AfrICANDO – US-Africa Trade and Investment Conference/Trade Show
AfrICANDO is FDA’s Annual Event that Advances Themes Around Economic and
Social Development in Africa
The inaugural AfrICANDO-US- Africa Trade and Investment Conference was organized in 1998 in Miami, Florida. The symposium was organized to celebrate the end of the Cold War and as a forum to deliberate on how best the countries of Africa can focus their resources to provide the necessary infrastructure and development that will integrate their economies into the mainstream of the global economy, thereby improving the standard of living for the people of Africa. The symposium also served as a vehicle to showcase the “new and improved” Africa to the American business leaders/owners and investors with a view of encouraging them to invest more and trade more with Africa
The conference now in its twenty-first year brings together African and US business men and women, educators, government policymakers and administrators, trade and investment experts, bankers and representatives from international organizations to address cutting edge issues and challenges to US-Africa trade development, particularly, expansion of markets for African products in the international marketplace, especially in the Americas.
AfrICANDO is held in Miami, Florida, which is located on the southeastern tip of the United States and is considered the Gateway to the Americas. Miami is the closest American city to the Caribbean and most of Latin America, and also is the closest US city to Africa. Consequently, Miami is positioned and well on its way to becoming the Gateway to Africa. The event also includes a trade show, and business matchmaking.
AfrICANDO 2018, Our 20th US-Africa Trade And Investment Conference And Trade Show Took Place September 25-28, 2019 In Miami, Florida, USA. The Theme Of AfrICANDO 2018 Was Making Technology Work For MSMEs, Globally. AfrICANDO 2018 Featured An Expo, Workshops, B2B Matchmaking, And An Awards Gala. A Highlight Of The Event Was The Launching Our Highly Anticipated Digital Marketplace.
The Digital Marketplace is your gateway to markets across the 54 countries of Africa, as well as, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe. Our Digital Marketplace establishes One World, One Click and is designed to assist micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in:
Reaching new markets
Expanding your distributor network
Growing your export sales
Generating end client inquiries
Managing your brand globally
Increasing your product/service visibility
Measuring and managing your success
Improving productivity and profitability