U.S. Chamber Private Sector AGOA Forum - Leveraging New Pathways to Trade

Event Description



Please join the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Africa Business Center for a private sector AGOA Forum on the digital economy, an official virtual private sector event to complement the Virtual AGOA Trade Ministerial hosted by USTR on October 20-21. This Forum will focus on key opportunities in the digital economy to expand African trade and promote a next generation of exports from Africa to the United States through a series of keynote addresses, interactive panels and fireside chats with business, policy, and government experts.  The Chamber’s Private Sector AGOA Forum on the digital economy will explore the opportunities for expanding the commercial relationship between the U.S. and Africa by highlighting the best practices and tools for creating an enabling environment that catalyzes investment in these key engines of growth. 

Further details will be sent shortly.

Please contact Ellasandra Walsh at ewalsh@uschamber.com with any questions regarding the event. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Featured Speakers

Honorable Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), FNCS, FBCS, FIIM

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy of Nigeria

Hon. Diane Farrell

Acting Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade of the United States


Hon. Betty C. Maina, EGH

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development of Kenya

Kuseni Dlamini  

Chairman, Massmart Ltd 

H.E. Firmin Edouard Matoko

Assistant Director-General, Africa Department, UNESCO

Matt Davies,

Vice President of Sales, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (MEISA), FedEx Express

Jay Roewe

Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Incentives & Production Planning, HBO/HBOMAX

Linda Oramasionwu-Leverette

Co-Founder and Partner, Kupanda Capital, and Member of the Board, Mavin Records

Uzodinma Iweala

Author and Filmmaker, and CEO, The Africa Center

Bohani Hlungwane

Managing Director - Group Head of Sales, Trade and Working Capital, ABSA Group

                                    Kendra L. Gaither                                           

Executive Director, U.S.-South Africa Business Council and Vice President, U.S.-Africa Business Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

Scott Eisner  

President, U.S Africa Business Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce