Some say that the key to succeeding in business is what you know… other’s say that it’s whom you know…we say that it’s both. On behalf of the Ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the United States, Her Excellency, Dr. Tebelelo M. Seretse, the Honorary Consul General of Botswana of Georgia, Mr. Robert Shumake and the Botswana Chamber of Commerce, we are honored to invite your compnay to participate in a unique international partnership opportunity. On Friday, July 20th at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, 1065 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA. “Doing Business in Botswana 2012: Information and Access” will be held to provide the private sector with both keys to success for doing business in Botswana; critical information combined with unfettered access to establish strategic relationships.

In addition, on Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 1pm-3pm, a special “Tea Time with the Ambassador: A Global Conversation on Women in Leadership” is scheduled at the Rebecca House, Allen Entrepreneurial Institute, 3235 Evans Mill Road, Lithonia, GA 30038 to foster high-level networking with women from Botswana and women leaders in Atlanta.

The structure of the conference is designed to strategically leverage direct interaction with the more than 100 government and business delegates from Botswana who represent more than ten 10 industry sectors including Health, Real Estate, Education, Banking and Finance, Diamond Mining, Transport, Non-Bank Financial Services, Innovation, and Tourism. Representatives at the highest levels including the Ministers of Trade and Industry and several private sector Managing Directors are confirmed attendees.

We humbly request your consideration of a sponsorship contribution to reserve your placement for “Doing Business in Botswana 2012: Information and Access.” Sponsorship details are enclosed. A stable government, AA credit rating, an ease for doing business, a history of democracy, a lack of corruption and a ranking as the largest producer of raw diamonds in the world justify why Botswana is affectionately known as “the jewel of the Africa.”

Join us in learning more about Botswana by registering at For information and questions, please contact Debra Kilpatrick Byrd, Event Planner at or by calling (202) 262-3987. Thank you.