• November 10, 2021

    Houston-Atlanta Trade Mission To Monrovia, Liberia in 2022

    Liberia is open for business with great opportunities for investments. Join us on this 8-day & 7-night Trade Mission to Monrovia, Liberia. About this event HOUSTON-ATLANTA TRADE MISSION TO MONROVIA LIBERIA – APRIL 21-29, 2022 8-days and 7-nights As the continent of Africa’s first Republic, and the United States most loyal ally, Liberia is poised to become the jewel of West Africa. Liberia is open for business with tremendous opportunities for investments. Self-sufficiency in food production is essential to Liberia’s economy. Agriculture continues to be the dominant sector in the Liberian economy. Liberia’s natural resources offer significant opportunities for investors. The Liberian’s have strong desires for U.S.-made products including food, construction, healthcare, housing, textiles and energy. Flight Travel: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Monrovia, Liberia on Air France All Rooms: Includes breakfast, complimentary laundry, complimentary late checking out, free high-speed Wi-Fi, coffee/tea facilities & access to the gym center. NOTE: Business Class and Economy Preferred airline ticket will be priced according to prevailing rates and availability and overall trip price adjustment will be made and added to the total trip cost, as requested. Additional Payment Methods: Wire Transfer, PayPal, Check, Zell Bank Transfer. To pay using one of these methods, please contact Cynthia Blandford at cblandford@globalstrategiesforgood.com. TRIP PACKAGES AND PAYMENT PLAN DETAILS PAYMENT PLAN DETAILS INVITATION On behalf of Honorable Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, Houston City Council Member and Honorable Cynthia L. Blandford, Honorary Consul Republic of Liberia in Atlanta, Georgia, please join us for the Houston-Atlanta Trade Mission to Liberia where participants will have the opportunity to participate in a Business Forum and learn more about Liberia’s Business Environment, Challenges and Opportunities, hear from the  National Investment Commission, the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, the Liberian Business Association (LIBA), the USAID in Liberia and explore Liberia’s products during a Business Expo. In celebration of Liberia’s Bicentennial, you will go to Providence Island, where freed black men and women landed 200 years ago and receive your African name with a special historic ceremony, city, and museum tours and so much more! Come meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and enjoy a reception with Honorable Michael McCarthy, the U.S. Ambassador to Liberia in Monrovia at his Residence for networking opportunities. You don’t want to miss it!  See Houston-Atlanta Trade Mission 2022 Preliminary Schedule for more details for business opportunities, culture, tours and of course, social networking and fun. Tickets are going fast.  Sign-up soon for this historic mission to Liberia. Come join us for a trip of a lifetime! TRIP SCHEDULE DETAILS REFUND POLICY Please see payment plan for details on when payments are due. Balance in full is due no later than March 28, 2022. If you cancel the trip before January 10, 2022, we will provide a full refund, minus a $600.00 processing fee. Cancellation after January 10, 2022, no refunds will be provided.

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  • April 14, 2021

    CAU, UL AND CONSULATE MOU SIGNING EVENT – SAVE THE DATE

    Save the date! On Monday, April 19th at 11:00 AM ET, Clark Atlanta University, the University of Liberia and the Liberian Consulate in the State of Georgia, in a spirit of mutual trust and collaboration, will host a virtual signing ceremony marking the continuation of a unique partnership between both universities. Please save the date, so that you can witness this historic event. Our Sponsors A special thanks to our event sponsors for helping make this event possible.

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  • October 23, 2019

    Chamber of Commerce, LIBA Meet U.S. Business Executives

    Originally published on the Liberian Observer   The Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC), Liberia Business Association (LIBA) and other stakeholders on February 19, 2019, hosted a round-table business and acquaintance discussion with executives of the American ‘National Black MBAs Association (NBMBAA) at a resort in Monrovia on how best both can collaborate to enhance their respective services that would benefit their two countries, a release has said. According to the release, the 10-person delegation headed by Liberia’s Honorary Consul General to Washington, Cynthia Lynn Blandford and the president of the National Black MBAs Association, Jesse J. Tyson, in separate remarks, expressed thanks and appreciation to the Liberian business stakeholders for the gathering and assured of possible collaboration. They further said that their visit to Liberia and Ghana is aimed at interacting with the state actors on how both can collaborative to work together in the growth and development of their respective institutions, and also scout out the possibility of establishing a genuine relationship in their sector. The President of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC), J. Wendell Addy, who spoke on behalf of the Liberian state actors, expressed thanks and appreciation of the visit of the American business executives for coming to Liberia, noting that their visit would help to bring rewarding results to the country. Visiting US delegation holding discussion with their Liberian Counterparts Reflecting on the many contributions Liberia has made, much of the international community, making specific reference of Africa, bragged that Liberia was on the forefront for the liberation of some countries on the continent, particularly the liberation of Ethiopia. Some members of the delegation included Henry J. Turner MBA, Small Business development Specialist; London McCloud, President, Click and Learn; Bruce Thompson, Vice President, Arconic; Michelle D. Jackson, Senior Occupancy Planner, US ARM-Jones Lang LaSalle American Incorporated. The discussion was climaxed with a sumptuous lunch, including Liberian and western food was served as the visitors enjoyed their meal and at the same time, chatting with their Liberian counterparts.  

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  • October 23, 2019

    Concept Note – Liberia Business and Investment Forum New York City, September 26, 2019

    Liberia National Investment Commission (Monrovia) DOCUMENT Originally published on allAfrica.com Liberia continues to pursue political stability and economic prosperity. Following a milestone political transition in 2018, ushering in a new dispensation and democratic government led by His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah, President of the Republic of Liberia, the Government of Liberia has identified investment in infrastructure and agriculture as the most important priorities that can potentially unlock opportunities for investment across all sectors of the economy. This renewed commitment to promote investment in agriculture and infrastructure is a key focus of President Weah’s economic recovery and growth drive and it is very critical to improving Liberia’s image abroad thereby attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in priority sectors. Concept: Having held several Trade and Investment events around the world with specific reference to one held in New York in September 2015 to pitch to potential investors on investment opportunities in Liberia, the Government of the Republic of Liberia through its Embassy in Washington has proposed to host the Liberia Business and Investment Forum slated for September 26, 2019 in New York City at the sidelines of the 74th United Nations General Assembly. The focus of this forum will be agriculture, general infrastructure development and diaspora investment from Liberians, although all other opportunities will also be highlighted. The vexing reality of huge infrastructure gap must be addressed in the most pragmatic manner to ensure that the standard of living of Liberian people is improved. There is no gainsaying that infrastructure development requires huge investments and the Government of Liberia needs investors to play an important role in bridging this gap for a win-win outcome for both parties. Infrastructure includes both soft and hard infrastructure such as roads, railway system, ports (sea and air), energy, ICT, etc . Additionally, award of contracts can also be a disincentive for attracting investors if the process is not perceived to be transparent and shrouded in legality. It is the position of the Government of Liberia that all awards of contracts will meet the guidance of the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC). The requirement for international competitive bidding will be respected and encouraged. Liberia has a 5-year development plan, the “Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development” (PAPD). The fundamentals underpinning the PAPD include Liberia is rich in human and natural resources but is deprived of development largely because its human capital lacks the knowledge to transform the natural resources into wealth— whether through farming, mining, fishing, or other productive ventures that require technology or financial investments. Consequently, Liberia is relatively rich in natural capital, but relatively poor in relations to its peers in both human and produced capital. Moreover, because of a legacy of entrenched inequality in access to development opportunities, widespread infrastructure deficits and pervasive poverty have become the binding constraints to future growth and prosperity. Objectives: It is the view of the Government of Liberia that this event considers the following objective(s):     Initiate vigorous, constructive dialogue between would-be investors and the Government of Liberia on investment opportunities in agriculture, general infrastructure and encouraging Liberians in the diaspora to invest in Liberia     Create a platform […]

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