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Date: July 24, 2014

Contact: Laetitia Mulamula
Email: Laetitia.Mulamula@gmail.com

Media Advisory: Doing Business in East Africa Forum
WHAT: East Africa delegates to President Obamas US-Africa Heads of State Summit consisting of ministers, governors,
county planners, administrators and chambers of commerce will present project opportunities across many sectors
including Health Care, Energy, Water and Sanitation, Agriculture, Finance, ICT and Manufacturing.
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TOPIC: Doing Business in East Africa Forum.
Event Features:
Welcome Remarks:
Rushern L. Baker, III, Prince Georges County Executive (expected).
Gwen McCall, President/CEO, Prince Georges County Africa Trade Office (PGCEDC)
Dr. Frank Forka, Director, Prince Georges County Africa Trade Office (PGCEDC)
Benedict Kazora, President, Eastern Africa Diaspora Business Council (EADBC)
Guest Speakers:
H.E. Dr. Ambassador Richard Sezibera, EAC Secretary General
Hon. Professor Silas Lwakabamba, Minister for Infrastructure, Rwanda
Hon. Dr. Mary Nagu, Minister for Investment and Empowerment, Tanzania
H.E. Moses Akaranga, Governor of the County of Vihiga, Kenya(invited)
Hudson Aluvanze, Chairman - Kenya Export Promotion Council
Dr. Moses Ikiara, CEO, Kenya Investment Authority
Mr. Murithi Ndegwa, CEO Kenya Tourism Board (invited)
Ms. Juliet Kariuki, CEO Tanzania Investment Center (invited)
Context for Business in East Africa.
Recent oil and gas findings in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania are projected to push the annual growth rates above 10%.
Rwanda is ranked second in the continent in ease of doing business, while Ethiopias thriving economic vibrancy is
projected for double-digit annual growth rates in coming years. As the East African regions wealth increases so does the
demand for improved infrastructure, reliable energy access and high quality consumer and agricultural products.
Key Sector and Break-Out Sessions:
o Smart Africa/ICT
o Opportunities in Energy, Water, and Sanitation
o Opportunities in Manufacturing and Agriculture
o Opportunities in Healthcare
Networking Reception.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 8am-5pm.
WHERE: Prince Georges County Economic Development Corporation/Africa Trade Office
1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 350, Largo, MD 20774.
REGISTRATION: www.eadiaspora.org/event/register or Call the Africa Trade Office at (301) 583-4650; Eastern Africa
Diaspora Business Council at laetitia.mulamula@gmail.com
For more information, please contact Ben Kazora for media questions and opportunities at benkazora@yahoo.com
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Prince Georges County Africa Trade Office
Eastern Africa Diaspora Business Council