Unlocking Opportunities for Global Growth.

Bankability Business Linkages Access to Capital 

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST

April 18-19, 2024

washington, DC


Honorable Reta Jo Lewis

President and Chair of EXIM Bank

Ahunna Eziakonwa

Assistant Administrator at UNDP

Reverend Matthew L. Watley

Chair of the Black Idea Coalition

Alvin-o Williams

Circular Economic Development Thought Leader

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

Director-General of WTO

Sheila Cherflus-McCormick

U.S. Member of Congress

Honorable Phyllis Dickerson

CEO of African American Mayor’s Association

Chiney Ogwumike

Member of U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Diaspora Engagement

Dr. Supo Olusi

CEO of Bank of Industry Nigeria

Greg Binkert

Managing Director, 8D Consulting & Investment, former World Bank Country Director and Swiss diplomat

Ndidi Nwuneli

CEO of One Campaign

Armando Manuel

Chairman of the Board of Directors Fundo Soberano de Angola

Aliou Diallo

Founder and Chairman Hydroma

Sidi Ouid TAH

President, Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa

Hadiatou Daillo-Barry

Founder - Groupe Akiba Finance


Actor & Entrepreneur


The Executive Director, Africa Group II, World Bank Group Board of Directors

Nana Baffour

Chairman, CEO & Chief Culture Officer of Qintess

Stephane Charbit

Partner, Sovereign Advisory Department, Rothschild & Co.

Hemanth Setty

Founder/CEO of ZeroCircle

Dr. Georgette Fraser-Moore

President and CEO of Transformation Lead LLC

Iyabo Soji-Okusanya, FCA

Executive Director, Corporate and Investment Banking Division, Access Bank PLC

Sanjeev Gupta

Board Member and Executive Director, Financial Services at the Africa Finance Corporation

Samaila Zubairu

President and CEO of the Africa Finance Corporation

Main Stage & Breakout Sessions

  • Main Stage: The Role of The Diaspora in Promoting Trade and Investment

  • Fireside Chat – Global Growth through Strategic Partnerships: Harnessing Business Relationships for Success Capital

  • Main Stage Panel: Global Networks: Insights from Ambassadors and Mayors

  • Break Out Session A: Empowering the Future: Innovations in Renewable Energy and Carbon Neutral Technologies

  • Break Out Session B: Future Horizons: Exploring Digital Trends, Creative Opportunities, and Emerging Job Stimulants

  • Break Out Session C: Building Tomorrow: Navigating Global Competition and Seizing Infrastructure Opportunities

  • Break Out Session D: Tech Forward: Harnessing Emergent Technology for Export Success

  • Break Out Session E: Securing Success: Unlocking Finance for Bankable Projects

  • Break Out Session F: Application to Disbursement: Exim Transaction Flow

  • Main Stage: Driving Global Competitiveness: The Power of South-South Partnership
  • Main Stage: Unveiling of EXIM’s New Underserved Business Financing Product
  • Main Stage: Governor of Central Bank Conversation
  • Main Stage: U.S. Government Trade Agency Resource Panel
  • 90 min Strategic Dialogue on Financing

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