A leading law firm, Prince Joel and Associates, has been appointed to lead business delegates to the 2018 Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit scheduled to hold in the United States.
The Managing Partner, Prince Joel and Associates, Prince Williams-Joel, while speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, said the appointment was a joint decision of the summit partners, who recognized its role in promoting the growth of the Small and Medium-scale Enterprises.
According to Joel, the ATIGS 2018 edition will gather over 2000 key economic players from more than 70 countries including government delegations, high-profile African leaders, project developers and international investors.
He said the delegates included investment officers, media associations, economic advisors, business leaders, government officers, financial institutions, among others.
The summit which is scheduled to run from June 24 to 26 at the World Trade Center in Washington D.C. is themed “Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development: the Gateway to African Markets”.
Joel stated that the ATIGS 2018 goals and objectives were aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to promote and facilitate international trade between Africa and other continents, to facilitate foreign direct investment in Africa, and to provide a platform for businesses to expand into new markets.
Joel said, “The three-day event will provide a unique platform for participants to gain strategic knowledge about local investment and business opportunities, and business networking. High-level speakers, exhibitors, global investors and deal making will top the agenda at ATIGS 2018, covering 16 economic sectors particularly manufacturing, agribusiness, power, construction, infrastructure, transportation, ICT, tourism, telecoms, and natural resources sectors.”
The Business Development Consultant, George Onuma, stated that the ATIGS 2018 would provide access to African markets and connect global investors to the African market.
Onuma added that participants would experience a comprehensive display of companies around the world, high-level government officials, business leaders, global investors, and trade and investment agencies from various Africa nations under one roof.
He said, “We are using this opportunity to call on interested persons, business owners and law firms to join the delegation to the United States so that Nigeria can be well represented.”