Author: FDA Staff      Published: 9/27/21     The Foundation for Democracy in Africa

Miami the Gateway to Africa!
Please join us at
AfrICANDO 2021
22nd Annual
US – Africa Trade and Investment Conference/Trade Show
October 6-8, 2021
AfrICANDOur 2021 will feature Seminars, B2B Matchmaking, Exhibits and an Awards Ceremony. The event will be hosted in Miami, Florida, USA; venues in Kinshasa, DRC and Lagos, Nigeria and virtually.  
Meet Our Distinguished Dignitaries & Speakers
Hon. Daniella Levine Cava Mayor, Miami-Dade County
Chairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Board of County Commissioners, Miami-Dade County
Vice Chairman Oliver G. Gilbert, III, Board of County Commissioners, Miami-Dade County
Commissioner Jean Monestime
 Miami-Dade County
Commissioner Keon Hardemon
Miami-Dade County
Commissioner Sally A. Heyman
Miami-Dade County
Commissioner Eileen Higgins
Miami-Dade County
Commissioner Rebeca Sosa
Miami-Dade County
Commissioner Raquel A. Regalado
Miami-Dade County
Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins
Miami-Dade County
Commissioner Kionne L. McGhee
Miami-Dade County
Commissioner Javier D. Souto
Miami-Dade County
Commissioner Joe A. Martinez
Miami-Dade County
Commissioner René  Garcia
Miami-Dade County
Juan Kuryla
Director and CEO
Ralph Cutié
Aviation Director
Miami International Airport (MIA)
David Whitaker
President and CEO
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB)
Dennis C. Moss
Former Commissioner Miami-Dade County
Dr. Gershwin Blyden
The Foundation for Democracy in Africa (FDA)
H. E. Hilda Suka-Mafudze
Ambassador, African Union Mission to the USA
Dr. Amadou A. Sall
Institut Pasteur de Dakar
Rév. Dr. Amb. Milenge Mwenelwata
VP, AGOA Civil Society Organization Network (Francophone Africa) and 2nd VP de l’Eglise du Christ au Congo (ECC) Secrétaire Général
Fred Oladeinde, President The Foundation for Democracy in Africa (FDA) and Chair AGOA SO Network Secretariat
Vice Chair, AGOA Civil Society Organization Network (Anglophone Countries)
Robert Telchin
Director for African Affairs Executive Office of the President, USTR
Dame Adebola Williams
National President
Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC)
Mamadou Kane
Counselor Minister
Chief Economic Office
Embassy of Senegal
Ayodele Aderinwale Deputy Chief Coordinator Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library
Rashanda Johnson
Rashanda Johnson
Director of Client Development, Office of Development Credit, US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Engr. Olusola Obadimu Director General
Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC)
Daisy Ramos-Winfield
President & CEO
Florida Export Finance Corporation (FEFC)
Joseph Bell
Manager, International Trade & Development Africa Trade Expansion
Enterprise Florida
Grace Adeyemo
Grace O. Adeyemo Principal Partner & Head Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Practice Legal Icon Chambers Nigeria
Dr. Gloria S. McCutcheon Chair and Professor
Department of Biology
Claflin University
Ron Thomason
VP – Administration & Subject Matter Expert SecurityDynamics, LLC.
Anthony Okonmah
Executive Director
Africa Trade Development Center (ATDC)
Dave Peterson
Senior Director, Africa Programs, The National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Dr. Erhabor Ighodaro
Africa Trade Development Center (ATDC)
Lars Benson
Regional Director, Africa
Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Ileana Valle
International Development and Training Lead
Women of Color Advancing Peace & Security (WCAPS)
Dr. Nicholas Panasik Associate Professor of Biology, Claflin University
Shalonda Spencer Executive Director, Women of Color Advancing Peace & Security (WCAPS)
Learn Industry Secrets
AfrICANDO assists civil society organizations (CSOs), micro, small, and medium-sized businesses (MSMEs), and the African Diaspora in creating linkages with US businesses and other stakeholders by:
  • Navigating US-Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation using AGOA benefits
  • Reaching new markets
  • Expanding their distribution networks
  • Generating end client inquiries
  • Increasing their product/service visibility
  • Leveraging African Diaspora skills, investment and advocacy to fast track development
Events will be organized on-site at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center (MACC), in Miami, Florida, USA; select venues across Africa and virtually. Registrants and exhibitors unable to travel to the US can participate in person in Africa or virtually.
Additionally, workshops and other educational sessions will be conducted on the “margins” of the event for participants and exhibitors on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Conference Registration
Includes Seminars, B2B Matchmaking, Expo, Awards Ceremony, and select meals.
$100.00 (members)
$125.00 (non-members)
Conference Registration/Exhibit Table
Includes 2 Conference Registrations and Exhibit Table. Exhibit Table includes one 6 foot skirted table, two chairs, a wastebasket, and a vendor sign. Conference Registration includes Seminars, B2B Matchmaking, Awards Ceremony, and select meals.
$250.00 (members)
$300.00 (non-members)
Virtual Conference Registration
Includes Seminars, B2B Matchmaking, Expo, and Awards Ceremony.
Complimentary (members)
$30.00 (non-members)
Hotel Accommodations
A block of rooms have been reserved at group rates at the Conference Hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC). To reserve your room, click on the reserve button below .
(Please take note)
All Exhibitors need to Register, and Pay for their Exhibit Table by
September 8, 2021 (Export ready companies and Government agencies only)
Export-ready firms contact us not later than August 20, 2021 to get assistance with B2B Matchmaking.