ANDE Annual Conference 2023

For the first time in ANDE history, we are delighted to host our 2023 Annual Conference at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana.

Our conference comes at the half-way point to the 2030 target to achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The theme, “Accelerating Action: Small Business Solutions and the SDGs,” will focus on key progress to date and what is still needed in small and growing business (SGB) ecosystems to help maximize their contribution to the SDGs over the next seven years, and how ANDE members and other organizations can help guide the way.

This year, ANDE will combine our Annual Conference (September 12-13) alongside our West Africa Regional Conference (September 14). The theme for September 14, “Made in West Africa,” will focus on trends in the West African entrepreneurial ecosystem, highlight ongoing needs, and promote best practices in the development of the region’s SGB sector.

Conference Agenda

The 2023 agenda will include engaging, member-led sessions on the newest research, reports and practice spanning the scope of ANDE’s work and priorities in strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems for small businesses, focusing on decent work and economic growth, as well as gender equality and climate action, all themes prioritized by ANDE members and part of ANDE’s current strategic focus. The program also includes opportunities for speed networking, collaboration, and learning alongside some of the world’s foremost leaders, practitioners, and visionaries in the small business and impact investment sectors.

ANDE is also organizing offsite side events for Friday, September 15. These excursions will provide participants with opportunities to connect with local entrepreneurs and accelerators and learn more about the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Accra and more broadly across Ghana. If interested, please take note when booking travel arrangements. More information and details of any additional costs for transportation and lunch will be made available shortly.

Stay tuned for more information on session titles and featured speakers.


Your ticket for the full conference will cover your attendance at all sessions, lunch and beverages each day, cocktail receptions on September 12 and 14, and a gala dinner on September 13. The price does not cover your hotel stay, as that will need to be booked by you separately.

Registration fees are non-refundable, except in emergencies.

Ticket Prices (USD)

ANDE Members*
Made in West Africa Day (Single Day)**

*Members must be in good standing with their membership dues at the start of the conference in order to attend at the member rate.

**This option is for Ghana-based attendees who would like to attend only Made in West Africa Day on September 14, 2023.

Location: Accra, Ghana

Dates: September 12, 2023 - September 14, 2023