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U.S.-Africa Business Conference Summary
Enriquez, J., M. Wilcox, AND B. Zimmerman. U.S.-Africa Business Conference Summary. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/S/12/590, 2012.
To inform public.
The State Department, in collaboration with several co-sponsors and other US government agencies, hosted the U.S.-Africa Business Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 21-22, at the Westin Cincinnati Hotel. The conference followed the annual African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Washington, DC, held June 14-15. The AGOA Forum is the U.S. Government’s premier event with sub-Saharan African countries that provides an opportunity to advance U.S. trade and economic policy goals. The conference attracted approximately 400 AGOA Forum participants, including African ministers of trade, infrastructure, and energy, as well as relevant African business leaders, diplomats, policy advisors, and entrepreneurs. Representatives from the U.S. private sector, government, and the African Women Entrepreneurial Program also attended.