Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Crowne Plaza Hotel 
6400 Ivy Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770

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Dr. Malcolm E. Beech, Sr. 
ProBiz/AfricaBiz /AfricaBiz

ProBiz/AfricaBiz 2018 

The Most Significant Small Business Opportunity Conference in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Entrepreneurship Builds Wealth

Locally, Nationally & Globally

ProBiz is a leading resource for small businesses seeking to expand their business development activities since 2002. Thousands of seasoned and new business owners have found ProBiz to be the key to successful networking and new contracting opportunities. Procurement officials from the federal sector, state and local governments join large private sector contractors in sharing ”best practices” in professional contracting. Fourth quarter 2018 opportunities are identified for immediate marketing and first quarter 2019 opportunities can be added to your annual marketing plans. Meet in person with procurement officials with billions of dollars available for qualified and capable small businesses. Learn how to improve your overall capacity and technical expertise in the many workshops.

The Small Business Warrior Awards Luncheon is the ideal networking tool to expand your business relationships and mingle with the most successful businesses and advocates in the region.

AfricaBiz opens up bilateral trade and travel opportunities for African and US exporters as well as professional service providers in construction, ITC, energy, healthcare, agriculture and more through joint ventures and focused trade missions. Expert speakers from the US government, EXIM Bank, OPIC, World Bank/IMF and other International Trade Assistance organizations will inform businesses about available technical assistance, Foreign Trade Zones, AGOA, and funding. African travel experts will share details about the African market for businesses and leisure travelers. African embassy personnel will provide specific insight on the benefits of “doing business” with their respective countries. A special “Africa Travel Showcase” will highlight the best destinations for travel and investment.

AU Chair Faki Mahamat & AU Amb. Arikana Quao Devance Walker Wayne McDonald Loretta Caldwell PB speaker Carmen Larsen