2006-2007

WPI to Host 4th Annual U.S.-Africa Business Conference


WPI, a leading university in science, management, technology, and global education, will host the 4th annual U.S.-Africa Business Conference from June 11 to 13 in the Campus Center Odeum. The conference aims to promote partnerships and linkages between the educational, economic, and technological needs of U.S.-based businesses and African companies and governments.

Event Aims to Promote Partnerships Between American and African Companies

What

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), a leading university in science, management, technology, and global education, will host the 4th annual U.S.-Africa Business Conference.

When

June 11, 2007: 5 to 7:30 p.m.
June 12-13: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Campus Center, Odeum (top level)
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Mass.

Why

The U.S.-Africa Business Conference aims to promote partnerships and linkages between the educational, economic, and technological needs of U.S.-based businesses and African companies and governments. Sectors to be discussed at the conference are: education (new approaches to teaching and the methods necessary to help develop new business enterprises in African nations), energy and water, health (biotechnology, medical equipment, and related technology), developing information technology (IT) in Africa, and tourism.

The conference came about through collaboration between WPI, the U.S. Department of Education's Business and International Division and the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce. WPI's strong connection to Africa was cemented in 2002 when the university’s project center in Windhoek, Namibia was founded as part of WPI’s Global Perspective Program.

See the full agenda.

Register for the conference.

For more information, or if you experience difficulties in registering, contact Ruth McKeogh at 508-831-6699.

June 4, 2007

Contact: Lorraine U. Martinelle, Public Relations Specialist, +1-508-831-6425, lurbans@wpi.edu Eileen Brangan Mell, Director of Public Relations, +1-508-831-6785, ebmell@wpi.edu