What is the PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference?
PAEC is the place to find partners for a joint venture. This is the place to find ways to build capacity. This conference is the place to bring contracts and find businesses to perform it.
Who will be attending?
Ministers from various countries, other government officials with specific projects, entrepreneurs, companies looking for joint ventures, companies looking for investments. We expect representation from Trinidad and Tobago, Zambia, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Suriname, Cameroon, France, Equatorial Guinea, & Fiji Islands
How many people attend the conference?
2012 is the first year of the PAEC, we are expecting 300 entrepreneurs.
What are the elements of the conference?
The conference features intensive panels with experienced global entrepreneurs, and a great deal of networking.
What should I bring?
Bring plenty of business cards and have your Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) on your mobile device so that you may easily email it to prospective partners.
Are exhibit tables available?
Yes. When you register you can purchase an exhibit table. You will be provided with a 6ft table and chair. You will also be given 2 complimentary exhibit passes for personnel to staff your table. These passes are not eligible for meals. The exhibits will take place 8:30am – 5pm on Friday November 16 and Saturday November 17.
Will conference participants be given a list of attendees?
There is no list, but we provide times to network with the other attendees.
Are there any evening events?
There is a reception on Thursday night with food and entertainment.
When does the early-bird registration rate end?
The early-bird registration rates ends on October 1, 2012
Can I purchase single tickets for individual events?
At this time we are only offering full package pricing.
Are there any incentives for group registration?
Unfortunately, there are no group discounts. But we do offer early bird registration.
Where is the event held?
The PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference is being held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Houston, Texas.
Can I register on-site?
Does my registration fee include hotel accommodations?
No. The registration fee includes all panels and meals listed on the agenda. Hotel reservations may be made by calling the Four Seasons directly, 800-734-4114 and mention PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference to receive the rate of $155 or $175. Reservations must be made by October 31.
How far is the hotel from the airport?
There are two airports to fly into, William P. Hobby is about 20 minutes away and George Bush International is about 40 minutes away.
How much is a cab ride from the airport to the hotel?
The average cost of a cab ride from the airport to the hotel is $26.00 from Hobby Airport. There is a $56 flat rate from Bush International. (accurate as of 9/27/12)
Can registered participants attend all conference sessions and events?
Registered participants as designated by registrant badges will have open access to everything, as listed on the agenda. You must wear your badge at all times.
Are meals included in the registration package?
Yes. Thursday evening we will serve heavy appetizers. Friday and Saturday we will serve a full breakfast and lunch.
What is the appropriate attire for the event?
Business attire is the appropriate dress for Conference events. The attire for the opening reception is business casual.
What is the weather in Houston?
We expect the temperature to be between 70-80.
If I have already registered but cannot attend, can I send someone else in my place?
We will accept a name change if the request is received in writing by November 9, 2012. All name change requests must be submitted by the original registrant.
What if I have to cancel?
We will refund your registration fee (minus a $75 processing fee) if the cancellation is received in writing by October 15, 2012. All cancellation requests must be submitted by the original registrants.