Saturday, October 8, 2011

2nd Annual Pan African Global Trade Conference. Register Now!



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2nd Annual Pan African Global Trade Conference
Unifying Africa and the African Diaspora via International Trade & Commerce
California State University Dominguez Hills
UCLA Globalization Center - Africa &
UCLA Anderson School of Management
October 13 - 15, 2011
On 12 June 2011 The Heads of State and Government of theCommon Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) officially began negotiations for the establishment of a new Tripartite Free Trade Area with an integrated market of 26 nations, a combined population of nearly 600 million people, and a total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of approximately US$1.0 trillion.
 
When completed in 2012 the new region will make up half of the African Union (AU) in terms of membership, 58% in terms of its contribution to GDP and 57% of the its total population. The new Tripartite Free Trade Area is being established to bolster intra-regional trade by creating a wider market, increasing investment flows, enhancing competitiveness and stimulating cross-regional infrastructure development.
 
The 2nd Annual Pan African Global Trade Conference will feature regional representatives from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the South African Development Community (SADC) to discuss how their upcoming Tripartite Free Trade Agreement will create a single economic space with a larger market and a more attractive business and trade environment for bilateral trade and investment with the U.S. and the African Diaspora.
 
 
Collaborating Organizations:
Africa-USA Chamber of Commerce & Industry
California State University Dominguez Hills
California African American Political & Economic Institute
African Union Mission to the United States
South African Consulate- General Los Angeles
Pan African Diaspora Union (PADU)
Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus (SRDC)
Durban Invest
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
The African Marketplace Inc.
26th Senate District Committee on Trade with Africa
UCLA Center for Globalization Studies-Africa
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Port of Los Angeles
Los Angeles World Airports Business Resource Center
U.S. Department of Commerce
City of Los Angeles Department of Economic Development
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Los Angeles Custom Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association
CARICABELA
Center for International Trade Development
ABCD/African Business & Culture Development
Mothers for Africa
Afrique Expansion
Afribiz
One Africa Tours LTD - Ghana
CNE-TV
Black Star Media Global
Immigrant Magazine
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Africa Sport Management Association
Black Soccer Association
Trend TV
Golden Bird Inc
Bay Area Center for International Trade Development
Battaglini Estate Winery
U.S. Small Business Administration Export Assistance Center
District Export Council of Southern California
Recycling Black Dollars
California State Board of Equalization 
Conference Themes
  •  How the recent Tripartite Free Trade Agreement involving the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the South African Development Community (SADC) will create a single economic space with a larger market and a more attractive business and trade environment for bilateral investment.
  •  How the African Diaspora can work together with the African Union to simultaneously focus on the economic development of the emerging economies of Africa and U.S. inner city communities
  • How U.S. and African governments can create a policy and institutional environment that appropriately and effectively harnesses the economic potential of the African Diaspora in Africa and the U.S.
  • African Growth  Opportunites Act (AGOA) opportunites and challeges for global awareness and markets for bilateral Africa-U.S. export opportunities for "Made In America" and "Made In Africa" products and services
Topic Overviews
 
Introduction to Africa's Regional Markets & Business Opportunities - Africa's five regional economic communities will be defined and examined to explain how each provides unique opportunities for exports, imports and foreign direct investment.
 
The African Diaspora 6th Region Coloquium: Defining the Role of the African Diaspora as Africa's 6th Regional Economic Community - Organizers from the Pan African Diaspora Union and the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus will report on current progress towards the development and incorporation of the African Diaspora as the African Unions sixth regional political and economic community.
 
CARICABELA Trade & Investment Forum - International trade opportunties with the islands of the Carribbean will be discussed in a panel provided by the 2011 CARICABELA Los Angeles Carnival
  
TRADE MATCH Business Marketplace - International trade panels and exhibits will feature experts that provide information about current international trade support and financing programs for small business owners .
  
 
 
Information & Registration Quick Links
 
(For more conference information and
the current conference schedule)
 
Conference Hotel Accommodation Options
 
Doubletree Hotel, Carson CA.
2 Civic Plaza
Carson, California 90745
800.222.8733
The Doubletree Hotel Carson is a full service hotel located just off of the I-405 and Carson Street, situated in a business-friendly city minutes away from Cal State Dominquez University and an ideal location for commutes to Los Angeles.
The special rate for Cal State Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) registrants for the 2nd Annual Pan African Global Trade Conference is $99.00 per room per night for standard guestrooms. Reservations may be made thru the hotel website www.doubletree.com or by calling the toll free number 800-222-8733 and requesting the Group Code (AFU). Reservations under the group code must be received by 10/07/2011. After this date reservations will be accepted on a
space and rate available basis only . You can make your reservations on line now by clicking the link below:
 
 
Holiday Inn, Torrance CA.
19800 S. Vermont Ave,
Torrance CA 90502
Tel: (310) 781-9100
Holiday Inn Torrance is a 329-room, full-service hotel with 19 suites. All guest rooms and suites feature compliment wireless internet access, mini-refrigerator and in-room safe. Ample parking space is available and complimentary for our in-house guests. 24-hours Business Center, full service restaurant, exercise room and swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool spa are on property. It is situated just 2.5 miles from the CSU Dominguez Hills campus and 12 miles from Los Angeles International Airport.
 
The current rate with CSUDH is $82.00 plus 15.565 %. tax per room per night from October 13 - 16,2011 for standard guestrooms. Any travelers can make their own reservation at this rate by calling the hotel at 310.781.9100. Please inform the reservation desk that you are attending the 2nd Annual Pan African Global Trade Conference at Cal State University Dominguez Hills and request the special rate for Cal State Dominguez Hills referred clients.   
 
 
For more information contact:
Al Washington, Executive Director
Africa-USA International Chamber of Commerce & Industry
626.321.7041
 
 
Africa-USA
International Chamber
of Commerce & Industry
626 Wilshire Blvd Suite 575 
Los Angeles, California 91001
626.321.7041






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