Africa-USA Business Executives Convention to Take Place in Las Vegas

Above: A large contingent of African business executives and
their American counterparts are scheduled to meet in Nevada.

Tadias Magazine
Events News

Published: Monday, July 26, 2010

New York (Tadias) – Over a thousand African business leaders and their American counterparts are expected to convene in Las Vegas in early November for what organizers say will be the biggest convention of its kind in the United States. (This event has been rescheduled)

Top executives from various industries including Telecom, Energy, Banking, Mining, Agriculture, Airlines, Tourism as well as Ministers of Trade & Investment from across the African continent will gather for the 3-day conference scheduled from November 15 to November 17, 2010. Joining them are American business leaders, U.S. Administration officials, along with African Ambassadors, and representatives of several multilateral agencies.

According to Ethiopian-American social entrepreneur Ted Alemayhu, whose firm Africa-USA Trade & Investment is hosting the event in Las Vegas, the conference focuses on boosting investment as well as encouraging large-scale networking of entrepreneurs.

“The goal is to help create strategic economic partnerships through mutually beneficial trade and development initiatives,” says Mr. Alemayhu. “The conference will bring together key players in both regions to discuss business opportunities within the framework of establishing sustainable long-term relationships.”

A similar event focusing on civil society and the private sector is also scheduled in Washington next month. According to the White House, President Obama will host a town hall meeting with 120 young leaders from 40 countries to discuss their vision for transforming their societies over the next fifty years.

“Africa is becoming the new frontier for emerging market investors,” Mr. Alemayhu said. “Once, talk of investment in African countries was dismissed as idealism. Now Africa is increasingly attracting major global investors.”

According to Mr. Alemayhu: ‘In addition to strengthening and facilitating the commercial relationship between the United States and Africa, the convention will also serve to raise Africa’s investment profile in the U.S. by creating strategic and developing critical contacts and providing a forum for the exchange of information and ideas.”

If You Go:
The event is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from November 15 to November 17. To register or other inquiries, please send an email to

Cover Image: Illustrative stock photo.

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8 Responses to “Africa-USA Business Executives Convention to Take Place in Las Vegas”

  1. 1 Ras Antar Jul 28th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Wonderful!!! Love This!!!

  2. 2 Mike Dunley Jul 29th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Very interesting…It will be a tremendous opportunity for African business Executives to increase their visibility beyond the continent of Africa and also enable them to create strong partnership with US Business Executives…Great event!!!!

  3. 3 Michael Green Aug 7th, 2010 at 3:05 pm


    This could be a great networking moment……..

  4. 4 john mc daniels Aug 7th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I think that this is a fantastic event… an opportunity for african business leaders to showcase their economic potentials in USA. An occasion for us, business leaders in USA to find to partners…

  5. 5 mark brown Aug 10th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    very interesting!!!!

  6. 6 Amadou Aug 12th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Good stuff!!!!

  7. 7 Haile Asefa Aug 13th, 2010 at 9:30 am

    fantastic idea from the organizers. They should plan to consider hosting such initiative in Africa as well in the future.

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