Inroads into Africa – Comparing Approaches of the US and China
Apparel, Footwear & Supply Chain
8:00-9:30am. As the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 noted: 'The world's youngest continent is now the fastest-growing region, yet poverty persists ." In this equation are both challenges and opportunities and China is bolding seizing the latter, while the US is taking notice and endeavoring to do the same. Dr. Freeman has undertaken extensive research on China in Africa, which is shared in the book she authored and published: China, Africa, and the African Diaspora, which was sponsored by Mr. Tung Chee Wah and the China-US Sino Exchange Foundation (CUSEF) in 2009. Dr. Freeman has worked throughout China since 1979, in 49 African countries, and in over 100 countries in the past 40 years. She currently serves as the Chair of the U.S.
Trade Representative's Trade Advisory Committee on Africa (TACA), and is apprised of the latest developments in trade policy and trade and investment relations between the US and Africa, between Africa and China, and between Africa and the its other major trade and investment partners. Drawing on her extensive hands on experience and knowledge, she will address the question of what are the opportunities in Africa for firms in Hong Kong and for connections between US, Chinese, and African-based firms to seize African opportunities. First 15-20 minutes is for networking Light breakfast included Hosted by the Apparel & Footwear Committee
The American Chamber of Commerce in HK 1904 Bank of America Tower 12 Harcourt Road Central, Hong Kong