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Africa Business Program

The mission of our Africa Business Program in is to:

  • Facilitate partnerships between businesses in Central New York and countries in Africa
  • Enhance the business community's readiness of entering into business relationships with Africa
  • Promote faculty research and interest in business in Africa
  • Increase Africa-related knowledge among students

Made possible by a two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education's International Business and Education program, our Africa Business Program is the joint responsibility of the Kiebach Center for International Business Studies, the Central New York Technology Development Organization, and the Central New York International Business Alliance. It is also supported by the County of Onondaga Division of Economic Development, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the New York Empire State Development, and the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce.


The annual conference offers a unique forum for participants to meet and discuss their current work on business and entrepreneurship in Africa with other academic researchers and business professionals from around the world.