USAfrica Business Expo during the 75th U.N General Assembly (Virtual)

September 21, 2020

September 22, 2020

8:00 AM To 7:00 PM

Online Only

https://evbrw.se/2GVzLqt

$10 - $200

Event Description

This event will connect MWBEs, SMEs, and anyone looking to expand into global markets with new buyers and sellers.

On the margins of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA75), the USAfrica Trade and Business Network, Inc. will host the annual USAfrica Business Expo — a B2B trade show, conference & networking event aimed at helping the U.S and African businesses, with their export-ready products expand into international markets.

For the first time ever, the world’s most important meeting – the UN General Assembly (UNGA) – is largely going virtual. This year’s format may be different, but the USAfrica Business Expo is still here to help businesses navigate and expand into international markets.

What is the USAfrica Business Expo?USAfrica Business Expo is the only B2B Trade Show, Conference & Networking Event taking place in the margins of the UN General Assembly in NYC. The expo is an enabling platform for connecting U.S. and African businesses with new buyers, suppliers, and investment opportunities. It brings the opportunities in Africa and the U.S together – enabling any business to find the people, funding, and market it needs to be successful.

Developing US-Africa Economic TiesFor over six years, we have hosted multiple events at the UN towards connecting organizations and businesses with new buyers, suppliers, and investment opportunities. Many of the connections made at this has led to long-term relationships and strategic partnerships.

Highlights

  • Simultaneously taking place with the 75th UN General Assembly
  • Sessions by relevant Govt & Industry Experts
  • Critical Business & Trade Workshops to kick start collaboration
  • Relevant Networking Sessions that create new opportunities
  • B2B Matchmaking with a potential investor, Franchisor or Partner
  • Access to Relevant Vendors in the Exhibitor Hall for resources, tools, products, & services
  • A Fun, High-Energy & Collaborative Environment

Who Will You Meet at USAfrica Business Expo?

  • Average of 200+ Delegates and Stakeholders from Africa and the US will attend.
  • Organizations in the U.S. seeking increased visibility & market share in Africa
  • Businesses and Organizations in Africa seeking to introduce exportable products into the U.S. market.
  • US & Africa trade diplomats, Consul Generals and trade organizationsGovt Agencies, Investors and CEO’s looking for new markets, and partnership opportunities.
  • Africans in the Diaspora with $1.7 trillion in spending power eager to Invest in Africa
  • Potential investors and stakeholders actively seeking opportunities in Africa
  • Government officials who will discuss the latest policy and opportunities. Dept. of State/ Dept. of Commerce/ EXIM Bank/ AGOA resource/ Prosper Africa Resource

Why You Should Participate

  • Expand your business into international markets, and discover trade and business opportunities.
  • Meet prospective partners, who are actively looking for your services and make global connections to generate international exposure for your brand.
  • Exhibiting will place your company in front of potential buyers & decision-makers
  • Hear from subject matter experts and govt agencies who will deliver market intelligence, provide insights, discuss latest trade policies and opportunities through a panel discussion, case studies and breakout sessions
  • Enjoy Visa support services for international attendees needing visas
  • Access to personalized B2B matchmaking and consultation with potential partners, and relevant agencies.

Agenda Day 1 Agenda- Monday, September 21

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Exhibitor Setup

Exhibitors will be able to set up and prepare to welcome guests and attendees

Attendees will have the opportunity to complete the registration process and mingle with speakers and guests.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 Welcome Addresses

The event begins with welcome address and keynotes by Host, State and City elected officials

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m – U.S. & Africa Market Access– Expanding Global Opportunities for MWBEs During COVID-19

Presented by EXIM Bank MWBEs in conjunction with US Export Assistance Program & SBA

This session will highlight programs offering one-stop shopping to MWBEs businesses that want to expand globally. Topics covered include accessing grants for exports, securing loans for exports, locating buyers and sellers, and leveraging trade policies like AGOA, ACFTA & Prosper Africa.

11:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pitch Networking for MWBEs, SMEs & Entrepreneurs

Sponsor: TBA

12:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m Breakout Session: Key Sectors in International Trade & Business

Participants will break out into different sectors based on interest and subject matter experts in each sector will facilitate the conversation and Q&A

2:00p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Plenary Session: US Trade & Investment Policies in Africa

This session will facilitate discussions about U.S. Trade & Investment with Prosper Africa, importing from Africa under the African Growth & Opportunity Act

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Plenary Session: US Trade & Investment Policies in Africa

Briefing on African Continental Free Trade Area (ACfTA).

Day 2 – Tuesday, September 22

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Exhibitor Setup

Exhibitors will be able to set up and prepare to welcome guests and attendees

Attendees will have the opportunity to complete the registration process and mingle with speakers and guests.

9:00 am – 1:00 p.m Doing Business in Africa Country Spotlight Series: Opportunities for the Diaspora

This session will highlight presentations from the 4 regions in Africa to discuss opportunities in Africa and how diaspora Africans can reconnect back with Africa leveraging its $1.7 trillion in spending power.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Speed Pitch Networking for African & US Business & Entrepreneurs

Sponsor: TBA

2:0 p.m. – 3:0 p.m. Doing Business In Africa (Case Studies & Testimonials)

Moderator –

This session will interview successful businesses in international trade to gain insights into success factors, challenges, and expectations

4:00 p.m. – 5:00p.m. Coffee Break, Networking & Exhibitors Showcase

Sponsor: TBA

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Wrap-up presentation, Closing Remarks and Call to Action

For registration, exhibition and sponsorship, please visit http://www.USAfricaBusinessExpo.com/ or contact (917) 826 3566 or email – partner@usafricahub.com

Organizers

US-Africa Trade and Business Network

https://usafricahub.com/

About the Organizers

USAfrica Trade and Business Network, Inc. is a New York state incorporated nonprofit organization working to boost trade and investment between the United States and Africa. We achieve this by connecting U.S. and African businesses with new buyers, suppliers, and investment opportunities. For over six years, we have hosted multiple events at the United Nations Headquarters, New York to facilitate bilateral relations between Africa and the United States and many of the connections made at these events have led to long-term relationships and strategic partnerships. Our Goals Helping the U.S and African businesses navigate and expand into international markets by connecting them with new buyers, suppliers, and investment opportunities. Advocating for favorable trade policies at the local, state and federal levels of government. International negotiations for favorable overseas market entry and access for the U.S and African companies. Hosting of trade shows, trade missions, and B2B/ B2G networking events in Africa and the U.S to further increase trade and investment opportunities.

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