101 Barclay Street Green Room, 16th Floor New York, NY 10007


Industry Experts


SA & US Gov Officials

AFRICA IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS / learn about business and investment opportunities

The half-day conference organized and hosted by NMBC Global and Brand South Africa and co-hosted by Azania will provide participants with the regulatory, commercial and cultural insights into conducting business in South Africa.

Representatives from the US and South Africa private sector, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Empire State Development Corporation International Division are participating in the conference.

The conference will target local firms in the ICT and Renewable Energy sectors with the experience and capacity to do business in the growing South African economy. These sectors represent opportunities for trade and investment between NMBC members, other small and MWBE firms and their South African counterparts.

The South African information and communication technologies (ICT) sector is well established and sophisticated. The largest and most advanced in Africa, South Africa’s IT industry is characterized by technology leadership, particularly in the field of mobile software and electronic banking services.

Join us for this unique opportunity!

Media partners: The Network Journal and

RSVP is required.  No Onsite Registrations.

Must have proper and current I.D. to present to security for entry to the building.  Enter on the Murray Street Side.

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Africa Facts / Did You Know?

  • U.S. companies are the largest group of foreign investors in Africa.
  • The second largest group of investors in Africa are South African companies.
  • U.S. trade to and from Africa has tripled over the past decade and U.S. exports to sub-Saharan Africa now top $21 billion.
  • Africa is home to six of the ten fastest-growing countries in the world.
  • The International Monetary Fund projects sub-Saharan Africa to grow between 5 and 6 percent each year over the next two years.
  • The New York State Common Retirement Fund, one of the largest U.S. Pension funds and worth about $180 billion, plans to invest as much as 3% — more than $5 billion — of its assets in Africa on top of the $200 million they already have invested in Africa.  Read more.


Event Speakers / Industry Expertise

Benjamin E. Jones

CEO, National Minority Business Council

Charles Radier

International Trade Specialist, Empire State Development Corporation & Global NY

Chris Gerlach

Vice President - Finance, SolarReserve

Dion van Tonder

Consul (Political), South African Consulate General - New York City

Fritz-Earle Mc Lymont

Founder and Managing Partner, Mc Lymont, Kunda & Co.

James Newlands

Lead Partner, Ernst & Young - Americas-Africa Business Center

Mona Davids

Managing Director, Azania

Mudunwazi Baloyi

USA Head, Brand South Africa

Nermin Ahmad

Founding Partner and Managing Director, CSRspace

Richard Woodhull

Project Finance Specialist, Oversease Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Rosalind McLymont

Executive Editor, The Network Journal

Susan Hettleman

Foreign Commercial Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce

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Event Partners / thank you for your support

Event Location

BNY Mellon
101 Barclay Street
Green Room, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10007

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