The 2018 Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS)
, scheduled on June 24 to 26, 2018
at the World Trade Center – Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C.
Under the main theme “Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development: the Gateway to African Markets”
, ATIGS 2018 goals and objectives are aligned with two of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): (SDGs 8 and 17).
ATIGS is a prestigious biennial business conference and exhibition designed specifically: (1)
to promote and facilitate international trade between Americas, Asia, Caribbean, EU, UAE, with Africa, (2)
to facilitate foreign direct investment in Africa and, (3)
to provide a platform for businesses to expand into new markets. The ATIGS 2018 edition will gather key economic players
from more than 70 countries including government delegations, high-profile African leaders, project developers and international investors.
The vision of ATIGS is built on the model of rotating the location of the summit every two years through a bidding process and organizing country-specific ATIGS in between. In 2016, ATIGS team spent over 150 days travelling to meet stakeholders at events & countries worldwide with a prioritized agenda for ATIGS 2018 – Washington D.C and touching base on ATIGS 2020 – Dubai; ATIGS 2022 – Beijing; ATIGS 2024 – Brussels, ATIGS 2026 – Addis Ababa; and, ATIGS 2028 – South America.