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ANDE Annual Conference 2016
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When: September 26 to 28, 2016
Where: Lansdowne Resort
44050 Woodridge Parkway
Leesburg, Virginia  20176
United States
Contact: Mina Alemzadeh

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Registration for the 2016 ANDE Annual Conference is closed. 

Please contact Mina Alemzadeh if you are still interested in attending  


ANDE's 2016 Annual Conference will be held at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia, located 15 minutes from Dulles International Airport and 45 minutes from Washington D.C. Join us from September 26 - 28, 2016 for our largest gathering of members around the globe. The event is targeted at high-level executives of ANDE member organizations, including leading investors, capacity development providers, foundations, banks, corporations, and research institutions.

Have questions? Check out our ANDE Annual Conference FAQs. 

Click here to view the updated draft agenda.  
Reserve Your Room

Attendees are highly encouraged to book their rooms on site at the conference venue in order to gain the most out of your experience at the conference and to network with other members. ANDE members have a booking code that can be used to receive a discounted rate. Room rates cover meals, select conference facilities, and lodging. Please note: If you do not plan on staying at Lansdowne Resort or are commuting in, you must purchase a day pass, which you may purchase when completing the registration form. 

  • Single room: $320 per person/night
  • Double room: $255 per person/night. You must provide names of both guests staying in the room. 

Your reservation details can be modified up to 72 hours prior to arrival, using the confirmation code that you receive after booking your room. 

*If you are travelling through Dulles International Airport, the venue offers a shuttle to and from the airport. The shuttle pass can be purchased when you reserve your room. 

Click here to directly book your room with ANDE's group rate.

Conference Networking Website and Mobile App

To help maximize networking opportunities at the annual conference, we are providing a conference networking website and mobile application. This virtual event planning tool is an incredibly useful resource will enable attendees to map out their personalized agenda, connect one-on-one with others and dive into interactive discussions and collaborations prior to the conference. Conference attendees will receive an activation email with a link to link-in to their personal profile and get started. 

Sign up for Early Track Sessions

ANDE will be hosting several "early track sessions" that will begin before the official conference kick-off of the conference. If you are interested in attending these sessions, please sign up here so that we can plan accordingly.

Sending Materials? 

We are happy to provide a materials table at the conference if you would like to distribute reports or other collateral. If you will be sending materials ahead of time, please notify Mina Alemzadeh, and address the materials as listed below. If you do not notify ANDE staff prior to sending materials, they may be misplaced by the venue.
Attn: ANDE Conference
Lansdowne Resort 44050
Woodridge Parkway
Leesburg, VA 20176


Have Major Announcements to Share with the ANDE Community? 

We will be providing a platform for attendees to make brief, 90-second announcements about updates from their organization and/or recent publications. If you have news to share, email by Wednesday, September 21. 

Getting to Lansdowne Resort 

For detailed travel instructions, download our Travel Guide. To coordinate ride sharing, please use the Conference Networking Site.To view a map of the Lansdowne Conference Learning Center, click here

Keynote Speaker

Ali A. Mufuruki is a Tanzanian entrepreneur, philanthropist, public speaker and leadership coach.

A Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute Class of 2001, Ali Mufuruki co-founded the Africa Leadership Initiative in 2002 whose mission is to engage the energy and talent of emerging leaders in Africa in order to release their potential to build a good society for their nations.

He is co-founder and chairman of the CEO Roundtable of Tanzania, a policy dialogue forum that brings together more than 100 CEOs of leading companies in Tanzania. This group engages regularly with the senior government leadership of Tanzania to find solutions for the country's economy.

He is also owner, Chairman & CEO of Infotech Investment Group LTD, a family business that has interests in ICT, media, telecoms, private equity, retail and real estate across a number of countries in Africa and beyond.

Ali Mufuruki is currently Chairman of the Boards of Msingi LTD (Kenya), Legacy Capital Partners Ltd (Tanzania); Trademark East Africa (Kenya) and Chai Bora Ltd (Tanzania). He serves as Director on the boards of  BlueTown Holdings Ltd (Denmark) and AMSCO (Netherlands). He previously sat on the Board of the Tanzania Central Bank where he was elected the first ever independent chairman of the Audit Committee. He also served on the Board of Directors of Technoserve, Inc. of Washington, DC and Nation Media Group of Kenya.

Annual Conference Sponsorship

Sponsoring the Annual Conference is a great way for your organization to promote your brandcreate awareness about your work, and have a more active role in shaping the agenda. For the complete sponsorship brochure, please click here. Sponsorships can also be customized if requested. 

If you are interested in sponsoring this year's conference, please check out our sponsorship brochure and reach out to Kate McElligott if you have questions or to express interest in sponsorship. 

Special thanks to our current sponsors, including: 








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