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26th World Investment Conference

13/09/2022 @ 9:00 am - 14/09/2022 @ 6:00 pm UTC+1

Welcome to World Investment Conference

Hosted since 1995, the WAIPA World Investment Conference (WIC) is a forum where IPAs convene to address current economic and social issues that may affect global investment flows and other strategic and policy considerations.

The Conference includes formal panel presentations, ample networking opportunities and social events for the members.

Past panelists include global and business leaders, along with other influencers like economists and members of academia.

The topics of the panels are selected based on current events and trends.

Past Speakers

In 25+ years of WIC, WAIPA were honored to host a large number of renowned global speakers, who have contributed to making this conference memorable and momentous. We were privileged to have you all with us. Some of the previous speakers at previous conferences included:

  • H.E. Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi – Minister of State for Foreign Trade, UAE
  • H.E. Mehmet Şimşek – Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey
  • H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma – CEO AbzeSolar
  • Carlo Calenda – The Vice Minister of Italy
  • Wang Shouwen – Vice Minister of Commerce of PRC and Deputy, China International Trade Representative
  • Tadeusz Kościński – Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Finance, Poland
  • Mathias Cormann – Secretary-General, OECD
  • LI Yong – Director General of UNIDO
  • James Zhan – Director of the Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD
  • Vic van Vuuren – Director, Enterprises Department, ILO
  • Ratnakar Adhikari – Executive Director – Executive Secretariat for the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) at the WTO
  • Amer Bukvić – Acting Chief Product and Partnership Officer, Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
  • Bernardo Calzadilla Sarmiento – Director Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation, UNIDO
  • Roberto Echandi – Global Investment Policy Lead of the Investment Climate Unit of the World Bank Group’s Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice
  • Githa Roelans – Head of the Multination Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit of the ILO Enterprises Department
  • Celestin Monga – Vice President and Chief Economist, African Development Bank
  • Natalia Bayona – Director of Innovation, Education and Investments, UNWTO
  • Barry Matherly – Board Chair, International Economic Development Council
  • Nicolle Graugnard – Senior, Policy Manager Trade and Investment, International Chamber of Commerce
  • Nobel Laureate on Economics – Micheal Spence
  • Nobel Laureate on Economics – Eric Maskin
  • Damien Bruckard – Deputy Director, International Chamber of Commerce
  • Oussama Kaissi – CEO of the Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC)
  • Sean Doherty – Head, International Trade & Investment, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
  • Anne Chappaz – Chief, Trade and Investment Support Institutions, International Trade Center
  • Grzegorz Zielinski – Regional Head of Central Europe, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)


Here is the agenda for WIC, with more details coming soon. Click here

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13/09/2022 @ 9:00 am UTC+1
14/09/2022 @ 6:00 pm UTC+1
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International Conference Center Geneva – ICCG
Rue de Varembé 17
Genève, 1202 Switzerland
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+41 22 796 68 62
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