The Tony Elumelu Foundation and United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) have partnered with the United States Department of Commerce to host a Panel and Roundtable discussion between members of the U.S. Presidential Council on Doing Business in Africa (PCDBIA) and a diverse community of African entrepreneurs.
The 11 person U.S. delegation, along with representatives of several US government trade and investment-focused agencies, was led by the Honourable Penny Pritzker – US Secretary of Commerce. The Council visited Lagos as part of a fact-finding mission to help inform their upcoming report to President Barack Obama on how to strengthen commercial engagement between the US and Africa, which will result in mutually-beneficial growth.
The event was titled “Unleashing Africa’s Entrepreneurs: Strengthening the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to Empower the Next Generation of Africa’s Business Leaders”.
It brought together American business leaders and Nigerian entrepreneurs to discuss challenges, solutions and innovations in the current African business environment.