PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference Announces Launch

The New Economic Frontier – Global Markets

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference (PAEC) president, Kay DeBow, has announced the launch of a new nonprofit global business organization.  The first conference convenes in Houston, Texas, during November 15-18, 2012. 

PAEC’s mission is to create an arena for entrepreneurs and business people within the Black Diaspora to come meet and further business connections.  Also, to suggest policy improvement and issue awareness that will benefit the status of black entrepreneurs internationally. This conference is for entrepreneurs who are doing business or who desire to do business globally. 

DeBow, who has served as the Executive Vice President of the National Black Chamber of Commerce since 1993 states, "This conference is the optimum time to make global connections.  It is past time to think about doing business outside the United States. The Diaspora is exploding and we need to reconnect and participate now!"

The conference will focus on agribusiness, technology, infrastructure and energy.  Water sustainability and logistics, capital access and health care are on the agenda.  The glamour industries of entertainment, fashion and beauty will also be addressed. There will also be ample time to network and have face-to-face meetings.

The speakers will include corporations that are doing business globally. Notably, Robert Agbede, chairman, president and CEO of Chester Engineers will present on doing business in Africa, Asia and the US. Chester Engineers is the global leader in building urban infrastructures and economies.  Included in their portfolio is the experience to provide water and wastewater engineering solutions to public and industrial clients. Chester Engineers is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

Additionally, we are honored that Prosper Adabla, president and CEO of New Capital Holdings, LTD has agreed to be a presenter. He is an industrialist, a financial consultant and businessman. He worked on Wall Street for 15 years and currently serves as Vice President for the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Accra. Mr. Adabla will present on innovative financing in the global market.

This event is open to the public and Early Bird registration is available until the end of September at The PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference will be held at the luxurious Four Seasons Houston.  Hotel reservations can be made at or by calling 800 734-4114. See you in Houston!