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ANDE Annual Conference 2013




ANDE Annual Conference 2013

September 30th - October 2nd

Glen Cove, NY


Highlights from 2013

Keynote Panel: Can Business Solve Poverty

Moderated by Alice Korngold, President & CEO of Korngold Consulting. Panelists include Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO and Founder of Acumen; Paul Polak, author of The Business Solution to Poverty; and Paul Basil, Founder and CEO of Villgro.

View highlights the 2013 conference here.What have past participants said?

  • "I think the conference is perfect. Enough time to networking, right and relevant topics for the sector and good speakers to go deeper on the discussions."
  • "A fantastic conference with high calibre delegates spanning the stakeholder spectrum which delivered insightful learnings and all together highly professional and beneficial experience which can be recommended to all."
  • "I honestly thought it was the most constructive and most helpful conference I've been to - less emphasis on the fluff (thank God) and more on real issues and concrete/common problems in the sector."


Each year, the ANDE Annual Conference is the largest gathering of members from around the globe. The event is targeted at high-level executives of ANDE member organizations, including leading investors, capacity development providers, foundations, banks, corporations, 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.

If you have any questions regarding the conference, please contact Daina Ruback at