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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.

Global Treasury Leaders Summit, London 2020

Monday, November 30, 2020 to Tuesday, December 1, 2020

London, United Kingdom

Building on the success of the 2019 Summits - The Economist Events are delighted continue the Global Treasury Leaders Summits taking place throughout 2020. 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 challenging macro-economic environment, leading-edge sessions and high-level networking.



Wednesday, November 11, 2020 to Friday, November 13, 2020

Lima, Peru

Foromic is an annual event organized by the IDB Group. It focuses on reinventing inclusion with creative initiatives, based on digital solutions and new business models, that have the potential to improve lives for all. Foromic provides a unique opportunity to learn about new trends, develop connections and do business in the field of inclusion.


World Trade Symposium

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

London, United Kingdom

Global trade faces significant threats: growing uncertainty and increased protectionism could unravel decades of positive integration and connectivity. Amid these concerns, technological innovation provides hope and a renewed opportunity for strategic growth through trade.The emergence of ‘digital trade’, predicated on innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, internet-of-things, fintech platforms and blockchain, could bring considerable benefits….

Africa Energy Forum

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to Thursday, October 22, 2020

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Africa Energy Forum (aef) is the global investment conference & exhibition for Africa’s energy, infrastructure & industrial sectors. aef 2020 arrives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 20-22 October 2020. Under the overarching theme “Investment & Impact,” the Africa Energy Forum’s 2020 programme will put sustainable development and the impact of power projects under the spotlight

GTR Africa 2020 Virtual

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 to Friday, October 23, 2020

Virtual, Various

Global Trade Review is delighted to announce its exciting new plans for GTR Africa 2020 Virtual, which will take place on October 20-23. Drawing on the high-level expertise, comprehensive market coverage and unrivalled industry connections of GTR’s Africa-focused gatherings in Cape Town, Victoria Falls and London, this exciting new initiative will combine a mixture of live-streamed and pre-recorded content and targeted networking through GTR’s dynamic virtual event platform.

Indonesia Summit 2020

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Jakarta, Indonesia

The Economist Events’ Indonesia Summit 2020 will take stock of the government’s initiatives and policies to date, assess where gains have been made and where reforms are still needed, and evaluate the country’s role on the regional stage. The summit will bring together policymakers, business leaders and domestic and international companies to judge Indonesia’s progress and discuss the way ahead.

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 Green Revolution Forum

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 to Friday, September 11, 2020

Kigali, Rwanda

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tenth Annual Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), which brings together over thousands of delegates from governments, the civil society, the private sector, research community and development partners will be held virtually from 8-11 September 2020 and will be co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda and the AGRF Partners Group.

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.

GTR West Africa

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Lagos, Nigeria

For corporates and trade financiers looking to make their next move, GTR West Africa provides the ideal platform to hear cutting-edge perspectives from a wide range of trade and export finance experts while offering the opportunity to network with the industry’s top players.

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.

Eurasia Infrastructure Leadership Forum

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 to Friday, December 13, 2019

Malaga, Spain

The Europe, Eurasia and the Southern & Eastern Mediterranean Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum is the best deal in the business - 2.5 days, 50+ infrastructure projects, and 300 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.