A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
WELCOME TO THE 2017 U.S-NIGERIA LEGISLATIVE & EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP FORUM
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.
2017 US-Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Organising Executive Committee
US-Nigeria Legislative and Executive Leadership Forum
Gala Ball Dinner Reception and Award Ceremony Programs
Roundtable Dialogue and Best Practice Sharing with Colleagues and Experts
Cultural Appreciation and Entertainment
FACE HONORS AND GALA BALL
The program ends on November 18, 2017 with a Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony, 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.
This year, ten (10) individuals will be nominated to receive the Esteemed FACE HONORS. Women in Leadership would be recognized. Proceeds from silent and live auctions will go to benefit selected Non-profit organization for clean water projects, in rural communities in Nigeria.
The cultural celebration will showcase, Live jazz, Fuji, afro beat, afro hip-hop, and highlife music of different genre. Artist’s spotlights will include cultural dancers from Nigeria, and cultural display, music performance, fashion show of traditional costumes, custodian fathers, African percussions and youth creativity/empowerment workshops for about twenty kids from Africa.
There will be performances from Artists, poets, and a fashion show. The Royal Fathers of the day will present awards to Honorees, while celebrating the rich and vibrant cultures on a large scale, in promotion of culture to cultivate cultural bonds in the diaspora, through food tasting, music, history and culture.
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.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Largo, MD
November 15-18, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 pm, Daily
Customised Meetings with Top Government Officials, Policy Makers and Industry Leaders