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  • Berlin, Germany & Digital - 3 Days
    October 16

    World Health Summit 2022

    3 DAYS – 100+ NATIONS – 400+ SPEAKERS – 6,000+ PARTICIPANTS


    The World Health Summit strengthens exchange, stimulates innovative solutions to health challenges, fosters global health as a key political issue and promotes the global health debate in the spirit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 17 “Partnership for the Goals”.


    WHS 2022 will focus on “Making the Choice for Health” by reflecting on the most pressing topics, including:

    • Investment for Health and Well-Being
    • Climate Change and Planetary Health
    • Architecture for Pandemic Preparedness
    • Digital Transformation for Health
    • Food Systems and Health
    • Health Systems Resilience and Equity
    • Global Health for Peace
  • San Francisco - -361 Days
    October 17

    SOCAP 2022

    SOCAP is the largest and most diverse impact investing community in the world- and it is back in-person again!

    Our flagship is the vanguard of the emerging global impact economy – convening ideas and capital to catalyze world change. The largest gathering of investors, entrepreneurs, and social impact leaders come together to accelerate progress against the world’s toughest challenges through market-based solutions.

    We convene a global ecosystem and marketplace – social entrepreneurs, investors, foundation and nonprofit leaders, government and policy leaders, creators, corporations, academics and beyond –through live and digital content experiences that educate, spur collaboration, and inspire investment in positive impact. SOCAP unlocks the potential of markets to accelerate impact and have convened more than 100,000 people since our first event.

    As we eagerly anticipate the return to in-person convenings, we are excited to announce a new partnership with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) to host the SOCAP22 flagship conference. YBCA is located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, with an airy, welcoming physical layout and adjacency to the vibrant Yerba Buena Gardens.  Multiple restaurants, hotels and cultural venues are very close by.

    We look forward to strolling through the Yerba Buena Gardens with you in October 2022.


    NOTE: NextBillion readers can save $250 on the cost of registration! Register with the code: S22_NextBillion


    Time: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    Conference, Speaker
  • Virtual - -269 Days
    October 17

    Financial Inclusion Week

    Financial Inclusion Week (FIW) is an annual gathering of the global community working to advance inclusive finance. The four-day virtual event is a forum for exchanging ideas, research, and perspectives from around the world. The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) convenes FIW each year and invites partner organizations to showcase work, share ideas on what’s ahead, network with others, and more. The community-driven agenda covers the most pressing topics in our space, helping to inform and advise global efforts to advance inclusive finance. FIW 2022 will be held October 17-20. Registration information will be made available at closer to the date.

    CFI invites sponsors to support FIW. Sponsors help maintain FIW as a free event for our global community and benefit from visibility on their contributions to inclusive finance. If your organization is interested in sponsoring FIW 2022, please reach out to

  • Orchard Hotel, Ballroom 1 -422 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238879 - 1 Day
    October 17

    Global Compact Network Singapore Summit 2022


    With less than a decade to implement sustainable solutions to the world’s biggest challenges, more action is needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals: a shared blueprint of peace and prosperity, for people and planet.The private sector, along with governments, civil society organisations, and youths, plays a pivotal role in catalysing the urgent change needed. From tackling climate change and food insecurity to overcoming digital disruption and supply chain vulnerabilities, we need to make the decade ahead the Decade for Decisive Action. Notable Speakers:

    Ms Jessica Cheam

    Founder and Managing Director

    Dr Bicky Bhangu

    President – South East Asia, Pacific & South Korea

    Ms Sanda Ojiambo

    Assistant Secretary-General and CEO

    Mr Eric Lim

    Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Group Finance

    Time: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Singapore | 8:30 PM – 5:30 AM EST
  • Kigali, Rwanda - 3 Days
    October 18

    Global Off-Grid Solar Forum & Expo 2022

    GOGLA and The World Bank Group’s Lighting Global Program are excited to invite you to the 7th edition of the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo, 18 – 20 October 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda.

    The Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo is the premier meeting of the off-grid solar sector providing a unique platform for knowledge exchange, networking and showcasing off-grid solar products and services.

    The event aims to accelerate the development of the global off-grid solar market contributing to achieving universal energy access by 2030.

    The previous edition of the event was held in February 2020 in Nairobi. It was officially opened by H.E. The President of the Republic of Kenya Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta and saw over 1,250 participants from 75 countries, 80 exhibitors and over 80 government officials attending.

    As part of our deepening collaboration with governments and development partners, this year we are expanding our focus to relevant neighboring sectors and are thinking more broadly as to how off-grid solar can contribute to household needs beyond energy access.

  • Virtual - 2 Days
    October 22

    SU-CUGH African Global Health Conference 2022

    This conference will host an International gathering of researchers, practitioners, and students representing a wide range of health-related disciplines. Presentations and speakers will showcase innovative initiatives and research from Africa, and other global regions.

    For Conference queries please contact the Tygerberg International Secretariat at

    • International Speakers, Panels and Workshops
    • Research Paper and Poster Presentations
    • Virtual Satellite Sessions
    • Cultural Events
  • Ottawa, Canada - 2 Days
    October 27

    The Eighth Public Investors Conference

    The last several years have challenged public investors in unprecedented ways. Prolonging the earlier environment of low interest rates and compressed term premia, the Covid-19 outbreak has challenged the outlook for asset prices, while highlighting the need to ensure adequate liquidity of investment portfolios. The sharp, but uneven, subsequent recovery has compounded the challenge, as extraordinary monetary and fiscal policy measures have interacted with a waxing and waning pandemic. More recently, the debate over the extent to which inflationary pressures will prove transient has forced yet another reassessment of investment decisions, tied in with questions about the timing and extent of the likely process of policy normalisation. Meanwhile, a growing sense of urgency around climate-related risks has led investors of all types to redouble their efforts to incorporate sustainability considerations into their investment processes, giving rise to additional trade-offs in their asset allocation decisions.

    In this context, from 27 to 28 October 2022, the Eighth Public Investors Conference will aim to explore a variety of relevant issues, with particular emphasis on the following:

    • New methodologies for risk-return modelling that incorporate the risks of the current environment: Financial models may be biased by the post-Great Financial Crisis environment and may be inappropriate for the “new normal”. How can the risk of higher interest rates and smaller central bank balance sheets best be incorporated into risk and return models? What are the appropriate models and risk factors to account for the shifting behaviour of asset returns under different economic regimes? Are there additional factors to be incorporated, such as those relating to fiscal or health policies, or the regulatory environment?
    • Integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into the investment process: How can the impact of sustainability considerations into the expected returns and risks of an asset best be assessed? How can risk management – at the enterprise and portfolio levels – be enhanced to incorporate ESG factors? How can asset allocation models be affected by ESG considerations, going beyond the classical wealth maximization framework? How should the data quality and heterogeneity issues concerning ESG factors be handled?
    • Robust asset allocation and asset-liability models for public investors: How can portfolio construction and risk management models incorporate shifts in economic or financial regimes, as reflected through increasing interest rates or higher inflation? How can public investors, including central banks, incorporate prospective liability considerations into strategic asset allocation? How may discount rate models address the lower interest rate environment and the uncertainty surrounding the future path of interest rates? What steps have public pension plans and sovereign wealth funds taken to address ongoing demographic trends?
    • Emerging technologies and their application to portfolio construction as well as investment and risk management: How can new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, including machine learning, be applied to portfolio construction, risk management and other areas of relevance to public investors?
    • The Bank for International Settlements, the World Bank, the Bank of Canada and the Banca d’Italia are pleased to announce a renewed call for papers for the Eighth Public Investors Conference on Portfolio and Risk Management for central banks, sovereign wealth funds and public pension plans. The pandemic situation permitting, the conference will be held on 27-28 October 2022 at the Headquarters of the Bank of Canada in Ottawa, Canada.

      Since 2008, the Bank for International Settlements and the World Bank, in corporation with partner institutions, have organized this biennial conference to discuss policy issues, quantitative methods and current challenges for central banks, sovereign wealth funds and public pension plans. The conference aims to promote an exchange of innovative ideas among practitioners and academics, to encourage knowledge sharing and collaboration across organizations, and to foster the development and dissemination of best practices in public sector portfolio and risk management.

      Submission procedure

      Proposals (in the form of an abstract with preliminary findings and a supporting outline, or a working paper) should be submitted in electronic format by 15 May 2022 to, together with a short curriculum vitae.

      The conference’s advisory committee will review all submissions, and authors will be informed of the outcome by 1 July 2022.

      The selection of proposals will be based upon, among other criteria, their quality and relevance to the conference. Final presentations will then be due by 16 September 2022.

      Finally, and as for previous conferences, the advisory committee will consider the possibility of publishing selected papers from the conference in a set of proceedings.


      Any questions about the conference may be directed to:

      • Omar Zulaica
      • Eric Bouyé
      • Etienne Lessard
      • Tommaso Perez
  • Stellenbosch University - 3 Days
    October 28

    SU-CUGH Global Health Conference


    This conference will host an international gathering of researchers, practitioners, and students representing a wide range of health-related disciplines. Presentations and speakers will showcase innovative initiatives and research from Africa, and other global regions.

    For conference queries please contact the Tygerberg International Secretariat at


    • International Speakers, Panels and Workshops
    • Research Paper and Poster Presentations
    • Virtual Satellite Sessions
    • Cultural Events

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    **Disclaimer: Please note that payments will be processed in South African Rand (ZAR).


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