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Events


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 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

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.

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

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.

Infra4dev

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. https://www.intrafricantradefair.com/en/programme

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.

https://www.gtreview.com/events/virtual/gtr-mena-2021/

 

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: https://devbusiness.un.org/content/good-trade-summit-international-trade...

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.