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Vedder Thinking | Events Sub-Saharan Africa Aviation, Tourism and Infrastructure Conference


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May 06, 2010

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time


Vedder Price

1633 Broadway (at 50th Street) 47th Floor

New York, New York 10019

The opportunities for investing in Sub-Saharan Africa’s aviation, tourism and infrastructure sectors are unlimited. Our conference speakers are recognized experts in their fields. They will share the successes and challenges of establishing successful operations in various parts of the continent. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with representatives from U.S. and African governments, U.S. corporations, airlines and tour operators.


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
  • David Hernandez, Vedder Price
9:05 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Overview
  • Ambassador Robert C. Perry (Ret.), Vice President for International Programs, The Corporate Council on Africa
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Aviation Outlook, Opportunities and Challenges
  • Mohamed Elamiri, Director, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO
  • Richard Ziskind, Sr. Marketing Director, Omni Air International
  • Oracio Marquez, Manager, Alliances, International & Regulatory Affairs, United Airlines
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Investment Opportunities for U.S. Companies
  • Mark Hewitt, Director Global Air Operations, Lockheed Martin Global Mission Solutions
  • Anthony A.L. Adjasse, President, Allied African Nations Chamber of Commerce
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon
  • Keynote Speaker: Paul Marin, Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Trade and Development Agency
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Unlocking Sub-Saharan Africa’s Amazing Tourism Potential
  • Cindi Crain, Co-Director, Virgin Bush Safaris
  • Douglas Ochs Adler, Vedder Price
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Key Infrastructure Projects and Financing Options
  • Carla G. Campos, Senior Vice President, Project and Export Finance, HSBC Securities
  • Rick Angiuoni, Regional Director for Africa, U.S. Ex-Im Bank
  • Herman Howard, Vice President, HOK Aviation + Transportation
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Spotlight on Recent Successes in Sub-Saharan Africa
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wrap-up and Concluding Remarks
  • David Hernandez, Vedder Price
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reception

This is a complimentary program. Space is limited.


David M. Hernandez