September  2015
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Meet the Speakers at FOA2015 an Economic Development Conference, The Marriott, Toronto--3rd October, 2015
Speakers and Panelists Chan
Michael Chan currently serves as Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade. During his tenure at Queen’s Park, Chan has also served as Minister of Revenue and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. 
At FOA Hon Chan will discuss ON Canada's International Trade agenda that the Middle Class can benefit from....Show Bio Fayemi
Kayode Fayemi is the immediate past Governor of Ekiti, Nigeria. As Executive Governor till 2014, Fayemi unlocked the opportunities in a landlocked region to foreign investors.Today, the State of Ekiti boasts of the major legacy investment projects in South Western Nigeria including the Main Civic Centre with library facilities, re-development of the only Warm Spring Resorts, and the first WaterParks Resorts in the Country. At FOA HE Fayemi will showcase the opportunities for the development of medium class businesses in infrastructure ....Show Bio Oyelade
Olu is the Managing Partner at InVcap and Chairs its Management Investment Committee. She oversees the management of the firm’s private equity funds. She was Group Executive of Investment Management at Intercontinental Group (IBG) between 2007 and 2009 and managed IBG’s global fund and investment portfolio of $8bn in the UK, Ghana and Nigeria. Join Olutoyin at FOA 2015 Entrepreneur Roundtable to discuss opportunities opening up in Africa's USD40b middle class consumer markets as Africa maintains its Economic Stamina...Show Bio Floreani
 Wayne was the Chairman of Board, Canada/Southern Africa Chamber of Business (CSACB). He currently serves as a Board Director of CSACB and is now the Vice President of MineAfrica--A Canadian firm promoting the Mining Sector in Southern Africa At FOA Wayne will share what it takes to do business in Africa... Show Bio Love
Brian Love is Director, Business Advisory Services at the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure (MEDEI) and serves on the Board of Economic Developers Council for Ontario. At FOA Brain will unveil the funding options available to business segments in ON Canada ... Show Bio Jim Karygiannis
The Honourable Jim Karygiannis serves as a member of Toronto City Council.  He represents one of the most ethnically diverse wards in Toronto. At FOA  Jim will share the role of the middle class to  influence favorable  policy development....Show Bio

Nate Lowbeer Lewis
Nate is the Managing Director, Development at CPCS Development International Ltd (CDIL), a Canadian Infrastructure giant operating in 115 countries. Before then, he was Project Developer at JCM Capital and an Analyst at Oxford Business Group focusing on the energy and finance sectors. At FOA Nate will discuss case studies of CPSC' s successful business operations in West Africa and opportunities for the Middle class...Show Bio

Amanda Armstrong
Amanda is with the Youth International Challenge. She has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and youths in Canada, Africa, and the Caribbean, providing them with knowledge, skills, opportunities, and networks, while collaborating around social entrepreneurship., At FOA Amanda will share case studies of entrepreneurs that have impacted development in East Africa and learning points for the middle class....Show Bio

Join us at the 2015 Economic Development Conference where ideas meet opportunities to: 

  • Investment Opportunities in Africa- Power Infrastructure
  • Funding Options for Businesses
  • Launching of Casa Foundation Scholarships and AfroInvestors Magazine
  • Government's presentation on support to Youths and Innovators
  • A Time of Networking, Partnerships and Fun.

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