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
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
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.
Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Registration and Welcome Reception (By invitation only)
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)
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
Friday, November 17, 2017
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration, Conference, Exhibition, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch
Time: 5:00 pm - 10 pm (Pre-Event)
Registration, Meet and Greet Reception and Exhibition
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
Time: 1:30 pm - 5: 30 pm
Time: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Registration, Arts Exhibition, VIP Reception and Dinner Program (Post-Event)
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.
Preparing the next generation of leaders by bridging the skills gap in education through community capacity development and empowerment.
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