Posted by: APO | 20 May 2009

The African Press Organization chosen as media partner of the fifth Africa-Asia Business Forum (AABF V)


The African Press Organization chosen as media partner of the fifth Africa-Asia Business Forum (AABF V)

The African Press Organization (APO) announced today that it has been selected as one of the media partners of the fifth Africa-Asia Business Forum (AABF V) taking place from June 15 to17, 2009, in Kampala, Uganda. The APO will provide webcast, press videoconference and press release distribution services to AABF V, which will be held under the theme Forging Business Linkages for Sustainable Tourism Development in Africa.

AABF V is organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in close cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as a follow-up to the fourth Tokyo International Conference in African Development held in May 2008 in Yokohama, Japan.

The Africa-Asia Business Forum (AABF), a series of intense face-to-face negotiations between selected African and Asian firms, aims at identifying business partners to enter into various types of deals such as joint ventures, franchising, licensing, technology transfer etc. Its ultimate objective is to attract investment into Africa and to increase trade between Africa and Asia.

The efficiency of our webcasts and press videoconference rests on our capacity to announce these events to the journalists through our service of distribution of press release. As a global leader of distribution of press releases related to Africa, we thus guarantee the frequentation of the webcasts by professional journalists,” said Nicolas POMPIGNE-MOGNARD, Secretary-General of the African Press Organization.

In February 2009, the African Press Organization’s Secretary-General, Nicolas POMPIGNE-MOGNARD, declared that his Non Governmental Organization was anticipating a significant increase in demands for webcast and international press videoconference because of the global crisis which limits journalists in their ability to find time and resources to travel.


About the African Press Organization :

The African Press Organization owns a 25.000 journalist database and offers a complete range of media relations tools such as press releases dissemination, press videoconference, webcast, international events promotion, and an international press coverage monitoring service.

The APO also provides media services to public authorities and supports many African and international institutions in strategic communications.

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