3rd Annual African Growth Conference: African Open for Business

3rd Annual African Growth Conference: African Open for Business

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Are you looking to start a new, or expand a current business venture in Africa? What are Africa's fastest growing economies and what makes Africa so attractive? Do you want to understand the opportunities and challenges associated with investing in and doing business with Africa? Are you interested in learning about the trends shaping Africa's growth, and how businesses can position themselves to take advantage of the growing opportunities of the continent?

The UCLA Anderson 3rd Annual Africa Growth Conference will provide you with a platform to learn from and network with successful and impactful business and government leaders - hear their insights on the trends, challenges and opportunities to investing in and doing business with Africa.



1:00 - 2:00pm       REGISTRATION

2:00 - 2:15pm       WELCOME REMARKS

Sebastian Edwards | Henry Ford II Chair in International Management


2:15 - 3:30pm       PANEL DISCUSSION: AN ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY: Business &  

                                 Investment - Focus North & West Africa

   Ebenezer Padi Adjirackor | Commercial Foreign Service Officer, Embassy of Ghana

   Jordan Garcia | Honorary Consul, Republic of Guinea; Founder & President, Alicante Group

   Bobby Hines | International Trade Specialist, International Trade Administration

   Moderator: Victor Tabbush | Professor Emeritus, UCLA Anderson



3:30 - 3:45pm       BREAK


3:45 - 5:00pm       PANEL DISCUSSION: The Boom Is Here: Growth, Challenges &

                                 Opportunities in Media & Entertainment

    Chido Nwangwu | President, Founder & Publisher, USAfrica Multimedia Networks

    Ngozi Odita | Founder, Society HAE

    Darrell Smith | Vice President of Marketing, The Africa Channel

    Vanessa Wruble | Co-Founder & Co-President, Okayafrica

    Moderator: Edmond Keller | Research Professor of Political Science, UCLA; Former Director

    UCLA’s Globalization Research Center-Africa & James S. Coleman African Studies Center


          5:00 - 7:00pm       NETWORKING RECEPTION UCLA Fowler Museum Terrace

Registration $15 and Academic Registration $10         

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Sponsor(s): , Africa and Middle East Business Association, UCLA Anderson School of Management Center for Global Management, UCLA African Studies Center, UCLA Anderson African American Students in Managament