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 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.

Upcoming Conference

WAIPA is delighted to announce that the 24th WAIPA World Investment Conference, will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 7-8 October 2019. The conference will be proudly hosted by WAIPA Regional Directorship for the European Union the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH).

We cordially invite our members, investment promotion professionals, international organization leaders, heads of financial institutions, politicians, academics, consultants, economists and other experts in the field of investment promotion and foreign direct investment to participate in our flagship event.

For more information on WAIPA Flagship Event, including speakers, panels and registration info visit #WIC19 website.


WIC19 Website




Past Conferences

WIC18 Reports

WIC17, Dubai, UAE

WIC17 Reports

WIC16 Reports

WIC15, Milan, Italy

WIC14, Istanbul, Turkey