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Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) | Partner Monthly Newsletter |

WELCOME TO ATIGS PARTNER NEWSLETTER ATIGS Total Partners: 151 | Sponsors & Supporters: 10 | Strategic & Industry: 16 | Media: 45 | Partnering Events: 6 Country Representatives: 43 | Delegation Organizers: 7 | Organizing Partners: 7 | Research: 2 | Ambassadors: 5

Keeping you up-to-date on the latest developments & headlines, regarding the 2018 Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) scheduled to be held on June 24-26, 2018.

ATIGS NEW SPONSOR Welcome Lovoco as ATIGS 2018 New Sponsor Lovoco innovates speech and translation AI for accessibility, communication, and educational solutions. | | Official Bilingual Partner of ATIGS 2018 Lovoco will provide real-time English/French subtitling and post-production transcripts and translated transcripts of ATIGS 2018

ATIGS NEW RESEARCH PARTNER Welcome Oxford Business Group as ATIGS 2018 Official Research Partner Founded as a research publishing firm in 1994, OBG is today a British company with world-wide reach, employing more than 200 staff. The Group publishes authoritative reports and online economic briefings covering 34 countries around the world from its offices in Istanbul, Berlin, Dubai and London. | | Official Research Partner of ATIGS OTG will have a circulation desk at ATIGS 2018.

ATIGS NEW ORGANIZING PARTNER Welcome iKapaMedia East Africa as ATIGS 2018 Organizing Partner A Kenya-based company that provide marketing facilitation services to International Trade Fairs, Exhibitions, Conferences, Trade Missions and Delegations, Business Tours Travels, Corporate Events by liaising with relevant stakeholders in the East Africa Public Sector Institutions. | | ATIGS Organizing & Strategic Partner iKapaMedia East Africa will lead delegation to ATIGS 2018 Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) | Partner Monthly Newsletter |

ATIGS NEW AMBASSADOR Welcome Charles Botse Bennin as ATIGS 2018 Ambassador & Advisory Board Member Charles Botse Bennin CEO, Triple Grace Consultancy and Logistics Ltd An astute insurance executive with very enviable feats in his field spanning 18 years. Chief Executive Officer of Triple Grace Consultancy and Logistics Limited and the Managing Director of Ideal Insurance Brokers Limited in Accra, Ghana. Has held senior level positions at KEK Insurance Brokers Sierra Leone Limited, Donewell Insurance Company, Wapic Insurance Ghana Limited, Hippo Transport Limited. Presently sits on the board of several Well connected to several very influential personalities in industry, government and the Christendom both locally and internationally.

ATIGS NEW HONORABLE ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER Welcome Bochong El Hadj Lawan, C.O.M as ATIGS Honorable Advisory Board Member Bochong El Hadj Lawan, C.O.M Member of Board of Directors, Société Nationale d’Hydrocarbures (SNH) Chairman, United Democratic Party (UDP) Cameroon venerated political leader, business man and a philanthropist. Participated in the historic first Cameroon Trade & Investment Mission to the United States & France in 1985. He negotiated the construction of the first and only Hilton Hotel in Yaoundé – Cameroon. Appointed in 2013 by the president of Cameroon to sit on the Board of Directors of Société Nationale d’Hydrocarbures (SNH), the national oil and gas company of Cameroon, established in 1980. He is also the National Chairman of United Democratic Party (UDP), a Cameroon people's alternative political party founded in 1990 with significant party agenda for development. Holds a Knight of Cameroon Order of Merit (COM), for his developments service & medal of Honor recipient as one of Cameroon meritorious men. Bestowed upon the Bochong title in 2016, as the highest respected title in Boyo Division.

MORE RECENTLY APPOINTED ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS Sabina Zunguze, CEO & Co-Founder, A Gift To Africa - United States Jabulani Dhliwayo, Founder, ICT Africa - United States Babawole Akin-Aina, Managing Partner, AO Advisors - United States Anietie "Nate" Udofia, CEO & President, Grid Development Partners - United States Rev. Peter Odijie, Africa Group Head, Gospel Pillars Ministry - Ghana Dr.Chomi Makina, Chairman, IPHC Group & CEO, Moonlight Holdings – Zimbabwe

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ATIGS TO FEATURE AGRICULTURE MARKETPLACE – PAVILION Welcome Franchise Africa as ATIGS Strategic Partner An international trade & development agency specializing in Bilateral Trade Between U.S. & Sub-Saharan Africa, facilitating African companies, their products and services, entry into United States markets and vice versa with United States companies seeking market entry into Sub-Saharan African markets. | ATIGS Strategic Partner Franchise Africa to host Agriculture Marketplace at ATIGS 2018 and represent suppliers from Africa.

AFRICA MARKET STUDY Welcome AMENA Trade & Investment Consulting GmbH as ATIGS Strategic Partner Specialized in consulting government agencies and private companies in foreign direct investment and trade. The company has a global reputation and serves clients from North America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. | ATIGS Strategic Partner AMENA will create a Market Study about Trade & Investment in Africa highlighting ATIGS 2018 as a platform to access African Markets at a One-Stop Shop, and Connecting Global Investors to Africa Market.

CROSSING BOUNDARY Welcome PLANETINVEST as ATIGS Strategic Partner PLANETINVEST, Business Community managed by XP MARKETPLACE - France, is an international business network represented by Partners filling strategic positions in their countries or in their regions of action. Selected based on ethical criteria, their regular effectiveness, their strategic positions and common human values. | ATIGS Strategic Partner PLANETINVEST will Promote ATIGS to PLANETINVEST platform

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SOUTH AFRICA AT ATIGS 2018 South Africa confirmed to host National Pavilion at ATIGS 2018, after a meeting spearheaded by ATIGS Country Representative in South Africa, Ms. Hester Mc Kenzie. More detail to come!

PLANS FOR ATIGS AGRICULTURE PAVILION UNDERWAY Richelle Speights, Founder & CEO of Franchise Africa, organizer of ATIGS Agriculture Marketplace joins the Nigeria Trade Mission (August 5th-12th, 2017) to begin engagement about ATIGS Agriculture Pavilion. Trade mission organized by Nigeria Initiative for Economic Development (NIED) in collaboration with Nigeria American Chamber of Commerce & US Commercial Services. Trade mission included meeting with the Nigeria Vice President, Nigeria National economic team, Federal ministers, state governors & business executives from private sector among others.

CAYE MISSION TO ATIGS 2018 ATIGS Has Appointed Bernard Oduro Takyi, Regional Coordinator of CAYE-West Africa to Lead CAYE Mission to ATIGS 2018 Bernard Oduro Takyi is Regional Coordinator of the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs-West Africa. Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs is an Umbrella Body of all Youth Entrepreneurial Networks among the 52 Commonwealth Nations. It has blocs in Asia, Caribbean, East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa. CAYE has a membership in excess of 1Million Individuals and 50 Institutional Membership. Bernard Oduro Takyi will lead the mission of Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAYE) which springs across all the 52 Commonwealth Nations to ATIGS 2018. | ATIGS Delegation Leader ATIGS also Welcomes CAYE-West Africa as an Institutional Partner and will sensitize its members about ATIGS 2018.

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ATIGS EU-AFRICA MODERATOR ATIGS welcomes Mrs. Uzo Madu as the Official Moderator for all EU-Africa International Business Congress (EAIBC) sessions, part of ATIGS 2018. Uzo Madu is the founder of the website and current affairs programme of “What’s in it for Africa”, where she monitors and analyses EU-Africa political issues. She has written for African Business Magazine and, featured on BBC World News and CNBC Africa, and in Forbes Afrique, Deutsche Welle and RFI Internationale. With over 6 years’ experience in EU Public Affairs, she holds a Law degree and is studying an MA in EU External Relations.

ATIGS IN LOME-TOGO ATIGS team attended the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Lome, Togo from Aug. 8-10, 2017 in Lome, Togo to engage on ATIGS agenda. The theme of this year’s Forum was “The U.S. and Africa: Partnering for Prosperity through Trade.” The 2017 Forum will explore how countries can continue to maximize the benefits of AGOA. ATIGS will host the US-Africa Manufacturing Forum, part of ATIGS 2018.

ATIGS KICKS OFF PLANS FOR EUROPE & ASIA REPRESENTATIVES With over 40 Country Representatives in 39 African countries, ATIGS kicks off plans to have representatives in Europe & Asia. Welcome ATIGS Representative in The Netherlands Eng. Paulo J. Marques Morgado MBA CEO, MorGroup, The Netherlands Eng. Paulois is the CEO of MorGroup, an initiative of international business experts with strong academic background born out of entrepreneurial spirit, and the desire to help companies across the world to thrive and grow in a sustainable manner. He is teaching at the University of Groningen, in the Faculty of Economics and Business, International Business and Management courses. Developed Learning Community themes involving cross discipline students and professionals towards solving real world challenges. He was Financial Director for Nalco Angola, a Joint Venture of Nalco Energy Services (an Ecolab Company) in Angola, to support the Oil and Gas industry.

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INTRODUCING ATIGS 2018 PARTNER COUNTRY Every edition, one African country will be spotlighted at the Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) as the Official Partner Country. In 2018, ATIGS will honor one leading trade & investment country as the Official Partner Country, a golden opportunity to showcase companies, products, services, projects and experiences from the Partner Country and will be offered the premium pavilion position in busy exhibition hall at ATIGS 2018. The Partner Country will be the star attraction on the Africa-global trade & investment stage for an entire duration of ATIGS planning and on-site at ATIGS 2018. In its role as the Partner Country, program will be geared to attract foreign investment and expand export business, and showcase itself as an attractive location for investment and reinforce its reputation in the growing sectors in the country. An announcement will be made when a formal agreement for ATIGS 2018 Partner Country participation has been signed by representatives of ATIGS and the Partner Country government.

ATIGS NEW AMBASSADOR Gadzanani Makopola CEO, Far The Best – Botswana CEO of a group of companies focused on government and private project finance, mining and construction. Started an information and communication technology company 16 years ago and his passion saw him move into other countries, where he developed and grew his business networks in other sectors. Has been Involved with the department of Botswana's oldest city, Francistown, where he crafted investment opportunities and the city's value proposition, unearthing a US$5 billion of investment potential. Gadza's companies work with global groups that finance government projects as well as private and public-private partnership projects.

ADVANCING THE STAGE FOR AFRICA Dr. Richmond Annan Appointed to Address ATIGS 2018 Dr. Richmond Annan President, iRichie Group Inc A Global Advisor and a World Civility Ambassador, Dr. Richmond Annan is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on Business Architecture. A broker of Peace, Development, and Strength in countries that seek growth. Has traveled the world engaging with Diplomats, Government officials and business tycoons to facilitate and foster peace and development. His company, iRichie Group, operates at the nexus of US-Africa economic policy, trade and business development. With offices in Texas, and Accra, Ghana, and strategic partners across Europe, the US and Africa. Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) | Partner Monthly Newsletter |

ATIGS 2018 COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE PARTNERS (AS OF AUGUST 14, 2017) Amega Yawo, Managing Director, Trustrade Consulting Group, SARL - Togo/Global Ketema Kebede, CEO, Adamant Investment Group - Dubai, UAE/Ethiopia Fernando Dolbeth Assunção, Managing Director, First African Investment Holding - Angola Olive Dol-Somse, CEO, Agence Bekilita - Central African Republic Daouda Hamadou, CEO, Novatech - Niger Hester Mc Kenzie, CEO, Affluent Resources Ltd - South Africa George. W. Bakka, CEO, Angels Initiatives - Uganda Younouss Keita, CEO, YouCorporation Sarl - Mali Wisdom King, CEO, Tiwala Markt Co. Ltd - Ghana Chizoba Ezenwata, CEO, Rural Urban Solar Energy - Nigeria Dagadou K. Agbeko, Founder & CEO, Kodaga Group - Togo Affiong Williams, Founder & CEO, Reel Fruit - Nigeria Kyeng Mercy Tetuh, Founder & CEO, Value Health Africa - Cameroon Ndansi Elvis NUKAM, President & CEO, Cameroon Trading Corporation - Cameroon Sylvester A. Sede, MD & CEO, Sylverflame Media Ltd - Nigeria Bahnan Omar Loula, Founder & CEO, Techsoft - Djibouti Alagie Busso, Founder & CEO, FutureTech - Gambia Eng. Paulo J. Marques Morgado MBA,MPhill, CEO, MorGroup - The Netherlands Mamadou Dio Diallo, Managing Director, Galerie General Bureautique - Republic of Guinea Tchakoute.K. Henri Blaise, Operations Manager, Satch Inter Sarl - Benin Sebulon David, Senior Managing Partner, Glowdom - Namibia Jennifer Uchendu, Founder, SustyVibes - Nigeria Okpara Ikenna Goodyear, M.SC., Chairman, Green Remedy International Limited - Nigeria Pascal Kerong'a Urwinyo, Chairman, Kerong’a Urwinyo Investment - Congo DRC Alfred Loua, Founder, Africa Growth SME Executive Network - Cote D'Ivoire Ylanga Blinker, ATIGS Organizing Committee & Alliance Partner - Suriname James Barh Barlee, Executive Director, LIBSEIB Consultants Group - Liberia Alain Yapi, Directeur des Opérations, ABAGTHA - Morocco Mohamadou Aminou, Government Admin Officer - Ministry of Public Contracts - Cameroon Willi-Fryd Magnima, Director, Agence Diel Creative's Business (Agence DIELCB) - Gabon Abdoulaye Sambou, ATIGS Organizing Partner - Washington, D.C, United States Ouedraogo Wendegoudi Jacqueline - Burkina Faso Ms. Lucretia Mbogba, Development Planning Officer - Bo District Council - Sierra Leone Junaid Udhin , General Manager, Harel Mallac Global Services Ltd - Mauritius Latjor G.Gatwich Chuol, Entrepreneur - South Sudan Mr. Ojok Simon, Managing Director/ Co-Founder, HIVE Uganda - Uganda Gahimbare Arnaud - Burundi George. W. Bakka, CEO, Angels Initiatives - Uganda Jules Gervais, Chief Executive Officer, Jules Gervais Group - Canada Duma Ndumiso Mnisi, Founding Director, D.Special Needs Investments (Pty) Ltd - Swaziland Gadzanani Makopola, CEO, Far The Best - Botswana Dagadou K. Agbeko, Founder & CEO, Shenzhen Kodaga Consulting Co.;Ltd – China Amon Rupiya, AGM Operations, Diamond Seguros - Mozambique

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AUTHORIZED DELEGATION LEADERS IN AFRICA (AS OF AUGUST 14, 2017) Dennis Obi Ekunie, Managing Director, Uniek Equity & Trust Limited - Nigeria Camille Epembia, Founder & Manager, YORHA Consulting - Gabon Nurhassen Mensur Mudesir - Ethiopia Lionel Mudandi Simbizi, General Manager, Konectors Limited - Rwanda Jennifer Ceres, CEO, AVA, and Global Vice-President, WCFO - Cote d’Ivoire Bernard Oduro Takyi, Regional Coordinator, CAYE-West Africa Florence Sugut, Managing Director, ikapamedia East Africa - Kenya

ATIGS 2018 SPONSORING & SUPPORTING PARTNERS (AS OF AUGUST 14. 2017) Air France/KLM Meetings - France Lovoco - USA Global Innovation Exchange - United States EEP Africa – The Energy and Environment Partnership - South Africa Private Jet Services - United States SkyTeam Airline Alliance - The Netherlands Elite Private Yachts - United States Hertz - United States Labacorp Group – Cameroon

ATIGS 2018 STRATEGIC & INDUSTRY PARTNERS (AS OF AUGUST 14, 2017) AMENA Trade & Investment Consulting GmbH - Berlin, Germany Agence Diel Creative's Business (Agence DIELCB) - Libreville, Gabon International Ventures and Trade, Inc - Los Angeles, California Relief - New Jersey, United States DJOUMAN - Paris, France PLANETINVEST - France Evvnt - United Kingdom Greater Construction Alliance - Japan Eventbrite - United States World Business Events Limited - United Arab Emirates GAA Asia Exhibitions - China GAA Events Africa - Nigeria Elance Softech – India Hidden Wisdom Investments - Botswana Franchise Africa - North Carolina - United States iKapaMedia East Africa - Kenya


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ATIGS 2018 RESEARCH PARTNER Oxford Business Group – London, England ATIGS 2018 INSTITUTIONAL PARTNER Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAYE) – West Africa

ATIGS 2018 MEDIA PARTNERS (AS OF AUGUST 14, 2017) Africa Global Funds Africa on The Rise Renewables in Africa Gobiz Korea BB0A News USPA News Africa Stop Over Allactiontrade Africa Trace & Investment Yearbook China and Taiwan Manufacturers Find Exporters Global Wood Trade Network Opportunities in Africa Trade Holding Partner Tender Tiger Ecplaza International Business Directory

Dubai Exporters Export Canada Pan African Visions Industrialize Africa Review Export Poland Africa Infrastructure Development Review Asian Products Electrify Africa Review Exporters.SG GAA Monthly Update Kimsha Market.GE Miriads PV Guangzhou Trade & Investment World News World Hardware African Business Central JCTrans Africans Building Africa

ATIGS 2018 ORGANIZING PARTNERS (AS OF AUGUST 14, 2017) Global Attain Advancement - Texas, United States Trustrade Consulting Group, LLC - Chicago, United States Uniek Equity & Trust Limited - Nigeria First African Investment Holding - Angola iKapaMedia East Africa - Kenya GAA Events Africa - Pan-Africa GAA Asia Exhibitions - China

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ATIGS AUGUST PARTNER SPOTLIGHT – WISDOM KING ADUKPO ATIGS congratulates Wisdom King Adukpo, CEO, Tiwala Markt Co. Ltd & ATIGS Country Representative in Ghana for an outstanding ATIGS activities going on in Ghana. To highlight some recent works including: A confirmed ATIGS meeting with Ghana President Setting up of ATIGS Office in Ghana Building a strong network of ATIGS Representatives in all 10 regions in Ghana A confirmed Appearance on Good Morning Africa Tv Show focused on ATIGS and much more! Wisdom King Adukpo is the founder of IEL, and also the CEO of Tiwala Markt Company Limited. Over the years, he has through his works contributed tremendously to other companies and agencies. Leaving a magnificent mark of greatness at all these places has emphatically become a brand of him. He is a visionary leader, a creative entrepreneur, a dynamic person, and his ideas are ubiquitously welcome with all manners of enthusiasm by filed players. This is evidenced by the alacrity to which he delivers his works.

Photo During an ATIGS Meeting in Ghana Left: Wisdom King Adukpo, CEO, Tiwala Markt Co. Ltd & ATIGS Country Representative in Ghana Middle: Rev. Peter Odijie, Africa Group Head, Gospel Pillars Ministry & Director of International Christian Association of Ministers Right: Charles Botse Bennin, CEO, Triple Grace Consultancy, ATIGS Ambassador & Advisory Board Member

GROWING ATIGS IN EUROPE Welcome ATIGS Representative in Portugal Elizabeth de Magalhães Serra (Prof. Doutora/Ph.D) CEO, Double S Company | Vice-President, My Portugal Up Executive Board Member, Guizhou Chamber of Commerce Elizabeth de Magalhães Serra, Ph.D. serves as Associate Professor and researcher of Marketing Management. Has devoted the last 15 years consulting, researching and publishes in scientific journals about Marketing Research, Innovation & Brand Management, Business Marketing, Consumer Behavior and Sales Force Management.

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ATIGS GEAR UP – ACTIVITIES ATIGS team will spend over 100 days as of August 2017 to June 2018 travelling to meet stakeholders at events worldwide. This calendar below is a listing of events ATIGS will be attending.

Featured Events ATIGS Worldwide Outreach Team Will Be Attending UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) Week 2017 | September 12-25, 2017 | New York City, US World Energy Engineering Congress 2017 | September 27-29, 2017 | Atlanta, GA World Export Development Forum 2017 | 25-26 October 2017 | Budapest, Hungary World Manufacturing Forum | 7-9 November 2017 | Monterrey, Mexico World Water Forum 2018 | March 18 to 23, 2018 | Brasilia, Brazil Annual Investment Meeting | April 9-11, 2018 | Dubai, UAE American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) | June 6 –8, 2018 |Baltimore, MD World Forum for Direct Foreign Investment 2018 | 11 -13 June 2018 | Liverpool, England Devex World 2018 | June 12, 2018 | Washington, D.C. Select USA Investment Summit | June 20 - 22, 2018 | Washington, D.C Area World Gas Conference (WGC) | June 25, 2018 | Washington, D.C Finally: Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS 2018) June 24-26, 2018 | Washington, D.C

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NEXT MONTHLY NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 About ATIGS Partner Monthly Newsletter The ATIGS Partner Monthly Newsletter covers important news about ATIGS 2018. Its concise and easy-to-read style allows you to easily digest and understand the recent development of ATIGS each month. The update covers ATIGS partner news, expansion news, featured deals, spotlights, insights, and general news related to the activities of ATIGS partners.

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