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AGENDA*

 

Wednesday, APRIL 18, 2018

Dirksen Senate Office Building, G-50, 2nd St NE, Washington, DC 20002

 

6:00PM        Africa Investment Rising Roadshow Tour Reception

GUEST SPEAKERS:

  • J. Steven Dowd | U.S. Executive Director, African Development Bank
  • Hassatou Diop N’Sele | Treasurer and Director Treasury Department, African Development Bank

Thursday, APRIL 19, 2018

Public-Private Sector Engagement

Rotunda room, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC

 

8:30AM            Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30AM            Welcome Remarks:
Dr. Mima S. Nedelcovych
, President & CEO | Initiative for Global Development

Robert Mosbacher Jr., Chairman | Mosbacher Energy Company & Chairperson | Initiative for Global Development

Overview of Africa Investment Rising campaign and U.S. Roadshow

Dr. Mima S. Nedelcovych, President & CEO | Initiative for Global Development

9:45AM       KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Jonathan Nash, Acting CEO | Millennium Challenge Corporation

10:00AM          Government Financing Roundtable: Mobilizing Financing from the U.S. Government and Private Investors”

Moderator: Carol Pineau, award-winning journalist and documentary producer
Panelists:

  • Geoffrey Okamoto, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Development Policy | U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Edward Burrier, Vice-President of External Affairs | Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
  • Lida Fitts, Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa | U.S. Trade and Development
  • Alex Dixon, Finance, Investment, and Trade Practice Lead and Senior Director | Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
  • Eugene Cornelius, Deputy Associate Administrator for International Trade | Small Business Association (SBA)

11:15AM          Q & A                        

12:00PM          Networking Lunch      

Speaker: Charles O. Boamah | Senior Vice-President, African Development Bank

 

Private Sector Engagement Forum: Leveraging Powerful Public-Private Partnership for Development

1:00PM         Public & Private Sector Participants:

  • Oren E. Whyche-Shaw, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Africa Bureau | USAID
  • Beth Dunford, Deputy Coordinator, Development for Feed the Future and Assistant to the Administrator, Bureau for Food Security| USAID
  • Matt Rees, Deputy Coordinator, Power Africa | USAID
  • Greg Simpkins, Senior Advisor, Africa Bureau | USAID
  • C.D. Glin, President and CEO | US Africa Development Foundation (USADF)
  • Florizelle (Florie) Liser, President | Corporate Council on Africa (CCA)
  • Zouera Youssoufou, CEO | Dangote Foundation
  • Hon. Ingrid Olga Ghislaine Ebouka-Babackas, Minister of Planning, Statistic and Regional Integration | Republic of Congo

2:30PM         Final Wrap up / Kickoff the U.S. Roadshow, looking to Africa Investor Forum

2:45PM        Closing Remarks: John Groarke | USAID South Africa Regional Mission Director

3:00PM         Session Ends

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018

Capitol Hill Briefing: U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, First Street NE, Washington, DC

10:00AM    Legislative Briefing: AGOA and MCA Modernization Act

11:30AM     Session Ends

APRIL 20-22, 2018

World Bank Spring Meetings

 

Monday, APRIL 23, 2018

Site Visit: Finance, Trade, & Banking (New York City)

 

2:00PM          Site Visit at The Wall Street Journal Exclusively for African private sector leaders

6:00PM        Evening Networking Reception   All roadshow participants

Thomson Reuters, 3 Times Square,Union Square, 30th Floor, New York, NY

 

Tuesday, APRIL 24, 2018    

Forum: Finance, Trade, & Banking (New York City)

Norton Rose Fulbright, 1301 6th Ave, New York, NY    

8:30AM            Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30AM            Welcome and Overview of Africa Investment Rising campaign and U.S. Roadshow
Dr. Mima S. Nedelcovych
, President & CEO | Initiative for Global Development

9:35AM            Local Partners Welcome: Ikenna Emehelu, Partner | Norton Rose Fulbright

9:45AM            KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Wale Adeosun, Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Kuramo Capital Management

10:00AM          Investor Roundtable: Investing in African Companies and Boosting Financial Inclusion for Economic Prosperity in Africa

Moderator: Carol Pineau, award-winning journalist and documentary producer
Panelists:

  • Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister for Finance | Ghana
  • Simon Tiemtore, President & CEO | Lilium Capital
  • Justin DeAngelis, Partner  |  Denham Capital
  • Samuel Alemayehu, Head of Africa | Cambridge Industries Ltd.
  • Dana Reed, Interim CEO | The Africa Center

11:15AM          Q & A  

11:40AM        Remarks: East Africa Trade and Investment Hub and Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub

12:00PM         Lunch

1:00PM          Executive Speed Networking and Company Match

3:00PM          Session Ends                   

 

Wednesday, APRIL 25, 2018

Site Visit: Agriculture and Agro-Industry (Des Moines, IA)

 

10:00AM         Site Visit  Exclusively for African private sector leaders

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ – Johnston, IA

1:00PM            Lunch

2:00PM            Q&A Session 

6:00PM            Evening Networking Reception All participants

World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, 100 Locust St, Des Moines, IA

 

Thursday, APRIL 26, 2018

Forum: Agriculture & Agro-industry

Iowa State University Research Park  (Ames, IA)   

 

8:00AM            Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00AM            Tour of Iowa State University Research Park (Ames, IA) 

10:00AM          Welcome and Overview of Africa Investment Rising campaign and U.S. Roadshow
Dr. Mima S. Nedelcovych
, President & CEO | Initiative for Global Development

10:15AM          Local Partners Welcome:

  • Wendy Wintersteen, President  | Iowa State University

10:30AM        Investor Roundtable: “Revitalizing the Agriculture Sector Through Agro-industry to Fuel Africa’s Global Competitiveness”

Moderator: Carol Pineau, award-winning journalist and documentary producer
Panelists:

  • Martin Fregene, Director | Agriculture and Agro-Industry | African Development Bank
  • Wilma Aguele, CEO | Wilbahi Group
  • Amina Hersi Moghe Osman, CEO | Horyal Investments
  • Van Jones, Co-Founder | Hello Tractor
  • Geoff Andersen, Director, Regional Ag Strategic Planning | John Deere Africa
  • Abe Hughes, General Manager, AG Division | Trimble

 11:45AM          Q & A

12:00PM          Lunch

1:00PM          Executive Speed Networking and Company Match

3:00PM          Session Ends                   

 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Forum:  Energy & Power

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, 609 S Main St 40th Floor, Houston, TX 

 

8:30AM            Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30AM            Welcome and Overview of Africa Investment Rising campaign and U.S. Roadshow
Dr. Mima S. Nedelcovych
, President & CEO | Initiative for Global Development

9:45AM            Local Partners Welcome:

Rob Mosbacher, Chairman, Initiative for Global Development and Chairman, Mosbacher Energy Company

10:00AM          Investor Roundtable: “Finding the Right Energy Mix to Electrify Africa and Accelerate Inclusive Growth”

Moderator: Carol Pineau, award-winning journalist and documentary producer
Panelists:

  • Sean T. Long, Chief Executive Officer  | Endeavor Energy
  • Rajen Ranchhoojee, Special Legal Consultant, Energy and Infrastructure Group  |  Orrick LLP
  • Saurabh Anand, Managing Director  |  Denham Capital
  • Peter Manoogian, Senior Vice-President, Exploration and Production International | Sasol
  • Matt Rees, Deputy Coordinator, Power Africa | USAID
  • Paula Swain, Managing Director, Global Energy, Project Finance Division | Export Import Bank

11:15AM          Q & A

11:40 AM Remarks:

  • Pamela Ward | Regional Senior Commercial Officer, Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Department of Commerce

11:50 AM  Speed Networking Overview

PowerAfrica and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

12:00 PM   Lunch

1:00PM          Executive Speed Networking and Company Match

3:00PM          Session Ends                   

5:30PM Networking Reception at Houston Club:

910 Louisiana Street, Suite 4900, Houston, TX (All participants)

 

Tuesday, MAY 1, 2018

Site Visit   Houston, TX

10:00AM        Site Visit to Eaton  Exclusively for African private sector leaders

12:00PM            Lunch

1:00PM             Q&A Session 

3:00PM             Session Ends

 

For more information, please visit www.aircampaign.org

 

*Agenda is in formation and subject to change.