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Canary Islands - European Business Hub in Africa

  • Spanish Arts & Cultural Center 2801 16th Street NW Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

Join us along with The Virginia – Washington, DC District Export Council (DEC), the U.S. Commercial Service, the Embassy of Spain, and the Government of The Canary Islands for an After-Hours Networking Reception: Canary Islands – European Business Hub in Africa

The Canary Islands (Spain), a European Union (EU) region located just 62 miles off the coast of West Africa, are becoming a strategic platform for global companies that need to reach economies of scale to expand in the markets of Sub-Saharan Africa.  The Canaries, as part of the European Union, are an ideal location for operation centers and bases for expats providing top logistics services and maritime connectivity with over 40 ports in Africa, a very competitive local labor market, and a highly stable political and EU legal framework including a special 4% corporate tax regime.

Welcoming Remarks by:

John Saylor

Chairman -VA-DC District Export Council


His Excellency Ramón Gil-Casares

Ambassador of Spain to the United States


Antwaun Griffin

Deputy Assistant Secretary for U.S. Operations

International Trade Administration (ITA),  U.S. Department of Commerce


Due to security requirements, pre-registration is a MUST for each attendee and is non-transferable. Admission to the event will not be granted to attendees or their guests who have not pre-registered.

Deadline to register is Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 5pm.

Earlier Event: March 10
Conference on Intercultural Relations
Later Event: June 24
ABMA 2016 Summer Meeting