Basic Information for AAI Alumni Attending the Awards Gala

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As AAI distinguished alumni, we invite you to join us at our spectacular Annual Awards Gala in NYC!


During the opening week of the United Nations General Assembly, The Africa-America Institute will celebrate and recognize the extraordinary dedication and pioneering achievements of Aliko Dangote, Founder, President and Chief Executive, Dangote Group, Stephen Hayes, CEO of the Corporate Council on Africa and Sunil Benimadhu, Chief Executive of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius at the AAI 2016 Annual Awards Gala on Tuesday, September 20.

Heads of State and distinguished U.S. and African leaders, corporate executives and top diplomats will gather for one of the largest and most highly anticipated events celebrating Africa in New York City. The evening affair will begin with a reception followed by dinner and the awards ceremony at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York City.

This year, AAI is making a special outreach to encourage our alumni to attend.


Here are details to make your travel plans easier:

Awards Gala Alumni Ticket

Alumni are invited to purchase an Alumni Ticket for $500 to attend the gala. The ticket will be for alumni only for seating at a preferred table.


Register now!


Hotel Information 

Fairfield Inn Downtown East
Holiday Inn NYC-Wall Street

Wall Street Inn 

Club Quarters Hotel, Wall Street 

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park

Double Tree by Hilton NYC Financial District


Travel Information to New York City

If you’re traveling from across the U.S. or abroad, you can fly into one of the New York City area’s major airports.


Airport Information

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)


Traveling to New York City from Abroad

If you are not a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident, you may need a visa to enter the country.


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