NIGERIA REVITALIZATION INITIATIVE: GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT & RESTRUCTURING
NOV 17 - 19, 2017
Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen. I am delighted to welcome you all to The 2017 US-Nigeria Legislative & Executive Leadership Forum (USNIGLELF), themed: "Nigeria Revitalization Initiative: Global Partnership For Effective Development & Restructuring.
To understand the present, one must first take a look back at the past. 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 the U.S-Nigeria bilateral relations by exploring the political economic and policymaking process of both federal/state/local system of government and business enterprises in private and public sectors
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 and peace in the world by addressing challenges and opportunities for sustainability of democracy, regional security, economic growth and development.
The purpose of This forum is to enhance public and private sectors involvement in promoting community economic development initiatives, Nigeria’s restructuring agenda, small and medium enterprises for economic growth and job creation by creating an enabling environment for investment, and capacity building with the goal of strengthening regional security, energy, inter-parliamentary diplomacy, foreign policies, trade relations and philanthropic initiatives through cultural diplomacy.
The 2017 U.S -Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum, is a non-partisan high-level event, and we are excited to hold this event in Baltimore. We thank you all for attending this event and would like to thank the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, Governor Boyd Kevin Rutherford for his support. The program is also, an empowerment platform for women and young leaders to engage in productive dialogue that would prepare them for future leadership role in the world.
We hope that you will continue to help support this young initiative and go beyond just participating in the event to becoming Goodwill Ambassadors, to affect real change in Africa, Nigeria and African diaspora. God Bless Nigeria, and The United State of America.
Ambassador Princess Asha Okojie-Osazuwa
Founder, US-ECOWAS Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum
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 the federal/state/local system of government and business community for economic development, sustainable mutual prosperity and cooperation.
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.
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 through networking
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:
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 dignitaries and celebrities, among them corporate representatives, entrepreneurs, business leaders, philanthropist, federal/state executives, top government officials, celebrities, dignitaries, current/former legislators/ambassadors of U.S and ECOWAS Countries
Thank you for the online voting to nominate a mentor or role model. Voting is now officially closed.
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Hon. Boyd Rutherford, Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
Senator C. Anthony Muse, Maryland State
Amb. Princess Asha Osazuwa, Chief Host, Founder, US-ECOWAS Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum
Amb. Felix Johnson Osakwe, Director of Executive Affairs at the United Nation
Chris Kehinde Nwandu, Publisher/Editor in Chief CKN News & President Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria
FACE Community Induction in Honor of Prince Kazeem Eletu-Odibo, Business Tycoon, Philanthropist and CEO, Kazeem Royal Properties Limited, Lagos, Nigeria
Registration, Study Tour, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Onsite Visits and Lunch
Customised business exploratory meetings, fact finding missions, and substantive discussions with lawmakers and executive branch with the goal of strengthening bilateral relations. trade policy and economic diplomacy for business leaders, executives of enterprises, civil society organisations, private and public sectors
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VIP Welcome Reception (By invitation only)
TBA - Delegates will be hosted to a reception with distinguished Nigerians, friends of Nigeria, businesses and community leader in attendance
Registration, Conference, Exhibition, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Roundtable Forum (Plenary sessions, presentations, exhibition, B2B meetings, investors and entrepreneurs round table discussions)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Business and Industry Networking
Connect with business leaders, corporate citizens, investor groups, chambers of commerce, diplomatic community, executives of enterprises, non-governmental organizations, associations, public/private sectors, distinguished Africans, decision makers, top government officials and entrepreneurs.
Get to know the key players, build new business relationship, share information, contacts, showcase your products, goods and services and seek potential partners for ventures
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
FACE HONORS Gala Ball
Awards celebration of Africa’s influences on global economy entertainment and cultures. Featuring:
- Indigenous Music
- Celebrity Guests Appearance
- Artists Performances
- Entertainment and Dance
City Tour and Lunch
12:00 PM – 5:00 pm
Tour of Washington's Historical and Attraction Sites