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Illinois Africa Office of Trade and Investment Commercial Diplomacy Training – Africa Partner Posts A State Perspective Ronald H. Brown Commercial Center Thursday, February 19, 2009 Johannesburg, South Africa Illinois Africa Office of Trade and Investment ILLINOIS: LAND OF LINCOLN AND OBAMA

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Illinois AfricaOffice of Trade and InvestmentCommercial Diplomacy Training – Africa Partner Posts A State Perspective Ronald H. Brown Commercial CenterThursday, February 19, 2009Johannesburg, South Africa

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Illinois Africa Office of Trade and Investment

The Illinois Office of Trade and Investment is the Illinois Advantage

- a global network for the global economy

The Illinois Africa Office of Trade and Investment is the Illinois Advantage in Africa

The Illinois Africa Office links opportunity,

connecting Illinois to Africa and Africa to Illinois.

Our focus is Bilateral Business Development,

new markets, new possibilities, new growth.

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Illinois Africa Office of Trade and Investment

Illinois Companies in Africa

There are more than 77 Illinois companies active in Africa

…. And opportunity for many more!

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Illinois Africa Office of Trade and Investment

Target Market – Southern Africa

Traditionally, our focus has been on the 14-nation Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), with emphasis on South Africa and the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU).

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Illinois Africa Office of Trade and Investment

New Target Markets – West and East Africa

We are encouraging Illinois business to look at markets of Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and Ghana.

Individual company visits are planned for October 09 (East) and February 10 (West).

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Illinois Africa Office of Trade and Investment

Illinois Exports to Africa 2008 Top Partner Countries

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Illinois AfricaOffice of Trade and Investment

Illinois Exports to

Africa

Illinois Exports to South

Africa

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Illinois AfricaOffice of Trade and Investment

Illinois Top Exports to Africa 2008

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Illinois Africa Office of Trade and Investment

CORE PROGRAM FY’09/10:

Individual Company Focus: Missions

  • Matching small, medium sized Illinois firms to business opportunities and partners; connecting Illinois to Africa, one company at a time.
  • Client receive comprehensive package of market introductory services:
    • Research and intelligence
    • Itinerary and logistical arrangements
    • Appointments-qualified potential agents, distributors
    • Business briefing, debriefing and follow-up plan
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Illinois Africa Office of Trade and Investment

CORE PROGRAM FY’09:

Individual Company Focus: In-Country Services

  • Promoting Illinois companies of all sizes in target markets in Africa; providing value added services to global Illinois companies
    • Highly individualized
    • Expansion into new markets in Africa
    • Advocacy and government relations in key markets
thank you

Illinois Africa Office of Trade and InvestmentMonica Faith Stewart Managing Director One Melrose BoulevardMelrose Arch 2076Johannesburg, South AfricaTelephone: +27 11 684 1556 Facsimile: +27 11 684 1555Email: [email protected]

Thank You!

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