13-14.09.2022 - Geneva, Switzerland
World Investment Conference

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.

#WIC22 Speakers

More speakers are being added, stay tuned!

Guilhem Delon-Saumier
Guilhem Delon-SaumierConsultant - Project Manager, OCO Global
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
Shannon Olsson
Shannon Olsson Global Director, The Echo Network
Yofi Grant
Yofi GrantCEO, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC)
Henry Loewendahl
Henry LoewendahlGroup CEO, WAVTEQ
Andreas Dressler
Andreas DresslerFDI advisor & MD, Location Decisions & FDI Center
Stefan Kratzsch
Stefan KratzschInvestment and Technology Promotion Division, UNIDO
Vivek Lall
Vivek LallChief Executive, General Atomics
Fernando A. Loureiro
Fernando A. LoureiroExecutive Director, Latin America, Africa Government Affairs, Intel


Here is the agenda for WIC. Click the other tabs to view other days.

09:00 – 15:00  Room 4

Capacity building for Francophone LDCs (WAIPA-EIF-IsDB Project) Day 1 (Day 2 is on 15/9/2022)

13:00 – 18:00  Fondation Campus Biotech Geneva (location)

Meeting of European IPAs (by invitation only) hosted by Switzerland Global Enterprise

13:45- 14:45 Room 3

Masterclass by ECOBARI:  “Transforming Communities through Social and Frugal Innovation” 

15:00 – 16:15  Room 3

Masterclass by FDI Center: “What investors need and how to provide it” 

16:30 – 17:45  Room 3

Masterclass by WAVTEQ: “How to incorporate SDGs and ESGs into IPAs” 

18:00 – 19:00

WIC Welcoming Reception

9:00 – 11:00  Room 3

Steering Committee Meeting (Steering Committee members only) 

From 10:00 am

Registration & Badge Collection 

10:00 – 11:00

Networking Brunch offered by Switzerland Global Enterprise

11:15 – 13:00  Plenary A

General Assembly Meeting (Members Only)

13:00 – 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 – 15:30  Plenary B

Workshop in Collaboration with UNIDO 

15:30 – 16:00 pm

Networking Break

16:00 – 18:00

LDC IPA Roundtable:

16:00-17:00: Francophone LDCs IPA Roundtable – “What are the recent (“post-covid”) investment trends? What impact for IPA in their long-term strategy?”

17:00-18:00: Introductory to Executive IPA college

19:00 – 20:30 pm

Gala Dinner hosted by Invest India

9:00 – 10:30

Opening Ceremony

10:30 – 12:00 Session one

Digital FDI: Opportunities & challenges for attracting digital investments by IPAs

12:00 – 13:00

Networking Lunch

13:00 – 14:30 Session 2

Impact FDI and Sustainability: Enhancing the impact of FDI and linking projects with the SDGs

14:30 – 15:00

Networking Break

15:00 – 16:30 Session 3

Onshoring, nearshoring, and re-shifted GVCs: Reshuffles in global value chains and their effects on investment opportunities

16:30 – 17:00

Networking Break

17:00 – 18:30 Session 4

Creating & crafting investable projects: How can IPAs engage with financial investors to create investable projects

WIC is the FDI platform for IPAs

For 25+ 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.

Have a look at past WICs speakers & view gallery and videos.

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Venue & Information 

The 26th World Investment Conference will be held in the International Conference Center Geneva – ICCG (website)

Location: Rue de Varembé 17, 1202 Genève, Switzerland

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The 26th WAIPA World Investment Conference offers you the chance to access not only IPAs from all over the world; but also, high ranking government officials, development sector leaders, decision makers as well as senior private sector representatives.

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