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Invest in our Youth Empower our Future

Planting seeds of knowledge, about the fastest growing economies in the world, in our youth to empower them to build bridges that impact both Africa and the African Diaspora.  Knowledge is power, and dreams are opportunities that need a home to cultivate and grow. 


Let Africa be that Home!


Where CULTURE meets the FUTURE.

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223 James P. Brawley Dr., S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30314

Day One

10 Oct

10am EST - 4pm EST

Vendor Market Setup

Location - Clark Atlanta University

Henderson Student Multi-Purpose Center

223 James P. Brawley Dr., S.W.

Atlanta, GA 30314

9:00am EST - 11:00am EST

Continental Breakfast | 

Welcome Mayor of Atlanta

Mayor, Andre Dickens

Location - Atlanta City Hall Atrium

55 Trinity Ave SW,

Atlanta, GA 30303

Event Hosted by the Atlanta Office of International and Immigration Affairs

Pre- Conference Activity
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Role of HBCUs and African Colleges & Universities

Henderson Student Multi-Purpose Center

 223 James P. Brawley Dr., S.W.

Atlanta, Georgia 30314

Day Two

11 Oct



9am - 10:00am

Welcome Remarks/ Keynote Address 

Welcome Dr. George T. French, Jr.

President, Clark Atlanta University

Keynote Speaker Introduction |

Dr. Alice Bussey, Presenter

1st Female President of the Atlanta Business League | Founder Super Tuesday |  Founder of Bussey Florist


Keynote Speaker | Honorary Chair

Ambassador Andrew Young

Former US Ambassador and Former Mayor of Atlanta


African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) | Africa Private Sector Bill of Rights

  • J. Wendell Addy | Chair, Africa Private Sector Summit

  • Dr. Lucy Newman|President, African Private Sector Summit


Diaspora Engagement with Africa

Dr. Wilmot Allen | FounderVentureLift Africa


Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus (SRDC) Meeting | Dr. David Horne

  • What is the African Diaspora and where do we fit in?

  • Can we make a real difference in Africa?

  • What’s already happening and how to get involved?

Location - Clark Atlanta University

Henderson Student Multi-Purpose Center 

1st Floor Conference Room

223 James P. Brawley Dr., S.W.

Atlanta, GA 30314

12:00pm - 1pm

LUNCH |Speaker

Africa USA Relations in Focus | African Free Trade Agreement

Dr Dennis Matanda

Staff director of the Foreign Affairs sub-committee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights in the US House


African Colleges/University and Business Opportunities Forum

  • United States

    • Ambassador Tari Gold Okpurukre | President, Cornerstone Christian University, Africa Business Opportunities in Georgia

    • Chika Sylvia-Olejeme | President of the US Embassy for Peace (USEP)   and coordinator of the Learn America Do America (LADA) Project

  • Ghana

    • Dr. Mark DarkoPresident, Asian Africa Chamber of Commerce | Ghana and Kenya

    • Dr.Kwaku Adutwum Ayim Boakye | Vice Chancellor of the Cape Coast Technical University

    • Michael Kwesi Ofori | CEO, Investor Company Hub Limited

  • Nigeria

    • Professor Nnamdi Nwaodu | Nigerian Colleges/University Delegation

  • Ethiopia

    • Dr. Matthew Gichille | President and Founder of New Generation University | Ethiopia 

  • Kenya

    • Dr. Denis Kamau Muthoni | Director of Postgraduate Studies | The Cooperative University of Kenya


Day 1 | Closing Reception & Film Festival

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 Mobilizing the African Diaspora

Henderson Student Multi-Purpose Center

 223 James P. Brawley Dr., S.W.

Atlanta, Georgia 30314

Day Three

12 Oct



9am - 10:30am

Defining Role of African Diaspora 

  • Dr. David Horne | Professor Emeritus of African Studies Cal State University Northridge

  • Dr. Denis Kamau Muthoni | Director of Postgraduate Studies | The Cooperative University of Kenya

  • Anthony Hunter | 2023 Morehouse Graduate | Dark Moon Entertainment, LLC


AGOA Policy and Operations | International Trade Strategies to Compete and Win Globally

  • Shaquana "Shaq" Teasley, MSLR, CCS 


12:00pm - 1pm

LUNCH |Speaker

We Can Go Fast Alone, But We Can Go Further Together

KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Dr. Nnamdi Nwaodu



Africa's Mobility Opportunity - A Quantum Leap | Electric Cars, Flying Cars and Africa's Role

  • Gregory Coles | Seloc LLC | Retro Electric Car Manufacturing

  • Thomas "TJ" Loftin | KLC Development Group LLC | Flying Cars and more

Next Generation Innovation | Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Africa/African Diaspora Collaboration

  • Jeffery Newell | Technology and Robotics Teacher | The SAE School


HEMP the New Green Gold of Africa

  • Dr. Latresia Wilson, co-founder and VP Florida Black Farmers and Agriculturalist, AgriUnity Partner

  • Douglas DeVeaux, Co-Founder AgriUnity

  • Handy Kennedy Jr., Co-Founder, AgriUnity and HKJ Ranch

  • Barbara Sharpe | Rebel Gardens

  • Dr. Denis Kamau Muthoni, Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies | The Co-operative University of Kenya

  • Michael Ofori | Investor Hub Company Limited

Africa's Paradigm Shift - When the Tiger Tells the Tale | News, Film, Fashion and Entertainment

  • Dr. Tangi Miller, Founder/Producer/ Actress | Hollywood East Entertainment

  • Aubry Padmore, Caribbean Voice

  • Anheva Hilson-Adegeve, African Textile Museum

  • Carliss Bell, Festival Director / Produce | AfricaUSA International Film Festival

  • Jermaine Nkrumba, Founder/Executive Producer | DNT-Ghana (streaming)


Day 2 | Closing Reception & Film Festival

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Multilateral Cooperative Investment and Partnership Forum

Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs

504 Fair Street SW

Atlanta, Georgia 30313 

Day Four

13 Oct



9am - 4pm

Pan African HBCU, African Universities and B-to-B Business Meetings and Workshops

USA Africa Investments

Rhonda Sinkfield, 

Foreign Commercial Service Officer at U.S. Department of Commerce | U.S. Commercial Service | International Trade Administration

Export Funding


Thomas F. Matthias

Senior Vice President Global Trade Finance and Services | Regions Bank

LUNCH | Keynote Speaker 

Chocolate Comes from Africa

Phillip Ashley Rix, Founder/CEO and Master Chocolatier of Phillip Ashley Chocolates | Memphis, Tennessee

The Real Life Willy Wonka of Chocolates (Forbes Magazine)

Business-to-Business Forum

Business-to-Business | Atlanta Black Chamber

Ricardo Berris | CEO, The Berris Group

Atlanta Black Chamber, Global Opportunities Committee Chair

Business-to-Business | Ghana 

Ernestina Mensah, Unit Head, Market Risk Enterprise Risk Management | BANK OF AFRICA GHANA LTD

Michael Ofori | Investor Hub Company Limited

Dr. Mark DarkoPresident, Asian Africa Chamber of Commerce | Ghana and Kenya

Business-to-Business | We All We Got

Eric Fears, Director Special Projects

Andrew Young Foundation

Closing Session Statement

Alfonso Washington

Executive Director, Pan African Global Trade and Investment Conference


Ambassador Tours - Dwight McQueen

Black Atlanta Cultural Experience Tours

Atlanta, Georgia USA

Day Five

14 Oct

9am - 11am



Dwight McQueen

11am - 12pm

Black Wallstreet


Stonecrest, Georgia


12pm - 1pm


1pm - 4pm

Return to Hotel

Post Conference Tours
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