Texas Southern University

12.18.19

H.E. Ambassador Arikana Chihombori-Quao, MD

Fmr African Union Ambassador to the United States of America

"The African diaspora can be a potent force for development for the continent through remittances, but also, importantly, through promotion of trade, investments, research, innovation, and knowledge and technology transfers."

- World Bank

CONFERENCE THEME

UNLEASH THE POWER OF A GLOBAL EMERGING ECONOMY

Time:
02:00 pm to 08:00 pm 

Date:
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 

Venue:
Texas South University
3100 Cleburne Street,
Houston, Texas 77004

Agenda

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Event Description

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

Red carpet. Pictures.

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

Networking. Capture sponsors video.

3:00 pm

3:30 pm

Welcome remarks

3:30 pm

4:00 pm

Opening speech

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

Sponsor speeches (10 sponsors)

5:00 pm

5:30 pm

Speech: African Diaspora in an Era of Global Nationalism

5:30 pm

6:30 pm

Panel discussion: Finding Strength in Diversity

6:30 pm

7:30 pm

Keynote speech: Africa Exceptionalism in the Global Economy

7:30 pm

8:30 pm

Call To Action. Dinner.

 

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CONFERENCE PRELUDES

  • Sustainable growth of any community, nation or economy is directly tied to the prosperity of the constituent groups.

  • Challenges for the urban population in developed economies usually stems from environmental threats, pollution, dwindling natural resources, inequality, technology and governance.

  • Africa’s emerging economies is about to take the lead in consumer market growth – with 50% of the world’s population growth between now and 2050 expected to come from Africa.

  • With the launch of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the market will be the world’s largest free trade area by number of countries.

  • For the urban entrepreneurs, friends and families of African Americans and Africans in Diaspora who are ready to solve problems and innovate to meet Africa’s unmet needs there is tremendous opportunity for business growth and success.

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