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EVENT OVERVIEW

Portsmouth-UK: Amidst a groundswell of opposition, intense negotiations and relative uncertainty on the future of relations between Britain and its allies globally, African Leaders have been urged to harness the benefits of Brexit to push forward greater cooperation and partnership between U.K and Africa. This was the position of stakeholders at the recently concluded Africa Summit organized by the African Leadership Magazine at the London Hilton Hotel, On Parklane.  The event which was organized as part of the group’s mandate of evolving solutions to some of the continent’s pressing and peculiar challenges had as its theme: “Jobs Made in Africa: Creating A World Of Opportunities For The Continent’s Young People”. In attendance were high profile business, political and diplomatic leaders, from Africa and the U.K, including, Tim Morris, Senior Trade Advisor for Africa, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Catherine Simon, Desk Officer: Africa, Department for International Trade, Hon. Hamat N.K Bah, Gambian Minister of Tourism and Culture, Hon. Amadou Kone, Minister of Transport, Cote D’Ivoire, amongst others. Leaders at the event were united in a call to leverage Post-Brexit to solve Africa’s twin issues of job and wealth creation. The event provided a robust platform to discuss and provide solutions to the alarming rate of unemployment on the continent.

 UK-Africa trading relationship currently stands at more than £27bn and the UK is the second-largest investor in Africa, with over £21bn of investment. The decision for the UK to move away from the European Union (EU) provides an opportunity to re-engage and refresh the U.K.-Africa partnership.

The key highlights of this summit include African Business & Investment Round Table, Top 50 African & Afro Caribbean Leaders in the UK and Showcase Gala Awards & Dinner.

Speakers

  1. Tim Morris

Senior Trade Advisor for Africa,

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  1. Catherine Simon

Desk Officer: Africa, Department for International Trade

  1. Francis C. Blain,

The Ambassador of The Gambia to the UK

  1. Hamat N K Bah

Minister of Tourism and Culture, the Gambia

DATE & VENUE

23rd and 24th May, London Hilton Hotel, On Parklane

AWARD HONOUREES

Mr. Henry Saamoi

Chief Executive Officer, International Bank (Liberia) Limited

The Industry Personality of the Year Award (Banking Category)

Mr. Peter Cole Chiori

Managing Director/CEO, Ocean Glory Commodities Limited

Nigeria for the African Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Transport & Logistics Category)

Ms. Leelai M. Kpukuyou

Chief Executive Officer, Mini Mall Enterprise Inc, Liberia

The African Female Business Leadership Excellence Award

Trade Kings Group Zambia

The African Company of the Year Award (FMCG Category)

Mr Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie

Ghana Forestry Commission

The African Government Regulator of the Year Award

Hon. Hamat N K Bah

Minister of Tourism and Culture, the Gambia

The Government Personality of the Year Award

Hon. Amadou Kone

Minister of Transport, Cote d’Ivoire

The Public Service Excellence Award

Amb. Dr. Ikechukwu U. Odo

Meridian Hospital, Nigeria

The Leadership Excellence in Medicine.

THE AFRICAN SUMMIT, LONDON

EVENT OVERVIEW

Portsmouth-UK: Amidst a groundswell of opposition, intense negotiations and relative uncertainty on the future of relations between Britain and its allies globally, African Leaders have been urged to harness the benefits of Brexit to push forward greater cooperation and partnership between U.K and Africa. This was the position of stakeholders at the recently concluded Africa Summit organized by the African Leadership Magazine at the London Hilton Hotel, On Parklane.  The event which was organized as part of the group’s mandate of evolving solutions to some of the continent’s pressing and peculiar challenges had as its theme: “Jobs Made in Africa: Creating A World Of Opportunities For The Continent’s Young People”. In attendance were high profile business, political and diplomatic leaders, from Africa and the U.K, including, Tim Morris, Senior Trade Advisor for Africa, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Catherine Simon, Desk Officer: Africa, Department for International Trade, Hon. Hamat N.K Bah, Gambian Minister of Tourism and Culture, Hon. Amadou Kone, Minister of Transport, Cote D’Ivoire, amongst others. Leaders at the event were united in a call to leverage Post-Brexit to solve Africa’s twin issues of job and wealth creation. The event provided a robust platform to discuss and provide solutions to the alarming rate of unemployment on the continent.

 UK-Africa trading relationship currently stands at more than £27bn and the UK is the second-largest investor in Africa, with over £21bn of investment. The decision for the UK to move away from the European Union (EU) provides an opportunity to re-engage and refresh the U.K.-Africa partnership.

The key highlights of this summit include African Business & Investment Round Table, Top 50 African & Afro Caribbean Leaders in the UK and Showcase Gala Awards & Dinner.

Speakers

  1. Tim Morris

Senior Trade Advisor for Africa,

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  1. Catherine Simon

Desk Officer: Africa, Department for International Trade

  1. Francis C. Blain,

The Ambassador of The Gambia to the UK

  1. Hamat N K Bah

Minister of Tourism and Culture, the Gambia

DATE & VENUE

23rd and 24th May, London Hilton Hotel, On Parklane

AWARD HONOUREES

Mr. Henry Saamoi

Chief Executive Officer, International Bank (Liberia) Limited

The Industry Personality of the Year Award (Banking Category)

Mr. Peter Cole Chiori

Managing Director/CEO, Ocean Glory Commodities Limited

Nigeria for the African Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Transport & Logistics Category)

Ms. Leelai M. Kpukuyou

Chief Executive Officer, Mini Mall Enterprise Inc, Liberia

The African Female Business Leadership Excellence Award

Trade Kings Group Zambia

The African Company of the Year Award (FMCG Category)

Mr Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie

Ghana Forestry Commission

The African Government Regulator of the Year Award

Hon. Hamat N K Bah

Minister of Tourism and Culture, the Gambia

The Government Personality of the Year Award

Hon. Amadou Kone

Minister of Transport, Cote d’Ivoire

The Public Service Excellence Award

Amb. Dr. Ikechukwu U. Odo

Meridian Hospital, Nigeria

The Leadership Excellence in Medicine.

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