The UNCTAD World Investment Forum is the pre-eminent global platform for investment and
development. The Forum devises strategies and solutions for global investment and
development challenges. It facilitates multi-stakeholder collective action to stimulate
investment in development. The Forum offers a unique opportunity to influence investment-
related policymaking, shape the global investment environment, and to network with global
leaders in business and politics.
2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Forum. Previous editions took place in Accra (2008),
Xiamen (2010), Doha (2012), Geneva (2014) and Nairobi (2016), The Forum was set up to fill the
investment institutional gap in the international economic governance architecture. Since its
inception it has served as the leading forum to leverage investment policy for sustainable
The Forum will host up to 5,000 key global investment community stakeholders, including
market regulators, stock exchange executives, private and institutional investors, corporate
executives, family business owners, sovereign wealth fund managers, infrastructure
development funds, investment promotion agencies, investment treaty negotiators, investment
lawyers, accounting standard setters, academia and international media.
The 2018 Forum will consist of some fifty events, including a grand opening, the Global Leaders
Investment Summit, the Global Investment Game Changers Summit, ministerial roundtables,
conferences, private sector-led sessions, Ted-style presentations, high-profile stakeholder
roundtables, networking events, award ceremonies and an Investment Village.
The five-day-event features over 60 events, some 400+ speakers and offers unprecedented
opportunity for networking!
The World Investment Forum will take place from 22 to 26 October 2018, at the Palais des
Nations in Geneva, the United Nations Headquarters in Europe and an international business,
economic development and diplomacy hub.
There are no fees for this event, however registration is mandatory. Registration closes on
Friday 12 October
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