RENEW Strategies

5 Reasons to Attend the International Gathering

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Erin O'Connor
| January 8, 2019

RENEW's International Gathering is 5 short months away. This event convenes IAN members and guests to explore the dynamic investment landscape in sub-Saharan Africa, through the lens of SME investing. To highlight the 5 month countdown, we've compiled the top reasons to attend the event on May 17, 2019.

Here are 5 reasons why you shouldn't miss the 2019 International Gathering:

  • Hear from the greatest minds and strongest advocates for impact investing: Our Keynote Speaker for the evening will be David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Carlyle Group. He will be sharing his story of building one of the world's most successful private equity firms with more than $200B under management, and how he views opportunities in Africa.
  • A unique networking opportunity: Meet individuals, business executives, thought leaders and experts in the impact and angel investing space. The International Gathering is a great opportunity to have important conversations with like-minded individuals interested in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The International Gathering is a place for storytelling and impact: Hear stories from the continent and learn about how we’re all contributing to Africa’s growth story from 7,000 miles away. The International Gathering is a unique learning opportunity to challenge the assumptions people hold about East Africa.
  • Visit the Capital of the United States: Washington D.C. is beautiful in the spring, and our venue (the Embassy of Canada) overlooks the historic Capitol building. Spend the weekend exploring the National Mall and all the free Smithsonian Museums.
  • Attend exclusive IAN events: Join the network and attend several exclusive member-only events and activities that will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Get to know fellow members while attending events designed to share perspectives and experiences.

We hope that you will join us at our 2019 International Gathering in Washington D.C. on May 17. To learn more about the International Gathering, visit the event page on our website or register below.

Early bird pricing ends at the end of January. Reserve your tickets today.

Special pricing and Saturday events are reserved for members of the Impact Angel Network. To learn more about joining the network, please contact Erin O'Connor at or review information here.

To find out more about RENEW or the IAN, contact us at, follow us on Twitter @RENEWLLC or find us on Instagram @impactangelnetwork. Be sure to check out our upcoming events, including our upcoming Econ-Tourism Trip.

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