ISI Helps African Ambassadors Make the Case for Doing Business in Africa

H.E. Ambassador Girma Birru of Ethiopia discussing the bilateral benefits of U.S.-Africa trade with business leaders at the Embassy of Ethiopia. (From Left to Right: Ian Oliver - Client Services Director, ISI Consultants / Antwaun Griffin - Deputy Asst. Secretary U.S. Commerce Dept. / Ambassador Girma Birru of Ethiopia / John Saylor - Chairman, Virginia & Washington DC District Export Council / Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae of Kenya / Ambassador Liberata Mulamula of Tanzania).

H.E. Ambassador Girma Birru of Ethiopia discussing the bilateral benefits of U.S.-Africa trade with business leaders at the Embassy of Ethiopia.

(From Left to Right: Ian Oliver - Client Services Director, ISI Consultants / Antwaun Griffin - Deputy Asst. Secretary U.S. Commerce Dept. / Ambassador Girma Birru of Ethiopia / John Saylor - Chairman, Virginia & Washington DC District Export Council / Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae of Kenya / Ambassador Liberata Mulamula of Tanzania).

The Ambassadors to the U.S. from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania came together at the Ethiopian Embassy on February 3rd with a combined voice, and their message to the more than 200 business leaders attending was loud and clear: “We are ready for your business to come to Africa.”

And it’s not just these Ambassadors who think that U.S. businesses should be looking at Africa. The facts support them:

·        Seven of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world are in Africa.

·        Consumer spending is expected to reach $1.4 trillion by 2020, up from $860 billion in 2008.

·        Demand is growing across sectors, from infrastructure to mining to retail.

·        The U.S. government is providing business with more support than ever with programs like Trade Africa and Power Africa that make it easier than ever for U.S. companies to take advantage of opportunities.

ISI Consultants was pleased to join with the International Trade Administration and the District Export Council-Washington D.C., as well as the Ambassadors from three of Africa’s fastest-growing economies to organize this networking event focused on U.S. companies doing business in Africa.

With Africa’s steady supply of resources, a growing population, an expanding consumer base, and increasing demand across sectors, there’s opportunity for almost any company—and there are a number of ways for your company to leverage the opportunities.

Still not sure if or how your business can benefit from the opportunities presented by African markets? Contact info@isi-consultants.com to discuss how we can help you grow your business in Africa.

ISI Consultants assists U.S. companies to enter or further expand their business in Middle East and African markets. From small projects to longer-term engagements, we put our knowledge and experience to work for you, saving you time and money and minimizing your risk. And our results-oriented approach means we don’t just advise you on what to do to be successful – we work with you to get it done.


As part of our commitment to the National Export Initiative (NEI), ISI Consultants offer a limited number of COMPLIMENTARY STRATEGY SESSIONS each month to qualified U.S. companies. 

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