#AfCFTA Press Conference: Afro Champion joint media briefing/ Business Forum

March 20, 2018

#AfCFTA Press Conference: Afro Champion joint media briefing/ Business Forum

INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

When:                        Tuesday 20 March 2018

Time:                         2:00-2:45 pm

Where:                       Kigali Convention Center, Room MH4

Who:                          Organized by the African Union Commission and the
AfroChampions Initiative. Keynote speakers
• H.E.M Olusegun Obasanjo, Patron of the Afrochampions initiatives
• H.E.M. Albert Muchanga, Commissioner for Trade and Industry
• Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of the Afreximbank
• Mr. Jean-Louis Billon, Chairman, SIFCA group - Vice-chair, Western Africa - AfroChampions Club
• Mr Ali Mufuruki, CEO of Infotech Investments - Vice-chair, Eastern Africa - AfroChampions Club
• Edem Adzogenu, Special Advisor, AfroChampions Initiative’s Executive Committee
• Michael Kottoh, Chief Strategist, Special Advisor, AfroChampions Initiative’s Executive Committee
• Samba Bathily, CEO, ADS Group - Advisor, AfroChampions Initiative’s Executive Committee
Objective:         
• Introduce MoU between the AU and the AfroChampions Initiative and projects to be developed under this agreement to enhance public-private dialogue around the CFTA, conduct research and share knowledge to support the African Union’s public policies impacting business, to promote intra-African trade and investment, in collaboration with Afreximbank and foster dialogue with civil society.
• Highlight the pioneering approach followed by the African Union in seeking input and feedback from private sector’s representatives
• Highlight commitments from the African business community to contribute to economic policy development and AfCFTA implementation
• Introduce the Pan-African Private Sector Trade and Investment Committee, led by the Afreximbank, and which provide a framework to facilitate African Private Sector participation and engagement in trade and investment issues in Africa.

Requests for media interviews
Mrs Esther Azaa Tankou, Head of Information Division of the AUC, via E-mail:  YambouE@africa-union.org /  esthertankou@yahoo.com

Mrs. Anne-Elvire Esmel, Program and Communications Lead, AfroChampions Initiative
Email: ae@afrochampions.com

For further information:
Directorate of Information and Communication | African Union Commission I E-mail: dic@africa-union.org I Web Site: www.au.int I Addis Ababa | Ethiopia
AfroChampions Initiative | www.afrochampions.com

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