CONNECTING THE DOTS BETWEEN AFRICA AND THE WORLD
Chicago, IL (BlackNews.com) - AFREECON, Africa's Economic Emancipation Conference, has been scheduled for October 19th-21st in Chicago, IL at the Navy Pier Conference Facility.
The three-day AFREECON conference seeks to demystify the African continent in regards to politics, geography, commerce and culture, with the intention of creating genuine, substantive business practices that mutually benefit African nations and businesses from around the world. Through key-note addresses, open forums, expert briefings, facilitated discussions and specialty events, AFREECON aims to develop more effective strategies for achieving sustained industrial growth, lasting economic development and international investment for African nations.
AFREECON will be hosting an exceptional group of speakers presenting on topics including Africa's economic and industrial status quo, economic development strategies, countertrade techniques and more. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Ian Giddy, Professor of Finance at New York University's Stern School of Business, Dr. Vijay Mahajan, the John P. Harbin Centennial Chair in Business at McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas-Austin, Dr. Dambisa Moyo, economist and author of Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa, William Strickland Jr., President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, future Dean of Loyola Marymount University's Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, in addition to other respected experts, leaders and academics.
The AFREECON conference will also serve as an exceptional networking opportunity, boasting a significant amount of special events that will encourage speakers and attendees to converse and collaborate. Special events taking place during AFREECON include group lunches at Navy Pier, evening receptions, 2-hour meet and greet sessions and a Gala Dinner celebrating African culture and cuisine.
AFREECON welcomes the attendance of anyone and is catering to companies with branches or subsidiaries in the African region, companies looking to diversify, entrepreneurs in search of new opportunities, exporters interested in selling in Africa, non-profits with Africa related projects and money managers seeking joint venture endeavors. The cost of attending AFREECON is $1,995, with a discounted rate of $1,750 given to those registering prior to August 15, 2009.
For more information about AFREECON and to register for the October conference, please visit www.AFREECON.org
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