TROPICS MAGAZINE – The 2018 Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS), scheduled on June 24 to 26, 2018 at the World Trade Center – Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C. Under the main theme “Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development: the Gateway to African Markets”, ATIGS 2018 goals and objectives are aligned with two of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): (SDGs 8 and 17).
ATIGS is a prestigious biennial business conference and exhibition designed specifically: (1) to promote and facilitate international trade between Americas, Asia, Caribbean, EU, UAE, with Africa, (2) to facilitate foreign direct investment in Africa and, (3) to provide a platform for businesses to expand into new markets. The ATIGS 2018 edition will gather key economic players from more than 70 countries including government delegations, high-profile African leaders, project developers and international investors.
Meet one of the featured and Confirmed ‘Private Sector’ Speakers gracing ATIGS 2018 with their presence in Washington DC.
Almas Jiwani is the President of Emeritus United Nations Women Canada, a global voice for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.
“People often ask me why we choose to focus specifically on women. My answer is simple – we focus on women and girls because evidence accrued over decades of international development work has proven that the status and role of women is the best clue to a nation’s growth potential, and is a key factor in determining a society’s standard of living.” UNWNCC President Almas Jiwani, HSBC Canada, November 2012
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee and CEO of Frontier Canada Inc, is a fiercely vocal champion for gender equality. She is internationally renowned for her efforts to encourage women’s social, economic, and political empowerment. She spearheads initiatives where corporate growth intersects with humanitarian development.
A model of perseverance and determination, Ms. Jiwani’s efforts to strengthen women’s economic capacity as entrepreneurs and producers have earned her accolades. She plays a crucial role in building networks among charitable institutions and socially responsible businesses.
Ms. Jiwani is a powerful and influential speaker and she continues to travel across the globe to deliver keynote addresses, speeches, and presentations on improving the status of women. She addressed over 400 parliamentarians from 42 countries on the benefits of economically empowering women and the roles and responsibilities of parliamentarians at the International Assembly in the Dominican Republic and Quebec City. More recently, she addressed the Pan Africa Media Conference, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, World Bank, Women in Leadership Forum in Abu Dhabi, African Development Bank conference, and the World Forum alongside Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu and holistic health/New Age guru Deepak Chopra.
She is CEO of Frontier Canada, a communications and marketing company based in Toronto, Ontario.
In 2013, Ms. Jiwani was appointed as a member of Magna Carta Canada honorary committee alongside with former Country Prime Ministers and high level political dignitaries. She was also appointed as good will Ambassador of the World NGO.
In 2012, Ms. Jiwani made history as a state visitor in Pakistan when she addressed one million women on gender inequality. In June 2012, she was appointed as a Global Ambassador of Peace by the Universal Peace Federation.
She is a member of the Global Advisory Board of Women in Leadership – NASEBA Corporation in the Middle East and Dean, Faculty of Law at Istanbul University in Turkey, Pamoja Kenya Mentorship Alliance, Enerdynamic and Global Warming Prevention Technologies.
The 3-days event will provide a unique platform to gain strategic knowledge about local investment opportunities and business networking. High-level speakers, exhibitors and global investors and deal-making will top the agenda at ATIGS 2018, covering 16 economic sectors, particularly manufacturing, agribusiness, power, construction, infrastructure, transportation, IT, tourism, telecoms, health, fintech, and natural resources sectors. High-potential projects in Africa will be presented to international investors. Featured agenda items will include projects showcase, deal marketplace, exhibition, country presentations, and among others. The ATIGS 2018 will bring together key policymakers, African Ministers, Ambassadors and senior government representatives in various intergovernmental bodies.
For more information abour ATIGS 2018, please visit: http://atigs2018.com