2024 Global Annual Conference
September 10, 2024- September 12, 2024
Bangkok, Thailand
Start Date September 10, 2024
End Date September 12, 2024
Location Bangkok, Thailand
ANDE Contact Events Team


Unlocking Big Ideas for Small Business

With its dynamic business landscape, Bangkok is the perfect setting to explore new opportunities for networking and continue our work to develop entrepreneurial ecosystems.

The conference will take place against the inspiring backdrop of the Chao Phraya River, where thought leaders, innovators, and change-makers in entrepreneurship and economic development will come together to celebrate ANDE’s 15th anniversary.


The application period for session submissions has now closed. We will announce the agenda in the coming weeks, featuring workshops, breakouts, roundtables, spark talks, and networking events. Thank you to all ANDE members who submitted session ideas and are helping to create a robust agenda for our conference.

We’re excited to present big ideas, from groundbreaking innovations to practical hacks and clever solutions to everyday problems. Key themes include:

  • Tackle the Future of Work: Examine the impact of digitalization, AI, and youth engagement on the small business workforce.
  • Build a Thriving Future: Explore inclusive ecosystems, diverse entrepreneurship, and innovative climate solutions.
  • Beyond the Horizon:  Bold, disruptive solutions. Explore unconventional strategies, future-forward tech, and groundbreaking models with the potential to transform SGB ecosystems.

Registration is Open

Register for the premier global event on small business entrepreneurship. Together, we can unlock the potential of Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) to create a brighter global future.

Ticket Pricing


  • Members: USD$975
  • Non-members: USD$1950
Register here


We are excited to announce that scholarship funds are now available for ANDE members who need financial support to attend the 2024 Global Annual Conference. These scholarships are intended to ease the registration costs for eligible attendees, particularly those in senior strategic roles within their organizations who can actively participate in discussions about potential partnerships or collaborations. Special consideration will be given to those traveling from further regions and individuals based in the Global South to ensure diverse and inclusive representation at the conference.

Interested individuals are invited to apply for a scholarship by completing the designated application form, which must be submitted no later than Wednesday, July 3, 2024. All applicants will be made aware of the award status no later than Monday, July 22, 2024.


This year, ANDE will gather at the stunning Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, perfectly situated opposite ICON Siam and right next to the Chao Phraya River Cruise Port. Get ready for an unforgettable experience at this breathtaking venue!

Site Visits

For the first two days, participants in the Global Annual Conference will be engaged in networking events and sessions. On Thursday, September 12, we are planning a series of site visits. This additional program offers exceptional social connections and cultural enrichment opportunities. Site visits are curated to allow participants to meet with local entrepreneurs and learn more about Bangkok’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Sponsorship Opportunities

More than 25 organizations partnered with ANDE in 2023, which helped make the Global Annual Conference in Accra a success. If you’re interested in sponsoring the conference or learning more about the options available, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Partnerships Manager, Flora Bracco

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Elevate Your Virtual Meetings with ANDE's Conference Spirit!

Show your support for the Global Annual Conference and infuse your online gatherings with excitement. Download our themed virtual background, designed to work seamlessly with Zoom, Teams, Google Meet, and most other video conferencing platforms. It’s an easy way to connect with the global SGB community and share your enthusiasm for the event.

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You can use the background as is, or if you’re feeling creative, customize using this Canva link, just copy the file. Not a Canva pro? No problem! We’re happy to help you add your organization’s logo and tailor the background to reinforce your brand. Send us an email at with your instructions and share a transparent PNG file of your organization’s logo.

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