Cultural Appreciation and Entertainment

                                                                                                                FACE HONORS AND GALA BALL

























FACE Honors and Gala Dinner Award Ceremony, is a celebration of Africa's influences on global economy, cultures and entertainment, 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.

Featuring;

  • Nigerian cuisine
  • Silent auctions
  • Royal fathers of the day
  • Artists performances
  • Artists of diferent genre of music
  • Cultural dancers from West Africa
  • Arts Expo and Exhibitions
  • Poetry
  • Fashion show


This year, ten (10) individuals will be selected to receive the Esteemed FACE HONORS. Women in Leadership would be recognised, while celebrating Nigerian rich and vibrant cultures on a large scale,  to cultivate cultural bonds in the diaspora, through food tasting, music, history and culture.

 Solidarity Concession

There will be a solidarity concession display of flags from countries in Africa and other nations, during the program. We request that you dress in African regalia for the Gala Ball or bring your country’s flag with formal dressing for display to create awareness about the spread of HIV and aids in Africa and also a symbol of unity and peace in our communities.


The forum is to enhance public and private sectors involvement in promoting community economic development initiatives, diversification of Nigeria’s economy, small and medium enterprises for economic growth and job creation by creating an enabling environment for investment, and capacity building with the goal of strengthening regional security, energy, inter-parliamentary diplomacy, foreign policies, trade relations and philanthropic initiatives through cultural diplomacy.  



​​​​​​​​PROGRAM OVERVIEW​​


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH 
Registration, Workshop, Study Tour, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch


9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Leadership and Democracy Immersion Workshop at George Mason University (optional)

(Customised democratic and leadership immersion program for legislative leaders, diplomats, foreign government and public officials,  federal, state, and local government executives, parlamentary staff, policy experts, lawyers, academicians 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. 

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Study tour and customized meetings with Legislators House and Senate Leadership 

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

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Registration and VIP Welcome Reception (By invitation only)

TBA - Delegates will be hosted to a reception by Nigerian organizations with foreign diplomatic corps, distinguished Nigerians, friends of Nigeria, businesses and community leader in attendance

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH 
Registration, Study Tour, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch​

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Onsite Visits and Lunch

(Customised business exploratory meetings and fact finding missions for business leaders, executives of  enterprises, federal, state, and local government officials, civil society organisations, private and public sectors)

Customised meetings and substantive discussions with city council committees and members of the state executive branch, including onsite visits of some of the world's most innovative companies, institutions and facilities

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 
TBA - Town Hall Meeting (Delegates will engage in substantive exchanges, Q & A session)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH 2017
Registration, Conference, Exhibition, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch​

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Roundtable Forum (Plenary sessions, presentations, exhibition, B2B meetings, investors and entrepreneurs round table discussions)

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Business and Industry Networking 

Connect with business leaders, corporate citizens, investor groups, chambers of commerce, diplomatic community, executives of enterprises, non-governmental organizations, associations, 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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2017
Registration, Conference, Exhibition, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch​

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Roundtable Forum (Plenary sessions, presentations, exhibition, B2B meetings, investors and entrepreneurs round table discussions)

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Arts Exhibition

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
FACE HONORS Gala Ball

Awards celebration of Africa’s influences on global economy entertainment and cultures. Featuring:

- Silent Auction
- Indigenous Music
- African Cuisines 
- Fashion Show  
- Royal Fathers of the day
- Celebrity Guests Appearance 
- Artists Performances
- Entertainment and Dance

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH
City Tour and Lunch

12:00 PM – 5:00 pm
Tour of Washington's Historical and Attraction Sites​

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2017
Registration, Workshop, Study Tour, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch

9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Leadership and Democracy Immersion Workshop at George Mason University (optional)

(Customised democratic and leadership immersion program for legislative leaders, diplomats, foreign government and public officials,  federal, state, and local government executives, parlamentary staff, policy experts, lawyers, academicians 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. 

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Study tour and customized meetings with Legislators House and Senate Leadership 

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

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Registration and VIP Welcome Reception (By invitation only

TBA - Delegates will be hosted to a reception by Nigerian organizations with foreign diplomatic corps, distinguished Nigerians, friends of Nigeria, businesses and community leader in attendance

​TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2017
Registration, Study Tour, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch​

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Onsite Visits and Lunch

Customised business exploratory meetings and fact finding missions for business leaders, executives of  enterprises, federal, state, and local government officials, civil society organisations, private and public sectors

Customised meetings and substantive discussions with city council committees and members of the state executive branch, including onsite visits of some of the world's most innovative companies, institutions and facilities

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 
TBA - Town Hall Meeting (Delegates will engage in substantive exchanges, Q & A session)


A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


WELCOME TO THE 2017 U.S-NIGERIA LEGISLATIVE & EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP FORUM, EXHIBITION AND AWARD

























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 challenges and opportunities for sustainability of democracy, regional security, economic growth and development.

We are excited to bring together people from all walks of life, among them, policy makers, young entrepreneurs, innovative business leaders, Non-Governmental organisations, distinguished Africans and academicians to network and follow-up on exploratory business meetings, pre-consultations and fact finding missions with the aim of strengthening bilateral relations, health and education systems, democratic and capacity building for effective governance, and economic development in Africa, particularly for Nigeria's 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 in the event to becoming Goodwill Ambassadors, to affect real change in Nigeria and Nigerian diaspora.


Best Regards, 


2017 US-Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Organising Executive Committee
 US-Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Largo/Washington, D.C

                         November 15- 21, 2017

                        9:00 am - 10:00 pm, Daily

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

Gala Ball Dinner Reception and Award Ceremony Programs

Roundtable Dialogue and Best Practice Sharing with Colleagues and Experts