Business Africa and New York in Manhattan

Filmmaker, director, editor and business visionary Anthony Abulu planned his NYC African Expo at the Marriott Marquis for a year. He wanted to bring African and African American businessmen together to build stronger ties and discuss answers to long-standing issues.

“Our Africa Expo USA was a resounding success,” he told the Amsterdam News. Although some attendees were unable to obtain U.S. visas in time, “distinguished attendees from Wall Street, the African-American media, and the cultural community discussed ideas on how to promote African and African-American relations. stronger Americans. A new dawn has emerged, especially as we were able to showcase our new digital monetization platform, a symbiotic relationship between the African creative industry and diaspora remittances. Africa’s most widespread bank Ecobank was also present as a sponsor of the event, ready to benefit from the massive opportunities created through the support of wealthy HBCU members, and the critical role that the African Diaspora is ready to play to update the strategy in America.

The first annual Africa Expo, in the United States, was held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, Astor Ballroom, New York.

Africa Expo USA Associate Producer and Director of Protocol Nigeria Consulate New York Sumonu Bello-Osagie, and on the Diaspora Remittances Structure Panel: Wall Street Icon Dr. Jana Woodhouse and Tourism Director Tony Rogers Harlem USA and co-founder of Harlem The Week.

Mayor John Linder Chester of Pennsylvania was also present, leading 100 of Africa’s top African-American investors.

Panelists on “American support for Africa’s creative industry” were Margaret Olele, CEO of the American Business Council and Soul City Television Network, and Matt McCoy, coordinating 1 million alumni of historic black colleges and universities. to support Ecobank accounts.

An economic and creative visionary himself, Abulu, of Nigerian origin, lives in Harlem, is also the publisher of Black Ivory magazine and the creator of Dr. Bello’s films: “Doctor Bello”, “Crazy like a Fox”, ” Back to Africa”, “American Dream”, “Superstar” and “Spellbound”.

“With Ecobank sponsoring our international event, we have advanced the idea that this serious topic of creating targeted African and African American business, cultural and economic interactions,” said Abulu, who is already planning the exhibition for the ‘next year. “We have the solutions to all the obstacles, but we need to fundraise and work closely together to understand how we use our different skills and experiences. At this Africa Expo, we highlighted the importance of the creative industry and its place in building economies around the world.

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