GoodWorks International’s presence at the s on a panel for the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Urban League
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GoodWorks International Participates in the
Los Angeles Chapter of the National Urban League’s
“Global Economy Conference “
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 27, 2008 – GoodWorks International will join leaders of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Urban League at a Global Economy Conference (GEC) on Wednesday, October 29, 2008.
The conference, which will run from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM is open to the public and will take place at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Representing GoodWorks International will be Wallace Ford, President and Chief Operating Officer.
African-American leaders are convening this historic conference in the midst of the U.S. economic crisis in order to focus attention on South Los Angeles as a viable community for international investment. Sponsored by AEG Worldwide and The Annenberg Foundation, GEC will be presented by the Knowledge Transfer Summit (KTS) Steering Committee, a collaboration of individuals and organizations designed to strengthen Africa-American intergenerational links between 21stcentury leaders and the key surviving leaders of the Civil Rights era.
Mr. Ford will participate in a panel at 2:30 PM titled, “Overseas Opportunities for Trade & Investment: Africa, Asia and Latin America.”Other panelists will include James Burke, Director of Special Projects, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; Carlos Valderama, Director of Latin American Operations, Musick, Peeler & Garrett; the Rev. Alphonso Washington, Africa-USA International Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and Wilmot Allen, OneWorld Enterprises.
Mr. Ford stated, “While in Los Angeles, I am looking forward to having a detailed discussion that specifically explores the impact of urban economic development on the economies of Africa, Asia and Latin America. I commend Dr. Renee Smith-Maddox, President of the Los Angeles Urban League and the other organizers of this conference for their foresight in convening this timely discussion.”
GoodWorks International, LLC, is an international business advisory firm that provides market access, counsel, and strategic services to corporations looking to do business in Africa and the Caribbean. In addition to Atlanta, the firm has offices in Washington, D.C, New York, Tanzania, Rwanda, Nigeria, Angola, Cote D’Ivoire and Ghana.
Austin R. Cooper, Jr.,
Vice President of Government Affairs and Communications
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