The Pan-African Women Forum is a leading networking business conference for women of color. The forum provides a platform for ambitious and talented young professional women to network, gain professional development, and hear the journeys and success stories of trailblazing women in various industries.Day1
Since 2011, Face2Face Africa has connected over 20,000 professionals through the IAAPA platform. The IAAPA Expo is a business, career and networking event that connects over 1000 professionals with employment opportunities, career tools, and resources. Some of the activities include industry breakout sessions, guest speakers, vendor exhibition, recruiting and networking.Day2
The most prestigious celebration of pan-African achievement, the F.A.C.E. List Awards recognize and commemorate the achievements of pan-Africa’s most influential icons, moguls and trailblazers, while providing a unique platform for the business community to connect and celebrate our success stories. The red-carpet affair includes a pre-reception, live performances, a full-course dinner, and award presentations.Day3
The Ankara Brunch is the closing event to the Pan-African Weekend. Designed to pay tribute to Jazz music, the event features performances from local jazz musicians and other artists. Guests enjoy intimate networking, live music, food and cocktails.Day4
What People are saying
Mia Phillips, USA National Manager, Brand and Multicultural Crossline Strategy
"At Toyota, our vision is that everyone will live a better, more authentic, and fulfilled life. We are really happy to partner with Face2face Africa and the Pan-African Weekend because this event allows us to do just that- embodying those things that we believe in- embracing ourselves, embracing our culture, lifting our countries, working together."
Commissioner, NYC Department of Small Business Services
"Thank you Face2face Africa for all you do to highlight the impact the pan-African community has on the American economy. I am deeply humbled to receive the Community Development Award."
Vice President, Western Air Bahamas
"The pan-African Weekend was amazing, particularly the women's forum where I participated as one of the panelists. I met successful intelligent women from across the world whose stories I fell in live with. And being able to share my story was just the icing on the cake. Thank you Face2face Africa for having me."
Executive Director, dfree
"I can't stop singing the praises of Face2face Africa and this weekend's PAW engagements. You all created such phenomenally executed and equally impactful experiences that fostered new relationships and deep connections across all who attended. I have not experienced any conference experience this well-delivered in years!"
Sandra Appiah Babu-Boateng
CEO, Face2face Africa
"We hope that the FACE List Awards will not only celebrate our pioneers and trailblazers, but that their stories will inspire and empower the next generation."
VP Multicultural Marketing at Diageo, NA
"Diageo-Guinness USA is proud to be a partner to the FACE List Awards, and I say that because of the mission of changing the global community's image of what we as a people are about: talent, culture, philanthropy, and most importantly at our core, love of mankind."
- WHAT IS THE PAN-AFRICAN WEEKEND?
Held in New York City, the Pan-African Weekend is a prestigious annual event that celebrates, connects, and empowers the black diaspora community through networking, dialogue, culture, and much more. The action-packed fest features four major events: the Pan-African Women Forum; the IAAPA Networking Mixer and Business Expo; the FACE List Awards gala; and the Closing Jazz Brunch.
- WHAT IS THE EVENT SCHEDULE?
Pan-African Women Forum: Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 5:00pm | TheTimesCenter | 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036
IAAPA Expo: Friday July 19, 2019| 5:00pm |Courtyard by Marriott – Central Park | 1717 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
FACE List Awards Gala: Saturday July 20, 2019 | 6:00pm | The Edison Ballroom | 240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036
Closing Jazz Brunch: Sunday July 21, 2019 | 11:00am | YOTEL New York | 570 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036
- HOW DO I BECOME A SPONSOR?
Face2face Africa produces world-class local and national events that connect and inform thousands of attendees, and reach millions of audiences online. Our events provide perfect opportunities for brands to engage with these audiences via custom activation and meaningful program integration. Partners enjoy year-round visibility through ongoing online promotions, digital ads, and the opportunity to showcase products via gift bags, samplings, giveaways, and more. Please email Sandra Appiah at email@example.com for our sponsorship kit and more information.
- CAN I PROMOTE MY BUSINESS AT THE PAN-AFRICAN WEEKEND?
Absolutely! There are several ways to promote and market your business at PAW. Please email info@F2FAfrica.com for additional information on our advertising opportunities.
- WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE FOR THE EVENTS?
A. The dress code for the Pan-African Women Forum and IAAPA Networking Mixer is business professional.
B. The dress code for the F.A.C.E. List Awards Gala is formal (traditional, gown, tuxedo, etc.)
C. The dress code for the Jazz Brunch is casual.
- WILL I BE PHOTOGRAPHED OR FILMED AT THE EVENT(S)?
Possibly. The weekend may be broadcast, recorded, streamed online, or otherwise publicized at the producer’s discretion. Your attendance at the event signifies your permission to utilize your image or likeness in connection with any live, recorded transmission, or reproduction of such event in perpetuity. No limitations or restrictions apply.
- HOW DO I OBTAIN A PRESS PASS FOR THE PAN-AFRICAN WEEKEND?
Press Passes are issued to accredited media organizations who wish to cover to the event(s). For press registration, please use the below link:
- WHAT IF I AM INTERESTED IN ATTENDING ONE EVENT; CAN I REGISTER ONLY FOR THAT EVENT?
Visit the tickets page to see the options available for single events. REGISTER
- I REGISTERED FOR AN EVENT BUT I AM NOW UNABLE TO ATTEND…
A. Can I get a refund?
All sales are final. No refunds.
B. Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
Yes. You are more than welcomed to give your registration to someone else to attend in your place.Send an email with your replacement’s name to paw@F2FAfrica.com and simple have the person show up with ticket confirmation at the registration table on the day of the event.
- WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY TICKET?
As soon as your register, you will receive an email confirmation from our ticketing partner. That email confirmation serves as your ticket. Please save it and show it to us at the registration table on the day of the event. Our check-in staff will also have a registration guest list for verification.
- I AM COMING WITH A GROUP; SHOULD WE REGISTER TOGETHER OR SEPARATELY?
Group registration is only available for the FACE List Awards Dinner Gala. You may take advantage of the discounted group of 5 package option if you want to be seated at the same table with your friends. REGISTER
- HOW DO I REGISTER FOR PAW?
To purchase tickets, use the following link : REGISTER