Strategic Insights, Tech and Investment between the US and Abroad.

Join us for a day and a half of networking and immersive learning! Uncover the myriad opportunities as you step into the global arena. Learn from industry experts, network with professionals, and unlock the secrets to international success. Seize this fantastic chance to broaden your horizons and elevate your business to greater heights!

Day One - Thursday April 18

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Offsite Welcome Reception

Day Two - Friday April 19

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Partner & General Breakfast/Registration

8:15 AM – 10:00 AM – Main Stage Session

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

This is a discussion on how the diaspora must wake up and accept that now is the time to promote global trade and investment around the world. Experts will touch on ways to intentionally elevate our involvement on the global stage and enhance our competitiveness together. Take advantage of this engaging session that promises to uncover new opportunities and shape the future of the global economy.

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

Join actor and entrepreneur Malik Yoba and our distinguished panel of industry leaders and visionaries as they share their insights and experiences in building and leveraging strategic partnerships to drive global expansion and success. This session promises to be enlightening, shedding light on how businesses can harness the power of collaboration to achieve competitive advantage, penetrate new markets, and foster innovation.

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

This session provides a unique chance to learn from top diplomats and local officials about the importance of global and city collaboration for economic growth, innovation, and sustainability. A panel of esteemed ambassadors and mayors will discuss the power of international networks and share strategies for attracting investment, promoting trade, fostering innovation, and addressing global challenges through cooperation.

This session is open to all attendees.

10:15 – 11:00 AM – Concurrent Sessions

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

This panel discussion will explore the cutting-edge innovations revolutionizing the renewable energy sector and driving the transition towards a carbon-neutral future. Our panel of experts will discuss the latest advancements in renewable energy technologies, such as solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass energy, and their potential to reshape the global energy landscape.

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

Our panelists will share their experiences navigating the digital landscape, offering practical advice and strategies for success in this rapidly changing environment.  Discover how digital platforms revolutionize content creation, distribution, and consumption and how to leverage these trends to advance your career.

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

Join our esteemed panel of experts as they delve into the complexities of global competition and the pivotal role infrastructure plays in driving economic growth, fostering innovation, and enhancing the quality of life worldwide. Our panelists will explore the infrastructure landscape’s diverse opportunities and challenges, from transportation networks and energy systems to digital infrastructure and sustainable development projects.

Discover the latest advancements in technology, finance, and policy shaping the infrastructure sector, and learn how to leverage these trends to gain a competitive edge.

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

Enjoy this journey of exploration into the dynamic intersection of technology and global trade, where innovation fuels export success. In today’s interconnected world, businesses continually seek ways to leverage emerging technologies to drive growth, expand market reach, and stay ahead of the competition.

Through insightful discussions and real-world case studies, discover how cutting-edge technologies are reshaping traditional business models, streamlining supply chains, and opening new avenues for global commerce. Gain practical insights into overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities the rapidly evolving tech landscape presents.

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

Join our distinguished panel of finance experts and industry leaders as they explore the intricacies of securing finance for bankable projects. From infrastructure development and renewable energy initiatives to real estate ventures and technology startups, our panelists will share their insights into the key factors driving successful project financing.

Discover the diverse financing options available, including public-private partnerships, venture capital, debt financing, and alternative investment vehicles, through engaging discussions.

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

Our expert panel will demystify the EXIM transaction process, shedding light on each stage from application to disbursement. Through insightful discussions and practical examples, participants will gain a deep understanding of the steps involved in structuring and executing EXIM-backed transactions.

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM – Main Stage Sessions 

Driving Global Competitiveness: The Power of South-South Partnership

This session will explore the transformative impact of South-South partnerships on global competitiveness. Join us as we delve into strategic collaborations reshaping economic landscapes and fostering sustainable development across continents.

Unveiling of EXIM’s New Underserved Business Financing Product

Discover the latest updates on EXIM Bank’s groundbreaking equity export credit insurance program, a transformative initiative designed to provide enhanced financial opportunities and invaluable support to socially and economically disadvantaged businesses. With a core focus on empowering these enterprises to expand their global presence, this program serves as a vital catalyst for inclusive growth and economic development. Stay tuned for more exciting developments and success stories as we continue to foster innovation and drive positive change in the business landscape.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM 

Partner & General Lunch

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Main Stage Sessions 

Governor of Central Bank Conversation

U.S. Government Trade Agency Resource Panel

2:45 PM – 4:30 PM 

Government Resource Tables – Appointment Only

2:45 PM – 4:30 PM 

90 min Strategic Dialogue on Financing

2:45 PM – 4:30 PM – Deal Rooms – Appointment Only 

Deal Room + Matchmaker Session A: Botswana Processing Plant

Deal Room + Matchmaker Session B: Multi-Use Hotel, Housing Development in Guyana

Deal Room + Matchmaker Session C: ABIA State Integrated Renewable Energy Project

Deal Room + Matchmaker Session D: Unified State Group

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM – Deal Rooms – Appointment Only 

Deal Room + Matchmaker Session E – Oil & Gas Project in Senegal

Deal Room + Matchmaker Session F: Argan Oil: Processing & Packaging Facility in Morocco

4:45 PM – 7:30 PM

Closing Reception: Building Borders: A Closing Celebration

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If you have any questions please contact:

Jeanine Chambers

info@globalbusinessdevelopmentsummit.com

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