Dear friends and fellow professionals:
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2015 Cameroon Professional Society’s (CPS) Distinguished Annual Congress slated for August 1, 2015 at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The CPS Congress is the seminal event that brings together leading Cameroonian professionals, as well as others, from all walks of life to network with each other and to formulate and propose some solutions to the many problems plaguing our dear country, Cameroon.
The CPS Congress is primarily a networking event – we believe that our greatest impact lies in creating the appropriate setting and avenue for Cameroonian professionals, as well as friends of Cameroon, to share their experiences with the hope of creating a positive impact in our communities, in Cameroon and in Africa. We hope to lean on the successes of the past to make the 2015 CPS Congress the most informative yet.
This is Africa’s century and as Cameroonians and Africans, we are buoyed by the potential that our continent offers in terms of economic growth. As Cameroonians, we are part of the African story; but what is our role as members of the Cameroonian Diaspora in this story, especially as it relates to Cameroon? Are we stakeholders or just spectators. We, as members of the Cameroonian Diaspora already contribute financially to Cameroon’s economic story and thus we believe we must take our inherent position as stakeholders for our collective future. It is for this reason that the theme of the 2015 Congress is – “The Cameroon of Tomorrow – the Diaspora’s role as partners in development”
The congress will be broken down into panels, roundtable discussions and keynote addresses that hopefully will answer the following questions:
We encourage you to read the following pages for a full description of each discussion area. The theme for this year has been retained based on research and consultation with renowned Cameroonian professionals in the US and in other countries.
Furthermore, this event is not just about hearing what our thought leaders have to say, but it has been designed to be interactive as well. No event is complete without the right balance of learning, networking, and fun; that’s why we have scheduled other informal networking opportunities as part of the Congress.
We welcome your request to be sponsors, panelists, moderators, keynote speakers, rapporteurs, or volunteers.I look forward to having you at the CPS Congress in Houston.
Fofeyin Bonito Yengo | President, Cameroon Professional Society