christine Wachira, CEO 
The Wachira Group 

H.E. Anastas Koboba wa Kimba
Ambassador to Namibia
Lecturer in Education University of Lubumbashi
Democratic Republic 
of the Congo

Moegamat Naeim Fortune
Managing Director
Transcom Freight & Logistics
Services (Pty) Ltd
The Democratic Republic 
of the Congo

Almaz Negash
Founder & Executive Director
African Diaspora Network

Stephen Asiimwe
Media & Tourism Consultant

Velda Goe, Proprietor
Fayeth Gardens

Brenda Brumfield Ross
Northern California State Representative
Sister Cities International 

Kate Lincoln
Associate Director
Research Innovations Fellowship in Agriculture, UC Davis

Gustave Cirhigiri 
Graduate Student
Department of Plant Sciences  College of Agriculture & Environmental Science  
UC Davis.

Tara Chiu 
Administrative & Strategic Consultant
Index Insurance Innovation Initiative Project 

Shantelle S. "Lady Bug" Brumfield
Founder & Executive Director
Yarn Movement"Believe In What You Dream" 

Tareke Berhe
Teff Consultant
Sheba Farms LLC

Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis
Lieutenant Governor of California

Betty Yee
California State Controller

Lynette Gibson McElhaney
District Three Councilmember
City of Oakland

Ernest E Uwazie, PhD
Professor & Chair
Division of Criminal Justice 
Director, Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution
California State University, Sacramento

Gary May, Chancellor
University of California Davis

Emily Desai, Special Advisor for International Affairs and Investment, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. 

Chariton Namuwoza
Co-Founder & CEO
Blue Nile (U) LTD 

Samantha Wall-Laidler, CEO
Unlimited Fashions

Quanaquaneia Karmue
Executive Director/Co-Founder
Save More Kids Inc

Edward Lombard
President & CEO
California Black Chamber 
of Commerce
Ambanibe Jerome Akeneck Founder 
The Association of Orphans 
& the Disabled

Said Kakese wa Dibinga
Bayindo Group, LA
Venture Capital & Investments 

Bryan Walusaga
Investment Consultant
Uganda & The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Nijel Binns, 
Founder & President 
Mother of Humanity Monument Foundation

Grant Harris, CEO
Harris Africa Partners LLC

David Miller
International Development Practitioner for Africa & 
the Middle East

Jolynn Shoemaker 
Director of Global Engagements Department of Global Affairs 
 UC Davis 

Dr. Charles Bonner, CEO
Bonergies Global 
Charitable Fund 

David Lytle
Founder & Director
Brand Development


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