Black History Festival 2024 to strengthen global connections and trade ties

Black History Festival 2024 to strengthen global connections and trade ties
Black History Festival 2024

The Black History Festival 2024 is set to take place from February 22 to February 24 at the Columbus Marriott Airport Hotel in Ohio. This year's festival, themed “Africa We Want in a Global Setup – Rebuilding the Trans-Atlantic Trade ties for the Socio-Economic and Cultural advancement of the peoples of Africa and the Americas,” aims to bring together people of African descent from around the world.

According to an official statement, the festival seeks to strengthen ties and foster collaboration among attendees. With an expected turnout of over 1,000 participants, the event will feature speakers, panellists, and delegates from Africa, the Americas, and the African Diaspora worldwide.

The festival will comprise various activities over the three days, including the Black History Walk, Innovation and Technology Day, Black History Lecture, Global Africa Marketplace, Africa-Americas Trade and Development Forum, and the prestigious Black History Makers Awards. Entertainment activities and a tour will also be included, promising an enriching experience for all.

Mr. Stephen Selasie Asuo, the Executive Coordinator, emphasized that the festival aims to reinforce historic connections, promote trade and development, and celebrate cultural heritage. By facilitating collaboration and dialogue, the event seeks to set the stage for future partnerships in various areas such as policy reforms, trade treaties, professional exchanges, and tourism.

Special guests invited to the event include the Diplomatic Corps, Business Executives, Academia, key personalities, media, and the public. Organizers expressed excitement about hosting the festival in Columbus, Ohio, and look forward to welcoming participants from around the world to celebrate shared heritage, explore collaboration opportunities, and chart a path toward a brighter future for the African Diaspora.

The festival is powered by BIDEC (Bureau for International Development, Exchanges, and Commerce) and supported by the One Voice Consortium, KGL Group, M&C Group Global, Office of the President of Ghana (Diaspora Affairs Directorate), under the auspices of the Mission to the USA and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

The statement advised interested persons to access for more information about the Black History Festival 2024, including registration details and programme.


  1. Thanks for finally talking about Black History Festival 2024
    to strengthen global connections and trade ties

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