• African and global business leaders will gather for Initiative for Global Development's Fall Frontier 100 Forum on October 4-5, in Washington, DC.


    Under the theme "Unleashing an Enabling Environment for Africa’s Private Sector to Achieve Inclusive Growth”, IGD has joined forces with the African Development Bank to mobilize support for greater engagement with African governments and bilateral donors to create an enabling environment to achieve inclusive growth and accelerate progress on the “High Fives”, the bank’s five new priority areas for continent’s transformation.

    For sponsorship opportunities, contact Mariel Iezzoni

    *miezzoni@igdleaders.org* 484-273-9507


    For media inquires, contact Shanta Bryant Gyan

    *sbryant@igdleaders.org * 202-412-4603



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  • What is the Frontier 100 Forum?

    The Frontier 100 Forum is an exclusive, invitation-only biannual event that brings together CEOs and senior executives from IGD’s Frontier Leader network to offer insight, collaborate, and advance initiatives in key sectors of Africa. The Frontier 100 Forum is an integral part of our mission to leverage business solutions to promote growth and alleviate poverty.

  • hotel information

    The Hay Adams Washington DC – 5 Stars

    800 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

    Phone: 202-638-6600

    Intercontinental Willard Washington DC – 5 Stars

    1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004

    Phone: 1-877-834-3613

    Courtyard Washington Capitol Hill – 4 Stars

    140 L Street NW, Washington DC 20003

    Phone: 202-479-0027

    Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill – 4 Stars

    400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Phone: 202-737-1234

    Hotel Monaco-Washington DC – 4 Stars

    700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

    Reservations: (800) 649-1202

    Club Quarters Hotels – 3 Stars

    839 17th Street NW, Washington DC 20006

    Phone: 202-463-6400

    The Henley Park Hotel – 3 Stars

    926 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Phone: 202-638-5200

  • 2016 Frontier 100 Forum: Nairobi, kenya

    Under the theme, “Engines of Growth: Powering African Companies to Create Employment and Accelerate Development”, global business leaders convened for IGD’s Frontier 100 Forum, an exclusive, invitation-only gathering held from May 13-14, in Nairobi, Kenya.


    We kicked off the Frontier 100 Forum with a welcome remark by His Excellency Robinson Njeru Githae, Kenyan Ambassador to the United States. He highlighted the impact of Africa's private sector on agriculture, business growth, and job creation.


    Day one session

    Day One in Nairobi featured one session on how Africa can achieve inclusive growth through greater trade opportunities and how African companies can take advantage of these opportunities to boost their export potential and drive Africa's economic transformation.


    Check out our blogs for recaps on the Frontier 100 sessions.

    Day Two Sessions

    The final day of the Forum focused on how to power African companies to create employment and accelerate development by leveraging the power of technology, innovation and cooperation with multinationals.


    Head over to our Storify page for more on the #Frontier100 online conversations.

    Day 3 igs facility tour

    After the IGD Frontier 100 Forum, Frontier Leader International Green Structures provided a sneak peak of their new IGS Manufacturing Facility, located just 45 minutes from Nairobi in Thika, Kenya.

  • #Frontier100 Forum Blogs

    Stay updated on the Frontier 100 Forum events and sessions

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    “We've always found it's a great networking approach when meeting with local business leaders from Africa. There are not many platforms where you can interact with them. IGD team does a great job in creating such opportunity.”


    Jaidev Shroff - CEO, UPL Ltd.

    UPL is a premier global provider of total crop solutions designed to secure the world’s long-term food supply.


    "IGD's network not only helps African CEOs to connect with American CEOs, but also facilitates intra-Africa connection."


    Andrew Alli - CEO & President of Africa Finance Corporation


    To hear more from members of the IGD Frontier Leader Network, click here.

  • Media

    For media inquiries, please contact Shanta Bryant Gyan at

    sbyrant@igdleaders.org, +1.202.412.4603


    Visit IGD's PRESS page to learn more.

    Read the Frontier 100 Forum's press release.


  • For more information about the Forum, including registration and sponsorship opportunities, please contact

    Mariel iezzoni at miezzoni@igdleaders.org

    This is an invitation-only event, reserved for IGD Frontier Leaders. To find out how you can join the IGD Frontier Leader Network, visit:



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