By Manqoba Makhubu | 2017-10-20
GOVERNMENT officials, potential exhibitors and sponsors have been invited to register for early bird discounts for the upcoming 2018 edition of the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) by January 15, 2018.
The high level prestigious, biennial conference and trade show will be held from June 24-26 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel – Convention Hotel in Washington DC in the United States of America.
The conference is organised by Global Attain Advancement (GAA), LLC, an investment and trade event organiser that formulate a portfolio of high-level business-to-business and business-to-government summits, forums, meetings, exhibitions and exploratory trade missions.
GAA has appointed a Swazi, Duma Ndumiso Mnisi who participated in the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders to facilitate participation of the Kingdom in the upcoming summit.
The ATIGS 2018 was designed to contribute to the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA), Trade Africa, World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda 2030 and the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063 by playing an important contribution in enabling companies all around the world and global investors to access African markets at a one-stop shop facilitating international trade and investment partners.
“Unlike most talk-shop conferences focused on Africa, ATIGS moves beyond that and instead focuses on bringing together investment promotion agencies (IPAs) and trade promotional organisations (TPOs) from across Africa all under one roof to showcase the wide range of trade and investment opportunities that are available in their respective countries in an international pavilion and country pavilion formats offering global investors, companies from all over the world, and government bodies with first hand face-to-face experiences to explore, and identify those opportunities in an ultimate business platform ideal for conducting government-to- business, government-to-government and business-to-business meeting,” said GAA.
The summit will feature conferences, country presentations, exhibitions, technical visits, investor’s hub, networking functions, luncheon sessions, capacity building workshops, trade and investment awards, online and onsite business match-making and country closed roundtable discussions.
The summit will focus on top fourteen sectors; trade and industry, energy and mining, manufacturing, services, agriculture, finance and banking, real estate and property, tourism and hospitality, investment, textile, infrastructure and logistic, education, healthcare and pharmacy and information technology and telecommunications.
“The ATIGS is scheduled between two large events Select USA Investment Summit 2018 and the 27th World Gas Conference 2018 in Washington, D.C. With ATIGS happening between those two events, major press will already be in Washington, D.C, as well many other businesses, and we are confident we will be able to retain several number of the target audience from those events to participate at ATIGS 2018,” said the summit organisers.
The summit is projected to attract over 350 qualified investors and over 800 companies looking to expand or establish operations in Africa with an outstanding opportunity to reach and meet over 130 trade promotional organisations (TPOs) and investment promotion agencies (IPAs) from 41 African countries, including over 300 companies from Africa aiming to source international partners.
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