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U.S.-Côte d'Ivoire:Prosper Africa Business Development Forum, Philadelphia

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Clarion Hotel Philadelphia International Airport

76 Industrial Highway

Essington, PA 19029

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Discover exciting international business opportunities in West Africa!

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The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Côte d’Ivoire Economic Promotion Office will host the first Prosper Africa Business Development Forum in Philadelphia with event partner The African and Caribbean Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ACBC).

To deepen regional trading relationships, Côte d’Ivoire Economic Promotion Service will lead a delegation of businesses to Philadelphia . The delegation seeks American business partners for work in sectors including: Health Care, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Education, Energy, and building the country’s Infrastructure. In addition, there is the opportunity for U.S. companies to compete for projects funded by Millennium Challenge Corporation, USAID and other U.S. Government Agencies.

If you are asking “Where to get started, what you should do, and where to go next” and want to learn about exciting opportunities in West Africa, join us for presentations and one-on-one meetings with Côte d’Ivoire businesses to explore international business opportunities.

Featured speakers:

  • the U.S. Small Business Administration;
  • Côte d’Ivoire Government and agencies, including the Côte d’Ivoire Economic Promotion Office in the USA
  • the U.S. Prosper Africa Secretariat;
  • other U.S. Government agencies offering services and programs related to trade and investment.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

8:30 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Welcome

9:15 a.m. Introductions

9:30 a.m. Fireside Chat with the Minister of Commerce, Industry and SME Promotion on the “Côte d’Ivoire National Development Plan” and Mr. Félix Miezan Anoblé on the “Côte d’Ivoire empowers entrepreneurs to boost small businesses”

10:00 a.m. Prosper Africa Support Going Global & U.S. Government Contracts and Grants

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Private Sector Opportunities and Experiences in Côte d’Ivoire

12:30 p.m. Luncheon Keynote

1:30 p.m. Introduction to Côte d’Ivoire Priority Sectors by Private Sector Representatives

2:30 p.m. Coffee Break

2:45 p.m. Private Sector and NGO Support for Small Business Trade with Côte d’Ivoire

3:30 p.m. Government Ecosystem Support for Small Business Trade with Côte d’Ivoire

4:20 p.m. Closing

6:00 p.m. Reception in Philadelphia

Friday, November 8, 2019

Matchmaking based on appointment and opportunities for company visits.

For more information, contact international@sba.gov regarding the event, logistics, to request opportunities for matchmaking based on sector.

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