The only gathering of policymakers, global CEOs, investors, bankers, industry experts, entrepreneurs and innovators.

2 Days

1000+ Participants

25+ Global Speakers & 70+ Exhibitors

50+ Countries


Awakening Trade & Conference is proud to bring a unique platform for buyers, sellers, and investors to meet and do business. The event offers a valuable opportunity to learn about the latest in trade, investment, and market trends. 

This year’s event will include 25+ speakers, 70+ exhibitors, 10+ workshops, and entertainment representing more than 50 countries. It will offer a valuable opportunity to learn about the latest in trade, investment, and market trends.

Past Speakers & Panelists

Hilda S Mafudze

H.E. Hilda S. Mafudze

African Union Ambassador to the US
Mayor Jhon

Jhon B. Muns

Mayor of Plano, Texas

Kelle Marsalis, CCE, IOM

President & CEO Plano Chamber of Commerce

Jackie Elwards

Vice Mayor City of Ronhert Park
Chido Mpemba

Chido Mpemba

African Union Chairperson’s Special Envoy on Youth

Richard Mofe

Actor / Producer

Emma Lohoues

Celebrity TV presenter
Kethia Kayumba

Kethia Kayumba

CEO of Glamour Construction LLC

Sinamandla Kwepile

Managing Director Moshito Music Conference

Herbert Austin

District Director for the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Fredy Muks

Global Music Board Chair Recording Academy Grammys

Damita Williams

Chief Nursing Officer / Medical City Plano
Tanika Donnell

Tanika Donnell

CEO, TDRealty

Dr. Josepha M. Musabyemariya

Officer in charge for Youth and Humanitarian Affairs African Union Mission / USA
Capt. Abiy Makonnen

Capt. Abiy Makonnem

CMO / United Aviation Solution
Ana Paula

Honorable Ana Paula

Consul General of Angola in Houston, Texas

Alexxis Hawkins

Founder of Redibloom

Prof Marcus Ambe

Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of South Africa UNISA

Blondel Katongola

Secretary General / ICOYACA
Selasie Asuo

Stephen Selasie Asuo

President / BIDEC
Edmilson Angelo

Edmilson Angelo

Founder of Change 1’s Life
Emmanuel Kalumbata

Emmanuel Kalumbata

Founder and CEO of Awakening Africa Hub

Joseph D Mpalanga

Founder & CEO of Makassi Beverages

Jessica C. Thompson

International Trade Specialist U.S. Commercial Service, Dallas-Fort Worth

Dr. Bright Eric Ohene

Cardiovascular Surgeon

Mbaye Mbengue

Founder of Youth Education and Sports Development / United Nations

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