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Five things you should know about the 2015 AGOA forum

Published on August 24, 2015

August 24-27, 2015, Gabon and the United States will co-host the U.S.-sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum, commonly known as the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum. The AGOA Forum is the centerpiece of the United States government's trade policy with sub-Saharan Africa. The 2015 Forum marks the 14th year that government officials, business leaders, and civil society from African countries and the United States will convene to promote trade, business, and investment opportunities that sustain economic development in Africa.

To give you a sneak peek, here are a few facts you should know about the 2015 AGOA Forum:

1. Gabon will host the 2015 AGOA Forum in its capital city of Libreville.

The 2015 AGOA Forum will be held in Libreville, Gabon. Nominated to host the Forum by African AGOA Ambassadors, Gabon will be the first central African country to host this major economic summit.

This year’s conference will consist of the ministerial AGOA Forum from August 26-27, side events sponsored by private sector, civil society, and the African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) from August 24-25, and a trade exhibition from August 23-27. Read more. Source | US Department of State