Roundtable Dialogue and Best Practice Sharing with Colleagues and Experts

To bridge socio economic inequality  through capacity building, entrepreneurship support, community and philanthropic initiatives

A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


The ability to create an enabling environment for economic growth is fundamental to development and sustainability of any democracy. To understand the present, one must first take a look back at the past. The U.S-Nigeria relations was first established when Nigerian Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa addressed the U.S Congress, July 25, 1961. Therefore, our objective is to improve U.S relations, explore the political economic & policymaking process for mutual prosperity and cooperation.

Furthermore, as the world is becoming a global village, in which there are no boundaries to trade and communication, there is a need in today's fast paced society and culture to engage in frank dialogue to gain a better understanding of the political, economic, and social trends to remove constraints and recommend strategies that would bring about positive change by addressing shared concerns, challenges and opportunities for sustainability of democracy, economic growth and development.

The 2017 U.S -Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum, a non-partisan and non-advocacy high-level event, is designed to build cross-sector development collaborations, between legislative leaders, decision makers, federal, state and local executives, including civil society organizations, private/public sectors, in government and business enterprises of Nigeria and the United States.

We are excited to bring together about 500 people from all walks of life, among them, policy makers, young entrepreneurs, innovative business leaders, distinguished Nigerians, academicians and civil society organisations to develop new connections, follow-up on exploratory business meetings, and fact finding missions with the goal of promoting bilateral relations, parliamentary diplomacy and economic development for Nigeria' future.

Thank you for making plans to attend this highly anticipated event, an empowerment platform for young leaders to engage in productive dialogue that would prepare them for future leadership role in the world. We hope that the experience you bring back will go beyond just participating at the event to becoming Goodwill Ambassadors, to affect real change in Nigeria and Nigerian diaspora.

On behalf of the organising committee of The 2017 US-Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum

To make available the necessary programs, infrastructures and facilities for sustainable socioeconomic development 

OBJECTIVES

VISION

To encourage policies and procedures for maintenance of viable primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors

Gala Ball Dinner Reception and Award Ceremony Programs

Cultural Appreciation and Entertainment

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW​​


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Registration, Workshop, Refreshment Breaks, Lunch, Study Tour

(The workshop and study tour is a customised immersion for foreign public officials, executives of federal, state, and local government, private and public sectors, parlamentary staff, foreign diplomats, policy experts, lawyers, academicians, CEO's and journalists.


  • The Leadership and Democracy Immersion Workshop will begin with benchmarking information about good governance, capacity and democracy building on how the U.S presidential system of government, agencies and businesses optimally operate. The workshop will include Keynote Speakers at George Mason University, Virginia. Upon completion of workshop, participant will receive attendance certificate. 


  • Study tour of U.S Capitol, customised meetings and substantive discussions with lawmakers on the Hill, House and Senate Leadership and committees with the goal of strengthening bilateral relations. trade policy and economic diplomacy


Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Registration and Welcome Reception (By invitation only)


  • Delegates will be hosted to a reception by the Nigerian organizations with U.S lawmaker, governemnt officilas, state and city council executives, foreign diplomatic corps, selected distinguished Nigerian, friends of Nigeria, businesses and community leader in attendance


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Registration, Refreshment Breaks, Lunch and Study Tour

(The program is designed for decision makers, government executives, CEO's high-ranking government officials,  business leaders, policy experts, academicians, foreign diplomats and journalists)


  • Customised meetings and substantive discussions with city council committees and members of the state executive branch

Study Tour of some of the world's most innovative companies, institutions, facilities

Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Pre-Event)
Registration, Business and Industry Networking 


  • Connect with with U.S legislators, mayors, governors, executives of enterprises, government organizations, business leaders, corporate citizens, investor groups, chambers of commerce, diplomatic community, non-governmental organizations, associations, foundations, enterprises, technical partners, public/private sectors, distinguished Africans, decision makers, top government officials and entrepreneurs. 


  • Get to know the key players, build new business relationship, share information, contacts, showcase your products, goods and services and seek potential partners for ventures


Friday, November 17, 2017

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Registration, Conference, Exhibition, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch


  • Roundtable forum, plenary sessions, presentation, exhibition, B2B meetings, investors and entrepreneurs round table discussion. (Delegates will engage in substantive exchanges, Q & A session, panel discussion and presentation).


Time: 5:00 pm - 10 pm (Pre-Event)
Registration, Meet and Greet Reception and Exhibition  


  • Meet and Greet Networking with executives of enterprises, government organizations, business leaders, corporate citizens, investor groups, chambers of commerce, diplomatic community, non-governmental organizations, associations, foundations, enterprises, technical partners, public/private sectors, distinguished Africans, and organizational leaders in attendance.


Saturday, November 18, 2017

FACE HONORS, GALA BALL AND INARC AFRICAN EXPO & CELEBRATION

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Registration, Conference, Arts Exhibition, Expo, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch


  • Roundtable forum, plenary sessions, presentation, exhibition, B2B meetings, investors and entrepreneurs round table discussion. (Delegates will engage in substantive exchanges, Q & A session, panel discussion and presentation).


Time: 1:30 pm - 5: 30 pm

  • City tour of Washington's Historical and Attraction Sites


Time: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Registration, Arts Exhibition, VIP Reception and  Dinner Program (Post-Event)

Featuring:


  1. VIP Cocktail Reception hosted by International Arts Resource Centre
  2. Gala Ball Dinner Reception & Awards Ceremony program Hosted by FACE HONORS
  3. Silent Auction, African Arts Exhibition will be unveiled with light entertainment and cocktail reception with dignitaries, celebrity guests appearance and Who's Who in attendance
  4. Display of portraits of 45 past and present American Presidents as an honour and celebration of icon of ideal democracy
  5. Artists Performances
  6. Cultural Entertainment


FACE HONORS is an award and cultural celebration of Africa’s influences on global  economy and music, in recognition of outstanding individuals, organizations, corporations and institutions whose outstanding courage, commitment, and passion have contributed to the promotion of democracy, education, cultural heritage, public service, philanthropic activities, diplomacy, community development, peace and security, in Africa and the African diaspora.

The Gala Ball is a platform to create awareness about NGO's doing charitable work and humanitarian services in rural communities. The event will help raise funds or donations for charity's Wish Lists. This year's proceeds will go to selected non-governmental organisations for charitable work in Africa and African diaspora. 

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Preparing the next generation of leaders by bridging the skills gap in education through community capacity development and empowerment.

GOALS

MISSION

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Largo, Washington, D.C

                         November 15-17, 2017

                        9:00 am - 10:00 pm, Daily

Customised Meetings with Top Government Officials, Policy Makers and Industry Leaders