NYC: Face2Face Celebrates Pan-African Weekend

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Marcus Samuelsson


The Anticipated 2016 Pan African Weekend to kick off this weekend in NYC

This is the weekend we have all been waiting for.

Face2Face Africa brings us the 5th installment of their Pan-African Weekend, celebrating trailblazers across the Pan-African community. The jam packed weekend is the most prestigious celebration of Pan-African achievement and brings together leaders from various industries. It is an opportunity for participants to celebrate and mix & mingle with the icons and heroes of today who have paved the way for the younger generation and impacted discourse on pan-Africa’s image, its future, and potential.

This year's honorees are a group of inspirational heroes with uniquely fascinating stories to tell. They have made a tremendous impact in their respective fields and are leaving a legacy that will forever shape and influence the pan-African community and the world.

The group includes Rosa Whitaker, Founder CEO and president of The Whitaker Group, Wyclef Jean, Grammy Award Winning Artist and Humanitarian, Marcus Samuelsson, Renowned Celebrity Chef and Entrepreneur, Vanessa De Luca, Editor-In-Chief of Essence Magazine, and Wale Adeosun, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Kuramo Capital.

The weekend kicks off with a Networking Mixer at Pranna where attendees can meet and chat with honored guests, F2FA Staff and each other - all while getting their groove on to the musical stylings of DJ E Love.

Saturday brings the main event of the weekend: the F.A.C.E. List Awards Dinner/Gala at Espace Ballroom. With red carpet networking starting at 6pm and the dazzling awards show and 3-course dinner at 8pm, attendees are encouraged dress in best black tie attire.

Don’t shy away from showing off your favorite African-inspired ballgown! In addition to hearing from the inspiring honorees and amazing presenters, the evening includes performances by Kaïssa, Blitz the Ambassador and Rachel Brown. The awards gala will be hosted by TV Personality and Entrepreneur, Tai Beauchamp. The star-studded night closes off with an after party at The Vermilion 480 lexington ave NY, NY 10167.

Finally, the weekend is wrapped up by a Jazz Brunch at Mist Harlem from 11:30am to 3:30pm. It’s a great chance to solidify contacts made over the weekend, and ask guest and honorees any last pressing questions.

All in all, it guarantees to be an amazing weekend that cannot be missed. Join in the festivities and get your tickets while they last.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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