Friends of Africa 2019

The Friends of Africa (FOA2019) Summit held on 11th-12th of October at Delta-Marriott Grand Ballroom, Toronto

11th October: At Entrepreneurs Point -Toronto

Welcome Session
Hon Faisal Hassan- Member of Parliament, ON welcomed Canadian CEOs and FOA Speakers to FOA2019 CEO Forum on the 11th October. Public sector CEOs and Professionals from Diverse sectors of Canada and Africa were represented at FOA Welcome event including: Hon Madame Jean Augustine- 1st Black MP in Canada, Mr Adeyanju Binuyo- Government of Osun, Mr. Boye Oyewumi, Government of Ondo, Special Advisor to Ondo State Governor in charge of Investment, Development, and Commerce, Francois Morency- VP/ Chief of Staff, Mabi Canada, Brian Crombie- City of Mississauga, Ade Akinbola of Bank of Development Canada, Peter Rebble of DEK Ltd, Gian Del Zonto, Director- Tridel and MEC Capital, Dona Walwyn- Board Member of Black Business Association, amongst several others.

Casa Foundation Governing Council hosted the group.

12th October:

FOA Marketplace

Declared Open by Hon Jean Augustine; Networking, trade, connections, over Breakfast with professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners, and public
sector Leaders from vertical sectors of Canada, USA, Morrocco, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, South Africa, and Nigeria, to participate at the FOA Marketplace; FOA Marketplace featured Exhibition of products by Businesses, Institutions including Ryerson University, Diversity Institute, Governments from Africa, Banks, Wild Urban- Edmonton, Lata Agro-Foods- Ethiopia, EntrepreneursPoint, Toronto, United Nations Partners. amongst many.