The Famous Fiber Optics Inventor, World Nanotechnology Expert, and the Founder of Silicon Valley of Ghana; was one of the Keynote Speakers at the 2019 HACSA Summit held at Kempinski Hotel in Accra. from August 4 to August 11. The meaning of HACSA is the; Heritage and Cultural Society of Africa.
The Summit organized by Ambassador Svanikier, Founder and President of HACSA brought participants from many African countries, as well as Blacks from the Diaspora in the UK, France, USA, Brazil, and the Caribbean. This was one of the most Successful HACSA events on the continent of Africa. The meaning of HACSA is the; Heritage and Cultural Society of Africa.
Speakers at 2019 HACSA Summit were drawn from many disciplines and different cultures, including FilmMakers. The Incredible line of keynote speakers included Her Excellency Rebecca Akufo Addo, the First Lady of Ghana, who highlighted Training Girls to Code at the Gala event, Her Excellency Jewel Taylor Vice President of Liberia who emphasized the need for the leaders in Africa to be forward-thinking,
Former President of Ghana His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor shed light on the current status of African Countries,. Other Keynote Speakers included; Ambassador Kwesi Quartey of the Africa Union Commission; Former Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe; Hon Arthur Mutambara and Ghana’s Minister of Tourism; Hon Barbara Oteng Gyasi.
An Archeological Exhibit by experts from Legon was sponsored by the US Ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency; Stephanie Sullivan who delivered the keynote address at the opening night. Former Ghana’s Ambassador to France; Tommy Svanikier and their Team of volunteers are credited with organizing the event.
The noted Inventor spoke on a panel for Innovation and Technology in the morning and delivered the Luncheon Keynote Address. He emphasized that the Africa Union Development Agenda 2063 can be a reality when fast and efficient transportation infrastructure is created to link various countries to enhance Trade and Regional Integration. He demonstrated that fast trains and aviation hubs are critical to Development and Trade in Africa since at moment poor road networks impede trade within the 54 countries. Around 10 percent Intercontinental versus European Union 70 percent. It is easier to export to European Union Countries and the United States from Africa than to the 54 African Countries. He has developed a Roadmap for Industrialization, Infrastructure Development and Modernization of the African Continent beginning with Ghana, detailed in his Autobiography – The Right Stuff Comes in Black Too, the African Edition Book under CopyRight.