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​​


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH 2017

Registration, Study Tour, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Onsite Visits and Lunch

- Customised business exploratory meetings, fact finding missions, and substantive discussions with lawmakers and executive branch with the goal of strengthening bilateral relations. trade policy and economic diplomacy for business leaders, executives of  enterprises, civil society organisations, private and public sectors

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VIP Welcome Reception (By invitation only)

TBA - Delegates will be hosted to a reception with distinguished Nigerians, friends of Nigeria, businesses and community leader in attendance

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2017

Registration, Conference, Exhibition, Refreshment Breaks and Lunch​

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Roundtable Forum (Plenary sessions, presentations, exhibition, B2B meetings, investors and entrepreneurs round table discussions)

1:00 pm – 2:00 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

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FACE HONORS Gala Ball

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

- Indigenous Music
- 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​