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Investing in Africa

Monday, October 9, 2023 to Tuesday, October 10, 2023

London, United Kingdom

AFSIC is the largest annual Africa investment event taking place outside the continent. Sponsored by the US, UK, German, French, and Dutch Governments and many leading African companies and investment bankers, AFSIC has become a vital conduit for investment in Africa. The event is focused on connecting attending companies seeking funding with the right African investors to secure the investment they need.

ADB 11th BOF

11th Business Opportunities Fair 2023

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 to Thursday, October 5, 2023

Manila, Philippines

During the pandemic in 2020-2022, ADB's Procurement, Portfolio and Financial Management Department (PPFD) transitioned its business opportunities outreach initiatives from in-person to virtual format. In 2023, ADB will conduct its first in-person Business Opportunities Fair (BOF) after the pandemic. The ADB BOF is a one-stop forum for consultants, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and civil society organizations looking to provide goods, works, and services for ADB projects.

Unstoppable Africa - The Global Africa Business Initiative

Thursday, September 21, 2023 to Friday, September 22, 2023

New York City, United States

Africa has staked its position as the cornerstone of the world’s future. The continent is now positioned to be the most important driver of global business with a $2.5 trillion market opportunity. The Global Africa Business Initiative (GABI) is a solution-oriented global platform connecting leaders to drive and invest in the unstoppable opportunity of Africa’s economic growth.

UN Global Compact Leaders Summit

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

New York City, United States

Live and in person, the 2023 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit will convene changemakers, forward-thinking business leaders, SDG stakeholders, Government and UN officials from across the globe—exceptional leaders shaping our future— for a full-day of inspired conversation, purposeful networking, and meaningful takeaways. Participants will take stock of the private sector's contribution to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals and be inspired to set measurable, credible and ambitious targets aligned with the newly launched SDG Movements – going beyond business as usual and towards the t

Global Summit

3rd annual Global Trade and Supply Chain Summit

Monday, September 18, 2023 to Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Under the stewardship of The Economist editors, our two-day summit will examine the influence of geopolitics on global trade and how to adapt supply chains to this dynamic environment. What are the benefits of digital trade, particularly for developing countries? What is the potential of new technologies, such as blockchain, AI or robotics, in making supply chains more resilient and more sustainable? This 3rd annual event convenes thought leaders from the entire trade and supply chain ecosystem.

PPP Americas 2023

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 to Thursday, July 20, 2023

Panama City, Paraguay


SDG Business Forum

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

New York City, United States

Taking place during the ministerial segment of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the 2023 SDG Business Forum will provide a unique multi-stakeholder platform to foster public-private dialogues, catalyze new partnerships and alliances, and explore and co-create innovative business solutions to accelerate sustainable development in the remaining 8 years of SDG implementation.  The Forum is co-hosted by the UN Global Compact, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Internation Organisation of Employers (IOE), World Business Council for Sustainable D

U.S.-Africa Business Summit

Tuesday, July 11, 2023 to Friday, July 14, 2023

Gaborone, Botswana

The U.S.-Africa Business Summit is the Corporate Council on Africa’s premier annual event, bringing together African heads of state, senior U.S. and African government officials, and top CEO’s and senior business executives from the U.S.

GTR East Africa

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 to Thursday, June 15, 2023

Nairobi, Kenya

For over a decade, GTR East Africa has brought together leading commodity producers and traders, manufacturers, trade finance specialists, risk management experts, and trade tech innovators, providing unrivalled insight on this exciting region. With over 300 delegates expected to attend on June 14-15, 2023’s event will once again provide a leading platform to facilitate crucial debate on the key issues impacting the region’s trade, commodity and infrastructure financing markets, from the need for specialised financing to reinforce regional supply chains and bolster food sec

Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2023: Growth and Resilience

Monday, June 5, 2023 to Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Washington, DC, United States

The 2023 Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) will focus on "Growth and Resilience" and will be held June 5–6, 2023, in Washington, D.C. Participants may join either in person and online. The ABCDE is organized by the World Bank's Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, and it is one of the world's best-known conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on social and economic development.

Virtual Business Outreach Workshops

Monday, June 5, 2023 to Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Vienna, Austria

The outreach seminar is intended to enable the business community to participate more effectively in business opportunities created through Government and donorfunded projects in Ukraine.

Hybrid Business Outreach Workshop

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Washington, DC, United States

The workshop will be held on the following date and time:

GTR West Africa

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 to Thursday, April 27, 2023

Lagos, Nigeria

Global Trade Review returns to Lagos on April 26-27, where GTR West Africa 2023 will once again bring together the leading minds in West African trade, supply chain, export and infrastructure financing for two days of unrivalled networking and lively debate. Long established as the leading annual gathering for the region’s trade community, 2023’s edition will once again offer clarity on the impact of a turbulent business environment on West African trade flows and financing, pinpointing opportunities for business growth as the trade sector realigns with evolving economic co

Doing Business with the Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Arlington, United States

  • Hear from Procurement Officers from both the ADB and World Bank provide actionable information to help you identify projects for your company’s expansion.
  • Meet with representatives from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency-USTDA, Development Finance Corporation-DFC, EXIM, USAID, and the Department of Commerce.
  • Open to everyone and great for U.S. manufacturers, suppliers, project developers, consultants and contractors in Asia and the Pacific.
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Business Innovation Summit

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

London, United Kingdom

The economic climate is uncertain, with inflation and a potential recession on the horizon. How are you navigating the impact of the cost of living crisis upon your employees? The companies that will excel are those that have a strong purpose and look to future growth opportunities once the storm has passed. Technology is constantly evolving; what does the dawn of the metaverse and generative AI mean for your strategy? This event tackles the pressures affecting leaders at global companies.

GTR Africa

Thursday, March 16, 2023 to Friday, March 17, 2023

Cape Town, South Sudan

GTR Africa is set to return to sunny Cape Town, South Africa on March 16-17 to provide a one of a kind event for the trade and export finance community. Over two days, the event will welcome around 600 participants from the region’s trade, commodity and export finance community.

Effective Finance Treasury in Africa

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

London, United Kingdom

Economic activity in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to grow at around 4 percent in 2023/24, according to the world bank, as momentum slows amid a downturn in global economic activity and recession or stagnation in the US and Europe.

Indonesia Summit

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 to Thursday, March 2, 2023

Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia boasts a large population of young, technologically literate and upwardly mobile citizens, which has resulted in a thriving e-commerce sector. Growth in the fintech industry is increasing financial inclusion, enabling entrepreneurs to benefit. Meanwhile, the country’s vast resources of copper and nickel have attracted the attention of electric vehicle makers and their supply chains.

GreenBiz 23

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 to Thursday, February 16, 2023

Scottsdale, United States

Amid challenging times, the sustainability profession is evolving — with new concerns, opportunities and concepts emerging faster than ever. Join the dynamic GreenBiz community to explore the latest trends, learn from your peers and form valuable connections.

2nd annual Sustainability Week Asia

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 to Thursday, February 9, 2023

Marine Bay Sands, Singapore

Countries and business leaders perceive economic, social and environmental sustainability as a mainstream method for creating new business opportunities and a better future. As the world’s economic situation changes, it is critical to ensure that boards, wider corporate teams and stakeholders are focused on practical action.  Sustainability Week Asia aims to help you cut through the noise surrounding sustainability, giving you an independent guide to achieving your goals.

Africa Investments Forum & Awards

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Paris, France

The 6th edition of the Africa Investments Forum & Awards, organized by Leaders League group, will be held in Paris on the 7th of February 2023 in a new location : InterContinental Paris Le Grand hotel.  This not-to-be-missed event aims to bring together African and European leaders around an insightful conference program, a prestigious Awards ceremony and various networking opportunities - 

Global Forum for Food and Agriculture 2023

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 to Saturday, January 21, 2023

Berlin, Germany

The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference on central issues of agricultural and food policies held each year in Berlin.  Hosted by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the event welcomes 3,000 international visitors from politics, industry, science, and civil society to discuss what actions can be taken to achieve a transformation of food systems. The 2023 GFFA will address the issue “Food Systems Transformation: A Worldwide Response to Multiple Crises

EBRD Agribusiness Talks: Digital Solutions for Agricultural Trade

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

London, United Kingdom

EBRD Agribusiness team is inviting guests to a webinar in our Agribusiness Talks series entitled “Digital Solutions for Agricultural Trade” on Wednesday 18th January 2023 – from 14:00 to 16:00 GMT. Learn how digital technologies can and are helping to lower trade costs by making agricultural and food trade more efficient and transparent. High trade costs are an obstacle for economies to participate in global value chains and reap the benefits of economic growth.

US-Africa Business Forum

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 to Thursday, December 15, 2022

Washington, DC, United States

The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, to be held December 13–15 in Washington, DC, demonstrates the United States’ longstanding commitment to Africa and strengthens ties between the United States and African nations.The 2022 U.S.-Africa Business Forum (USABF) will take place on the Summit’s second day (December 14). Hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S.

VII Energy Week

Monday, December 12, 2022 to Friday, December 16, 2022

Panama City, Panama

The Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) organize the VII Energy Week, which will take place in the city of Panama, Panama, from December 12 to December 16, 2022. At this event, energy specialists from both organizations and the region will discuss the progress of the energy transition and energy security and the Energy Division Regional Policy Dialogue will be realized.   

Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 to Friday, December 2, 2022

Geneva, Switzerland

The Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development was a core outcome of UNCTAD’s fourteenth Ministerial Conference, held in 2016 in Nairobi (Kenya). The purpose of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts is to provide a forum for discussion on the issues, concerns and challenges raised in the implementation and follow-up of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and Agenda 2030[0]=product%3A336

GTR US 2022

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

New York City, United States

GTR US returns to Manhattan on November 29th for a day packed with trade-focused debate and high caliber in-person networking. US companies and their financiers face a growing multitude of macroeconomic and operational challenges, from the rapidly rising cost of goods and financing to the proliferation of counterparty risks posed by hardening financial markets and geopolitical turmoil.

The 14th Annual Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum will take place on November 3rd and 4th in Seoul, South Korea

Thursday, November 3, 2022 to Friday, November 4, 2022

Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

 The Institute is partnering with Seoul National University’s Global R&DB Center (GRC) to deliver a dynamic program exploring the future of smart cities and intelligent infrastructure. With 50+ global project developers, the forum brings together multisector leaders and public sector decision-makers defining the future of smart cities, data sharing, automation, and the innovative finance and policy solutions we need to succeed in the coming 4th industrial revolution. 

Innovation@Work US

Monday, October 24, 2022 to Wednesday, October 26, 2022

San Jose, United States

The future of work is a hot topic, especially during times of crisis where it takes imagination, skill and leadership to effect positive change. In an uncertain climate, gain the tools to innovate, adapt and collaborate for your own improved workforces.

GTR Africa 2022

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Cairo, Egypt

Returning for the first time since 2017, October will see participants and experts from a range of industries and sectors descend on Cairo for GTR Africa 2022 Ciaro, to reflect on the latest developments across the world of regional and global trade.Highlighting the key issues focused laser-focused discussions, keynotes, interviews and case studies, the programme for the day will consider a range of themes, from the ongoing process of Egyptian market reforms to the need to grow the number of manufacturers and producers in order to reduce dependence on imports, intra-African

Finance in Common Summit 2022

Finance in Common Summit 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 to Thursday, October 20, 2022

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The Summit will provide an opportunity to highlight the key role of Public Development Banks (PDBs) in supporting the transformation of economies and financial systems towards sustainability.

ICC FIDIC Conference on International Construction Contracts

Friday, October 14, 2022 to Saturday, October 15, 2022

Dubrovnik, Croatia

ICC and the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) will hold their annual ICC-FIDIC Conference in person this year!

IFPA European Forum

Thursday, October 13, 2022 to Friday, October 14, 2022

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Over the course of two days, with key players from the world of infrastructure finance, politics and economics, we will explore the “known knowns” in the context of today and near term disruption. Pivoting to the medium term, we will look at the “known unknowns” with forward-thinking analysis on climate resilience, automation and digitalisation.

Clean Cooking Forum 2022

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 to Thursday, October 13, 2022

Accra, Ghana

The Clean Cooking Forum 2022 will convene global leaders to pave the way for much needed action.

World Engineers Convention 2023

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 to Thursday, October 13, 2022

Prague, Czech Republic

The Czech Association of Scientific and Technical Societies (CSVTS) in collaboration with WFEO will hold the 7th World Engineers Convention WEC 2023 and the WFEO General Assembly in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, in October 2023. The theme of WEC 2023 “Engineering for life: Breakthrough Technologies and Capacity Development Focused on UN SDGs” responds to current planetary challenges and reflects the main goal which is to explore and find how high-tech, as well as low-tech innovations, artific

Africa's Investment Event

Monday, October 10, 2022 to Tuesday, October 11, 2022

London, United Kingdom

AFSIC is believed to be the largest annual event bringing together African investors and investments taking place outside Africa and has become one of the most important conduits of investment into Africa. With the support of the sophisticated AFSIC African Investments Dashboard, AFSIC is entirely focused on bringing together Africa’s business leaders and Africa’s most important investors and dealmakers and will showcase investment opportunities from across the whole of Africa.

2022 EBRD TFP Trade Finance Forum

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 to Thursday, September 22, 2022

Istanbul, Türkiye

The aim of the Forum is to discuss key challenges the industry faces, especially in light of the aftermath of the pandemic and the impact of the war on Ukraine, including the food security crisis, digitalisation of trade finance and the role of trade finance in the development of a more sustainable and green world.

Private Sector Forum 2022

Monday, September 19, 2022

New York City, United States

Since 2008, the annual Private Sector Forum (PSF) has gathered global leaders at the United Nations during UN General Assembly week to address major global issues such as climate change, sustainable development and human rights. This year, the Forum will be held as a high-level forum.

FIDIC Global Infrastructure Conference 2022

Monday, September 12, 2022 to Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Geneva, Switzerland

As the world starts to slowly emerge from the Covid pandemic and with thoughts turning to global recovery and rebuilding economies, this year’s FIDIC annual Global Infrastructure Conference has a decidedly forward-looking theme. Building a better tomorrow, by investing today: Sustainable infrastructure development to improve community wellbeing will focus on how we engineer a sustainable future in a way that benefits communities worldwide. The conference will bring together the world’s premier engineers and other stakeholders from the global construction and infrastructure sector.

Global South-South Development Expo

Monday, September 12, 2022 to Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Bangkok, Thailand

The GSSD Expo 2022 will be co-hosted by the Government of Thailand and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and is scheduled to take place from 12 to 14 September, 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand. The GSSD Expo is an annual event organised by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) to showcase evidence-based successful development solutions and initiatives, in collaboration with United Nations agencies and all other partners.

ITC @ AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum (ACTIF2022)

Thursday, September 1, 2022 to Friday, September 2, 2022

Bridgetown, Barbados

Afreximbank, Export Barbados and Invest Barbados are co-organizing the first major trade forum on trade and investment between the regions.  The International Trade Centre is participating in discussions on food security and expanding agribusiness opportunities and will also contribute the following in the context of the forum:  New study, Expanding African-Caribbean Trade.

Asia Water Forum 2022

Asia Water Forum

Monday, August 8, 2022 to Thursday, August 11, 2022

Virtual, Regional - Asia

AWF 2022 will take place virtually on 8-11 August 2022. The theme will be "Towards a Resilient and Water Secure Asia and the Pacific." Underpinned by the need for climate change resilience, sustainable water management, reliable water services, and water security, participants can expect high-level plenary sessions and parallel break-out sessions centered around four key focus areas: (i) water as a sustainable resource; (ii) universal water and sanitation services; (iii) productive water in agriculture and the economy; and (iv) climate change and water-related risks...

U.S.-Africa Business Summit 2022

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 to Friday, July 22, 2022


Corporate Council on Africa in partnership with the Kingdom of Morocco is proud to announce that the 2022 U.S.-Africa Business Summit will be hosted in Marrakech, Morocco on July 19-22, 2022. This year's Summit themed "Building Forward Together" will explore a renewed commitment by both public and private sector stakeholders to building stronger U.S. and Africa trade, investment and commercial ties as we emerge from unprecedented health and economic challenges

Second Annual Global Trade Week

Monday, June 27, 2022 to Thursday, June 30, 2022

London, United Kingdom

Economist Impact’s Global Trade Week 2022 is the only event that convenes thought leaders from the entire trade ecosystem. It connects supply-chain, procurement, manufacturing and finance executives with high-level government representatives including ministers, policymakers and advisors. This allows for the new reality of trade to be understood in its entirety, including geopolitical and climate-change risks -

GTR UK 2022

Thursday, June 16, 2022

London, United Kingdom

Reflecting on both the latest trends and priorities for UK trade and exports but also on an extensive range of global themes, issues and concerns, the newly expanded version of GTR UK 2022 will take place in London on June 16, bringing all corners of the global trade ecosystem together.

GTR West Africa

Thursday, June 9, 2022 to Friday, June 10, 2022

Lagos, Nigeria

On June 9-10, market-leading experts from a range of key economic sectors will reflect on the latest developments impacting trade at GTR West Africa 2022 in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Focused discussion themes will explore innovative solutions promoting development throughout the trade value chain in areas such as infrastructure development, investment opportunities, commodity trade finance, manufacturing, agribusiness and trade digitisation. 

Second annual Sustainability Week US

Monday, June 6, 2022 to Thursday, June 9, 2022

Washington DC, United States

Economist Impact’s Sustainability Week US will bring together industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and researchers from around the world to discuss what actions they will take to prevent a climate disaster and deliver on the promise of a green future.

With less than ten years to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, there is a renewed urgency to examine global systems and balance human aspirations with the planet’s ability to sustain them.

Business resilience in the pandemic and beyond from Eastern Europe to Central Asia

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Virtual, Not assigned

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank and the International Monetary Fund are launching a new report on business resilience in the pandemic and beyond from Eastern Europe to Central Asia.

'The Infrastructure Solution Summit

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Abuja, Nigeria

AFC Live, 'The Infrastructure Solution Summit', will be a unique platform to broker deals, meet key decision-makers and accelerate progress in infrastructure. The Summit, to be hosted in Abuja, Nigeria on the 12th May, will help facilitate dialogue among Heads of Governments, prominent financiers and established investors.

Intelligent Infrastructure

Thursday, April 28, 2022 to Friday, April 29, 2022

Austin, United States

This year, CG/LA is partnering with Topio Networks to present two days of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and groundbreaking opportunities in Intelligent Infrastructure at the Fairmont Austin from April 28th and 29th, 2022.

The Cost-plus World of Supply Chains

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Virtual, Not assigned

Much about supply chains keeps business leaders awake at night. Rising costs, once thought a blip, are likely to persist into 2023 and beyond. Pandemic-related disruption, inflation, supply-chain bottlenecks and changing consumer spending patterns have converged with the long-term trends of increasing geopolitical tension, the digitisation of supply chains and a need to invest in sustainability.

World Trade Symposium

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Virtual, Various

The past 18 months have seen the rules on global trade rewritten. The profound digital transformation that was already underway has accelerated, slashing costs and reforging supply chains—with innovative shippers, banks, trading blocs and fintechs leading the way. As a result, all governments, businesses and trade practitioners now face the urgent task of understanding the technology trends and practical and policy challenges involved in grasping the opportunity of digital trade

Asia Trade Week

Monday, March 21, 2022 to Thursday, March 24, 2022

Virtual, Regional - Asia

The Economist’s Asia Trade Week will bring together business leaders, trade negotiators, policymakers, academics and economists for a week of rigorous discussion and debate on the most important issues surrounding trade and Asian business.

Connecting an audience of 2000+ to scrutinise the changing patterns of global trade, look at the trade community through a critical lens and assess how businesses are dealing with economic, political and environmental issues

World Water Forum

Monday, March 21, 2022 to Saturday, March 26, 2022

Dakar, Senegal

The World Water Forum is the world’s biggest water-related event, held every three years to bring together key political actors, business leaders, NGOs, donors, and international organizations to promote dialogue and facilitate access to water and sanitation.  This year’s Forum—under the theme, Water Security for Peace and Development—is jointly organized by the World Water Council (WWC) and the Government of Senegal, and will be the first hosted in Sub-Saharan Africa.

GTR Africa

Thursday, March 10, 2022 to Friday, March 11, 2022

Cape Town, South Africa

GTR is excited to welcome back industry peers to Cape Town, South Africa in March 2022 as it once again provides a one of a kind event for the trade and export finance community.


Thursday, March 3, 2022 to Friday, March 4, 2022

Virtual, United States

The Infrastructure for Development Conference series (#Infra4Dev) is an initiative of the World Bank’s Infrastructure Vice-Presidency, aiming to promote dialogue and exchange between leading edge economic researchers and the wider community of policymakers and practitioners on leveraging infrastructure for development.

Sustainability Week Asia

Monday, February 14, 2022 to Thursday, February 17, 2022

Virtual, Regional - Asia

Building on six years of actionable insights and solutions to help businesses on their path to greater sustainability, Sustainability Week comes to Asia!

Sustainability Week Asia will bring together more than 1,500 industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and researchers from across Asia-Pacific to discuss how they can effectively measure, analyse, transform and scale their sustainability initiatives. 

Intra-African Trade Fair

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 to Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Kigali, Rwanda

The African Union, African Export-Import Bank and the Government of the Republic of Rwanda invite you to join us for the 2nd Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021) in Kigali from 8 to 14 December 2021.
What is Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF)?The Intra-African Trade Fair is a trade show that provides a platform for sharing trade, investment and market information and enabling buyers and sellers, investors and countries to meet, discuss and conclude business deals.

GTR Asia 2021

Thursday, November 25, 2021 to Friday, November 26, 2021

Virtual, Singapore

For 12 years, GTR Asia has offered critical market insight and unparalleled expertise from industry leaders whilst also providing unrivalled networking opportunities. Our return to Marina Bay Sands to hold this event in-person promises the highly anticipated opportunity to connect with all corners of the market for those involved in Asian trade.

GTR Africa 2021

Thursday, November 18, 2021 to Friday, November 19, 2021

Cape Town, South Africa

GTR Africa plans to return as a physical event in 2021. GTR is excited to welcome back industry peers to Cape Town, South Africa on November 18-19 as we once again provide a one of a kind event for the trade and export finance community.Recognised as the leading industry event for Sub-Saharan Africa for almost 15 years, the event will offer unrivalled insights into the latest exciting developments impacting the world of trade and exports.

13th North American Infrastructure Leadership Forum

Thursday, October 28, 2021 to Friday, October 29, 2021

Washington, DC, United States

The North America Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum is the best deal in the business – 2 days, 50+ infrastructure projects, and 500+ infrastructure executives. Because CG/LA Forums are not sector-specific, it’s your opportunity to meet with and hear from projects representing twelve infrastructure sectors, including Highways & Bridges, Urban Mass Transit, Water / Wastewater, and Energy; hear best practices from industry experts; and meet with all Forum partners and projects one-on-one during the Private Meetings session.


Expo 2020

Friday, October 1, 2021 to Thursday, March 31, 2022

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

For 170 years, World Expos have provided a platform to showcase the greatest innovations that have shaped the world we live in today. United Arab Emirates will be host of this year's event themed ‘Connecting Minds and Creating the Future’ with the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. Expo 2020 will continue the tradition of parading the latest technology from around the globe.

International Treasury Management

Monday, September 27, 2021 to Friday, October 1, 2021

Virtual, Not assigned

International Treasury Management is the largest gathering for the world’s most senior treasurers.  With 4000 registrants from 95 countries, our first virtual conference in 2020 surpassed all expectations. A year on, our thirtieth edition promises to be the biggest and best ever.

Insightful sessions and world-class speakers explore the boundaries of the profession, the future of business and working life, and offer practical case studies on top agenda items. Learn from real-world examples in meaningful peer-to-peer discussions.

Uniting Business for a Better World

Monday, September 20, 2021 to Wednesday, September 22, 2021

New York, United States

Uniting Business LIVE connects the high-level multi stakeholder dialogues of the Private Sector Forum, the grounded local knowledge and implementation strategies in the Global Impact Forum, and partnership and leadership examples of the SDG Business Forum, into one inclusive, impactful and innovative all access global event.

Global Trade Virtual Week

Monday, June 28, 2021 to Friday, July 2, 2021

Virtual, Not assigned

Bridging the gap between high-level geopolitical debate, digital innovation and the day-to-day realities of managing supply chains and logistics, this event will offer a unique opportunity to advance global trade dialogue and trust among key stakeholders. As liberalism falls out of favour in the West, can the current rules-based order survive the next century? What have we learned about supply chain resilience? Is Blockchain the fools gold or a panacea for paperless cross-border trade? Will EU carbon border taxes be a protectionist weapon in a green disguise?

Development Economics 2021: Global Unrest

Thursday, June 24, 2021 to Friday, June 25, 2021

Washington DC, United States


The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organized by the World Bank’s Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world's best-known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge knowledge among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners.

UN Global Compact Leaders Summit: 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 to Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Virtual, United States

For the past 20 years, the UN Global Compact has been building a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. Now, we need the right kind of leader to take this movement to the next level. If you are a corporate sustainability leader, or aspire to be one, we invite you to join us virtually 15-16 June 2021.

Global Treasury Leaders Summit Singapore 2021

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 to Thursday, March 25, 2021

Singapore, Singapore

Building on the success of the 2019 and 2020 Summits - The Economist Events are delighted to invite you to join the Global Treasury Leaders Summits taking place throughout 2021. In partnership with EuroFinance and supported by Deutsche Bank, each summit will bring together a select group of senior treasurers from global organisations offering insights into the challenges for today's treasurer and what the agenda will look like for the next decade.

Asia Trade Week

Monday, February 22, 2021 to Thursday, February 25, 2021

Shanghai, China

Throughout the week of February 22nd 2021, a global audience and world-class speakers will take stock of what happened in 2020, virtually and in-person. What is the outlook for Asian trade in the next 5-10 years - should companies rethink manufacturing bases, supply chains and customer focus? How do unforeseen events such as covid-19 affect global value chains? What will be the impact of economic, political and environmental issues?

Global Trade Review MENA 2021

Monday, February 15, 2021 to Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Virtual, Not assigned

For nearly 20 years GTR MENA has covered critical market insight and provided excellent networking opportunities with leading experts from the region. The highly anticipated virtual event will encompass all the key aspects of a live GTR conference experience in a digital format, combining a mixture of live-streamed and pre-recorded content, plus networking opportunities via GTR’s dedicated virtual event platform.


Indonesia Summit

Monday, January 25, 2021 to Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Virtual, Indonesia

This virtual event series will gather policymakers, business leaders and experts to assess the ongoing impact of covid-19 on Indonesia’s economy and society, discuss ways to rebuild the economy and analyse the risks and opportunities for businesses investing in Indonesia.

Good Trade Summit

Good Trade Summit

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 to Thursday, October 8, 2020

Virtual, Various

The International Trade Centre's (ITC) Good Trade Summit takes place on October 7 and 8, bringing together SheTrades Global, the premier global event linking women entrepreneurs with buyers and partners, and the Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) Forum, one of the leading global events on sustainable value chains. For more information and register for free click:

African Banker Awards

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Virtual, Various

Recognising the personalities and banks that are driving Africa’s rapidly transforming financial sector, the African Banker Awards bring together industry leaders from Africa and the world. They celebrate the achievements of those who are driving growth and development and creating new economic opportunities for citizens and communities all over the continent and inspire new generations of bankers who are shaping Africa’s future.