GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMITTEE (GOC)

Trade | Partnerships | Investments

The Global Opportunities Committee (GOC) of the Atlanta Black Chambers (ABC) was created to provide information and access to trade, partnerships, and investment opportunities around the world for our members.

We are on a mission to connect and empower every business in our organization to result-oriented opportunities that will generate real economic value among businesses. We execute this through strategically designed programming such as opportunities webinars, in-person workshops, inbound/outbound delegations, and conferences.

GOC has impacted more than 1,000 businesses across 35 countries within the past year with opportunities valued at more than $100 million dollars.

 

 

Our Impact

Businesses Reached

Black Chambers Network

Countries Reached

US Black Businesses Network

B2B Events & Meetings

ABC Members

Million Worth of Opportunities

Email Database

Children Helped in Africa

2023 Media Coverage

GOC Leadership

The following are the leadership team of GOC:

Ricardo Berrís

Ricardo Berrís

Chairman

Reginald Smith

Reginald Smith

Project Management Lead

Katrina Morrison

Katrina Morrison

Travel & Hospitality Lead

Jennifer Barbosa

Jennifer Barbosa

Co-Chair

Cory Henry

Cory Henry

Digital Experience Lead

Rahiem White

Rahiem White

Entertainment Lead

Natalie Jerome

Natalie Jerome

Secretary

Lauren Levins

Lauren Levins

Language & Cultural Experience Lead

Shaquana Teasley

Shaquana Teasley

International Trade & Compliance Lead

Katina Norman

Katina Norman

Admin Lead

Dawn Sizemore

Dawn Sizemore

Programming & Metrics Lead

Samuel Adeyemi

Samuel Adeyemi

Communication Lead

Akita Patterson

Akita Patterson

Marketing Lead

Sector Leaders

Jennifer J. Barbosa

Jennifer J. Barbosa

Manufacturing Sector Lead

Akita Patterson

Akita Patterson

Marketing & Communications Sector Lead

Dadirai Babra Ngwena

Dadirai Babra Ngwena

Agriculture Sector Lead

Chrissy Lewis

Chrissy Lewis

Finance & Insurance Sector Lead

Michael Hudson

Michael Hudson

Mining Sector Lead

Dawn Sizemore

Dawn Sizemore

Education Sector Lead

Seydou Dembele

Seydou Dembele

Technology Sector Lead

Katrina Morrison

Katrina Morrison

Travel & Hospitality Sector Lead

Lauren Levins

Lauren Levins

Real Estate Sector Lead

Regional Leads

The following people have been appointed by GOC and tasked with identifying and pursuing new opportunities for trade, partnerships, and investments within their region:

Stacey Mollison

Stacey Mollison

Guyana

Dadirai Ngwena

Dadirai Ngwena

Zimbabwe

Iruku Makanga

Iruku Makanga

Kenya

Xiomara Castillo

Xiomara Castillo

Panama

M'zee Fula

M'zee Fula

Angola

Claudine Reid

Claudine Reid

United Kingdom

John Colastin

John Colastin

Puerto Rico

Robert Asprilla

Robert Asprilla

Colombia

Samuel Adeyemi

Samuel Adeyemi

Nigeria

David Jeb Kuteesa

David Jeb Kuteesa

Indian Ocean

Johnny Muteba

Johnny Muteba

South Africa

Sandiford Edwards

Sandiford Edwards

Caribbean

Soul Ongoiba

Soul Ongoiba

Mali

Ency Litsoane

Ency Litsoane

South Africa

Joseph Nzekani

Joseph Nzekani

DR Congo

Gideon Chibuye

Gideon Chibuye

Zambia

Dawn Simpson

Dawn Simpson

Suriname

Shirley Xavier

Shirley Xavier

Haiti

Christian Riascos

Christian Riascos

South Pacific Coast

Stephanie Logan Settro

Stephanie Logan Settro

Liberia

Sindiswa Mzamo

Sindiswa Mzamo

Lesotho

GOC News

ABC Leadership interviewed by BET.com

ABC Leadership interviewed by BET.com

Members of our ABC leadership were recently featured in an article on BET.com. Executive Director, Melvin Coleman, President Emeritus Michael Hill, and VP of Marketing and Communication Miguel Lloyd were interviewed by Madison Gray of BET.com. Please find a link to...

7th Annual Biz Savvy Artist Academy

7th Annual Biz Savvy Artist Academy

The 7th Annual Biz Savvy Artist Academy in partnership with @atlantablackchambers @abc_artsandentertainment is a little less than 1 month away! During this year's online experience you'll learn how to use machine learning to reach and connect with your fans better...

Fulton County DA Virtual Debate

Fulton County DA Virtual Debate

On July 21,2020, the Atlanta Black Chambers Governmental Affairs Committee hosted an informative, virtual debate featuring DA, Paul Howard, and Judge Fani Willis. It was a great turnout of over 100 people. Joining ABC members in attendance were several elected...

ManTalk in the Man Cave Volume ll

ManTalk in the Man Cave Volume ll

June is Men's Month for the Atlanta Black Chambers. The men of the ABC were eager to produce our 2nd annual men's event "ManTalk in the Man Cave Volume ll" on June 30th 2020. This year's dialogue was perfect timing due to the state of the world in June of 2020. Our...

Upcoming Events

Gallery

CEO Roundtable Zimbabwe
Signing of MOU with CEO Africa Roundtable

Our Global Partners

CALI CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

CALI CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

Colombia

On February 23, 2024, The Global Opportunity Committee (GOC) of the Atlanta Black Chambers (ABC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Cali Chambers of Commerce. The MOU outlines the agreement between the Cali Chamber of Commerce, Invest Pacific, and Atlanta Black Chambers Inc.

It aims to coordinate efforts to support the growth and development of businesses led by entrepreneurs from Valle del Cauca, Colombia, particularly those identified as blacks. The parties involved agree to cooperate in various fields, including trade promotion, investment stimulation, program support, cultural exchange, and language promotion. 

The MOU aims to support the growth of businesses led by entrepreneurs from Valle del Cauca, Colombia and Atlanta, United States, with special outreach to black entrepreneurs. It also promotes cooperation in trade promotion, forming alliances, investment stimulation, program support, strengthening analysis, promoting learning, cultural exchange, language promotion, and more. 

CEO AFRICA ROUNDTABLE

CEO AFRICA ROUNDTABLE

Southern Africa

The CEO Africa Roundtable comprises of Captains of industry who are thought leaders with a passion for issues that champion African Development. The platform exists to allow C-suite executives to share experiences, opportunities and ideas for economic success.

During the trip to Southern Africa by GOC members, an MOU was between the GOC and the CEOAFRT. Through the agreement, members can explore opportunities for investment in Zimbabwe and other parts of Africa.

 

 

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