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AmCham CEO attends US confabs on trade and entrepreneurship

Apr 18, 2012, 1:48 PM

The Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) The Gambia, Mr. Julius Freeman, recently (March 2012) returned from two important conferences relating to the United States Export, Trade and Investment Initiative and Global Entrepreneurship Education & Development.

The Global Business Conference in Washington DC, USA, was organized by US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, at the US Department of State.

The objective of the conference was to consolidate the important role of the 125 American Chambers of Commerce around the world in promoting and implementing the United States Government’s National Export Initiative (NEI) to double exports from the US by the year 2014.

It is expected that this will not only increase US trade and investment all over the world, but will also boost American companies’ interest outside the USA.

The Global Entrepreneurship Conference held in Liverpool, United Kingdom, was organized by the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Centre to reiterate the important role of all the GEW hosts in their respective countries.

For the past two years, AmCham The Gambia hosted the GEW in November of each year in The Gambia.

The objective of the conference was, therefore, to promote entrepreneurship development as an engine of growth in national development, by supporting start-ups and their unleashing ideas and to encourage partnership with organizations and institutions that promote entrepreneurship development, as a means of alleviating poverty within their communities.