"EMPOWERING TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW"

U.S-NIGERIA LEGISLATIVE & EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP, EXHIBITION & FACE HONORS

NIGERIA REVITALIZATION INITIATIVE: GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT & RESTRUCTURING

WORKSHOP|INVESTMENT CONFERENCE

A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

As the world is becoming a global village, in which there are no boundaries to trade and communication, there is a need in today's fast paced society and culture, coming together to engage in frank dialogue to gain a better understanding of the political economic, and social trends to remove constraints and recommend strategies that would bring about positive change by addressing challenges and opportunities for sustainability of democracy, regional security, economic growth and development.

 

Welcome to The 2017 U.S -Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum, a non-partisan high-level event. We are excited to bring together people from all walks of life, among them, policy makers, young entrepreneurs, innovative business leaders, Non-Governmental organisations, distinguished Africans and academicians to network and follow-up on exploratory business meetings, pre-consultations and fact finding missions with the aim of strengthening bilateral relations, health and education systems, democratic and capacity building for effective governance, and economic development in Africa, particularly for Nigeria's future.


Thank you for making plans to attend this highly anticipated event, an empowerment platform for young leaders to engage in productive dialogue that would prepare them for future leadership role in the world. We hope that the experience you bring back will go beyond just participating in the event to becoming Goodwill Ambassadors, to affect real change in Africa, Nigeria and African diaspora.


Best Regards, 


2017 USNiglel EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

U.S-NIGERIA BILATERAL RELATIONS

To understand the present, one must first take a look back at the past. The U.S-Nigeria bilateral relations was first established when Nigerian Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa addressed the U.S Congress, July 25, 1961. Therefore, our goal is to improve U.S bilateral relations by exploring the political economic & policymaking process of both federal/state system of government and business enterprises to strengthen security trade and investment relations for economic development.      

U.S-NIGERIA LEGISLATIVE & EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP FORUM, NOV 15

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE FORUM?

To enhance public and private sectors involvement in promoting community economic development initiatives, diversification of Nigeria’s economy, small and medium enterprises for economic growth and job creation by creating an enabling environment for investment, exhibitions, and capacity building with the goal of strengthening regional security, energy, inter-parliamentary diplomacy, foreign policies, trade relations and philanthropic initiatives through cultural diplomacy.   

KEY THEMES

  1. The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Prospering together through small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) civil society organizations and diaspora
  2. The Role of Virile Anti-trust and Consumer Protection Regime in Promoting Investment and Economic Expansion in Nigeria 
  3. Nigeria’s Anti Corruption Legal Framework and its Effect on Economic Development
  4. Using Arts, Music and Culture to Stimulate Economic Development Initiatives
  5. Improving Health and Educational systems for Job Creation and Community Capacity Development 
  6. The Role of Government in Good Governance, Poverty Alleviation & Social Welfare
  7. Reviewing the Legal and Regulatory Framework of Public Private Partnership and Foreign Direct Investment Policies
  8. The Future of Aviation, Transportation and Food Safety in emerging global threats
  9. Maximising Microeconomic Reforms and policies through legislation and best practice sharing
  10. Managing Compliance and Security Risk in the Oil and Gas Industry
  11. Implementing cost effective technologies for efficient processes and productivity in public and private sectors
  12. Weighing the Benefits and Risks of International Trade, import and export  in Global Economy
  13. Efficient border Security and Migration Management.

THE FORUM WILL FOCUS ON:

- Governance and Democracy

- Finance and Banking

- Aviation, Travel and Maritime Industry

- Trade and Investment

- Infrastructure and Housing

- Terrorism and Insurgency

- Consumer Protection and Food Security

- Economic Diversification & Diplomacy

- Healthcare & Education

- Finance & Banking

- Customs and Immigration Compliance

- Agriculture and Energy

- Environmental Sustainability

- Media, Tourism & Hospitality

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

The 2017 U.S-Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership is the most anticipated event of the year, showcasing exhibitions, business-to-business match making,  investors/entrepreneurs round table discussion and award celebration of Africa’s influences on global economy, cultures and entertainment, to benefit charity causes, research and education, while creating an interactive environment for effective policy discussions, exchange of expertise and idea sharing, in an ambient environment to build new connections and long lasting business relationships with over 400 attendees.

WHO WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE?

  • Decision makers, business, state and legislative leaders
  • Foreign High-ranking government  and public officials, dignitaries and celebrities
  • Chief executives of state, federal and local government, agencies, companies, enterprises, foundations, private and public sectors 
  • Investors group, international development partners and business experts
  • Senior leadership or representatives of foreign diplomatic corps, chambers of commerce, organisations, associations, institutions of higher learning and corporate law firms

STRATEGIC BENEFITS

  1. Opportunity to interact and connect with foreign government and public officials, diplomats, legislative, judiciary, executives of federal, state, and local government officials, decision makers, CEO's of leading international companies and  multilateral finance institutions.
  2. Explore the U.S public and private sectors in government and business enterprises, including, EB-5 Program , matching of investors with project promoters, entrepreneurs and stakeholders with potential signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs)
  3. Exhibition opportunities for primary, secondary & tertiary sectors of organisations, government & business enterprises to showcase their services, products or investment incentives
  4. Speak in high-level networking session or make presentations to an audience comprising prestigious international experts, industry colleagues, key decision makers, group investors, government organisations, public and private sectors.
  5. Participate in roundtable Discussions, where delegates will engage in substantive exchanges, plenary sessions, presentations, panel discussions, B2B meetings, investors and entrepreneurs round table dialogue. 

EXHIBITION

WHY EXHIBIT WITH US?

Opportunity to connect with decision makers, business owners, executives and managers from companies, associations and showcase your state’s investment opportunities, tourism potentials, new products, goods and services, meet new customers, investors, maximize your presence and pitch your product, solutions, and destination with leading experts in public and private sectors.  .   


Additional Exhibitor Benefits:  

1. 3 day exhibition, 100 square feet of exhibit space, access to networking events and pre-events 

2. Opportunity to network and meet organizers outside of the show floor through the following events:

  • Welcome Reception  - 3 admissions per 100 square feet of exhibit space
  • Meet and Greet Session - 3 admissions per 100 square feet of exhibit space
  • Networking Session- 3 admissions per 100 square feet of exhibit space
  • Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony/Closing Party - 3 admissions per 100 square feet of exhibit space

FACE HONORS - NOV 18, 2017

FACE HONORS GALA BALL

FACE HONORS is an award celebration of Africa’s influences on global economy and cultures, in recognition of outstanding individuals, organizations, corporations and institutions whose outstanding courage, commitment, and passion have contributed to the promotion of democracy, education, cultural heritage, public service, philanthropic activities, diplomacy, community development, peace and security, in Africa and the African diaspora.  

The event brings together over 200 VIP guests, among them  corporate representatives, entrepreneurs, business leaders, federal/state executives, top government officials, celebrities, dignitaries, current and former legislators and ambassadors of U.S and African Countries

SOME PAST FACE HONOREES

  • Hon. Mildred Crump, Newark, New Jersey
  • Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Newark, New Jersey
  • Sir Emeka Offor, Chairman Chrome Group
  •  Barrister Oladipo Okpeseyi, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Chairman, Island Club, Nigeria 
  • Mr. Rob Brunner, VP Arik Airlines, USA
  • Chief Edem Duke, former Hon. Minister of Culture Tourism and National Orientation, Abuja
  • Mayor, Kasim Reed Atlanta, GA
  • HON. ARC. Micheal Oziegbe Onoleme, former Minister of Works, Abuja
  • Ambassador Geoffrey Teneilabe, former Amb. /Consul General, Nigeria Consulate of Atlanta, GA,   
  • Ambassador Andrew Young, Atlanta GA

Thank you for the online voting  to nominate a mentor or role model. Voting is now officially closed.


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2017 COMMUNITY RECOGNITION AWARD AND INDUCTION IN HONOR OF

Prince Kazeem Eletu-Odibo

Business Tycoon, Philanthropist and CEO, Kazeem Royal Properties Limited

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS, GUESTS AND HONOREES

SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOR

Hon. Boyd Rutherford, Lieutenant Governor of Maryland

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Senator C. Anthony Muse, Maryland State

SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOR

Amb. Geoffrey Tenilabe Former Nigeria Ambassador/Consul-General to U.S

HONOREE

EXEMPLARY DIPLOMATIC SERVICE AWARD

Amb. Donald Yamamoto, U.S Assistant Secretary of State for Africa

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Barr. Tunde Irukera, Director General of the Consumer Protection Council

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 

Chris Kehinde Nwandu, Publisher/Editor in Chief CKN News & President Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

EXPECTED SPEAKERS, GUESTS AND HONOREES

HONOREE 

HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Her Excellency

Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari

First Lady of The Federal Republic of Nigeria

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Governor of Cross River State

Ben Ayade

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Chairman Nigeria Governors Forum

Alhaji Abdul-Aziz Yari Abubakar


HONOREE

OUTSTANDING LIFETIME HONOUR

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido 

ROYAL FATHER OF THE DAY

HONOREE

BEST CULTURAL CONTRIBUTION

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi

ROYAL FATHER OF THE DAY

HONOREE

CIVIC STATESMANSHIP AWARD

Eze (Dr.) Thomas Obiwuru Obiefule 

ROYAL FATHER OF THE DAY


KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Governor Mohammed Abubakar

 Bauchi State

HONOREE 

GLOBAL STATESMANSHIP AWARD

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee 

HONOREE 

OUTSTANDING EXECUTIVE AWARD

Alhaji Bankole, Chairman Medview Airlines, Nigeria OUTSTANDING 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Day 1- November 15, 2017  

9:00 am - 11:00 pm 

Leadership and Democracy Immersion Workshop at George Mason University (optional).  


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Study tour and customized meetings with Legislators House and Senate Leadership at The United States Capitol 


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

VIP Welcome Reception (By invitation Only)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Day 2- November 16, 2017 

 

8:00 am - 3:00 pm 

Study tour and customized meetings with  state executives, judiciary branch, city council committees and agencies, including onsite visit to institutions facilities and to some of the world’s most innovative companies 


6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 

Town Hall Meeting (Delegates will engage in substantive exchanges, Q & A session)   

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Day 3November 17, 2017 

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Roundtable Forum (Plenary sessions, presentations, exhibition, B2B meetings, investors and entrepreneurs round table discussions 


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Arts Exhibition, Business and Industry Networking  

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Day 4- November 18, 2017 


9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Roundtable Forum, Plenary sessions, presentations, exhibition, B2B meetings, investors and entrepreneurs round table discussions 


2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

City tour of Washington's Historical and Attraction Sites


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FACE HONORS Gala Ball 


Award Celebration of Africa’ influences on Global economy, cultures and entertainment. Featuring, celebrities, dignitaries, Nigerian cuisines, silent auctions, royal fathers of the day, jazz entertainment, arts exhibitions, artists performances, fashion show, and many more. 

PARTNERS

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

SPONSORS

LEADERSHIP IMMERSION

The ability to create an enabling environment for economic growth is fundamental to the development and sustainability of any democracy. The forum creates an interactive platform to  Explore the U.S public and private sectors in government and business enterprises, including, EB-5 Program.

2017 U.S-Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum, Exhibition and Award

November 15-17, 2017

FACE HONORS GALA BALL AND CHARITY BENEFIT

November 17-18, 2017

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Media, Sponsorship and Speaking Opportunities Available.

Interested in leading or joining a delegation, perhaps speaking or exhibiting? Contact us at:  +1.470.767.6348 |+234.814.495.4986 | +1.301.302.1771


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