With a legacy of 25 years, the World Investment Conference (WIC) is a forum where investment promotion agencies (IPAs), policy makers and investors from over 100 countries come together to discuss key global investment-related challenges, to learn and identify practical solutions and to forge new business opportunities and partnerships.

WAIPA’s flagship conference is happening for the 26th time this year and will be held on 13-14 September 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Every year, WAIPA organizes this conference for IPAs to interact with global network of investment stakeholders and international community under one roof and explore collaborative opportunities with some eminent speakers from illustrious industries joining us for interactive panel sessions.

Shaping the future of FDI

This year’s #WIC22 held under the theme “IPAs shaping the future of FDI” will feature a diverse programme with impeccable panel discussions on digitalisation, sustainable investments, renewable energy, global value chains and several affiliate sessions and inspirational talks from the illustrious speakers which include international organization’s leaders, heads of financial institutions, leading political figures, private sector representatives, prominent economists and researchers.

WAIPA has always been vocal about its commitment towards building capacities for IPAs and in this endeavour, the conference will also accomodate a series of workshops aimed at helping investment promotion officials better understand investors needs and enhance their investment promotion capacities.

There will be special sessions reflecting the diverse set of countries present, such as francophone least developed countries (LDC) and those from the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) region.

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What to expect at World Investment Conference

This year’s agenda will include high-level meetings with an international and a regional focus, the launch of the prominent WAIPA Business Advisory Board which aims to connect IPAs directly with investors and the exclusive WAIPA Members Community Portal for IPAs to network, share knowledge, news and experiences directly with their peers.

The gathering of the international investment promotion community will also provide the unique setting for ample network opportunities, exhibition area and social events

Since the WIC is beeing convened after 2 years of break, it becomes even more imperative for IPAs and investors to come together and join us for the conversations that are going to shape the future of FDI.

The official Media Partners for the World Investment Conference are the Bloomberg, fDi Intelligence, Investment Monitor, Oxford Business Group, Gold Magazine, and Investor Magazine.

If you are looking to engage with world leaders of the FDI industry at #WIC22 and for more information visit: www.waipa.org/wic