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, regional security, 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 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, education, effective governance, 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.

Best Regards, 

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