Upper Marlboro, MD (Vocus) September 24, 2009
The U.S. Office of the Diaspora African Forum, U. S. African Business Roundtable and The Africa Trade Office will host a private business luncheon in honor of His Excellency John Evans Atta Mills on Monday, September 28th, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Prince George's County, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland.
County Executive Jack B. Johnson will provide greetings from Prince George's County, and His Excellency President John Atta Mills will give the keynote address. His administration has expressed a commitment to having a more transparent government contracting system in Ghana. This visit with Trade Ministers from several industry sectors is a clear example of its commitment. In a recent visit by the diplomatic community to Accra, Ghana, earlier this month, President Mills gave his assurances that the Ghanaian Government would be creating a new and better environment in the interest of forming mutually beneficial economic alliances consistent with the ideals of the African Union.
Key Trade Ministers will also be in attendance at the luncheon to discuss opportunities in Ghana with U.S. companies in primary industry sectors of interest to the Ghanaian Government. The primary sectors of interest are: development, agriculture, health, construction and energy. Business leaders should be prepared with copies of their capability statements if they have expertise in any of the aforementioned areas.
Five slots are available for business owners to speak directly to President Mills immediately prior to the event, and a limited amount of seats are still available for the luncheon. Once capacity has been reached, this event can not be expanded. In deference to His Excellency, no admissions will be allowed after he arrives. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit http://www.AfricaTradeOffice-USA.com or you may call 301-883-3285.
During the visit to Washington, D.C., the President will also attend the U.S. Africa Business Summit, sponsored by The Corporate Council on Africa - a forum attracting major U.S. companies with operations in Africa. The Africa Trade Office (ATO) developed an electronic matchmaking matrix that will be used at the Summit to connect local businesses with opportunities in Africa. More than 100 meetings have already been scheduled. For more information visit http://www.africacncl.org
For more information:
Patricia Thornton, Director of Marketing
Prince George's County Economic Development Corp.
301-583-4614, 240-533-5084 - mobile
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