Doing Business in Africa
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

2:30-2:35 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

DC Government/Export DC (Martha Lacrosse)
No. VA and Washington DC USEAC (Bill Fanjoy)
Government of the Canary Islands (Idelfonso Socorro)

2:35-3:00 p.m.

Overview of the Doing Business in Africa Initiative

Holly Vineyard, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Africa/Middle East,
Market Access and Compliance, USDOC/ITA

3:00–4:00 p.m.

Pursuing Opportunities in Africa

Moderator: Scott Bozek, Advisor and Director of Business Liaison
Office of the U.S. Executive Director, The World Bank Group

Opportunities in Africa

Jim Wilson, Senior Coordinator for Trade Promotion and Commercial Policy, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of African Affairs

Opportunities with the Africa Development Bank

Walter Crawford Jones, U.S. Executive Director,
Africa Development Bank

The Canary Islands as a Gateway to Pursue Opportunities in West Africa

Pablo Martin Carbajal, Executive Director for African Affairs, Government of the Canary Islands

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Case Studies – Doing Business in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Bill Fanjoy, Director
Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, U.S. Export Assistance Center
Private Sector Firms
David Baxter, Director of the Institute for Public Private Partnerships (IP3 a TetraTech company)
Heidi Arocha, Kinross Africa (Kinross Gold Corporation)
Lee Oppenheim, VP, Business Development, Precision Tune Auto Care