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IGD Fall Frontier 100 Forum: African Business in the World-Class Space

Every year, IGD convenes top African and global CEOs and senior executives for the Frontier 100 Forum. The Forum provides a platform for participants to discuss business and investment in Africa, particularly focusing on how the power of business can be harnessed to promote inclusive growth. This fall, the Forum will be in Washington D .C from Oct. 19-21, 2015. AFRICA’S BORN AND BRED BUSINESSES Africa is a continent on the move. This Fall Frontier 100 Forum celebrates the dynamism and growing importance of African business — not only on the continent — but also in the global sphere. The rising influence of homegrown African businesses in the global economy reflects the changing realities on the ground. In 2014, Africa  accounted  for 9 of the world’s 15 fastest-growing economies. Some 26 of Africa’s 54 countries have achieved middle-income status in a short period of time. This rapid progress and growth have ignited a greater interest in Africa as an investment destination, as

Initiative for Global Development's Frontier 100 Forum to Focus on Strengthening Africa's Private Sector to Spur Innovation, Job Creation and Global Competitiveness

Top International and African business leaders to meet in Washington, DC for the Frontier 100 Forum from October 19-21 Given the ever-increasing influence of African born- and bred- businesses in driving economic growth and prosperity in Africa, The Initiative for Global Development’s Frontier 100 Forum will strategize on how to strengthen Africa’s private sector development to spur innovation, job creation, and global competitiveness on the continent. The Frontier 100 Forum will be held on October 19-21, in Washington, DC. The Initiative for Global Development (IGD) is a U.S.-based organization that engages a network of leading global business leaders from the U.S., Africa and other regions in creating growth and alleviating poverty in Africa through strategic, successful business investment. The Frontier 100 Forum, which begins on Oct. 20, is an exclusive, invitation-only biannual event that brings together CEOs and senior executives from the IGD network of U.S., African,