WTCA focuses on business opportunities in Africa during its 2022 general period

Published: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The WTCA will host its annual 2022 WTCA General Assembly (GA) with a focus on business opportunities in Africa.

This year’s event will once again be acclaimed and will be held virtually with an artificial intelligence (AI) -based B2B matchmaking platform to spend time connecting business participants around the world.

Hosted by the WTCA team in New York, the business conference will be held from Monday, April 18 to Friday, April 22.

GA will bring together WTCA members and their global business networks, including leaders from business, government, academia, the media and international organizations, to reflect WTCA’s diverse global footprint.

With the theme “Exploring New Horizons”, 2022 GA promises to be a unique and exciting weekend event, showcasing the strengths of the WTCA network and giving participants the opportunity to learn from leading experts and connect with each other. Matchmaking platform.

John E. Drew, chairman of WTCA’s board of directors for the second year in a row, said they were happy to host GA and offer free AI-powered B2B matchmaking to everyone in attendance.

This platform has become an efficient and effective way to explore business potential around the world, and has become a huge advantage in connecting our members and their business networks and building their network capacity to facilitate trade.

Also, with a renewed focus on African business, we hope this GA will give a glimpse of the opportunities available at next year’s GA – hosted by the World Trade Center Accra in Ghana.

This year’s GA will feature two half-day livestream programming, starting April 19 with WTCA members-only programming to provide updates from the WTCA Board of Directors and Senior Leadership, as well as covering nine member advisory councils (MACs). Agriculture, business clubs, conferences and exhibitions, real estate and trade services.

April 20, the last day of GA’s main stage programming – which is open to all participants – will feature a keynote address by Atsuko Toda, Acting Vice President for Agriculture, Humanitarian and Social Development at the African Development Bank; A fireside chat with the leader of the International Trade, Energy and Natural Resources and Agricultural Practice Group at the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) ǼLEX and lead Suzy Aogved; As well as a panel discussion on “Africa, the continent of opportunity” with WTCA members from Algeria, C ডিte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mauritius and Nigeria.

The day will end with the kick-off of the 2023 General Assembly. Livestream programming is open to all participants unless otherwise noted for “WTCA members only” and will be hosted in English with simultaneous translation into French and Spanish.

Available 24/7 for GA participants for the entire week from April 18 to April 22 across all time zones, the AI-powered matchmaking platform uses an algorithm to collect and process the personal interests of participants in each event, providing them with the right content to discover. Build meaningful connections with relevant matches and achieve unique goals.

The tool enables attendees to learn from interactions, improve match relevance in real time, and instantly schedule virtual one-on-one meetings.

Business sectors represented by participants in the 2022 GA include: agriculture; Automation and automation; Construction engineering; Energy, electricity, gas, petroleum, renewable; Fintech, Enterprise Software, Data, IT; Food and beverage; Metals and mining; Pharmaceuticals, healthcare, medical devices; Real estate development, rent, leasing, sales; Tourism and hospitality; And transportation, logistics, telecommunications.

With the addition of AI-powered matchmaking tools to our annual offerings, the association now provides worldwide 24/7 matchmaking across all industries and sectors, says Robin van Poyenbrook, WTCA’s Executive Director-Business Development.

The platform is seamless and easy to use, which allows participants to participate in relevant B2B meetings while its algorithm works for them. They strongly encourage businesses looking for new connections to participate in this year’s GA. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

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