Tunis, Tunisia
06 February 2020

Tony Elumelu, Nigerian philanthropist and entrepreneur, Chairman of the United Bank for Africa group, and founder of the largest African philanthropic initiative devoted to supporting entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the Prosper Africa conference, taking place February 6, 2020, in Tunis, Tunisia.

The Prosper Africa conference, which builds on a U.S. government initiative to increase trade and investment between the United States and Africa, is co-hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Tunis and the American Chamber of Commerce of Tunisia.  The U.S. Government will be represented by the Acting Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Joseph C. Semsar, the Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Middle East Bureau, Michael T. Harvey, and the Acting Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Africa at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Christopher Maloney.

The program will facilitate U.S. and African business-to-business connections and will feature remarks by key officials; a panel on the landscape of pan-African trade & investment opportunities; a panel on U.S. Government tools to support trade & investment; a panel on Tunisia as a gateway to Africa; and breakout presentations on investing in innovation, power generation & distribution, and agribusiness.

Nearly 800 participants from more than 25 countries across the continent have registered to be a part of Prosper Africa.  Registration will be open through February 3 at the following site:

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