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Day 1: October 15, 2019 

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pan African Global Trade and

Investment Think Tank

Fayeth Gardens, San Leandro CA 

11 a.m. - 12 noon

Pan African Global Trade and Investment

Press Conference

California State Capital Museum

1315 10th St, Sacramento CA

2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Opening Reception,

California State University Sacramento

Downtown Campus

340 S. Street, Sacramento, CA

Day 2:October 16, 2019, 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Opening Conference Sessions

California State University Sacramento

Student Union

6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA

Day 3: October 17, 2019, 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closing Conference Sessions

California State Capital Museum

1315 10th Street, Sacramento CA.

*Use the Conference Schedule link provided above to see the current detailed conference agenda. The conference program schedule is tentative and subject to change. We will provide updates on this page speakers and activities are confirmed. Anyone interested in participating in a panel, a workshop or as a speaker can contact our conference coordinator

Al Washington at 626.243.3614 or [email protected]

Confirmed Speakers

(Left Click or tap on each picture to see their bio's)

H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao

Permanent Representative of the African Union Representational Mission to the

United States of America 

Steve Perez

Vice President & Provost

California State University Sacramento

Professor Dr. Chris Eze, Director

Center for Entrepreneurship

Federal University of Technology

Owerri, Nigeria

Fikrte Zion Arkoh, Founder

Sheba Farms LLC


James Holmes Armstead

Professor of Strategy & International Law

Dr. David Horne

Professor Emeritus of

Africans Studies

Cal State University Northridge

Savanna L. Karmue


Happy Heart Advices Inc. 

Jennifer White, M.Ed, M.P.P.

Founder, SISTERScircle

Christine Wachira, CEO

The Wachira Group 

H.E. Anastas Koboba wa Kimba

Ambassador to Namibia

Lecturer in Education University of Lubumbashi

Democratic Republic

of the Congo

Moegamat Naeim Fortune

Managing Director

Transcom Freight & Logistics

Services (Pty) Ltd

The Democratic Republic

of the Congo

Almaz Negash

Founder & Executive Director

African Diaspora Network

Stephen Asiimwe

Media & Tourism Consultant


Velda Goe, Proprietor

Fayeth Gardens

Brenda Brumfield Ross

Northern California State Representative

Sister Cities International 

Kate Lincoln

Associate Director

Research Innovations Fellowship in Agriculture, UC Davis

Gustave Cirhigiri

Graduate Student

Department of Plant Sciences College of Agriculture & Environmental Science

UC Davis.

Tara Chiu

Administrative & Strategic Consultant

Index Insurance Innovation Initiative Project 

Shantelle S. "Lady Bug" Brumfield

Founder & Executive Director

Yarn Movement"Believe In What You Dream" 

Tareke Berhe

Teff Consultant

Sheba Farms LLC

Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis

Lieutenant Governor of California

Betty Yee

California State Controller

Lynette Gibson McElhaney

District Three Councilmember

City of Oakland

Ernest E Uwazie, PhD

Professor & Chair

Division of Criminal Justice

Director, Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution

California State University, Sacramento

Gary May, Chancellor

University of California Davis

Emily Desai, Special Advisor for International Affairs and Investment, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

Chariton Namuwoza

Co-Founder & CEO

Blue Nile (U) LTD


Samantha Wall-Laidler, CEO

Unlimited Fashions

Quanaquaneia Karmue

Executive Director/Co-Founder

Save More Kids Inc


Edward Lombard

President & CEO

California Black Chamber

of Commerce

Ambanibe Jerome Akeneck Founder

The Association of Orphans

& the Disabled


Said Kakese wa Dibinga


Bayindo Group, LA

Venture Capital & Investments

Bryan Walusaga

Investment Consultant

Uganda & The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Nijel Binns,

Founder & President

Mother of Humanity Monument Foundation

Grant Harris, CEO

Harris Africa Partners LLC

David Miller

International Development Practitioner for Africa &

the Middle East

Jolynn Shoemaker

Director of Global Engagements Department of Global Affairs

UC Davis 

Dr. Charles Bonner, CEO

Bonergies Global

Charitable Fund 

David Lytle

Founder & Director

Brand Development