John Parkerson, director of the Office of International Programs at Clayton State University, has been invited to give the welcome address at the upcoming Trade and Investment Forum hosted by the American Nigerian International Chamber of Commerce.
The forum will be held on May 10 and May 11 at the Sheraton Atlanta, 800 Hammond Dr., Atlanta. The event is supported by the Nigerian Consulate Atlanta, the U.S. Embassy Commercial Services in Nigeria, the U.S Commercial Services in the United States, the Atlanta Council on International Relations, and the World Trade Center Atlanta. Parkerson will be appearing in his role as the president of World Trade Center Atlanta.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Destination Nigeria: Opportunities in Africa’s Largest 21st Century Market.” The focus of the conference is to bring U.S. and Nigerian stakeholders and partners together for the purpose of exploring and developing mutually beneficial business, trade, and investment opportunities. The forum will afford the participants with a venue to explore business and investment opportunities in various Nigerian industries and market sectors.
The invitation to Parkerson, who is also an assistant professor of business in the College of Business at Clayton State, represents that second such speaking opportunity extended to the College of Business this week. On June 28, 2012, Dr. Alphonso Ogbuehi, dean of the College of Business will give the Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture at the University of Nigeria’s Nsukka Alvan Ikoku College, in Owerri, Nigeria.