2018 DICOTA Convention

08/30/2018 06:00 PM - 09/15/2018 12:00 PM PT


Seattle Marriott Bellevue Seattle
200 110th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
United States



The Diaspora Council of Tanzanians in America (DICOTA) in collaboration with the Tanzania Seattle Community cordially invites you to the Partnering with the Tanzania Diaspora: Investment, Innovation, Industrialization” Convention from August 30-September 2, 2018 at the Seattle Marriott Bellevue, (Seattle, Washington).   


Our Convention Objectives -

  • Enhance knowledge of products and services available to and from diasporans in the USA and Tanzania, including the human capital

  • Connectivity among delegates and coordination of social development efforts among Tanzanian local communities (jumuiyas)

  • Showcase achievements of Tanzania's diaspora and create a platform for the formation of Tanzanian professional/business diaspora groups

  • Connect diasporans with key decision makers and industry leaders at home and abroad



The Guest of Honor, Keynote Speakers and Presenters will be announced soon.
View previous conventions proceedings and photos here.


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Alaska Airline:

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Make Hotel Reservation
DICOTA Planning committee has arranged accommodation at the Seattle Marriott Bellevue. A number of rooms at discounted rates are now available!!

Rate available 08/30/18 to 09/02/18

Book by 08/10/18

115.00 USD/night ( includes free WIFI)


The full conference fee includes access to Keynotes, Breakout Sessions, Marketplace Expo, Networking, Diaspora Bank Services, Real Estate Services, Tax Services, Student Loan Services (HESBL), Passport Services, Job opportunities, Seattle Tours, Live Performances, Meals (Light Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), and Evening Receptions (Cocktail Reception, Night Gala, Fashion Shows & Kwaheri Dance), Group Exercise with fitness coach & Soccer game. Stay tuned! More to come.

Register via July 30th, 2018 for the best possible deal. Full conference passes range from $149 to $200,

For a limited time only, DICOTA is offering an "Early Bird" special for those who register early.

$149 - DICOTA Members

$ 169 - Non DICOTA Members



Sign up for exclusive  Seattle tours!

We are offering special tours for conference attendees to AMAZON HQ, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and  Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Tour  date : August 30th, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

* with free shuttle bus service from Marriot hotel**

Sign up  by clicking the link below -


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.





Cancellation Policy

Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to receive refunds are shown below. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend the event.

Claiming Refund Before 06/15/2018 – You will get 100% of the paid fees.

Claiming Refund After 06/15/2018 and before 07/15/2018 – You will get 50% of the paid fees.

Claiming Refund After 07/15/2018 – You will get 25% of the paid fees.

•Cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.

•All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder.

•Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and Registration ID #

•Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.

Cancellations must be sent in writing to dicota@dicotausa.org  to be eligible for a refund.


Contact US
Marketing/ Sponsorship Package: dicota@dicotausa.org  +1 301 257 1995 /+ 1 214 402 2804

Registration: convention@dicotaus.org / dicota@dicotausa.org  + 678 446 0320

Payment related issues : dicota@dicotausa.org +1 972 363 7299/ + 1 503 701 0799

Membership Email: dicota@dicotausa.org + 1 972 363 7299/+ 1 301 257 1995

Hotel Reservation: +1 425-214-7600


Tanza -Seattle Leadership/ General Info about WA

Tanza- Seattle President - Fatma Al Tamim + 1 206 225 7534

Tanza- Seattle  Secretary - Lauden Kangele + 1 253 3919469

Tanza -Seattle VP - Jacob Osca


Please reserve early! Please stay tuned for updates to the agenda and announcements.



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