Events

Our Events page provides you with a round-up of events related to international economic development, trade and business development from various entities. This information does not constitute an endorsement on the part of the United Nations which assumes no responsibility or liability for the themes, opinions, or accuracy of these proceedings. 

Events
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WFEO-CECB

WFEO-CECB Forum

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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Asia Water Forum 2022

Asia Water Forum

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Virtual, Various

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... 

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US-Africa Business Summit

US-Africa Business Summit

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Marrakech, Morocco

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.

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2nd Annual Global Trade Week

Second Annual Global Trade Week

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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 -  https://events.economist.com/global-trade-week/

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GTR UK 2022

GTR UK 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.

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GTR Africa

GTR West Africa

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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 digitization. For corporates and trade financiers looking to make their next move, GTR West Africa provides the ideal platform to hear cuttin

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Sustainability Week, US

Second annual Sustainability Week US

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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.

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Business Resilience

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

Virtual, Various

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. • How have enterprises in Eastern Europe and Central Asia coped with the pandemic?
• Is the private sector in Eastern Europe and Central Asia prepared for shifting global value chains, global warming and other long-term challenges?

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Intelligent Infrastructure

Intelligent Infrastructure

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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.

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Supply Chains

The Cost-plus World of Supply Chains

Virtual, Various

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.

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World Trade Symposium

World Trade Symposium

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

 

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World Water Forum

World Water Forum

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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.

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GTR Africa

GTR Africa

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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.

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Infra4Dev

Infra4dev

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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.

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Sustainability Week Asia

Sustainability Week Asia

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Virtual, Regional - East Asia and Pacific

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. 

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IATF

Intra-African Trade Fair

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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

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GTR Asia 2021

GTR Asia 2021

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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.

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GTR Africa 2021

GTR Africa 2021

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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.

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CGLA Infrastructure

13th North American Infrastructure Leadership Forum

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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.

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expo2022

Expo 2020

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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.

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Eurofinance

International Treasury Management

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Virtual, Various

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.

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Indonesia Summit

Indonesia Summit

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Virtual, Various

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.

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Logo

Good Trade Event

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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. 

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African Banker Award 2020 event banner

African Banker Awards

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.