I was very curious when the speaking invitation arrived from the Emancipation Support Committee based in Trinidad and Tobago. They asked if I would speak at their 12th annual Trade and Investment Symposium. Mel Foote, president/CEO of the Constituency for Africa, soon contacted me and encouraged me to participate at this event, as he has been going for more than 10 years. That recommendation was enough for me, so off we (myself, two vp’s and a board member from the National Black Chamber of Commerce) went to Trinidad and Tobago. It was our maiden voyage.