The Global Business Roundtable (GBR) is a global professional networking organisation, with a key mandate to develop people holistically. GBR focuses on the following key areas of human development: spiritual development (which we believe is a foundation for ethical behaviour and consciousness); business and financial development (including trade and investment); family and society issues; science and technology; education and intellectual development; sports, arts and culture; leadership, governance and politics, as well as media and communications.
GBR has grown since its inception in 2009 to over 80 countries around the globe. It has presence in 43 countries in all the core regions of the Continent: SADC, West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa and North Africa. GBR is present in 14 Countries in Europe, 12 States in the USA and Canada, in Asia, Middle-East, the Caribbean Islands and Indian Ocean Islands. GBR aims to be in 150 nations in line with its Vision 2020 strategy.
The 2019 GBR World Congress aims to provide an unparalleled global platform where leaders and decision makers from all sectors address ways in which they can participate meaningfully in the next industrial revolution. 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 SMMEs, big corporates, public sector, partners wishing to explore Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), entrepreneurs seeking finance for their business initiatives and opportunity to pre-book B2B match-making meetings at our GBR Business Lounge. The main plenaries will focus on trade and investment opportunities between key economic regions including: Intra-Africa trade, Africa-Asia, Africa-Europe and Africa-USA trade and investment opportunities. The event aims to attract representatives from over 100 nations, including the 71 countries where GBR has already established a presence.
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:
Sub-theme 1: Digital Impact on Economic Growth
Sub-theme 2: Global Trade Transformation
Sub-theme 3: Economic Transformation Through the Globalization of Knowledge
Sub-theme 4: Knowledge as the Next Global Currency
Sub-theme 5: Africa in the New Global Context
Sub-theme 6: Global Trade Movement from West to East
Sub-theme 7: Alternative Energies
Sub-theme 8: Leadership: Governance, Corruption & Economic Growth
Sub-theme 9: Entrepreneurship & SMME Development
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