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About AfriCanada Commerce Exchange Inc.

A Canadian corporation established to promote, support and facilitate Trade, Business and Investment cooperation primarily between Canadian firms and counterparts across Africa.

The Economic Summit ultimate goal is to explore innovative and cordial ways to further deepen socioeconomic and cultural cooperation between Canada and nations in Africa.

Ontario has a rich and vibrant African diaspora population who are captains of industry and multidisciplinary professionals and a veritable nexus for strengthening Canada – Africa relations.

It is the recognition of the African Diaspora as an important part of the continent that prompted the African Union (AU) in 2003 to declare the African Diaspora as the sixth region of the continent.

Our Speakers

Lauri Elliott

A lifelong mentor, will be facilitating the Project Action with Workshop 30 years of experience

Sandra Hinojosa

A veteran of the food industry where she worked for 22 years in a variety of R and D roles: from Quality Assurance to Technical Services

Habibata Ouarme

An emerging Canadian filmmaker of Ivorian-Burkinabé origin. She recently received a Canada Council for the Arts research grant

Priya Balakumar

Priya is a Trade Commissioner Trade Commissioner Service-Ontario Regional Office Global Affairs

Camesia Smith

As a Regional Manager, Black Community Business Development, Camesia's primary role is to serve as a trusted liaison between TD and the Black Community

Byron A. Martin

One of our speakers for the Canada-Africa Film & TV panel , is an award-winning producer based in Toronto

Amiel Blajchman

A professional Agrologist and Canadian expert in environmental and social impact assessment and community engagement

Uche Okugo

An Investment Attraction Coordinator, Africa & Caribbean Markets. Economic Development, City of Brampton

Ogie Ifoga

OG is an accomplished banking professional with 10+ years’ experience in various roles (Banking Operations and Commercial Banking

Daniela Pilih

Daniela works for a law and tax company operating Germany-wide. She has partnered with various professionals and corporate establishments, especially in her current role as a project manager

Benjamin O. Igbinosun, Eng.

A Sr. Cybersecurity and network virtualization expert

Eyoum Minono

Distinguished speaker, deputy since 2007, Democratic Rally of the Cameroonian People (RDPC)

Teresa Jacob

Nurse & Midwife, one of our esteemed panelists. Board Member of Home For The Needy e.V. , Germany

Andy Subasinghe

Director, Global Trade Finance, TD Securities. A Seasoned Global Trade Finance banker with 25+ years of experience managing clients portfolios

Amna Khan

Anna is a Trade Commissioner Trade Commissioner Service-Ontario Regional Office Global Affairs

Brian Phipps

An Account Manager of Small Business Banking at TD where he assists Canadian Small Business Banking customers with their lending, account solutions, and treasury needs

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