Tentative Program

Summit Main Location:

PRE-SUMMIT DAY   (WED. SEPTEMBER 9, 2020)

FUNCTION

  • Registration & Badge Pickup
  • Welcome Reception

All conference & expo  participants of USAYES 2020 are cordially invited to attend the welcome reception
Program Concludes 9:30 PM

**This is a working agenda. Times & activities are tentative and subject to change.

STRATEGIC SUMMIT DAY 1 (THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10,  2020)
FUNCTION

  • Registration
  • Security Check
  • Continental Breakfast & Networking
  • Media Room Open
  • Speakers Room Open
  • Cutting of the USAYES 2020
  • Symbolic Ribbon (Red-carpet Treatment)
  • Organizer’s Opening Remarks
  • Host Country Welcome Address – US Government
  • Opening High-Level Briefing
  • Plenary Panel 1
  • Market Opportunities: Africa Continent in Focus
  • Video Address: Message from Head of State
  • Expert Talk – Global Development
  • Leader Insights: Trade and Investment in Africa
  • TP0s & IPAs Exhibition Hall 1 Open
  • Exhibition Hall 2 Open
  • Deal Rooms Open (Reservation Required)
  • Bilateral Meeting Rooms Open
  • Investors’ Zone Open
  • Deal Time Coffee & Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

SESSION TRANSITION

  • Parallel Interactive Workshops
  • Africa Smart Cities Forum
  • Networking Lunch & Exhibition Viewing (open buffet)
  • Consumer Technology Forum: Africa
  • Africa Economic Development Forum
  • Plenary Panel 2
  • Government Keynote
  • Spotlight on Market & Trends – Globalization
  • Case Study: Investing in Africa
  • Deal Time Coffee and Networking Break in Exhibit Hall 1 & 2
  • Business to Business Appointments
  • Meet the FDI & Trade Experts
  • Parallel Side Events
  • Bilateral G2G, G2B & B2B Meetings
  • Signing Ceremony
  • Plenary Panel 3
  • Special Announcement
  • Closing Remarks
  • Press Conference
  • Ministerial Interviews
  • Expert Interviews

Cocktail Drinks Reception Featuring Special Guests

All participants of USAYES 2018 are cordially invited to attend the Monday cocktail drinks reception.

PROGRAM CONCLUDES

**This is a working agenda. Times & activities are tentative and subject to change.

STRATEGIC SUMMIT DAY 2 (FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2020)

FUNCTION

  • Registration
  • Security Check
  • Continental Breakfast & Networking
  • Media Room Open
  • Speakers Room Open
  • Arrival of high-level officials (Red Carpet Treatment)
  • Exclusive Breakfast with Ministers (On Invitation)
  • Organizer’s Opening Remarks
  • Opening Address from Host Country – US Government
  • Presidential Statement – Video Remarks
  • Ministerial Statement
  • TP0s & IPAs Exhibition Hall 1 Open
  • Exhibition Hall 2 Open
  • Deal Rooms Open (Reservation Required)
  • Bilateral Meeting Rooms Open
  • Investors’ Zone Open
  • Plenary Panel 4
  • Africa Trade and Investment Outlook
  • Strategic Track: Africa Continent in Focus
  • Deal Time Coffee and Networking Break in Exhibit Hall 1 & 2

SESSION TRANSITION

FUNCTION

  • Parallel Partners Interactive Workshops
  • EU-Africa International Business Congress
  • US-Africa Manufacturing Forum
  • Networking Lunch & Exhibition Viewing (open buffet)
  • Africa-China Economic Forum
  • UAE-Africa Business Forum
  • Road to World Expo 2020
  • Countries Focus Briefings
  • Industrialize Africa Track
  • Bilateral G2G, G2B & B2B Meetings
  • Plenary Panel 5
  • Keynote – State of the EU
  • Spotlight on Market & Trends – Globalization
  • Deal Time Coffee and Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
  • Business to Business Appointments
  • Senior US Diplomat Consultations
  • Meet the FDI & Trade Experts
  • Group Photo (Heads of Delegation)
  • Showcasing Success: The Big Picture
  • Exporters Perspective
  • Investor Talk: Crossing Boundary
  • Signing Ceremony
  • Summit Announcement Plenary
  • Summing up the USAYES 2020
  • US Governmental Closing Keynote
  • Leader Closing Talk: Looking Ahead
  • Organizer’s Closing Announcement
  • Closing Press Conference
  • Ministerial Interviews
  • Expert Interviews
  • Cultural Evening & Farewell Networking

USAYES AWARDS CEREMONY (FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2020)

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

All participants of USAYES 2018 are cordially invited to attend the Tuesday farewell networking drinks reception.
Day 3 Program Concludes and end of summit 9:30 PM
**This is a working agenda. Times are tentative and subject to change.


Note: A series of side-events will be happening during the summit. Side-events calendar will be made available before the summit. Stay turn for side-events calendar.

Summit Help Desk: The summit information desk will be open from 7:00 AM and close at 9:0 PM on summit Day 2 and summit day 3. Participants can visit the information desk for any questions or concern during summit.

POST SUMMIT OPTIONAL EVENTS AGENDA

POST SUMMIT OPTIONAL TOURS

Optional Tours SEPTEMBER 12, 2020 | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Around Chicago

POST SUMMIT OPTIONAL PARTY

Private Cruise Networking September 12, 2020 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Chicago

POST SUMMIT GOLF DAY

Optional Golf Tournament September 12, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Chicago Golf Course

**This is a working agenda. Times & activities are tentative and subject to change.