Smart Agriculture: African Agriculture in the 21st Century

May 24, 2017 | 11:00am Eastern (Change of date)

Africa is home to 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land. Approximately two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africa’s population is dependent on agriculture and the sector is responsible for generating one-third of the continent’s GDP. Despite these advantages, agribusiness in Africa is still not approached as a business.

The African agribusiness industry has the potential to address global food security challenges, contribute even more to GDP and employ more Africans, especially youth. This webinar will discuss how value-addition, improved supply chains, mechanized processes and technology-driven innovation can revolutionize African agriculture.

PANELISTS:

Patricia Sheikh
Agribusiness Director, Corporate Council on Africa

Bruce D. Cameron
Director, Agriculture and Project Finance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Safer Entry Point: Botswana

June 21, 2017 | 12:00pm Eastern

Botswana is full of pleasant surprises and opportunities for those considering trade and investment in Africa. Since its independence in 1966 has used its vast economic resources to build per capita income, infrastructure, education system, and credit rating. Botswana has one of the the lowest corruption rates on the continent. It is truly a diamond of opportunity.

SPEAKER:
Ambassador John David Newman
Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in the United States

UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF US LENDING IN AFRICA

AFRICA OUTLOOK 2017

PANELIST:
Ben Todd | Business Development for Africa | EXIM Bank
Ms Rashanda Johnson | Business Development Specialist | Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
David Riposo | Finance and Implementation Manager | US Trade & Development Agency

Looking for investors can be hard. And a big part of the difficulty is even knowing where to begin looking. Join us, along with panelists from OPIC, EXIM Bank & USTDA, as we begin to unlock some of the best kept secrets to U.S. lending in Africa- including what programs are the best fit for you and where to find them.

Maximizing and Protecting Your Investment in Africa

PANELIST:
Gilles de Vignemont | Principal | PwC
Omoike Obawaeki | International Tax Services Director | Africa Desk, PwC

Investing in business in Africa can seem a little intimidating to most. In this ABP Webinar Event, experienced tax specialists, Gilles de Vignemont and Omoike Obawaeki, will help unlock the secrets to getting money safely in and out of the countries and protecting yourself and your investments in Africa. Whether you are a project manager, a small business owner or a big time investor, this guide to understanding the African tax landscape is something you won’t want to mis

OPIC: Expanding Horizons for U.S. Businesses in Africa

PRESENTER:
Alison Germak | Director, Corporate Development | OPIC

Learn how hundreds of American small businesses have used the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) finance and insurance products to gain access to emerging markets overseas. Discover how you can take advantage of all the assets OPIC has to offer to expand internationally while supporting growth at home.

Essential Tools for Accelerating Growth in East Africa

PRESENTER:
Melissa Sanderson | VP International Affairs | Freeport-McMoran

One of the challenges of working in Africa (or anywhere outside the US) is adapting our approach to match the cultural expectations of the proposed market. In Japan, famously, this involves proper presentation of one’s card with the appropriate degree of bow; luckily, Africa doesn’t have quite this level of protocol! But knowing that office meetings or phone calls can be considered too brusque when trying to start a business is an important example of how knowing where you are can help you thrive in Africa.

Solutions to Non-Tariff Barriers in Africa

PRESENTER:
Dennis Matanda | Head of Government Relations | Manchester Trade & Consultant | The African Union Commission

Doing business in Africa is not any more difficult than going to Turkey or Colombia. In fact, you may find that when one gets over what seems like an information black out, business between the American private sector and Africa can, and would be, brisk. In this webinar, Dennis Matanda uses his vast experience to provide a hands-on practical guide to getting a foothold in the world’s fastest growing sub-region

How to Get Africa-Focused Projects Funded by Private Equity & Institutional Investors

PRESENTER:
Gabriel Shumba | CEO | Group Shumba, LLC

In this webinar, Gabriel will discuss:
1) The Players
2) Preparing for funding (what you need to know, must do and should have)
3) Building a strong business model and business plan
4) Presentation deck, presentation tips, and meeting strategies
5) The process of getting funded
6) Due diligence reviews (what you must do to pass)
7) Questions specific to your projects
A very straightforward solutions to getting the right investors for your company

Safe Entry points for Doing Business in Ethiopia:
Challenges yes but Opportunities

September 19, 2017 | 12:00pm Eastern

SPEAKER:
Tanya Cole
Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Ethiopia

To check out other Africa resources, go here.

EFMA members are invited to view any of these Africa webinars for $295 for the whole library. Some are part of our library and some will take place in the future. To order Africa webinars

PANELIST:
Ben Todd | Business Development for Africa | EXIM Bank
Ms Rashanda Johnson | Business Development Specialist | Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
David Riposo | Finance and Implementation Manager | US Trade & Development Agency

Looking for investors can be hard. And a big part of the difficulty is even knowing where to begin looking. Join us, along with panelists from OPIC, EXIM Bank & USTDA, as we begin to unlock some of the best kept secrets to U.S. lending in Africa- including what programs are the best fit for you and where to find them.

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