The Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) is a high-level, prestigious, biennial business platform (conference + trade show), designed specifically to promote and facilitate international trade and foreign direct investment in Africa, with a focus on bringing together investment promotional agencies (IPA’s) and trade promotional organizations (TPO’s) from across Africa to showcase the wide range of trade and investment opportunities that are available in their respective countries in an international pavilion & country pavilion formats.
ATIGS provide a unique platform to gain strategic knowledge about local investment opportunities and business networking. High-level speakers, exhibitors and global investors and deal-making will top the agenda at ATIGS, covering 16 economic sectors, particularly manufacturing, agribusiness, power, construction, infrastructure, transportation, IT, tourism, telecoms, health, fintech, and natural resources sectors. High-potential projects in Africa will be presented to international investors. Featured agenda items will include projects showcase, deal marketplace, exhibition, country presentations, and among others.
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.