The 2019 IGD Frontier 100 Forum - Africa@Crossroads: Unlocking Intra-African Trade through SME Business Growth and Skills Development

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The 2019 IGD Frontier 100 Forum - Africa @ Crossroads: Unlocking Intra-African Trade through SME Business Growth and Skills Development.
28 March 2019

The Mayflower Hotel,

Chinese Ballroom.

1127 Connectivut Ave NW.

Washington, DC 20036.

April 10: Reception.


April 11: Forum



  • H.E. Gilbert F. Houngbo, President, International Fund for Agriculture Development
  • Zouera Youssoufou, Managing Director & CEO, Dangote Foundation
  • H.E Victor Harrison, Commissioner for Economic Affairs, African Union.


  • Rahama Wright, President & CEO Shea Yeleen
  • Lars Benson, Regional Director for Africa, Center for International Private Enterprise
  • Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Dr. Martin Fregene, Director of Agriculture & Agro-Industry, African Development Bank
  • Hon. Dr. Mukhisa Kituy, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  • Hon. Dr. Benedict Oramah, President, African Export and Import (Afrexim) Bank
  • Hon. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Africa
  • Robert A. Mosbacher, Chairman, Mosbacher Energy Company
  • Anthony Carroll Esq., Vice President, Manchester Trade
  • Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Sander, CEO-FEEEDS, Former US Ambassador to Nigeria, ECOWAS, & Congo
  • Priya Basu, Head, Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, The World Bank Group
  • C.D. Glin, President and CEO, U.S. African Development Foundation
  • Wamkele Mene, Chief Director, Department of Trade & Industry, South Africa
  • Dr. Hippolyte Fofack, Chief Economist & Director for Research & International Cooperation
  • Donna Sims-Wilson, President, Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors, L.P.
  • Poorva Pandya, Head, ETG Farmers Foundation

The 2019 IGD Frontier 100 Forum Highlights will include:

High Level Panels

Networking Reception


Registration Rates:

IGD Members: $0

Non Members (Private sector): $150

U.S. and African Government: $0

Diplomatic Corps: $0

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Forum Sponsorship provides a wide array of benefits to your company, including brand recognition, acknowledgement during the CEO's remarks, and complimentary conference registrations.

Please contact Dylan Everett for all sponsorship inquiries at



Special thanks to our organizational and media partners:

Pan Africa Network


Afrique Expansion

Pan African Visions

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