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THE AFRICAN BUSINESS LOUNGE

Plano Event Center, Texas

TRADE & EXPO 2022

Dec 15-17, 2022

December 15-17, 2022

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THE AFRICAN BUSINESS LOUNGE TRADE & EXPO

Your Navigator in the World of Trade

The African Business Lounge International Trade & Expo is the key event boosting trade in America and Africa. No other event in the United State brings together more African American professionals under one roof.
The Africa Business Lounge Trade and Expo are proud to bring you 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 summit is expected to be even more successful than previous years, as more and more businesses continue to see the value in doing business with Africa.

2.5 billion Africans will soon equal a quarter of the global population, with consumer spending expected to hit $2.1 trillion by 2025 and $2.5 trillion by 2030.

Many predict that Africa will become a leading player in the
global economy in the coming decades due to its untapped mineral wealth and
natural resources, geostrategic position, vast arable land, booming population
growth, and a vast number of young workers. With the world’s largest free trade
area, the continent is creating an entirely new development path, harnessing
the potential of its resources and people.

Despite scarring from the COVID-19 pandemic, Africa’s potential is undeniable, and the need for bold and transformative reforms is more urgent than ever. 

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The African Business Lounge International Trade & Expo is the leading gateway in driving investment across the Atlantic by connecting corporations, private investors, and governments – going to the interests of both North America and Africa. 

By connecting the African continent and America, we open access
to markets, innovation-friendly capital, and partnership opportunities to spur
trade and investment between Africa and the US. 

EVENT OVERVIEW

At this year’s Africa Business Lounge Trade & Expo themed: Naturing African
American Business Connections
attendees can expect to find an array of
partnerships, venture ideas, products, and services from some of the most
vibrant economies on the African continent.

There are endless opportunities to grow and succeed when it comes to business. However, it cannot be easy to identify which markets offer the most potential for success. Africa Business Lounge Trade and Expo help companies identify new market opportunities and grow their businesses profitably and sustainably. We understand the challenges and opportunities of doing business in today’s economy, and we’re here to help you capitalize on the most promising markets for your company. The Africa Business Lounge Summit is the premier event for business professionals. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and network with fellow business leaders and investors. This two-day summit will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions relevant to business owners and executives, a business expo, and an award ceremony recognizing brilliant minds in the business world.

GOALS

The African Business Lounge Trade and Expo helps companies identify new market opportunities and grow their businesses profitably and sustainably. We understand the challenges and opportunities of doing business in today’s economy, and we’re here to help you capitalize on the most promising markets for your company.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Participants are selected based on their business development interests, their experiences in executing concrete investment projects as well as their potential influence on economic development and involvement in improving Africa’s business climate.

These will include:

OBJECTIVES

The African Business Lounge strive to provide a great place for interactions, sharing experiences, research and investment management in diversified opportunities and new markets to help transform the African society into the heights of sustainable development.

THE AFRICAN BUSINESS LOUNGE WILL TARGET THE FOLLOWING KEY SECTORS/GROUPS:

Plan your Trip

  • PLANO EVENT CENTER

Plano Event Center is an 86,400 square foot facility providing flexible function space accommodating as many as 5,000 people depending on your event set-up. Our staff is available to help plan your event, from logistics to equipment and catering to beverage services. The exhibition hall offers 21,600 square feet of column-free, completely carpeted space, a professional master stage, and high dock and street-level move-in access. In addition, there are 17 different break-out rooms and an outdoor courtyard.

 

DFW AIRPORT

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the primary international airport serving the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex area in the U.S. state of Texas. It is the largest hub for American Airlines, which is headquartered near the airport. It is the fourth busiest airport in the world by aircraft movements and the fifteenth busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic in 2017. Visit DFW AIRPORT

We encourage all attendees from outside the US to plan early for their trip. Should you need an invitation letter after registration, send and email to info@afblounge.org

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We encourage all attendees to plan early for their trip. Should you need a hotel for the week of the Expo, We have partnered with the Fairfield Inn & Suites Dallas Plano North and the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center.

Book your Room now in the Awakening Africa Expo & Gala Room Block!

You can call the Fairfield Inn & Suites Dallas Plano North directly at 972-423-9944 or the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center at 972-473-6444 and ask for the “Awakening Africa Expo & Gala Room Block!” to receive the group rate. You can also use this custom link to reserve your Room.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Dallas/Plano

Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center

Benefit of attending

The African business lounge is the only gathering of policymakers, global CEOs, investors, bankers, industry experts, entrepreneurs, and innovators to build a bridge between Africa and the US.

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Plano Event Center

2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.
Plano TX 75074