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Annual Conference


Each year, the ANDE Annual Conference is the largest gathering of members from around the globe. The event is targeted at senior-level executives of ANDE member organizations, including leading investors, capacity development providers, foundations, banks, corporations, DFIs, and research institutions. The highly interactive agenda features workshops on solutions to common challenges, networking sessions, and plenaries with leading thinkers in the SGB space. The ANDE Annual Conference is designed to deliver the following value to ANDE members: 

  • Build stronger relationships and promote collaboration among ANDE Members
  • Provide a forum for developing solutions to common challenges
  • Foster the development of ANDE regional chapters
  • Enable members to realize new funding and investment opportunities
  • Shape ANDE priorities for the following year

This gathering is highly interactive and practically focused. The agenda features roundtable workshops focused on solutions to common challenges, structured and unstructured networking sessions, and participatory plenary sessions with leading thinkers in the entrepreneurship space.

2020 Annual Conference

As a community, the health and safety of ANDE staff and our global network in is our highest priority. We have been closely tracking government and multilateral guidance regarding physical convenings and the best practices of other organizations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Although there might be developments later this year that could allow for a return to in-person gatherings, we acknowledge that ANDE member organizations will still be deep in the process of responding to and recuperating from the crisis for months to come. 

Therefore, we are reconsidering the physical convening aspects of the ANDE Annual Conference and shifting to a virtual event. We are currently planning to hold this virtual gathering over the same dates as originally envisioned in September. 

As always, we will curate the most useful and relevant content from our members, so stay tuned for opportunities to contribute to the agenda. We will be in touch with further information, details, requests for feedback, and opportunities to contribute to the agenda as we re-envision this flagship event. In the meantime, please continue to save the date for ANDE’s VIRTUAL Annual Conference for the week of September 21, 2020.

Annual Conference Sponsorship

Sponsoring the Annual Conference is a great way for your organization to promote your brand, create awareness about your work, and have a more active role in shaping the agenda. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, including customized packages for the Annual Conference, contact Flora Bracco at View the 2019 sponsorship brochure. 

Past Conferences

Recap of 2019 Conference

Recap of 2018 Conference 

Recap of 2017 Conference

Recap of 2016 Conference

Recap of 2015 Conference

Recap of 2014 Conference

Recap of 2013 Conference

Recap of 2012 Conference

Recap of 2011 Conference