Opportunity to host the 23rd WAIPA World Investment Conference in 2018

We would like to inform that member agencies are encouraged to send their candidacies for hosting the 23rd WAIPA World Investment Conference (WAIPA WIC) by 31st January 2018 to the WAIPA Permanent Secretariat.

The WAIPA WIC is a forum where IPAs convene to address current economic and social issues that may affect global investment flows, other strategic and policy considerations as well as latest FDI trends. The Conference includes formal panel presentations, ample networking opportunities and social events for the membership. Past panelists include (i) global leaders (e.g. current or former politicians, knowledgeable governmental and relevant international organization officials); (ii) business leaders (i.e. chief executive officers and other senior executives with global responsibility) and (iii) other influencers (e.g. world-recognized business or economic commentators, members of academia, renowned economists etc.). The topics of the panels are selected based on current events and trends.

Held in Dubai this year, the conference  focused on “FDI as a Driving Force of Sustainable Development” and had a closer look in the plenary sessions at “Empowering IPAs in Developing Countries and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and the Creation of a Positive Investment Environment to Achieve the SDGs”, “Global Value Chain: Growth and Entrepreneurship Through Linkages” and “Corporate Investment Drivers, Challenges, and the Future of FDI”. Previous locations for the World Investments Conference include Dubai, Milan, Rio, Geneva and Istanbul.

Hosting the conference provides the opportunity to raise awareness of your institution, to connect your colleagues to the world investment promotion community and a chance to get maximum visibility among investment practitioners and build reputation.

For expressions of interest and requests for more information on the hosting requirements please contact Ms Eva Salamon at eva.salamon@waipa.org



Published on Dec 13, 2017