ECCA MAY 15, 2019 – Part 1
Canad Inns Destination Centre Windsor Park – 1034, Elizabeth Road
« To grow with the economic and cultural diversity of Western Canada »

9:00am – Introduction (TM) Monique LaCoste
9:10am – Mr. Justin Ondo Assoumou
9:20 am- CDEM President, Mr. Edmond LaBossière
9:30 – 10:00 – Mariette Mulaire and Éric Courcelles from the WTC (30 min.)

(45mn) Monique La Coste and the following speakers:

FIRST TABLE (45 minutes)

Focuses on the challenges and obstacles to trade between Canada and Western Africa, or Africa in general. What opportunities are available in Manitoba for African businesses? How does our economic and cultural diversity lend itself to trade with Africa? What types of industries would Manitoba be interested in attracting? 

Défis et obstacles au commerce entre le Canada et l’Afrique de l’Ouest et l’Afrique en général. Quelles sont les occasions qui se présentent ici au Manitoba pour les entreprises africaines? Comment notre diversité culturelle et économique se prête-t-elle au commerce avec l’Afrique? Quelles sortes d’industries le Manitoba s’intéresse-t-il à attirer?

Dr. Joseph Ngon Bessing, Education Consultant – Motivational Speaker, Representative of Arizonaentrepreneurs – United States

Mr. Michael Forrest, President of the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Alphonsus Utioh, Manager, Research & Development

Representative of the Food Development Centre in Portage la Prairie

Mr. Chuck Davidson, President of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

Mr. Willy Fogang, Senior Account Manager, Export Development Canada (EDC) –

SECOND TABLE (45 minutes)

Mr. Innocent Sindikubwabo, Consultant of Joama Consulting for development projects in Africa

Representative of Burkina Faso

 Mr. Victor Zongo, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Higher School of Health Training

 Representative of Togo

 Mr. Keloutsoia Kombate, Executive Director of International 2km Trans

Representative of Cameroon

 Mr. Paul Elvice SOKOUDJOU, Chief Executive Officer of Jeffersons Group