African and Caribbean Ambassadors, Area Business Leaders, Meet at the Penn Museum

Ambassadors from several African and Caribbean countries joined with Philadelphia area regional business leaders Friday, November 11, 2011, when the Penn Museum was host to a business roundtable discussion presented by the African and Caribbean Business Council (ACBC). The program ran throughout the morning, concluding with an African-style luncheon in the Museum’s Lower Egyptian Gallery, catered by Kilimandjaro of West Philadelphia, followed by an opportunity to view the Museum’s Imagine Africa gallery project and the African gallery.

The theme for the roundtable program, attended by about 100 people, was “Driving Economic Development and Building Access to the Global Market.”

Ayana Jones, business reporter for the Philadelphia Tribune, attended the roundtable and wrote this article about the event. The news was even picked up by the South Florida Caribbean News, and covered in this story.

More photos from the evening are online on the Penn Museum’s Flickr page.

Special Guests

(Left to right) H.E. Dan Ohene Agyekum, Ambassador of Ghana; H.E. Ms. Tebelelo Mazile Seretse, Ambassador of Botswana; H.E. Dr. Neil Parsan, Ambassador of Trinidad & Tobago; Richard Hodges, Penn Museum Williams Director; H.E. Seydou Bouda, Ambassador of Burkina Faso; Johnny Moloto, Deputy Chief of Mission, South African Embassy, in the Penn Museum’s Imagine Africa gallery project. The Ambassadors all took part in the African and Caribbean Business Council’s roundtable program, hosted by the Penn Museum. The event brought six ambassadors from African and Caribbean countries together with Philadelphia business leaders, Friday, November 11.

Special Guests

(L-R, back row): Unidentified man, H.E. Dr. Neil Parsan, Ambassador of Trinidad & Tobago; H.E. Seydou Bouda, Ambassador of Burkina Faso; Christopher Orji, Ph.D, Chair, African & Caribbean Business Council; H.E. Ms. Tebelelo Mazile Seretse, Ambassador of Botswana; H.E. Ebrahim Rasool, Ambassador of South Africa; Dr. Azuka Anyiam, Ph.d, President, African & Caribbean Business Council; Hon. Stanley Straughter, Chairman, Mayor’s Commission on African & Caribbean Immigrant Affairs; H.E. Dan Ohene Agyekum, Ambassador of Ghana; and Samuel Blango III. (L-R, front row) Ebenezer Padi Adjirackor, Commercial Minister, Embassy of Ghana; Archyn Brew-Butler, and Stanley Dike Sr., all seen here visiting Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum. They were all guests or speakers at the African and Caribbean Business Council’s roundtable program, hosted by the Penn Museum. The event brought six ambassadors from African and Caribbean countries together with Philadelphia business leaders, Friday, November 11.

Guests at Sphinx

(L-R) H.E. Dr. Neil Parsan, Ambassador of Trinidad & Tobago; H.E. Dan Ohene Agyekum, Ambassador of Ghana; Ebenezer Padi Adjirackor, Commercial Minister, Embassy of Ghana; Richard Hodges, Penn Museum Williams Director; and Dr. Azuka Anyiam, Ph.D, President, African & Caribbean Business Council, took part in the African and Caribbean Business Council’s roundtable program. Here they are in the Penn Museum’s Lower Egyptian Gallery. Penn Museum hosted the event, which brought six ambassadors from African and Caribbean countries together with Philadelphia business leaders, Friday, November 11.

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