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DATE: October 14 – 22, 2023


Organizers: Minnesota Africans United, Prosper Africa, The Embassy of the Republic of Malawi in the USA, and World’s Fair Fund.


Minnesota Africans United, in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Malawi in the USA, Prosper Africa, and  World’s Fair Fund, and with the financial support of the US Government through  Prosper Africa, is excited to announce their Trade and Investment Mission to Malawi from October 14 – 22, 2023 - detailed itinerary available upon request. This historic Mission will provide opportunities to find new business partners, develop markets, promote products and services, and meet new lenders, customers, investors, and high-level officials.

Africa’s booming population and rapid development are creating substantial opportunities for economic investment throughout the continent. Malawi just like most Southern African countries is quickly becoming a hub of investment in a variety of sectors including agriculture, energy, mining, health, tourism, finance, education, infrastructure, and technology and in-country participants will be in a position to discuss U.S.- exports to and investment, and business relations in all of noted the sectors.

It is against this background that, The Mission, which follows Malawi’s participation at the U.S.- Africa Leaders’ Summit in December 2022, is designed to energize the creation of commercial relationships between U.S. businesses and Malawian government entities and private organizations.

A series of events including a business forum, industry briefings, reception dinners, gala, networking, exhibitions, business-to-business meetings, business-to-government meets, tours, site visits, and one-on-one opportunities will be part of the program. There will also be opportunities for self-generated meetings and discussions.

  • Initial networking events will include opportunities for US businesses to introduce their products and services and to state their thoughts towards collaborations or partnerships.

  • Networking events will be designed to facilitate one-on-one meetings and site visits. Generation of these meetings will be supported by US Embassy representatives in the country, but participants are welcome to initiate on their own.

  • Legal and regulatory briefings will occur in which government and trade association individuals will lay out the unmet needs of the country, aspirations for meeting those needs, current policies, and procedures, identify barriers to using US companies’ help with solutions, and suggest the tangible paths forward to promote trade and investment opportunities.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities with this trade mission, please contact President and Chief Executive Officer, Basil Ajuo at

Requirements for attending the Trade and Investment Mission to Malawi include:

  • Complete the registration form and pay the $1000 registration fee.

    • Must be a registered company in the United States in one of the focused sectors and are planning to export your products to Malawi.

    • Your product must be at least 50% manufactured in the United States

    • You must be looking for partnerships with government and/or business leaders in Malawi (MAU will help facilitate)

    • You must be willing to increase exports and trade to Africa.

    • You must be willing to meet potential/interested business partners one-on-one/independently.

    • You must be willing to share your business profile.

  • Secure visas (The Embassy and MAU can help facilitate)

  • Up to date valid passport

  • The US Commercial Service at the US Embassies in both countries offers a Gold Key Service which will help set up meetings with partners in a foreign market. This service will be coordinated by MAU, and the US Embassy, but will be paid by attendees.

  • Purchase of round-trip flight

  • Booking of hotel room (s) (blocked off by MAU)

  • Purchase of food throughout the trip

  • Purchase of transportation (with the group) throughout the trip

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