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|In the last 10 years, total merchandise exports to Sub-Saharan Africa have tripled and the middle class is steadily growing. Is this the next market for your company?
This luncheon will provide insights from local experts with global experience:
Dark and lighter green: Definition of "Sub-Saharan Africa" as used in the statistics of the UN institutions.
The Global Economy of Africa and its Effects on Business
Dr. Jeffrey Sommers, associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and visiting faculty at the Stockholm School of Economics, has focused his research and teaching on business development and the political economy of Africa.
Growing Sales Opportunities in Africa with Financing
Wayne Ramus, vice president with GE’s Global Growth & Operations, is also a former chairman of the Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee with the U.S. Export Import Bank. He is currently a member of the Wisconsin District Export Council and director of the Wisconsin International Credit Executives group.
On the Ground in Africa: First-hand Business Experiences
Jane Dauffenbach is president of Aquarius Systems in North Prairie, Wisconsin. For 49 years Aquarius has designed, manufactured and sold surface water management equipment across the United States and to more than 40 countries worldwide. The machines include aquatic plant shredders and harvesters, marine trash skimmers and amphibious excavators.
Aquarius has done business in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Egypt.