"EMPOWERING TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW"

U.S-NIGERIA LEGISLATIVE & EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP, EXHIBITION & AWARDS

NIGERIA REVITALIZATION INITIATIVE: GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT & RESTRUCTURING

NOV 15 - 21, 9:00 AM -10:00 PM

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 the federal/state/local system of government and business community for economic development, sustainable mutual prosperity and cooperation.

USNIGLELF - NOV 18TH, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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 & GALA AWARD CEREMONY- NOV 18, 5:00 PM-10.00 PM

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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SPEAKERS, GUESTS AND HONOREES

SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOR AND HONOREE

Hon. Boyd Rutherford, Lieutenant Governor of Maryland

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Senator C. Anthony Muse, Maryland State

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Congressman Anthony G. Brown

Maryland State

KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND HONOREE

His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso  Chairman, Senate Committee on National Planning and Economic Affairs 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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

 KEYNOTE SPEAKER 

The speaker, Bauchi State House of Assembly

Kawuwa Shehu Damina

KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND HONOREE

Sen. Ike Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President, National Assembly of Nigeria, FCT-Abuja  

SPECIAL GUEST AND HONOREE 

Hon. Barr Evelyn Omavowan Oboro    Okpe/Sapele/Uvwie Federal Constituency, Delta State

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Amb. Felix Johnson Osakwe  

HONOREE AND ROYAL FATHER

CIVIC STATESMANSHIP AWARD

Eze (Dr.) Thomas Obiwuru Obiefule 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 

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

GUEST SPEAKER

Victor Gotevbe (IVLP Alumnus)

CEO, Conduit Communications Ltd

Publisher/ Editor in Chief Diplomatic Watch Magazine


COMMUNITY RECOGNITION & INDUCTION, NOV 18, 2017

In The Honor of Prince Kazeem Eletu-Odibo Business Tycoon, Philanthropist and CEO, Kazeem Royal Properties Limited, Lagos, Nigeria




PROGRAM OVERVIEW

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH

Registration, Workshop, Study Tour, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch


9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

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


Customised democratic and leadership immersion program for legislative leaders, diplomats, foreign government and public officials,  federal, state, and local government executives, parlamentary staff, policy experts, lawyers, academicians and journalists


The Leadership and Democracy Immersion Workshop will begin with benchmarking information about good governance, capacity and democracy building on how the U.S presidential system of government, agencies and businesses optimally operate. Upon completion of workshop, participant will receive attendance certificate.


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

Paper presentation by Keynote Speakers at George Mason University, Virginia. 


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Onsite Visits and Lunch


Customised business exploratory meetings and fact finding missions for business leaders, executives of  enterprises, federal, state, and local government officials, civil society organisations, private and public sectors


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Registration and VIP Welcome Reception (By invitation only)


TBA - Delegates will be hosted to a reception with foreign diplomatic corps, distinguished Nigerians, friends of Nigeria, businesses and community leader in attendance

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH

Registration, Study Tour, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch​


9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Study tour and customized meetings with Legislators House and Senate Leadership 

Customised meetings and substantive discussions with lawmakers on the Hill, House and Senate Leadership and committees with the goal of strengthening bilateral relations. trade policy and economic diplomacy

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH 2017

Registration, Study Tour, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch​


9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Customised meetings and substantive discussions with city council committees and members of the state executive branch

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2017

Registration, Conference, Exhibition, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch​


9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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


All Day

Arts Exhibition


3:00 pm – 6:00 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:


- Silent Auction

- Indigenous Music

- African Cuisines 

- Fashion Show  

- Royal Fathers of the day

- Celebrity Guests Appearance 

- Artists Performances

- Entertainment and Dance

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

City Tour and Lunch


12:00 PM – 5:00 pm

Tour of Washington's Historical and Attraction Sites​

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2017

Registration, Workshop, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch


9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

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


The Leadership and Democracy Immersion Workshop will begin with benchmarking information about good governance, capacity and democracy building on how the U.S presidential system of government, agencies and businesses optimally operate. Upon completion of workshop, participant will receive attendance certificate.


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Paper presentation by Keynote Speakers at George Mason University, Virginia.  


5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

VIP  Reception (By invitation only


TBA - Delegates will be hosted to a reception with Nigerian organisations, foreign diplomatic corps, distinguished Nigerians, friends of Nigeria, businesses and community leader in attendance


​TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2017

Town Hall Meeting, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch​


6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 

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



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.

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