Celebrating US - Africa Cooperation

Celebrating US - Africa Cooperation

Through African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA)
AGOA Key Products Exhibition & Trade Fair

AGOA Key Products Exhibition & Trade Fair

Promote your Products for 5 Days in the US
AGOA Apparel Fashion Week

AGOA Apparel Fashion Week

African Apparel - Handmade - Folkloric Textiles - Ethnic Fabrics
African Beverages & Food Show

African Beverages & Food Show

Cooking Demos - Taste Organic African Juices & Beverages - Variety of Meals
Skins and Leather Products Made in Africa

Skins and Leather Products Made in Africa

Expend your Business in the US with AGOA
African Cosmetics & Essential Oils

African Cosmetics & Essential Oils

Export it to the US Duty Free with AGOA
African Jewelry & Made Up Goods

African Jewelry & Made Up Goods

African Jewels - Accessories - Interior Design - Sheets - Blankets
African Music & Urban Dances

African Music & Urban Dances

Thrilling performance from Top African Artists
Visit the US after the AGOA Festival

Visit the US after the AGOA Festival

New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC - Los Angeles - Las Vegas - Arizona - Miami

Event Dates & Time

September 25th - 30th 2018
@08.00 am

Event Location

New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York, New York 10036

AGOA Festival


AGOA Festival is a Cultural and Business Platform committed to celebrate US – Africa Cooperation, Strengthen Bilateral Trade Relations, Promote AGOA Key Export Products and Investment Opportunities through African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA). It is a great opportunity and unique platform for American Companies to expand their business or introduce new products, services in the 40 African Countries eligible with direct access to Authorities and Business LeadersA wide variety of Activities are organized periodically in US Cities (New York – Los Angeles – Miami) to boost African products exportations and take advantage of the AGOA legislation with New Partnerships and Joint Ventures.

AGOA Festival gives opportunity to all beneficiaries of the Trade Agreement to promote their business via the AGOA Key Exports Products Exhibition & Trade Fair – AGOA Apparel Fashion Week – African Apparel, Textiles & Footwear Exhibition – African Beverages & Food Show – Skins & Leather Products Made in Africa – African Cosmetics & Essential Oils – African Jewelry and Made Up Goods – African Music & Urban Dances. 

In addition to these activities, We will have High Level Meetings, Roundtables, B2B, Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and a 3 Days City Tour in New York, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Arizona, Miami.

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40 African Countries + 1 Country Guest of Honor Celebrating Cooperation and Trade with the United States of America

Special Guest Performance

Top African Singers

African Urban Dances

Top Fashion Designers

Emerging Fashion Designers

African  Music and Urban Dances: Zouglou – Coupe Decale – Zoblazo – Rumba – Ndombolo – Soukouss – Azonto – Mandingo – Gospel – Highlife – Afro Zouk – Kizomba – Bikutsi – Bend Skin – Reggae – Afro Pop – Afro Beat – Mbalax – Makossa – Morna – Rap – Youssoumba, etc.

Fashion Designers Collections: Ready to Wear – Haute Couture and Bridals, Sportswear, Casual Wear, Athletic Wear, Intimate Apparel, Skins and Leather Products, Wax Loinclothes, Outerwear, Dresses, Footwear, Career Wear, Blouses, Pants & Skirts, Streetwear, Denim & Jeans, T-Shirts, Loungewear, Beachwear, Knitwear & Sweaters, Some Maternity Apparel Collections, etc.

EVENT SPEAKERS

40 African Countries + USA



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TICKETS

Tickets to attend the AGOA Festival range from $0 to $2000. Discounts are also available for Groups, Students, Companies and are transferrable but non refundable.

FOOD AND DRINKS

Join us and discover a wide variety of Tasty Food, Drinks, Beverages from 40 African Countries. Attend also to the Workshops, Masterclasses and Cooking Demos with Chefs, Restaurants.

PARKING

Our Dear Guests are invited to strictly follow the Parking Instructions directed by the Host City / Police Officer / Staff otherwise their Vehicule will be towed at their expenses.

INCREDIBLE CROWD

Come discover with your Friends / Family / Classmates Live African Music and Urban Dances as well as an Incredible Fashion Exhibition of African Kingdoms Costumes.

Official Carriers

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Benefit from discounted fares* on AIR FRANCE – KLM – Delta Flights, our Official Carriers when travelling to New York from 09/18/2018 to 05/10/2018, while still making the most of your personal Flying Blue loyalty program privileges. The Event ID are 33904AF and NMSG6.

  • up to 15% Discount on Business Class (D) and Economy (B)
  • up to 10% Discount on Business Class (I, S, A) and Economy (M, U)
  • up to 5% Discount on First Class (P), Business Class (C, Z) and Economy (K, H, L, Q, T)

 RESERVATIONS

Car Rental

Enjoy your stay in the United States while working with our Car Rental Partners for exclusive discounts. They can pick you up at the Airport and drive you in the City.

  • Limousine Transportation
  • Car – USV and Luxury Vehicule
  • Cab Service including UBER drivers

New York City is a designated Tow Away Zone under the State’s Vehicle and Traffic Law. This means that any vehicle parked or operated illegally, or with missing or expired registration or inspection stickers, may be towed. On major legal holidays stopping, standing and parking are permitted except in areas where stopping, standing and parking rules are in effect seven days a week (for example, “No Standing Anytime”). Double parking of passenger vehicles is illegal at all times, including when street cleaning is occurring, regardless of location, purpose or duration. An occupied illegally parked vehicle causes the same safety hazard and congestion as an unoccupied vehicle. It is illegal to park within 15 feet of either side of a fire hydrant. The painted curbs at hydrant locations do not indicate where you can park.

Concierge Services

 Our Team is dedicated to provide our Guests the best lifetime and business experience during the AGOA Festival activities. We are ready to assist you before, during and after the Festival for networking opportunities, joint ventures, meetings, private roundtables and also to manage business incentives in the African countries AGOA eligible. Contact us for:

  • Travel arrangements (Invitation letter, visa application)
  • Car Rentals / Hotel accomodation
  • Networking / Private Meetings and roundtable
  • Business to Business / Meet the Exhibitors
  • Translation assistance
  • Shopping and Tourist activities
  • Send a mail to info@agoafestival.com to request assistance

Accomodation

Attending to the AGOA Festival give to our Guests up to 70% discount or 5% Credit in Hotels with Bizness Group preferred rates. Some Deals may be available before and even after the Events. AGOA Festival Activities includes: AGOA Key Exports Products Exhibition & Trade Fair – AGOA Apparel Fashion Week – African Apparel, Textiles & Footwear Exhibition – African Beverages & Food Show – Skins & Leather Products Made in Africa – African Cosmetics & Essential Oils – African Jewelry and Make Up Goods – African Music & Urban Dances. 

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Shopping

We recommend you to use theses Coupons to have some discounts at:

  • Store 1 for Clothing
  • Store 2 for Footwear
  • Store 3 for Mobile phone
  • Store 4 for Computers
  • Store 5 for Equipments

Rules & Safety

In case of Emergency, Call 911 immediately. In a Non-Emergency Situation, Please Get in Touch with a Staff Member. In case of Fire:

  • Look for closest EXIT
  • Follow instructions of Emmergency Personnel on Site
  • Elevators should never be used in case of fire
  • Stay low to the ground if you are exposed to heat or smoke
  • Do not return to pick up personal belongings.

Food & Beverages

During the Event, You will have the opportunity to discover African Drinks, Traditional Beverages and Food from 40 Countries. Cease the opportunity to learn or develop some Cooking Skills during the Workshops and Masterclasses with African Chefs.

There is a variety of Drinks and Beverages Made in Africa that can be developed as new Brands and create Jobs for Entrepreneurs. The most important is that, the agricultural products can be exported duty free under AGOA to the United States. A list of Products Ready to be exported from Africa is available on the Bizness Group website. We invite American based company to place order and meet the Farmers during the AGOA Festival.

MENU

  • Welcoming Gala Dinner / Africa Fashion Reception
  • Meet & Greet Event
  • African Beverages and Food Show

Dress Code

Can We talk about African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) and forget about the AGOA Apparel Eligible Articles as the Dress Code? We recommend some of the AGOA Apparel Categories:

  • Apparel assembled in one or more Eligible Sub – Saharan African Country with US Yarn and Fabric cut in the United States
  • Apparel assembled in one or more Eligible Sub – Saharan African Country with US Yarn and Fabric cut in the United States, cut and further processed in the US
  • Apparel assembled in Lesser Developed Sub – Saharan African Country
  • Apparel manufactured from yarn or fabric in short Supply in the United States
  • Folklore Articles including Hand knit fabrics, Hand loomed articles, Handmade goods, Traditional folklore articles and Ethnic Printed Articles

Parking

All of New York City is a designated Tow Away Zone under the State’s Vehicle and Traffic Law. This means that any vehicle parked or operated illegally, or with missing or expired registration or inspection stickers, may be towed. On major legal holidays stopping, standing and parking are permitted except in areas where stopping, standing and parking rules are in effect seven days a week (for example, “No Standing Anytime”).

Double parking of passenger vehicles is illegal at all times, including when street cleaning is occurring, regardless of location, purpose or duration. An occupied illegally parked vehicle causes the same safety hazard and congestion as an unoccupied vehicle.

It is illegal to park within 15 feet of either side of a fire hydrant. The painted curbs at hydrant locations do not indicate where you can park.

Pricing

  • Level 1 Price: $350:
  • Level 2 Price: $
  • Level 3 Price: $
  • Level 4 Price: $
  • Level 5 Price: $

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Admission

Admission to the African Music & Urban Dances is Free of charge. It is a Public Concert with Live Performances. Some activities are by Invitation only or a part of Sponsorship Packages like the Welcoming Gala Dinner. 

  • Thrilling Performance from Top African Artists 
  • Cultural Show from 40 African Countries
  • Urban Dances Demos, Workshops, Masterclasses
  • Cultural Show from 1 Country Guest of Honor
  • American Artists (Singers, Top Models, Movie Stars, etc)

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Accessibility

Up to 10 Differents  Activities are held under the AGOA Festival so that Each Participant can get a Different Taste of Africa. Different locations will welcome Festival – goers. The main activities are among others: AGOA Expo & Trade Fair – AGOA Apparel Fashion Week – African Apparel, Textiles & Footwear Exhibition – African Beverages & Food Show – Skins & Leather Products Made in Africa – African Cosmetics & Essential Oils – African Jewelry and Make Up Goods – African Music & Urban Dances.

In addition to these activities, We will have High Level Meetings, B2B, Roundtables, Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and a 3 Days City Tour in New York – Pennsylvania – Washington DC. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you need assistance to reach the Event Venues.

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Purchase tickets before July 31st 2018

Purchase Tickets before July 31st and Get an Exclusive 30% Discount and VIP Treatment (Front Row Seats, Packages from Sponsors, etc) during the AGOA Festival (New York – Los Angeles – Miami).

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Pricing

Many Activities during the AGOA Festival are Free to attend, Some are by Invitation Only and the others price range from $50 to $2000. Discounts are available for Groups and Companies. Tickets are not refundable but can be transferred. Click Here for the Tickets and Packages.

 

$350

AGOA Workshops

Access to the AGOA Expo Conferences / Panels / workshops by AGOA related field of activity, Meet our Keynote Speakers and get 2 invitations for the African Beverages & Food Show + sponsor gift. Click here for details.

Purchase Tickets

$1000

Welcoming Gala Dinner

Join us to welcome delegations from 40 African countries and enjoy the Africa Fashion Reception with Dignitaries, Celebrities and  Fashion Designers. Package: Two invitations, AGOA Trade Mastercard and Sponsor gifts. Click here for details.

Purchase Tickets

$2000

AGOA Expo Exhibition Booth

Exhibit your AGOA eligible product in a 10x10 Custom exhibition booth coming with a quarter page in the official program guide and 10 invitations to your guests for the AGOA Expo & Trade Fair. Click here for details.

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About us

Bizness Group LLC is a New York based Company promoting US – Africa Cooperation through African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). AGOA is a US Trade Agreement offering tangible incentives to 40 African Countries to strengthen their economies and build free markets. Eligible African Countries can export duty free up to 7000 products to the United States including Apparel, Textiles, Footwear, Jewelry, Fruits, Foodstuffs, Vegetables, Equipment, Petroleum Products, etc.

Headquarters: 25 Broadway, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10004

Phone: +1 (646) 603-3793 ——————————- Fax: +1 (646) 741 8452

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    New York Marriott Marquis Hotel 1535 Broadway New York, New York 10036
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