The U.S. roadshow will offer a platform to draw attention to the investment opportunities in Africa in key growth sectors to drive U.S. business and investor interest in bolstering U.S. trade and investment in Africa.


Public-Private Sector Partnerships

Washington, D.C.

April 18-19, 2018


Finance, Trade, and Banking Industries

New York, NY

April 23-24, 2018



Des Moines, IA

April 25-26, 2018


Energy and Power

Houston, TX

April 30-May 1, 2018


With some of the world’s fastest-growing economies, the African continent is increasingly becoming an attractive trade and investment destination for emerging markets investors.

The Initiative for Global Development (IGD) embarked on a U.S. roadshow, which was held April 18-May 1, to showcase the tremendous business and investment potential in Africa.

The Africa Investment Rising roadshow tour seeks to re-shape perceptions on doing business in Africa by highlighting trade and investment opportunities in Africa and to forge stronger connections between U.S. and African companies in key growth sectors across the United States.

Each city featured an exclusive site visit for African delegates highlighting innovations in leading industries, followed by a half-day forum and executive speed networking where U.S. and African private sector leaders and investors can make deals and business agreements to create new markets in both regions. Participants have the option of attending one or all stops on the U.S. roadshow.

The U.S. roadshow will culminate in Johannesburg, South Africa at the IGD Frontier 100 Forum, to be held on Nov. 5-6, 2018, followed by the African Development Bank’s Africa Investment Forum (AIF) from November 7-9.



Reserve Your Seat


Registration Fees:

IGD Frontier 100 Leaders receive complimentary registration for the U.S. Roadshow Tour*. For non-Frontier Leaders, the registration fee is $1500 for the Frontier 100 Forum in Johannesburg. Reduced rates are available to business networks. If your network is interested in becoming an organizational partner of the U.S. Roadshow Tour, please contact Lara Bangs, IGD Manager of Programs and Corporate Events at

*Frontier 100 Leaders are paid in members to the Frontier 100 Network. All other registrants must pay to attend. Please note that registration does not include airfare and hotel accommodations for each roadshow stop. 

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