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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

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:

Uniting Business LIVE

Monday, September 21, 2020 to Wednesday, September 23, 2020

New York City, United States

To mark the opening of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Global Compact’s event Uniting Business LIVE, from 21-23 September, will virtually convene leaders from business, Government and civil society to showcase their commitment to the UN’s mission. Uniting Business LIVE will include the Private Sector Forum (21 September), the Global Impact Forum (22 September) and the SDG Business Forum (23 September).

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.

Transport Forum 2020

Monday, August 24, 2020 to Friday, August 28, 2020

Manila, Philippines

For more than a decade, ADB has hosted the Transport Forum as a premiere gathering of experts, government counterparts, and stakeholders to discuss the region's transport issues, the applied and potential solutions to these issues, and the future of the sector.

Vienna Energy Forum (VEF)2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 to Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Vienna, Austria

From 16 to 17 June 2020, the Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) will gather leaders from governments, civil society, international organizations and the private sector, in an aim to push the development of inclusive and sustainable solutions through technological innovation.

UN Global Compact Leaders Summit

Monday, June 15, 2020 to Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Virtual, Various

his year's UN Global Compact Leaders Summit marks 20 years of uniting business for a better world. Taking place virtually on 15–16 June 2020, the Leaders Summit promises to be bigger, better and more inclusive than any physical event. The high-level programme will “chase the sun” to allow participants and Global Compact Local Networks to participate in their own time zones.

GTR East Africa 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020 to Friday, May 15, 2020

Nairobi, Kenya

GTR East Africa marks its 11th annual conference in Nairobi, Kenya on 14-15 May 2020, where a cutting edge agenda will explore the key macroeconomic, geopolitical, financial market and tech trends shaping the East African trade finance landscape.For over a decade the GTR East Africa conference has brought together leading commodity producers and traders, manufacturers, financiers, trade, supply chain and export finance specialists, risk management experts and trade tech innovators, providing unrivalled insight on operating in this exciting region.

POSTPONED | CG/LA | 13th Global Strategic Infrastructure Forum

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 to Friday, March 27, 2020

New York City, United States


The 3rd Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Forum

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 to Thursday, March 26, 2020

Kigali, Rwanda

This Forum will welcome the 54 regional member countries of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative and is open to development partners, civil society organizations, the private sector and the wider African Rural Water and Sanitation Community.The primary objective of the 3rd Forum of the initiative is to provide a learning and advocacy space to assess contributions made by various players and stakeholders in implementing the SDG6 water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) targets.

Land and Poverty Conference 2020: Institutions for Equity and Resilience

Monday, March 16, 2020

Washington, DC, United States

The Land and Poverty conference presents the latest research and innovations in policies and good practice on land governance around the world.

Confronting Global Challenges

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Davos, Switzerland

The paradigm that defines today’s new world order is a catch 22. As countries turn inwards, the problems they face are increasingly global in nature. These challenges don’t respect national borders and isolationism therefore won’t solve them. International organizations - traditionally responsible for facilitating cooperation - are being universally undermined.


Friday, January 17, 2020

Dusseldorf, Germany

The Economist’s Sea Tourism Summit entitled “Navigating an ocean of opportunities” will bring together distinguished leaders from government, politics and business, as well as prominent officials from the EU and the international institutions will take part in this stimulating dialogue covering a wide range of issues related to sea tourism.