Do you want tolearn more about International Commerce Exchange?engage in conversations with other global governments?collaborate with other industry thought-leaders?learn from a panel of experts speaking on key Trade topics?

The goal of Changing Flames is to position US companies to 1.3 billion consumers on the African Continent. Consequently, helping to re-engineer and improve Africa's small and medium scale business climate. This will provide a gateway for foreign investors and partners to conduct business with African entrepreneurs from a place of Trust and Confidence.

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We have developed the ultimate virtual think tank event to bring together a body of experts to help provide advice and ideas on specific political strategies, policies, economics, culture, and technology solutions that will inform and promote International Commerce Exchange between the U.S. and Africa.

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  •  Exposure to a Dynamic and Unique Think Tank
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  •  Opportunity to hear from Policy Makers and Leaders from the US & AFRICA
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Who We Are

Changing Flames

Changing Flames is a consortium of principled and trusted U.S.-based and Africa-based businesses that mold themselves around providing unmatched solutions in compliance, marketing, operations, consulting, strategy, media, technology, and logistics to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa.


Changing Flames believes that given the steady increase in the global population, Africa's food production may present a lasting solution to the ultra-processed food dilemma America is faced with due to Africa's ecological potential, soil, climatic conditions, and its youthful strength among many other reasons.

The goal of Changing Flames is to position US companies to 1.3 billion consumers on the African Continent. Consequently, helping to re-engineer and improve Africa's small and medium scale business climate. This will provide a gateway for foreign investors and partners to conduct business with African entrepreneurs from a place of Trust and Confidence.

Think Tank 2020

We believe that bringing to unison Changing Flames and its network of U.S. business partners; U.S. business technology solutions, and Changing Flames Rigorous Ambassadorship Programs (Youth, Students, and Business) can help infuse finances into Africa's private sector, attract foreign investors to the continent, scale-up investments into Africa's future, and import healthier agricultural products into the U.S.

Changing Flames believes that given the steady increase in the global population, Africa's food production may present a lasting solution to the ultra-processed food dilemma America is faced with due to Africa's ecological potential, soil, climatic conditions, and its youthful strength among many other reasons.

Changing Flames organizers recognize that the continent of Africa is firmly entrenched with millions of smart, entrepreneurial, highly-skilled, experienced, and talented young men and women who have a lot to offer to the global economy but find it difficult to do so due to increasing economic inequality within the continent of Africa. With over 1 billion people, abundant natural and agricultural resources, Africa is positioning itself to be the next center for global trade. We are stronger together!

Think Tank

Speakers

Santiago Corrada

Topic

Welcome Speech

Santiago Corrada

President & CEO Visit Tampa Bay

Jane Castor

Topic

Opening Ceremony & Changing Flames Overview

Jane Castor

Mayor of Tampa

C.D. Glin

Topic

Panel Session #1

C.D. Glin

President & CEO, U.S. African Development Foundation

Department of Commerce

Topic

Panel Session #1

Department of Commerce

Representative

Paulette Walker, Ed.D.

Topic

Changing Flames Continuing Education

Paulette Walker, Ed.D.

25th National President, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Jean Pierre Nziga, PhD

Topic

Think Tank Session 1

Jean Pierre Nziga, PhD

Ivory Club of Tampa President

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Day ONE

Event Schedules

24 Sep
Santiago Corrada Santiago Corrada

Welcome Speech

Greetings/Welcome to Tampa's speech.

3:05 PM - 3:15 PM Session Day 1
Tylisha Johnson, PhD Tylisha Johnson, PhD

Welcome to Changing Flames Think Tank Event

3:20 PM - 3:30 PM Session Day 1
Ursule Martin Ursule Martin,

Changing Flames Vision & Mission

An overview of Changing Flames.

3:30 PM - 3:40 PM Session Day 1

Other Speakers

Chris Kalu
Paulette Walker, Ed.D. Paulette Walker, Ed.D.,

Changing Flames Continuing Education

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Session Day 1

Other Speakers

James Nemeth
AGOA AGOA,

About AGOA & AWEP

Changing Flames Think Tank schedule and format for tomorrow (Friday, August 7th, 2020.

4:05 PM - 4:25 PM Session Day 1

Other Speakers

AWEP
United Nations Development Programme United Nations Development Programme

UNDP - About AfCFTA

4:30 pm - 4:40 PM Session Day 1
Kemi Arosanyin Kemi Arosanyin

Prosper Africa

4:45 PM - 4:55 PM Session Day 1
U.S. Food and Drug Administration U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The Role of FDA in International Trade

5:00 PM - 5:10 PM Session Day 1
Michael Dubin Michael Dubin

The Role of U.S. Customs in International Trade

5:15 PM - 5:25 PM Session Day 1
Tylisha Johnson, PhD Tylisha Johnson, PhD,

Think Tank Schedule and Format for next day

5:30 PM - 5:40 PM Session Day 1

Other Speakers

Dolly Brown
Paul Thomasson
Ebony Landrum Ebony Landrum,

General questions and answers

General questions and answers.

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM Session Day 1

Other Speakers

James Nemeth
25 Sep

Greetings from around the world in native languages

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Session Day 2
Jane Castor Jane Castor,

Opening Ceremony & Changing Flames Overview

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Session Day 2

Other Speakers

Chris Kalu
C.D. Glin C.D. Glin,

Panel Session #1

Discussion of topic #1 - How can we make use of US and Africa Trade initiatives to face the issues of the American diet? 

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Session Day 2

Other Speakers

Department of Commerce
National Black Chamber of Commerce
John E. Armstrong
Florida Department of Agriculture
Luis E. Viera
Jean Pierre Nziga, PhD Jean Pierre Nziga, PhD,

Think Tank Session 1

Discussion of topic #1 - How can we make use of US and Africa Trade initiatives to face the issues of the American diet? 

10:35 AM - 12:00 PM Session Day 2

Other Speakers

United Nations Development Programme
Kemi Arosanyin

Lunch

12:05 PM - 1:15 PM Session Day 2
United Nations Development Programme United Nations Development Programme,

Panel Session #2

Discussion of topic #2 - What are the challenges of getting healthy food all the way from Africa onto your plate in the US and how can they be mitigated?

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Session Day 2

Other Speakers

Kemi Arosanyin
Enterprise Florida
United Nations Development Programme United Nations Development Programme,

Think Tank Session 2

Discussion of topic #2 - What are the challenges of getting healthy food all the way from Africa onto your plate in the US and how can they be mitigated?

2:05 PM - 3:25 PM Session Day 2

Other Speakers

Kemi Arosanyin
Enterprise Florida
Dr. Emile Kue
Kemi Arosanyin Kemi Arosanyin,

Panel Session #3

Discussion of topic #3 - How do we build an effective and efficient supply chain process from Africa to U.S.? 

3:40 PM - 4:10 PM Session Day 2

Other Speakers

Cheryl R. Rodriguez
St. Leo University
Kemi Arosanyin Kemi Arosanyin,

Think Tank Session 3

Discussion of topic #3 - How do we build an effective and efficient supply chain process from Africa to U.S.? 

4:20 PM - 5:30 PM Session Day 2

Other Speakers

Cheryl R. Rodriguez
St. Leo University

Wrap Up

5:35 PM - 5:45 PM Session Day 2

Transitioning (Break)

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM Session Day 2

African Exposé

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Session Day 2

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