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.

27th World Investment Conference
Empowering Investors: IPAs Pioneering Future Growth

Aligned with our theme, the conference will provide a dynamic platform where investors and IPAs come together for meaningful discussions. These interactions will foster dialogues, cultivate business relationships, and explore opportunities, reinforcing the symbiotic relationship between investors and IPAs.

Why attend 27th WIC?

Investor-IPA Connect

Skills Enhancing Workshops

Region Focused Sessions

Sectoral Engagements

Cultural Exchange

WAIPA Elections

WAIPA Steering Committee elections for the term 2023-2025, will be taking place this winter in New Delhi, India during the World Investment Conference 2023. The WAIPA Permanent Secretariat cordially invites all interested members to submit their official candidacy letters. For more information read this announcement


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WIC Past Speakers

Deepak Bagla
Deepak BaglaPresident of WAIPA, CEO & MD of Invest India
H.E. Mehmet Şimşek
H.E. Mehmet ŞimşekDeputy Prime Minister of Turkey
H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma
H.R.H. Princess Abze DjigmaCEO AbzeSolar
Carlo Calenda
Carlo CalendaThe Vice Minister of Italy
Wang Shouwen
Wang ShouwenVice Minister of Commerce of PRC and Deputy, China International Trade Representative
Mathias Cormann
Mathias CormannSecretary-General, OECD
LI Yong
LI YongDirector General of UNIDO
Escipion Oliveira Gomez
Escipion Oliveira GomezAssistant Secretary General, OACPS
Rizwan Soomar
Rizwan SoomarCEO & MD, DP World Subcontinent
Damien Bruckard
Damien BruckardDeputy Director, International Chamber of Commerce
Cecile Billaux
Cecile BillauxHead of Unit E2, European Commission, DG INTPA
Vincent Raufast
Vincent Raufast Director, OCO Global
Pilar Madrigal
Pilar Madrigal Director, Investment Advisory, CINDE
Matthew Stephenson
Matthew StephensonHead, Investment Policy & Practice, WEF
Geraint John
Geraint JohnVice President, Interos Resilience Lab
Nobel Laureate on Economics
Nobel Laureate on EconomicsMicheal Spence
Todd Greene
Todd GreeneBoard Chair, International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
James Zhan
James ZhanDirector Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD
Laurent Sansoucy
Laurent SansoucyDirector, OCO Global
George Campanellas
George CampanellasCEO, Invest Cyprus
Ajay Mathur
Ajay MathurDirector General, International Solar Alliance (ISA)
Anna-Marie Baisden
Anna-Marie BaisdenHead of Autos and Infrastructure Research, Fitch Solutions
Maurizio Tamagnini
Maurizio TamagniniChairman of the Supervisory Board, ST Microelectronics NV
Agi Veres
Agi Veres Director, UNDP Representation Office Geneva
Bernardo Calzadilla Sarmiento
Bernardo Calzadilla SarmientoDirector, Division of Fair Production, Sustainability Standards and Trade, UNIDO
Armando Heilbron
Armando HeilbronInvestment Promotion Workstream Leader, World Bank Group
Natasha Santos
Natasha SantosGlobal Head - Stakeholders Affairs & Strategic Partnerships, Bayer
Mohammed Mulla Yaqoub
Mohammed Mulla YaqoubAssistant Director General for Business Development, KDIPA
Mohammed Al Muallem
Mohammed Al Muallem Executive Vice President, DP World
Caroline King
Caroline KingGlobal Head Business Development, Government Affairs, SAP
Sara Lisa Ørstavik
Sara Lisa ØrstavikSDG Impact Specialist, UNDP
Courtney Fingar
Courtney FingarEditor-in-Chief, Investment Monitor
Githa Roelans
Githa Roelans Head of Unit, Multinational Enterprises and Enterprise Engagement Unit, ILO
Stefan Kratzsch
Stefan KratzschInvestment and Technology Promotion Division, UNIDO

WIC is the FDI platform for IPAs

For 26+ years and counting, World Investment Conference welcomes ministers, business and government leaders, general directors, CEOs, global institutions officials, FDI and economic professionals, from all around the world, where they build relationships, explore opportunities and possibilities for better economies and communities.

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Venue & Information 

The 27th World Investment Conference will be held in New Delhi, India at the India International Convention And Expo Center

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