The Carolinas, with its 1000+ energy companies and organizations has emerged as a leader in sourcing energy services, products and project development facilitation for sub-Saharan Africa. On October 16th through 18th African and U.S. energy project development officials and executives engaged in the Africa – U.S. energy trade will meet in Charlotte to learn of opportunities and develop partnerships with which to pursue African energy projects, capital, products and services.
The afternoon of the first day provides an opportunity to network with others attending the conference. The main day of the conference provides an intensive examination of African energy trade. The conference’s third day consists of dozens of facilitated one on one sessions between conference attendees interested in developing or expanding their African energy trade.
Past conference participants have observed that “Due to the Carolinas energy industry’s size and diversity and its proximity to sub-Saharan African, a considerable energy trade has developed in the past few years. This conference concentrates on increasing knowledge of opportunities and potential collaborators”.
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|US AID Power Africa||ProGlobal Partners||AEG International||K&L Gates||Parker Poe||Queen City Immigration Law|
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|DAY 1: Tuesday, October 16th (Venue: Foundation for the Carolinas, 220 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202)|
|2:30 pm – 5:00 pm||Registration|
|3:00 pm – 5:15 pm||Welcome to Charlotte and Carolina Energy Industry Overview|
|5:15 pm – 7:00 pm||Networking Reception|
|7:00 pm+||Dinner on Your Own in Charlotte|
DAY 2: Tuesday, October 17th (Venue: Foundation for the Carolinas: 4th Floor, 220 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202)
|8:30 am – 9:00 am||Registration|
|9:00 am – 10:30 am||African Energy Project Success: An Inside Look|
|10:30 am – 11:00 am||Networking Break|
|11:00 am – 12:30 pm||Insights from Africa|
|12:30 pm – 1:00 pm||Luncheon|
|1:00 pm – 1:30 pm||Keynote Address|
|1:30 pm – 3:00 pm||Who Can Help – Federal and State Resources|
|3:00 pm – 3:30 pm||Networking Break|
|3:30 pm – 5:00 pm||The Carolina Connection: Case Studies|
|5:15 pm – 7:00 pm||Reception (Venue: K&L Gates, Hearst Tower, Suite 4700, 214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202)|
DAY 3: Wednesday, October 18th Partnership “Roundtable Meetings” – Up to fourteen (14) African delegations, Federal agencies and Carolina corporations will be housed in conference rooms at K&L Gates and Parker Poe (up to seven at each location). Others will be programmed to meet with these in 30 minute sessions (speed-networking). (Venues: Parker Poe in Three Wells Fargo Center, 401, S Tryon Street, Suite 3000, Charlotte, NC 28202 and K&L Gates in Hearst Tower, 214 N Tryon Street, Suite 4700, Charlotte, NC 28202)
|8:00 am – 10:30 am||Registration and Meetings 1 through 4|
|10:30 am – 11:00 am||Break – opportunity for U.S./other teams to switch venues|
|11:00 am – 12:30 pm||Meetings 5 through 7|
|12:30 am – 1:30 pm||Lunch|