Pan African Global Trade Conference promotes trading with Africa
Business owners can learn about opportunities
The second annual Pan African Global Trade Conference will be held at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and UCLA Globalization Center - Africa, Oct. 12-15.
The conference will feature discussions on a new African Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (ATFTA).
This agreement will create a single economic space with a larger market, a more attractive business and trade environment for bilateral and investment with the United States and the African Diaspora.
During the conference, the panels will discuss an overview of the agreement, financing, as well as the historic, political and economic significance of ATFTA.
The cost to attend is $25 per day; $75 all three days and $30 for students.
For more information or to register, visit the conference website at www.panafricanglobaltradeconference.com or contact Al Washington, executive director of Africa-USA International Chamber of Commerce and Industry at (626) 321-7041, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A number of local business associations advocate investment in the African Diaspora as a means of promoting trade and helping spur the current economy. Together, they are hosting the Pan African Global Trade Conference Oct. 21 and 22 on the Carson campus of California State University Dominguez Hills.
The school is located at 1000 Victoria Ave., Carson, and activities will be held in the Loker Student Union.
Registration is $100 for both days, $50 for one day and half those prices for students.
In October, the Africa-USA Chamber of Commerce conducted a two-day Pan African Global Trade Conference at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), which, organizers said, was an important first step in connecting the United States, the African continent, and the African Diaspora in business and trade.
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