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The Nigerian Embassy in Washington, DC has given its backing to the US Export-Import Opportunities for African Consumable Products 2013 Trade Show scheduled for the first half of 2013.

The event which is expected to expose the economic opportunities in Africa at a global marketplace will take place between the June 12 and 15, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States of America.

IIn its letter of endorsement, signed by the Economic Minister, Mrs. Adedeji, the embassy says "I am directed to acknowledge the receipt of your letter on the above sublect matter abd hereby convey the mission's support for your loudable objective which is aimed at shocasing the preponderant economic opportunities in Africa at a global marketplace forum".

The event which will connect buyers and sellers from across the world will provide modern marketing intelligence and international trading practice strategies for participants.

Expected to attend the trade show are government agencies and parastatals of all African countries, professional and well experienced trade financiers, bankers and other experts.

Expected Attendees:
  • US Citizens
  • Canadian Citizens
  • South Americans
  • Federal Government of Nigeria
  • Government of South Africa
  • Government of Senegal
  • Government of Ghana
  • Government of Mali
  • Government of Ethiopia
  • Government of Kenya
  • Government of Tanzania
  • Government of Botswana
  • Government of Guinea
  • Government of Rwanda
  • awaiting other African countries endorsement.

"Hope you have very successful trade show, thus our advertisement can benefit from it"
- Harris Zhang - Halsun International Limited, China.

"Our individual appointments have been good and we have been able to guide the buyers to different areas of Africa, America, Vietnam and Europe depending on needs and experiences. The exhibition, buyers & sellers forum and Group meetings plan also look great and we'd be attending the event in order to create awareness for our products and services"
- Candy Le, Vinacacao, Vietnam.  

Event Schedule

Baltimore Convention Center
Charles Street Entrance
1 West Pratt Street,
Baltimore, MD 21201
United States of America
Tel. No: 1-410-649-7127
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9:00am – 3:00pm

Event Schedule



Tuesday, June 11, 2013                                                    Location


7:00 PM Reception/Registration            Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore




Day 1 – Wednesday, June 12, 2013


8:00AM - 8:50AM
Check-In                                                       Exhibit Hall A


8:55AM - 9:15AM
Welcome & Remarks and Cultural Dance from Africa


Keynote Address – HE Governor Martin O’Malley (TBC)


Presentation of Goodwill Message from the President                                  of Nigeria, HE President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan,                             GCON, C-In-C                                                                                  Special President Assistant on Job Creation,                                           Ms. Josephine Mwuese Washima      301


11:00AM- 12:00PM
Break & Networking                                       Exhibit Hall A


1:00 PM-2:00PM Importance of Africa in the Global MarketRoom 301


Moderator Jessica Reynolds                                                                      Regional Manager - Office of International Investment and Trade Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development



Panelists Ambassadors of Angola, Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal to the United States.


Day 1 – Wednesday, June 12, 2013 


2:00 PM-3:00PM Doing Business in Africa                                                         Room 301 Dr. Frank Forka, Director - Africa Trade Office                                     Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation



2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Export: Source of Foreign Currency Earnings                                        Aisha Jones – Sr. International Trade Specialist                                     U.S. Department of Commerce,                                                          U.S. Export Assistance Center                                             Room 301


3:00 PM-4:00 PM Poverty Alleviation through Job Creation                               Room 301


4:00PM-5:00PM Strengthening Africa Economies through Export                     Room 301


5:00PM-6:0PM Energy: How it Affects Manufactured Exportable                                Products Foreign Earnings                                                    Room 301


10:00AM-6:00AM Buyers-Sellers Meeting                                                      Room 303



Day 2 – Thursday, June 13, 2013 


8:00AM-9:0AM Keynote Address & Remark                                                   Room 301


9:00AM-10:0AM Exporting to Africa and Support to U.S. Companies            Room 301


10:00AM-11:00AM Foreign Direct Investment into Africa                               Room 301


Moderator     Panelists Jessica Reynolds  - Regional Manager, India & Africa               Maryland Department of Business & Economic DevelopmentAisha Jones, Sr. International Trade Specialist                                     U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Export Assistance Center,Andrew Kreinik, Sr. Business Consultant                                    Maryland Small Business & Technology Development CenterVivian Okeke, Minister Economic                                                     Embassy of NigeriaAna Beatriz Ceita Da Costa, Commercial Representative            Embassy of AngolaPadi Adjirackor, Minister Commercial                                           Embassy of Ghana


11:00AM-12:00PM Break & Networking


12:00PM-1:0PM “Enhancing our Trade Collaboration -Time is Now”Ronald Eriksen                                                                                                  CEO & Founder Crown Holdings Business                                         DevelopmentDoing Business in Ghana                                                               Room 301


1:00PM-2:00PM Promoting Small & Medium size Business                     Natalia Urtencho Regional Administrator                        Small Business Administration                             Room 301


2:00 PM-3:00 PM Export: Source of Foreign Currency Earnings                  Aisha Jones – Sr. International Trade Specialist                U.S. Department of Commerce                                      U.S. Export Assistance Center                              Room 301


2:00AM-3:00PM Export Finance Insurance Guarantee                    Room 301


3:00AM-4:00PM Trade & Investment Opportunities in Nigeria             Honorable Minister of State,                                         Chief, Smauel I. Ortom, Ph.D.                                  Nigerian Ministry of Trade & Investment               Room 301


4:00AM-5:00PM Infrastructure Development & Improvement in Africa                                                                Room 301


5:00AM-6:00PM Africa’s Export Trend and Challenges in the               American Marketplace                                         Room 301


Moderator Jan Oliver President, Meeting & More


10:00AM-6:00AM Buyers-Sellers Meeting                                        Room 303


Day 3 – Friday, June 14, 2013 


8:00AM-9:00AM Welcome & Remarks                                           Room 301


9:00AM-10:00AM “Breakthrough Thinking for Exhibitors”                            Fred Fox                                                            Room 301


10:00AM-11:00AM Creating Opportunities for Small & MediumBusiness in International Project FinanceChristopher Cowan, Director OPIC                                             Room 301


11:00AM-12:00PM Break & Networking


12:00PM-1:00PM Penetrating the American marketplacewith African products                                                            Room 301


1:00PM-2:00PM Meeting AGOA Standards                                     Room 301


2:00PM-3:00PM Meeting American Quality StandardFood Drug Administration                                                    Room 301


3:00PM-4:00PM Packaging and Handling of Export produce            Room 301


4:00PM-5:00PM Risk in International Trade Finance andStrategy in Successive Export in the Global Market                 Room 301


5:00PM-6:00PM Cross boarder Investment SecurityGuarantee        Room 301


Moderator Sharon Benson


Day 1 – Wednesday, June 12, 2013 


8:00AM-9:00AM Welcome & Remarks                                     Room 302


9:00AM-10:00AM Investment Opportunities in Angola                        Dr. Barnarda Gonalves Martin Henriques      Minister of Trade Angola                        Room 302


10:00AM-11:00AM International Projects and Infrastructure       Finance                                                Room 302


11:00AM-12:00PM Break & Networking                               Room 302


1:00PM-200PM Exporting to Africa                                          Aisha Jones -                                                   Sr. International Trade Specialist                        U.S. Department of Commerce                         U.S. Export Assistance Center                Room 302


12:00PM-1:00PM Finding your Business partner in   Africa  Room 302


1:00PM-2:00PM Investing in Africa                                 Room 302


2:00PM-3:00PM Africa Infrastructure Development and         Projects Finance                                    Room 302


3:00PM-4:00PM Financing Export U.S. Export-Import Bank                                                    Room 302


4:00PM-5:00PM Infrastructure Project Opportunities for          Foreign & Direct Investors in Africa         Room 302


5:00PM-6:00PM Doing Business in Nigeria                   Hon. Minister, Chief, Samuel I. Ortom Ph.D Honorable Minister of State,                          Nigerian Ministry of Trade & Investment  Room 302


Day 2 – Thursday, June 13, 2013 


8:00AM-9:00AM Welcome & Remarks                              Room 302


9:00AM-10:00AM Angola: Investment Opportunities in Mining Industry                                                  Honorable Minister of Geology & Mining               Dr. Manuel Francisco Queiros                 Room 302


10:00AM-11:00AM Small Business Finance and Export-Import         Bank Assistance                                    Room 302


11:00AM-12:00PM Break & Networking


12:00PM-1:00PM Engaging in International Trade for new Beginners.  Andrew Kreinik, CGBP                                    Maryland Small Business Development Center                                                  Room 302


1:00PM-2:00PM Developing and Improving Export         Opportunities in Africa EX-IM Bank          Room 302


2:00PM-3:00PM Ex-Im Bank Policy -Effect on Small Busniess                                               Room 302


3:00PM-4:00PM African Export Challenges in American Marketplace                                                       Room 302



7:00PM-11:00PMConfirmed Attendee Awards Dinnerwith Maryland State GovernorHE Governor Martin O’Malley,Baltimore City MayorHon. Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,African Ministers, U.S Congress andAfrican AmbassadorsHon. Minister of State, Ministry ofTrade & Investment,Chief, Samuel I. Ortom, Ph.D,Special President Assistant onJob Creation,Ms. Josephine W. Washima,Executive Director – NEPC,Barrister Davis Adulugba,HE Ambassador, Prof. Ade Adefuye,Embassy of NigeriaKeynote & Remarks                                  Hilton Baltimore



Don’t miss out this great opportunity!We thank you for your participation and look forward to seeing you in Baltimore.Sincerely,U.S. EXIM Africa 2nd U.S. EXPORT-IMPORT OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN CONSUMABLE PRODUCTS 2013 TRADE SHOW


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