3rd Annual Africa Growth Conference: Africa Open for Business

Additional (NEW) Details


1:00 - 2:00pm REGISTRATION

2:00 - 2:15pm

Sebastian Edwards|Henry Ford II Chair in International Management


Investment - Focus North & West Africa

Ebenezer Padi Adjirackor|Commercial Foreign Service Officer, Embassy of Ghana

Jordan Garcia |Honorary Consul, Republic of Guinea; Founder & President, Alicante Group

Bobby Hines| International Trade Specialist, International Trade Administration

Moderator: Victor Tabbush | Professor Emeritus, UCLA Anderson

3:30 - 3:45pm BREAK

3:45 - 5:00pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: The Boom Is Here: Growth, Challenges &

Opportunities in Media & Entertainment

Chido Nwangwu | President, Founder & Publisher, USAfrica Multimedia Networks

Ngozi Odita | Founder, Society HAE

Darrell Smith |Vice President of Marketing, The Africa Channel

Vanessa Wruble |Co-Founder & Co-President, Okayafrica

Moderator: Edmond Keller| Research Professor of Political Science, UCLA; Former Director

UCLA’s Globalization Research Center-Africa & James S. Coleman African Studies Center

5:00 - 7:00pm NETWORKING RECEPTIONUCLA Fowler Museum Terrace

Registration $15 and Academic Registration $10

Early Registration Link: https://s08.123signup.com/servlet/SignUpMember?PG=1535459182300&P=15354591911426218200



3rd Annual Africa Growth Conference:
Africa Open for Business

Are you looking to start a new, or expand a current business venture in Africa? What are Africa's fastest growing economies and what makes Africa so attractive? Do you want to understand the opportunities and challenges associated with investing in and doing business with Africa? Are you interested in learning about the trends shaping Africa's growth, and learn how businesses can position themselves to take advantage of the growing opportunities of the continent?

The UCLA Anderson 3rd Annual Africa Growth Conference will provide you with a platform to learn from and network with successful and impactful business and government leaders - hear their insights on the trends, challenges and opportunities to investing in and doing business with Africa.


• Speakers with expertise doing business in and with the Africa region 
• Discussions on current and future growth and investment opportunities in North / West Africa and in the new media, entertainment and technology sectors in South / East/ Central Africa, and the continent as a whole
• Catered networking reception at the UCLA Fowler Museum


Date: April 17th

Time: 2pm

Venue: UCLA Anderson School of Management

Parking: Lot 4



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  • Tiffany S.

    Good morning! I wanted to proivde your group with links to the films recently completed as a part of The Ghana Multimedia Branding Campaign. This is a country branding initiative that was a collaborative, non-profit effort between USAID, EPIC Global Media, and 17 public and private sector companies in Ghana. The ultimate goal is to change the international perception of Ghana and, in so doing, attract increased investment and tourism.

    To view a 2.5 minute preview or the entire 30 minute film, please click below:

    http://vimeo.com/epicglobalmedia/ghanapreview (a 2.5 minute preview)

    http://vimeo.com/epicglobalmedia/ghana (the 30 minute film)

    1 · April 12, 2013

    • Eric H.

      April 17, 2013

    • Tiffany S.

      Thank you!

      April 18, 2013

  • Chukky N.

    It was really well put together. Learnt so much from the presenters and just as much from networking!

    April 17, 2013

  • Gerard

    Fantastic! Great people, great networking, great opportunities to pursue.


    April 17, 2013

  • Chukky N.

    Good morning All,

    I received additional details about our upcoming meetup and will be posting them shortly. Have a great day!!

    April 12, 2013

  • Chukky N.

    Thanks to Patrick Terry, one of our members I'm pleased to announce an additional meetup event for our group!

    April 2, 2013

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