U.S. African Partnership

Prosperous Africa – Prosperous World

3rd Global Trade Virtual Conference '22

Minnesota Africans United, in partnership with Global Minnesota and Equity Group Holdings (the largest financial institution in the East/Central African region, including Kenya and Tanzania) and with the support of Prosper Africa, is excited to announce our 3rd Annual US – African Trade Partnership Conference scheduled for Thursday, September 8, 2022, starting at 8:30am-12:30pm CST, 9:30am-1:30pm EST, 4:30PM Nairobi Time/Tanzania, 2:30PM Central African Time. Our 3rd Annual US – Africa Shared Prosperity Conference will showcase successful examples of two-way trade and investment strategies that are creating profitable and resilient relationships on both sides of the ocean.

 

This historic annual African summit features global leaders like President & CEO of Equity Group Holdings, Dr. James Mwangi; and Mr. Travis Adkins, President & Chief Executive Officer, United States African Development Foundation, as well as high-level cabinet officials from the U.S. Government including, US Department of Agriculture, Power Africa, Small Business Administration, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and US Department of Commerce.


This year we are focused on the sectors most ripe for new initiatives – food and agriculture, mining, education, and the energy sector broadly defined, including electrical power generation, natural gas, and electric vehicle components including batteries.


You will learn about the comprehensive vision of the African Recovery and Resilience Plan, the strategic plan of the new leader at our US African Development Foundation, and how the work of current and former heads of state are bringing new levels of stability and prosperity to the region.

 Lastly, the next big mission to Kenya and Tanzania.

SPEAKERS:

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

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Dr. James Mwangi

CEO, Equity Group Holdings

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 Travis Adkins

President & CEO, United States 
African Development Foundation

DISCUSSION MODERATORS

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Jeremy Faber 

Private Sector Engagement Advisor, Prosper Africa 

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Basil Ajuo

CEO, Minnesota

Africans United 

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Joy E. Dibenedetto

  Group Director, Communications
Equity Group Holdings 

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Mark Ritchie

President,

Global Minnesota  

Narlene Egu

Private Sector Enterprise Officer 
Power Africa 

Lillian Otieno

President, Assoc. of Kenyans
in America (AKIA)

US GOV'T RESOURCES FOR DOING BUSINESS IN AFRICA

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Claire Ehmann

 Deputy. Associate Administrator
Office of International Trade

Rick Angiuoni

Director-Africa, EXIM BANK

Danielle Agress

Country Manager, Southern Africa
U.S. Trade & Development Agency

FINANCE PANEL

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Dr. Christopher Brooks

Co-Founder & Managing Partner 
Brown Venture Group  

Humphrey Muturi

Commercial Director, 
Equity Bank Kenya

HEALTH & MEDICINE PANEL

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Tom Hudson

Executive Chairman
Synergy Med 

Dr. Joanne Korir

Associate Director, Health
Equity Group Foundation

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Kaustubh Bhatnagar

Chief Operating Officer 
Medtronic LABS 

ENERGY & POWER PANEL

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Brian Plourde

Founder, LEMA Company  

Dr. Luka Powanga

Executive Director 
Energy Africa Conference  

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William C. Poppert

President, World Energy

AGRICULTURE PANEL

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Patrice Bailey

Assistant Commissioner
MN Department of Agriculture

Julio Maldonado

Global Engagement Executive, Office of the Administrator,
Foreign Agricultural Service 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

www.prosperafrica.gov

​​​www. equitygroupholdings.com

 

https://mn.gov/deed/assets/step-application_tcm1045-131845.pdf

            negu@usaid.gov

            www.usaid.gov/Power Africa

            www.lema.io

Sub-Saharan Africa Tech Event (Cape Town, November 7-11, 2022)

https://www.trade.gov/sub-saharan-africa-tech-event

More info:

Minnesota Email: Santiago.davila@trade.gov

South Africa Email: Michael.Muth@trade.gov