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Doing Business in Africa: Opportunities for U.S. Investment

Doing Business in Africa: Opportunities for U.S. Investment
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Program Fee: Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members

The panel will discuss business opportunities for U.S. investment in Africa and how U.S. companies can incorporate Africa into their diversification strategy, U.S. – Africa relations in the Trump era and the recent African Continental Free Trade Area that could create the largest free trade zone in the world by participating countries. 
According to the World Bank, 6 of the 10 fastest growing economies in 2018 are in Africa. The UN predicts that the population of Africa will reach 1.7 billion in 2025 and will increase to 2.5 billion in 2050. McKinsey projects consumer spending in Africa to reach $2.1 trillion by 2025, with other experts projecting combined consumer and business spending to reach $6.7 trillion in 2030. Despite these statistics, China surpassed the United States as Africa’s leading trading partner in 2009; between 2014 and 2016, U.S. exports to Africa fell by almost half – from $38 billion to $22 billion. The event will conclude with a Q&A followed by a reception with light food and beverages/cocktails.  
Keynote Speaker:
Inosi M. Nyatta, Sullivan & Cromwell
Sandrine Nzeukou, Executive Director, Invest Africa US 
David Frenkil, Founder and CEO, Centennial Gen 
Odosa Aghayere, Senior Account Manager, QuarterSpot
Kimberly C. Stietz, Associate at Covington & Burlington LLP

Allan Kobel, Secretary/Treasurer, New York City Bar Association African Affairs Committee

Sponsoring Association Committee:
African Affairs Committee, Victoria Lynn Safran, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Association Committees:
Asian Affairs Committee, Jian Wu, Chair
Corporation Law Committee, Robert T. Miller, Chair
Council on International Affairs Committee, Michael D. Cooper, Chair
Energy Committee, Rossalyn K. Quaye, Chair
In-House Counsel Committee, Daniel K. Wiig, Chair
International Law Committee, Anibal Sabater, Chair 
Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Control Contests Committee, Trevor Saul Norwitz, Chair
Middle Eastern & North African Affairs Committee, Timothy James McCarthy and Michael D. Young, Co-Chairs
Project Finance Committee, Ricardo S. Martinez, Chair
Vance Center for International Justice Committee, Edwin Maynard, Chair

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