U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is to visit Atlanta Nov. 5-6 to keynote a conference highlighting the growing commercial ties between the U.S. and Africa.
A two-day conference organized by the local office of the U.S. Commercial Service, “Discover Global Markets: Sub-Saharan Africa” is to bring together executives, diplomats and government officials in Atlanta to showcase opportunities on the continent that is home to seven of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies. Ms. Pritzker is one of the most prominent players involved in President Obama’s “Doing Business in Africa” initiative.
Along with the conference, the World Affairs Council of Atlanta is to host ambassadors of Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia (invited) to discuss how to keep growth going in West Africa. The region recently has been wracked by the Ebola outbreak, which has hindered travel to the country, sometimes by fear and others by outright travel bans imposed by other nations.
On Nov. 3-4, the days running up to Discover Global Markets even, the Atlanta International Arbitration Society is to host its yearly conference, this time focusing on Africa-related arbitration. Learn more about that event here.