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

WIC21, Dubai Exhibition Center, UAE & virtually

We have the pleasure to officially inform you that the 25th WAIPA World Investment Conference and the General Assembly will be held in a hybrid, respectively virtual form from 20 to 21 October 2021.

Due to the continued unprecedented situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the decision of UNCTAD to hold their WIF completely virtual from 18 to 22 October 2021, the WAIPA Secretariat with the support of the WAIPA Presidency Dubai FDI, has decided to organize WAIPA General Assembly (institutional part and the elections) on 20 October in a hybrid form at Dubai Exhibition Center, UAE, alongside Expo 2020 Dubai while the World Investment Conference on 21 October will take place fully virtual within the UNCTAD World Investment Forum as well as activities planned with other partners throughout the week.

Preliminary program of the WAIPA flagship event can be found HERE. Other details including speakers and registration info will be announced soon.

Past Conferences

WIC19 Report

WIC18 Report

WIC17 Report

WIC16 Report

WIC15, Milan, Italy

WIC14, Istanbul, Turkey