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.