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The African Union Expo

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Nov. 16 2015, Published 7:00 p.m. ET

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VENUE: Mist Harlem

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The African Union Expo LLC, and The Go Africa Network Inc. are proud to present the first African Union Expo event to be held in NYC Harlem

The objective is to highlight and reinforce the economic, political and social ties between the African Union Member countries inclusive of region 6 (The Caribbean)  and the United States of America. The Expo will bring together businessmen and political leaders from across Africa and the United States to exchange views and news on promoting trade and investment opportunities across a range of targeted range of sectors between the Africa and the U.S.

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It is an opportunity for government entities and companies of all small to medium sized, To engage, interact and learn formative knowledge leading to demonstrable results and revenues in the evolving future.

Topics and breakout sessions to be covered during this 1 day expo event are as follows:

  • Understanding the importance of a business plan
  • Discovering sources of funding and alternative sources of funding
  • Preparing for e-commerce
  • Identifying avenues for exporting goods & services
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  • Complying with licensing & regulations (U.S & West Africa)
  • Developing a Marketing Plan
  • Developing an Export Strategy
  • Developing an Import Strategy
  • Using Technology Licensing and joint ventures (IP, Patents, trademarks and copyrights)
  • Financing export transactions

It will also be a general forum for different leaders to detail their plans and policies in the trade and investment arena for Africa while engaging in formative dialogue for future possibilities and prospects.

Time line for event:

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  • 11am opening ceremony: Dignitary, TBA
  • 11:30am Opening panel for Q&A for trade and investment in Africa moderated by Martin Ezemma, MBDA Business Development Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce, expert in the African Diaspora
  • 12 noon break
  • 12:30pm Breakout sessions
    • Session A: understanding the importance of a business plan: (SBDC Citytech Brooklyn)
    • Session B: discovering sources of funding and alternative sources of funding:
  • Session A: understanding the importance of a business plan: (SBDC Citytech Brooklyn)
  • Session B: discovering sources of funding and alternative sources of funding:
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  • 1:30pm Breakout sessions (Working Lunch)
    • Session A: preparing for e-commerce
    • Session B: identifying avenues for exporting goods & services
  • 2:30pm Breakout sessions
    • Session A: complying with licensing & regulations (U.S & West Africa): (SBDC Citytech Brooklyn)
    • Session B: Developing a Marketing Plan
  • 3:30pm
    • Session A: Developing an Export Strategy (SBDC Columbia Business School)
    • Session B: Developing an Import Strategy
  • 4:30pm
    • Session A: Using Technology Licensing and joint ventures (IP, Patents, trademarks and copyrights)
    • Session B: Financing export transactions: (SBDC Columbia Business School)
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  • Session A: preparing for e-commerce
  • Session B: identifying avenues for exporting goods & services
  • Session A: complying with licensing & regulations (U.S & West Africa): (SBDC Citytech Brooklyn)
  • Session B: Developing a Marketing Plan
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  • Session A: Developing an Export Strategy (SBDC Columbia Business School)
  • Session B: Developing an Import Strategy
  • Session A: Using Technology Licensing and joint ventures (IP, Patents, trademarks and copyrights)
  • Session B: Financing export transactions: (SBDC Columbia Business School)
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  • 5:30pm
    • Closing ceremony
  • 5:300pm – 7pm (Networking and happy hour
  • 5:30pm – 7pm (InnovateHER competition)
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  • Closing ceremony

 

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