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Black Tie International:
The 5th Annual, Agribusiness & Economic Industry Summit
Damian Onyema Ihedioha, can Robynne Anderson,Rami Wehbe,Claudette McGowen,Jean Jacques Njoh Ewane, Ambassador, Ambrisine Kpongo, Larry Schaefer, Dee Maxwell Saah,Dr. Tageldin Hamed,

Damian Onyema Ihedioha, Chief Agro Industry Officer, African Development Bank
Robynne Anderson, President, Emerging Ag Inc, Canada
Rami Wehbe, Founder & CEO, GlobalDWS, Canada
Claudette McGowen, Founder & CEO, Exelovate, Canada
Jean Jacques Njoh Ewane, CEO, Africa Marketing Agency, USA
Ambassador, Ambrisine Kpongo,
Permanent Representative to the Central African Republic tot the United Nations
Larry Schaefer, Global Schaffer Management, Virginia, USA
Dee Maxwell Saah
Dr. Tageldin Hamed, President, Wealth Association of Non- Government Organizations
Video courtesy of UN Webcast

The 5th Annual,
Agribusiness & Economic Industry Summit

Accelerating Innovation Worldwide
 through Partnerships & Roadmaps

United Nations, NYC

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ban tran, Ambassador, Ambrisine Kpongo, aurora aquino
 Ban Tran,CEO Trans International
Ambassador, Ambrisine Kpongo,
Permanent Representative to the Central African Republic tot the United Nations

Aurora C Aquino,
  Director of International Affairs, New Future Foundation
It is my pleasure to welcome you to our 5th Annual Agribusiness & Economic Industry Summit. The Summit will play a key role in shaping the next stage for farmers, stakeholders, decision makers, industry and energy communities worldwide. I am pleased to see the widespread interest and enthusiasm from our partners participating at the Summit in 2019. We have Ministers, Government Officials, delegates from public and private sectors, rural farmers, and business people from around the globe. As many of you know, the Agribusiness Summit is a unique trans-continental platform for dialogue and cooperation between Africa, Caribbean, Americas and other nations. All continents will benefit from strengthening their relationships; especially in the wake of new challenges and exciting opportunities posed by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals. The promotion of agriculture and industrial activity is widely seen as a desirable way to achieve the goal of economic growth and development in Africa and beyond. With micro, small and medium enterprises growing steadily, this progress contributes to the rise of exports and helps achieve the goal of sustainable management. We present this 5th edition of the Agribusiness Summit as a result of the gracious invitation of Honorable leaders from United States, Canada, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, and the Republic of Haiti. I would like to recognize the unwavering commitment of the U.N Ambassadors of the Steering Committee in preparing for this Summit. Their active leadership through various meetings, research studies and consultations with their counsellors; especially Her Excellency Ambassador Ambroisine Kpongo of the Permanent Mission of Central African to the United Nations and Excelovate Canada, have proven to be very beneficial. In addition, I would like to thank everyone that helped or contributed their time to making this Summit a success. This Summit is dedicated to bringing the global community together to inspire innovation. We hope to leverage technology to strategically grow business and accelerate advancements through partnerships and roadmaps. I am confident these three days will generate new ideas on how agriculture, energy and industry development can contribute to the future of Sustainable Development Goals worldwide. Thank you for your participation and welcome to the
 5th Annual Agribusiness & Economic Industry Summit.

 Respectfully yours,
Jean Jacques Njoh Ewane CEO, Africa Marketing Agency
The concept of economic development cooperation can be interpreted in many different ways. The 5th Annual Agribusiness and Economic Industry Summit is a unique, high-level and prestigious annual conference designed to specifically promote and facilitate the exchange of experience and perspectives on sustainable development
and growth worldwide.
“Nearly 870 million people in the world are suffering from chronic undernourishment. Agriculture and Agribusiness account for around 45 percent of GDP in Africa.” - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
• Economic sustainability, development and growth
• Strategy and new business approaches
• Emerging trends in Agribusiness
• Effect of demonetization in agribusiness management
• Climate change and agribusiness
 • Role of women in agriculture, rural development, and technology
 • Management of agricultural credit in Africa
 • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
 • Internet of Things (IoT)
• Smart Technology
• Digital & Social Media
The three day summit will include panel sessions, technical demonstrations and networking opportunities. It will host around 250 thought leaders including delegates from agricultural engineering sector, government officials, stakeholders, policy makers, agriculture firms, research institutions, entrepreneurs, corporate representatives and farmers associations.
Day 1
Welcome Remarks Jean Jacques Njoh Ewane, Agribusiness Summit, CEO H.E Honore Feizoure, Central African Minister of Agriculture H.E Ambroisine Kpongo, Ambassador of Central African Republic to the United Nations
Opening Ceremony Claudette McGowan, Excelovate, Founder & CEO
Plenary Session : Interactive Panel Key steps to improve agribusiness through digital transformation Moderator: Kenneth Borum Jr., Newcastle Partners, CEO Panelists: Robynne Anderson, Larry Schaefer, Rami Wehbe
Keynote Address Jodi Kovitz, CEO #movethedial (Canada)
Moving the Dial for Women in Technology
Interactive High-Level Panel Building connections and fostering business growth worldwide Moderator: Dr Tageldin Hamed, World Association of Non-Governmental Organization, President Panelists: Claudette McGowan, Garreth Bloor, Ouattara Lamine
Day 2
Plenary Session I : Interactive High-Level Panel Improving access to sustainable finance for resilient rural communities worldwide Moderator: Mr. Damian Onyema Ihedioha, African Development Bank Group, Chief Agro Industry Officer
Panelists: Peter Hargrove, Isaac Olowolafe Jr.
Plenary Session II : Interactive High-Level Panel Economic model and commercial trade as priority attention through artificial intelligence
Moderator: Jean Jacques Njoh Ewane / Claudette McGowan Panelists: Dr. Rick Huijbregts, Dr. Tageldin Hamed, Rami Wehbe
Plenary Session III : Interactive High-Level Panel The future of fisheries and aquaponics Moderator: Kenneth Borum Jr., Newcastle Partners, CEO Panelists: Larry Schaefer, Robynne Anderson, Ouattara Lamine
Day 3
High-Level Plenary Session Projects & Notable Achievements Gaps under 2030 Agenda H.E Honore Feizoure H.E Lord Derek Dish
Closing Remarks
H.E Ambrosine Kpongo Claudette McGowan Jean Jacques Njoh Ewane


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