RECAP: IGD Africa Investment Rising’s U.S. Roadshow Tour

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With the conclusion of the U.S. portion of Initiative for Global Development’s  inaugural Africa Investment Rising  Roadshow Tour on May 1, the global campaign will continue to inspire action on deepening U.S.-Africa trade and investment ties through convenings and multimedia content, including blogs, video spotlights and webinars, leading up to early-November events in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The U.S. roadshow tour, “Africa Investment Rising: Building Momentum for Investing in Africa’s Economic Prosperity”, took place from April 18-May 1, and traveled to four U.S. cities to re-shape perceptions on doing business in Africa by bringing trade and investment opportunities to U.S. companies and forge stronger connections between U.S. and African business leaders in key growth sectors.

Launching in Washington, D.C., the roadshow tour traveled to New York City to highlight banking, financing, and investment opportunities; Des Moines, IA for agriculture and agro-industry; and Houston, TX for energy and power.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and USAID’s East Africa and Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hubs are Premier Sponsors of the Africa Investment Rising Roadshow Tour.

The roadshow tour is a component of IGD’s Africa Investment Rising campaign, a dynamic effort to bolster greater trade and investment in Africa by showcasing the continent’s business and investment opportunities.

Each roadshow stop featured panel discussions on the trends, opportunities and constraints to trade and investment in that sector. The speed networking and company match among investors and business leaders, led by representatives from the Southern and East Africa Trade and Investment Hubs, offered tangible opportunities on how to enter the African marketplace to spur greater U.S. investment in Africa.

The full roadshow tour will ultimately culminate in Johannesburg, South Africa, where U.S. and African private sector leaders and investors from all sectors are invited to attend the IGD Frontier 100 Forum on Nov. 5-6. The Frontier 100 Forum will be followed by the African Development Bank’s Africa Investment Forum (AIF) from Nov. 7-9, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

This recaps feature highlights from panel sessions, site visits and networking and company match opportunities. 


Mark your calendars for the IGD Frontier 100 Forum and Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa!