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USTDA Director Leocadia Zak to Chair Panel at Powering Africa Summit in Washington, DC

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WASHINGTON, DC –U.S. Trade and Development Agency Director Leocadia I. Zak will chair the “African Investors: Building Bridges” panel at the Powering Africa Summit tomorrow in Washington, DC.  Director Zak and her fellow panelists will discuss how the U.S. and African private sectors are positioning their portfolios to maximize opportunities for development in Africa.

Prior to the discussion, Director Zak will highlight how USTDA and its U.S. government partners are working together to increase opportunities for U.S. companies and to maximize development outcomes for African partners in support of President Obama’s Power Africa initiative.  USTDA connects U.S. industry and African project sponsors in order to bring proven private sector solutions to energy challenges in Africa.

WHAT: Powering Africa Summit

WHO: USTDA Director Leocadia I. Zak

WHEN: Thursday, January 29, 2014, 10:15am EST

WHERE: St. Regis Hotel
              923 16th St, NW
              Washington, DC 20006

Please click here for more information about the Powering Africa Summit.  Real-time information and updates may be found on social media via #PoweringAfricaSummit.  

All media must register in advance to attend the Powering Africa Summit. Please email Amy Offord at Amy.Offord@energynet.co.uk to register.

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