The Global Business Roundtable (GBR) is hosting its 9th Annual World Congress for Trade and Investment. The 9th GBR World Congress aims to provide an unparalleled global platform where leaders and decision makers from all sectors address ways in which global economic growth and equitable distribution of wealth and resources can occur. Central to the high-level discussions is Africa’s positioning and participation, which will effectively advance the economic development agenda of the continent. The diverse and content-rich programme caters for big corporates, public sector, SMMEs, technical and financial partners wishing to explore trade and investment opportunities through various types of partnership models including, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and entrepreneurs seeking finance for their projects.  The event aims to attract representatives from over 100 nations, for meaningful dialogue through high-level plenary sessions.

Plenary sessions are designed to bring diverse perspectives and practical solutions to the issues raised by industry, government and private sector representatives.

The event will include a fully-fledged exhibition and trade fair where government, private sector, development financiers, state owned entities, trade and investment agencies, chambers of commerce, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and other parties of interest, can showcase and demonstrate their goods, cutting-edge products and services to a global audience.

The GBR world congress aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Global Networking Platform: GBR aims to create a credible platform where entrepreneurs and professionals can connect with decision makers from around the world.
  • Deal Flow:  a global and competitive platform where trade and investment pitches, projects and other business proposals are presented to individual and institutional financiers, investment bankers, venture capitalists and technical partners.
  • Thought Leadership:  a forum where sought-after experts, innovators, market leaders share their experiences, skills and knowledge to inspire our conference delegates to go back to their businesses and professional lives to turn ideas into real solutions.
  • Business Matchmaking: provide a platform where entrepreneurs are matched with like-minded partners in order to grow and expand their businesses and engage in export of their goods and services, including cross-border trade opportunities.



The Exhibition is aimed at bringing together Governments, Trade and Investment Agencies, Chamber of Commerce, Embassy’s and Corporate Companies doing business in the following sectors: Infrastructure, Energy, Mining, Financing, Education, Health, Agriculture, ICT, Asset Management, Services, Transportation, Diaspora Engagement, Climate Change, Intellectual Property.

The Exhibition provides a high-level Global Platform for Trade and Investment Opportunities, focusing on Business Matchmaking and Networking. The platform gives access to Capital, Markets and Business Opportunities.