H.E. Hage G. Geingob, Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia discusses using the Africa Trade Development Center (ATDC) to expand export of Namibian Micro Small and Medium Enterprises' products to the United States under AGOA with Mr. Anthony Okonmah, Executive Director, ATDC, and Mrs. Shannan Ighodaro, ATDC Program Coordinator
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Vijay Poonoosamy, VP International & Public Affairs, Ethiad Airways, and Summit Chair welcome participants. To his right is Susan Kurland Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs and Fred O. Oladeinde, President of the Foundation for Democracy in Africa (FDA) to his left
Bill Talbert President and CEO of Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bueau (GMCVB) moderator of SessionII: African Country Tourism Campaign that Excel, to his right Ms. Inonge Limbanbala Mwenya, First Secretary, Embassy of Zambia, to his left Elhadji Abdul Aziz Gueye, Director Senegal Tourism Authority and Mohamed Hegazy, Director of Egyptian Tourist Authority.
USAfrica Air Transportation and Tourism Summit - A US and Africa Partnership
R-L, Nick Faduga, President and CEO, AAfrican Aviation Services Ltd, moderator of Session III :The Role of Government in Tourism Promotion-Which Policies: How to Fund, Zemedeneh Negatu; Managing Partner Ethiopia and Head of Transaction Advisory Services, Ernest & Young LLP, Hon. Uahekua Herunga; Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism,Republic of Namibia and Solly Fourie, Head of Department: Economic Development and Tourism, Western Cape Government, South Africa.
Who's Traveling To Africa?
Christina Cassotis, Vice President & Leader ICF Practice, SH&E,
R-L, Miguel Southwell, Deputy Director Business Retention & Development , Miami-Dade Aviation Department moderator Session V: Building World Class Tourism Campaign Rolando Aedo, Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer, GMCVB, Paula Musto, Director, Public Affairs & Marketing, Port Miami and Paul Cohen, President and CEO, Partner Concept LLC
R- L, Fred Oladeinde, FDA President, Vijay Poonooosamy , VP International & Public Affairs Ethiad Airways moderator of Session IV: Airline Rountable: Building Air Service in Africa -What Can Countries and Airports Do to Make Themselves Attractive to Carriers? next Angela Gittens; Director General, Airports council International (ACID World) and Donald Foley; Director Pricing & Interline, Arik Airlines , Ltd, and Captain A.J. Tolberts ; Chairman, Department of Aviation and Safety, Florida Memorial University
Session VI: Successfully Selling The African Destination: The Perspective of Travel Industry. Moderator Fred O. Oladeinde, President the Foundation for Democracy in Africa R-L, Dr. Gaynelle Henderson; Bailey, Henderson Travel & Tours , Nick Fadugba; President and CEO, African Aviation Services, Ltd., Elhadji Abdoul Aziz Gueye; Director, Senegal Tourism Authority.
Closing Session, Anthony D. Okonmah, Executive Director The Foundation for Democracy in Africa to his left Vijay Poonoosamy, VP Ethiard Airways and Summit Chair and to his right Hon. Dennis C Moss, District 9, Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners.
AfrICA Trade Development Center
Expanding US-Africa Trade by using South Florida as hub (read more)
Luncheon Speaker: Mr. Miguel Southwell Deputy Director Business Retention & Development, Miami Dade Aviation Department
Hon. Dennis C. Moss, District 9, Miami Dade Board of County Commissioners, addressing the Summit
Hon. Carlos A Gimenez , Mayor Miami Dade County, Hon. Dennis C Moss, District 9, Board of County Commissioners, Bill Talbert III, President & CEO GMCVB, Angela Gittens, Director General Airport Council International, Vijay Poonoosamy, VP International and Public Affairs Ethiad Airways, Anthony D. Okonmah, Executive Director FDA, Miguel Southwell Deputy Director Business Retention & Development Miami Dade Aviation Department, Gershwin Blyden, Chairman FDA, Fred O. Oladeinde, President FDA.
Exhibit- Miami International Airport Pavilion
2012 AGOA Forum
U.S.-sub-Saharan African Trade and Economic Investment
U.S. Congress Approves Extension of AGOA Third Country Fabric Provision
August 2, 2012, Washington, DC- The United States Congress voted, today, to renew the third country fabric provision (TCF) of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) beyond September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2015. The legislation will now head to President Barack Obama’s desk, where he is expected to promptly sign it into law.
This action is expected to impede the sharp decline in factory orders for exports of AAfrican apparel under AGOA, as well as, the loss of thousands of jobs in the United States and AGOA eligible countries.(read more)
Jennifer Carroll, State of Florida with Miami Dade County Commissioner
Lt. Governooner Dennis Moss, District 9 during AfrICANDO luncheon; seated to the right of Lt. Governor Carroll; Dr. Gerswhin Blyden, Chairman, FDA; Commissioner Jean Monestime, Miami Dade County, District 2; seated to the left of Commissioner Moss; Mr. Girma Wake, 2011 Medal of Glory Award (MOGA) Recipient; and Commissioner Dale V. C. Holness, Broward County
Fred Oladeinde, President, The Foundation for Democracy in Africa
FDA Establishes the AfrICA Trade Development Center and Launches the AfrICANDO Skills and Business Development Program (read more)
US Africa Trade Policy Panel during AfrICANDO with Laurie-Ann Agama, USTR; Preston Winter, MCC; Dana Richey, FAS, USDA; Freddie Gaoseb, Embassy of Namibia to the US; Jonathan Nellis, US Dept. of State; and the moderator for the session, Ayodele Aderwinale, Africa Leadership Forum
2011 AfrICANDO Participants
Advantages of Using South Florida as a Gateway/Logistics Hub for Accessing Leading Markets in the Americas withe Jorge Suarez, Miami Free Zone; Chris Mangos, Miami International Airport; Eric Olafson, Port of Miami; session moderator Bill Diggs, Miami Chamber of Commerce; and Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, City of Doral
Lt. Governor Carroll; to her left is Consul General Rhonda Jackson, Consulate of The Bahamas; and Consul General George Monyemangene, South African Consulate; pictured to Lt. Governor Carroll's right is Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, Miami Dade County
Felicitie Yameogo, Burkina Faso presents Lt. Governor Carroll with a gift from the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Burkina Faso; pictured from the right of Lt. Governor Carroll is Dr. Gerswhin Blyden; Commissioner Jean Monestime; Tony Okonmah, Executive Director, FDA; and Commissioner Dale Holness; pictured far left is Fred Oladeinde, President, FDA
Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll; to her left is Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, City of Doral; and Felipe Madrigal, Rotary Club of Doraland pictured to Lt. Governor Carroll's right is Fred Oladeinde, President, FDA
Lt. Governor Carroll; to her right is Tony Okonmah, FDA; and Manny Mencia, Enterprise Florida, andpictured to the Lt. Governor Carroll's left is Michael Matthews, Caribbean Trade Center
AfrICANDO Gala Dinner Head table - seated left to right is Miami Dade County Commissioner Darrin Rollie (former); Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, Miami DadeCounty; Girma Wake, 2011 MOGA recipient; Becky Norton Dunlop, VP, The Heritage Foundation; Dr. Henry Lewis III, President, FMU; and Dr. Gerswhin Blyden, Chairman, FDA
Mr. GrimaWake, 2011 MOGA recipient accepts his award during the AfrICANDO Gala Dinner
Mrs. Gerswhin Blyden, and Florida Memorial University faculty and students at the AfrICANDO Gala Dinner
Mr. Wake and family are received during AfrICANDO Dinner by, right to left, Commissioner Dennis Moss; Dr. Gerswhin Blyden; Miami Dade County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro, District 5; and Fred Oladeinde
10Th Annual AGOA Forum Mulungushi International Conference Centre Lusaka, Zambia
The AGOA Civil Society Communiqué was presented to the 2011 AGOA Ministerial Forum by Fred Oladeinde, President of The Foundation for Democracy in Africa, and Chairman of the AGOA Civil Society Network; and Vladimir Chilinya, Coordinator, Center for Global Dialogue
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