Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) 2018: Conference & Exhibition

06/24/2018 - 06/26/2018

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World Trade Center Washington, DC - Ronald Reagan Building


Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) 2018: Conference & Exhibition


The Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) is a unique high-level, prestigious, biennial business platform designed specifically to promote and facilitate international trade and foreign direct investment in Africa, with attendance projection of over 2,000 participants from more than 70 countries for a three day of networking, markets knowledge sharing, marketing & matchmaking, B2B, G2B, G2G meetings & deal making.


The 2018 edition of the Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) conference and trade show is scheduled to be held in Washington D.C on June 24-26, 2018. ATIGS brings together Global investors with interest in Africa, companies looking to expand or establish their business operation in Africa, companies from Africa sourcing for international partners, high-level government officials, trade promotional organizations (TPOs) and investment promotion agencies (IPAs) from various African countries. The event will see the participation of more than 150 speakers, exhibitors, trade promotional organizations and investment promotion agencies from various African countries, and over 350 global investors including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, private equity and asset management firms.


ATIGS 2018’s theme is “Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development”. The theme of ATIGS is aligned with two of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): (SDG 17 & SDG 8) and “The Gateway to African Markets” as ATIGS 2018’s sub-theme. ATIGS 2018 is designed to contribute to AGOA, Trade Africa, World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), SDGs Agenda 2030 and AU Agenda 2063. The event will consist of 13 co-located events under the umbrella of World Business Week on Africa powered by Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit. The side-events include Electrify Africa Forum, US-Africa Manufacturing Forum, EU-Africa International Business Congress, Africa-China Economic Forum, UAE-Africa Business Forum, & more. There will also be an ATIGS Awards ceremony on June 26, 2018.


ATIGS provides access to African markets at a one-stop shop, and connect global Investors to Africa market. Participants can experience a comprehensive display of companies around the world, high-level government officials, business leaders, global investors, trade & investment agencies from various Africa nations under one roof.  It is a highly focused gathering of Africa-global business activities, and program will focus on 16 sectors and will cover key economic sectors particularly manufacturing, agribusiness, power, construction, transportation, IT, tourism, telecoms, and finance, retail, health, and natural resources sectors.


Attendance: 2000+

Speakers: 150+


Venue: Washington, DC

Dates:  June 24-26, 2018


As the host country for Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018, The United States of America serves as a model for ATIGS 2018 for several reasons including its high number of embassies in Washington, D.C and the high Access to capital, as the United States hosts the most developed, liquid, flexible, and efficient financial markets in the world.


ATIGS 2018 is also positioned between the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit which host over 1200 global investors, and the World Gas Conference which host over 12,000 high level delegates, putting ATIGS delegates in a better position for a high return on their investments




There is a comprehensive website which contains everything to know about ATIGS 2018 and registration can be done directly on the website.


The event is organized by GAA Exhibitions & Conferences, Trustrade Consulting Group, World Trade Center Antananarivo, First African Investment Holding, iKapaMedia and Opportunities in Africa. The event is organized in partnership with Oxford Business GroupOfficial Research Partner, APO GroupOfficial Newswire Partner, Asoko InsightMarket Intelligent Partner, Air FranceOfficial Airline Carrier, 60+ media houses globally, 58+ official country representatives in 46 countries, advisory board members, steering committee members, on-going supporting engagement with national governments & development institutions, and sponsoring & strategic partners. Please kindly let us know if your schedule will allow you to join us at ATIGS 2018 and we will coordinate and provide further information. 


ATIGS 2018 is shaping up to be an exceptional show, with exciting features. Agenda items will include a series of keynotes, exhibition, dedicated networking sessions, country & sector focus roundtables, sightseeing tours, investors’ zone, ministerial roundtable, trade experts zone, red carpet treatment, and others.


Interested in sponsorship, advertising and or exhibiting opportunities at ATIGS 2018, please contact Ceci Guevara, Chief Marketing Officer of Global Attain Advancement (GAA), at [email protected]


Interested in leading a delegation, joining a delegation, organizing an international pavilion, or becoming an exhibitor of an international pavilion, please contact ATIGS 2018 Official Trade Partner & Global Representative; AMEGA Yawo, Managing Partner of Trustrade Consulting Group at [email protected] or +228 9093 9090 / +228 9832 4444


Global Attain Advancement (GAA) is happy to assist with general questions regarding Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS), contact us at [email protected]



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