NEWS & EVENTS
November
2

TAN Empowerment Workshop

November

Theme

How Best to Work in Africa: Given Challenges and Benefits

Brief description

This program will seek to train and mentor US entrepreneurs and business leaders who would like to set up businesses in West Africa. Entrepreneurs who attend will leave better prepared to compete with peers in the African business community for funding, market penetration and cultural adaptation.

Time:
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Date:
Sunday, 2 November, 2008
Location:
Fenwick & West, LLP, 801 California Street, Mountain View, CA

This inaugural program will be executed between 2:00 – 5:00 pm on Sunday, 2nd November, 2008 and the details are as follows:

Registration

1:30pm – 2:00pm
Sign-in and Networking

Introduction

2:00pm – 2:15pm
Welcome & Purpose
Paschal Iwuh – TAN President & CEO
2:15pm – 2:30pm
Personal Experience in West Africa
Tyese Cooper – TAN TEP Coordinator

Panel Speakers

2:30pm – 2:50pm
Social Engagement & Cultural Influences
Speaker – TBA
2:50pm – 3:10pm
The West African Business Link: Importance of ECOWAS or AU
Comrade Ambrose Obioha – Executive Assistant to Governor of Imo State of Nigeria
3:10pm – 3:30pm
Business Planning for Africa
Leila Chirayath – CEO, SAMASOURCE, Inc
3:10pm – 3:30pm
Financing Your Business

Mentoring (Breakout) Session

3:40pm – 4:40pm
  • Group Themes
    Business Planning for Africa
  • Leila Chirayath – SAMASOURCE, Inc.
    Financing Your Business
    Import and Export Challenges and Advantages
  • Tyese Cooper
    Having the practical Experience: The Involvement

Closing & Refreshments

4:45pm – 5:00pm
Where do we go from here?
Tyese Cooper