YEAR 2006 PROGRAMMES

• AGOA Forum; Washington DC; June 6-7, 2006
ANE delegation led by the National President participated in the Forum.
 
• Africa Investment Forum, Washington DC, June 7, 2006:
Organized in Washington DC by The Whitaker Group & USTR: ANE coordinated the Nigerian Private sector delegation to the Forum. At that Forum attended by high level US Government Officials including the US Trade Representative and US Assistant Trade Rep for Africa, ANE protested the BAN OF DIRECT FLIGHT BETWEEN NIGERIA AND USA. That protect moved the USTR to facilitate US-Nigeria Air Travel Advocacy Talks between ANE and key US Agencies in Washington DC.
 
• Nigeria-USA Trade & Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council Meeting, in Washington DC, USA; June 8, 2006
ANE coordinated the Private sector delegation to the TIFA Council Meeting and formally made a case for the lifting of ban on direct flight between USA and Nigeria. As a result, the Leader of US Government team, US Assistant Trade Representative for Africa Ms Florie Liser announced the decision of the USTR to arrange Advocacy Consultation Meetings for ANE Director General to meet with relevant US Government Agencies in Washington DC.
 
• USTR-facilitated Advocacy Consultation Meeting With US Government Agencies for Lifting of Embargo On Direct Flight Between Nigeria and USA, June 29-30, 2006, in Washington DC:
As a follow up to the TIFA Meeting of June 8, 2006, the USTR facilitated meetings between ANE and the following US Government Agencies - USTR, Dept Of Transportation (DOT), OPIC, EXIM BANK, and USAID  to discuss ANE proposals for the US Government to lift its ban on direct flight between Nigeria and USA. ANE delegation was hosted by the US Agencies on June 29 & 30, 2006 and their reports submitted through USTR to the US Government. The flight embargo was lifted a few months thereafter. We appreciate the support of Ambassador Andrew Young who supported the advocacy as published in Global Atlanta Newsletter. Direct Supports were the Former US Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Howard Jeter who personally went with ANE delegation to the meeting at the EXIM Bank; Prof. Marcellus Jackson, Director of the Economic Development Center, Clark Atlanta University for providing material and intellectual inputs in the advocacy; and the Distinguished Prof. Emeritus Amos Ajo of Clark Atlanta University who co-planned and participated as Main Resource Person in the International Air Travel Advocacy event of July 20, 2006 in Nicon Hilton, Abuja
 
• 1st International Forum on African Intercontinental Air-hub & Transnational Highway To Further Advocacy for Lifting of Ban on Direct Flight Between Nigeria and USA, July 20, 2006.
 
ANE collaborated with Economic Development Center, Clark Atlanta University, USA to stage the event in Hilton Hotel ABUJA on July 20, 2006 to mobilize local Nigerian Support (public & private) for ANE Advocacy towards the lifting of ban on USA-Nigeria direct flight. Professor Amos Ajo came from USA to Nigeria as Guest Speaker at the Advocacy Event arranged to coincide with the Leon Sullivan Summit of July 18-20, 2006 held in the same Hotel and attended by over two hundred American public and private sector officials. Onne Oil & Gas Free Zone Authority was the Lead Sponsor of the Advocacy event. The Advocacy Report was forwarded to USTR and US Department of Transportation for presentation to US Government in support of ANE’s quest for lifting of ban on direct flight. The Ban on direct flight between Nigeria and the USA was lifted a few months after the advocacy drive.
 
• Africa Oil & Gas Forum by Corporate Council on Africa, Bethesda, Maryland, USA November 29-30, 2006:
ANE delegation attended the event and was able to attract investors. Outcome: A 2-man US investors delegation from Los Angeles, USA later visited the Calabar Free Trade Zone on June 17, 2007 with proposals to invest in Phosphate Fertilizer Plant, Oil Well Cement Plant and Petroleum Waste Incinerator. NEPZA Management however had could not allocate land for the projects in the zone, but advised the investors to chose other free zones in the country, which they objected.

Event Registration

Prince Joseph Idiong,

Director General/CEO,

Association of Nigerian Exporters,

Abuja, Nigeria.

Tel: +2348023336427

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EVENT MANAGEMENT PARTNERS:


NEXIMART & Co

NEXIMART Pavilion & Export House, LLC (USA)

Thirteen Scribes Inc (USA)

Association of Nigerian Exporters USA, Inc

Bigtime Productions Ltd

Indo African Chamber of Commerce & Industry

American Shea Butter Institute

ACTION PLAN 2011-2020

In this decade, ANE is poised to facilitate sustainable export policies, export-oriented investment, products made from petroleum, service exports, skills development, export farming, export production villages, incubators, common facility centers, enterprise zones, free trade zones;

Commodity exchanges, warehousing, bonded terminals, permanent products display centers, and adequate promotion of Nigerian exportable products/services through Embassies, trade missions, exhibitions, trade fairs, etc

MEMBERSHIP

11th National Council on Commerce had approved Mandatory Registration of Exporters with ANE and Export Sub-Groups of other OPS Agencies to certify genuine exporters.

ANE is a financial membership organization open to companies and all export-related agencies (public and private) in diverse sectors:-

Manufacturing, farming, packaging, solid minerals, petrochemical, merchants, consultancy, banks, finance,  insurance, tourism, arts & crafts, conference & trade show management etc

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