Father of Light Rail to Speak to the Africa – America International Business Forum on Light Rail’s Influence on Economic Development

Randy Wright & Associates’ President will be speaking alongside other dignitaries in Atlanta, GA on the economic growth potentials in light rail.

NORFOLK VA, FEBRUARY 22, 2013: RWA President, W. Randy Wright, will be attending The Africa – America International Business Forum at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, GA on March 14-16, 2013. During the 3-day event Mr. Wright will present on the topic of Economic Growth Potentials in Light Rail to a group of international bankers, independent financiers, market analysts and policy advisors, policy and business leaders from the U.S. and Africa, trade finance professionals, and commercial service diplomats among other multinationals and subject-matter-experts.

African Leadership Magazine is holding the event with the theme: “Harnessing Africa – The New Economic Frontier, the Forum shall attract leading business and policy leaders from Africa and the Americas, and highlight the need for a fully diversified American investment strategy in African Economies. The event is also aimed at leveraging on the provisions of the AGOA Act which has been underexploited by both the African Investors and their United States counterpart.”

Other distinguished guests and presenters at the event include H.E. Prof. Ade Adefuye, Nigeria Ambassador to the USA; Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, President African Business Roundtable & Chairman, African Leadership Magazine Advisory Board; Dr. Ken Giami, Editor-in-chief/CEO, African Leadership Magazine; H.E. Hon. Joyce Banda, President, Republic of Malawi; The Rt. Hon. Xavier Luc Duval, Vice Prime Minister & Minister of Finance, Republic of Mauritius; Sir Cletus Wotorson, President of the Senate, Republic of Liberia; DeLois Babiker, CEO, Intellectual Concepts, Atlanta; Chris Clark, President/CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce; Ashish Thakkar, CEO, Mara Group, Uganda; Rt. Hon Xavier Luc-Duval, Vice Prime Minister & Minister of Finance, Mauritius; Bisi Onasanya, Group Managing Director, First Bank Plc Nigeria; Dr. Joyce Aryee, Fmr CEO Ghana Chamber of Mines; Arc.Musa Sada, Minister of Mines & steel Development, Nigeria; Gov. Abdul Aziz Yari, Executive Governor of Zamfara State, Nigeria; Dr. Toks Onabanjo, CEO Pan African Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Quenton Dokken, President Golf of Mexico Foundation, Corpus Christi, Texas; Mr. Kojo Atta-Krah, CEO, PBC Gha Ltd; Tony Imokhuede, Chairman, Pan African Chamber of Commerce.

“I am extremely honored to be selected to participate in the Africa – America International Business Forum next month in Atlanta,” said Mr. Wright. “To be on the same dais with internationally known Heads of State is extraordinary for RWA. This is a unique opportunity to step on the International stage as a recognized authority on Rail Economic Development.”

More information on The Africa – America International Business Forum can be found online at africanleadershipmagazine.com.

Randy Wright & Associates is a development, transportation, and government relations consulting firm focused on public/private finance and land planning. The firm provides a unique range of services to builders, developers, and municipalities by joining together the experience of finance options and government contacts. The consultants at RWA have experience in residential, commercial and urban development projects in Virginia and across the United States. For more information on Randy Wright & Associates, visit randywrightassociates.com.

Media and interview requests for W. Randy Wright and Randy Wright & Associates should be directed to JASE Group LLC at randywrightassociates.com/media/rwa-public-relations-contacts for scheduling.



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