In U.S. 2nd Liberia Business & Investment Forum Underway, As Several Individuals, Including GNN CEO Invited
The Embassy of the Republic of Liberia in Washington, D.C, in collaboration with the Consulate General in New York, Consulates in Minnesota, Georgia, and the National Investment Commission of Liberia, officially announce the holding of the 2nd Liberia Business & Investment Forum under the theme: “Business Opportunities for Sustainable Economic Growth,” scheduled for Wednesday, June 30, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:25 pm. This event will be held virtually.
According to a dispatch, the Forum will focus on the following sectors: Health, Agriculture, and Tourism, and will provide a platform and opportunity for the private sector, investors, and Government representatives to engage on these sectors for investment. The goal of the Forum is to encourage U.S. private sector investment in Liberia and to increase trade and commerce between Liberia and the United States in support of the Liberian Government’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD). The Structure of the Forum will include an Opening Ceremony, Presentations, Panel Discussions, and Networking lounges/sections on Business to Business (B2B), Business to Government (B2G) and Government to Government (G2G) and a Virtual Deal Room.
Several high-ranking government officials from Liberia and the United States will be in attendance to provide relevant information on the priority sectors for investment. Speakers from Liberia will include: Hon. Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemeyah, Sr., Minister of Foreign Affairs; Hon. Samuel D. Tweah, Minister of Finance & Development Planning; Hon. Mawine Diggs, Minister of Commerce; Hon. Jeanine Milly Cooper, Minister of Agriculture; Hon. Wilhemina Jallah, Minister of Health, Hon. Ledgerhood Rennie, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism; Hon. Molewuleh B. Gray, Esq. Chairman, National Investment Commission and the Liberia Chamber of Commerce among others.
The private sector in Liberia and the Liberia Business Association in the Americas will also be represented at the Forum. Other invited guests are Senior US Government Officials, including the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, the United States Chamber of Commerce, among others. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Prosper Africa, are providing support to the business forum.
Meanwhile, the forum has extended official invitation to the management of this outlet (GNN – Liberia) and several individuals as one of the participants at this Forum.