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Alabama business mission to Africa opens doors for trade opportunity

Published on September 25, 2015

An Alabama trade and business development mission to Africa wrapped up yesterday after introducing business executives and international trade specialists to opportunities in a region that’s growing rapidly if unevenly.

The Alabama delegation, headed by Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield, kicked off the mission in Johannesburg, South Africa, where it participated in the Trade Winds Africa Conference organized by the US Commerce Department.
 
The 10-day mission officially kicked off in Johannesburg on September 14. Trade Winds 2015, the largest-ever US government trade mission to Africa, featured a business forum in South Africa and offered representatives from companies and organizations stops in seven other African nations. 
 
Alabama firms on the trade mission had scheduled meetings in Tanzania, Ghana and Mozambique. Among others, the delegates met senior members of the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation in the country. Read more. Source | IPP Media