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New York 2013

Origin Africa & Hard Rock Intl Celebrate the New Africa

New York 2013

OA NYC 2013


Monday, April 22, 2013

Forget what you thought you knew about Africa and learn about the waking Lion Economies

Hard Rock Cafe, Time Square
1501 Broadway New York, NY 10036

12 – 3pm – Panel and light lunch
6 – 8pm – Evening Event where attending Celebrities, Panelists and Guests can exchange ideas

Additional Details:

1:00pm Panel Discussions: Two panels to discuss where Africa has been and where it is now. Focus on emerging industry, untapped talent, natural resources and exciting new frontier. Panels also to discuss opportunity for US based fashion and home decor industry, and the financial impact committing to producing or sourcing just one item for next year can have on Africa as well as on US.

6:00-8:00pm Event Celebrating the new Africa: The event will be hosted by USAID COMPETE, Origin Africa & Hard Rock International and attended by panelists as well as celebrity guests.

The Facts About Africa Today:

  • The Lion economies are booming, entrepreneurs and companies are already successfully doing business with and within Africa
  • Six of 10 of the world’s fastest-growing economies
  • The world’s fastest-growing middle class
  • It is the next & last big frontier – from manufacturing for global brands employing thousands to artisanal production by women coops changing their families’ lives.
  • Supporting commerce with and within Africa supports sustainable economic recovery and overall growth: Using business as a means for societal change – helping a people learn a skill and earn a living, instilling pride and the opportunity to build a better life for generations to come.

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