Forum promotes ties with Africa
10/18/2013, 6:04 a.m.
Emerging Africa, Expanding DeKalb, an International Economics forum on opportunities in Africa, takes place Oct. 24 at the Maloof Auditorium in Decatur.
The 6-to-9 p.m. event is sponsored by the Development Authority of DeKalb County in partnership with DeKalb government, leading businesses, and Emory and Mercer.
Vaughn D. Irons, authority chair, said the dialogue is designed to expand economic prosperity for the county and its residents.
“This forum will be a dialogue on how we enhance business expansion, job growth, and quality of life for DeKalb through creating stronger connections with African nations, businesses, and individuals,” Irons said.
Lee May, the county’s interim CEO, said one of its key priorities is creating job growth through economic development.
“This forum is a means of achieving this goal through dialogue and collaboration,” he said. “I am keenly interested in the outcomes and how DeKalb can prosper through this global outreach.”
Participants will get an in-depth look into the global economy. Key topics include education, international trade, medical innovations and venture capital for new businesses.
The event is free – register at https://dadcas.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 404-687-2738.