Sponsors

The Center for Emerging Market Enterprises (CEME), founded at The Fletcher School in 2007, is a leading center for research, convening, and networking focused on key topics in emerging and frontier market business. Through five core research programs—Emerging Market Enterprise Strategy, Energy & Commodity Markets, Emerging Market Local Capital Markets, Inclusive Commerce, and the Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative—CEME addresses a range of issues impacting multinational corporations, rising national enterprises, banks and financial institutions, and consulting and academic institutions.  With a demonstrated record of research, events, and publications across these areas of expertise, CEME has established itself as a unique global hub for emerging market-based and -focused enterprises.


The Fletcher School at Tufts University is the United States’ first graduate school of international affairs. Founded in 1933, Fletcher has for decades prepared the world’s leaders to become innovative problem solvers in government, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations. Fletcher’s multi-disciplinary education in business, law, international relations, and regional studies has offered individuals and organizations a unique global perspective on the day’s most pressing issues.


The Gordon Institute (TGI) is part of the prestigious Tufts University School of Engineering and aims to foster and inspire individuals to become leaders that can address the challenges of the 21st century. Founded by visionary and inventor Dr. Bernard Gordon, Tufts Gordon Institute is the first school dedicated to teaching engineering leadership. For more than two decades, we have provided students with the knowledge and skills they need to lead teams, and entire companies. Both our graduate and undergraduate engineering management and entrepreneurship programs are taught by faculty who have excelled in industry, have started and run their own companies and know what it takes to succeed in the business world. We focus on engineering leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship - in classes, hands-on projects and real-world experiences - to provide students the practical leadership tools and knowledge necessary to encourage and develop innovative ideas that will make a difference in the world.


Established in 1993, the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is dedicated to strengthening the commercial relationship between the United States and the nations of Africa. CCA carries out industry-specific programs that promote business partnerships, raise Africa’s investment profile on the United States develop CCA member companies’ business networks, and provide for the exchange of information about business opportunities in Africa.  CCA’s 170-plus members range from America’s largest to smallest businesses, and represent approximately 85 percent of total U.S. private sector investment in Africa.  They come from 19 identifiable sectors, including infrastructure. The Corporate Council on Africa is a 501 (c ) 3 corporation.