The African Economic Forum is part of the African Chamber of Commerce -DFW's goal to provide economic stimulus through the promotion of trade opportunities between Africa and the United States. In a recent report from U.S. Department of Commerce, “Africa is home to seven of the ten fastest growing economies in the world, and helping U.S. business expand their presence in these African markets is a top priority for the Department of Commerce and the Administration”.
The DFW area is home to approximately 250,000 African immigrants. DFW airport is known as the international “Gateway to the Americas” due to its strategic business location and travel access to all parts of the world. Opportunity for trade in Africa and America is a bilateral force recognizing the two entities’ ultimate goals.
Our upcoming forum will address and focus on the missing link – formulating immediate bilateral trade diplomacy. Our goals focus on moving the continent to an industrialized era through private public partnership efforts. Energy, Transportation, Agriculture, Tourism and Culture should be at the forefront to immediately catapult economic trade opportunities between the US and Africa (a two way street of economic exchange).
Africans are interested in doing business with the U.S. compared to the rest of the world however some data indicates the United States lacks effort in directing business investments in Africa. This evidence should warrant an immediate look at what Africa has to offer in accessibility and quality and this forum is an excellent opportunity for businesses, governments, and leaders to connect the dots.
Event: The 16th Annual African Economic Forum
Hosts: African Chamber of Commerce Dallas Fort Worth; Office of the African Union D.C., Empower Africa; & The City of Dallas.
Date: October 15-19, 2014
Location: Park Inn by Radisson, 1241 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas 75247 (214) 630-7000
Additional information on the event can be review on the African Chamber of Commerce DFW website www.africanchamberdfw.com