27th World Investment Conference 

11-14 December 2023 – New Delhi, India

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 formally present, here at this page, the duly qualified candidacies for the upcoming WAIPA Steering Committee elections for the term 2023-2025, scheduled to take place on the 12th December 2023, during the 27th WAIPA World Investment Conference in New Delhi, India, . 


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WIC Speakers

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James Zhan
James ZhanDirector Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD
Nivruti Rai
Nivruti Rai MD & CEO, Invest India & Prisdent, WAIPA
H.E. Ibrahim Almubarak
H.E. Ibrahim AlmubarakHon’ble Assistant Minister of Investment, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
H.E. Piyush Goyal
H.E. Piyush GoyalHon’ble Minister of Commerce, India
H.E. Manuella Santos
H.E. Manuella SantosHon’ble Minister of Investment Promotion, Togolese Republic
Ajay Mathur
Ajay MathurDirector General, International Solar Alliance (ISA)
Eloisa Klementich
Eloisa KlementichIncoming Chair, International Economic Development Council
Narek Teryan
Narek TeryanHonorable Deputy Minister of Economy, Republic of Armenia
İsmail Erşahin
İsmail ErşahinExecutive Director, CEO, WAIPA
Gunther Beger
Gunther BegerManaging Director, UNIDO
Andreas Dressler
Andreas DresslerManaging Director, FDI Center
Swapan Mehra
Swapan MehraCEO, IORA Ecological Solutions Pvt Ltd
Carolina Arriagada Peters
Carolina Arriagada PetersManaging Director, Cities & Collaboration
Emily Sims
Emily Sims Senior Specialist, International Labour Organization ILO
Matthew Stephenson
Matthew StephensonHead, Investment Policy & Practice, WEF
Mona Haddad
Mona HaddadGlobal Director for Trade, Investment and Competitiveness, The World Bank
Sumita Davra
Sumita Davra Special Secretary, DPIIT, Govt of India
Rahul Agarwal
Rahul AgarwalInstitutional Investment Expert
Escipion Oliveira Gomez
Escipion Oliveira GomezDirector, Division of Enterprise Competitiveness and Institutions, ITC
Nitin Jaiswal
Nitin Jaiswal Head of Asia Pacific, External Relations, Bloomberg
Dr. Ratnakar Adhikari
Dr. Ratnakar Adhikari Executive Director, EIF
Dr Rupa Chanda
Dr Rupa ChandaDirector Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, UNESCAP
Courtney Fingar
Courtney FingarEditor-in-Chief, Investment Monitor
Roslyn Ng'eno
Roslyn Ng'enoSenior Investment Expert, AfCFTA Secretariat
Debjani Ghosh
Debjani GhoshPresident, Nasscom
Vrinda Kapoor
Vrinda KapoorCEO & Co-founder, 3rdiTech
Santosh Kumar Sarangi
Santosh Kumar SarangiAdditional Secretary & Director General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of commerce and industry, India
Susanne Pulverer
Susanne PulvererCEO and Chief Sustainability Office, IKEA India
Deepak Shenoy
Deepak ShenoyFounder and CEO at Capitalmind
Sabin Dima
Sabin DimaCEO, Humans.ai
Desikan Sundarajan
Desikan SundarajanMD & Country Manager, Equinor
Mark Menell
Mark MenellPartner, Silicon Foundry; General Partner, Partech; and Advisor, Cendana Capital
Aditi Awasthi
Aditi AwasthiFounder and CEO, Embibe
Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Vijay Shekhar SharmaFounder & CEO Paytm
Sanjeev Bikhchandani
Sanjeev BikhchandaniFounder and Executive Vice Chairman, Info Edge

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 (Location)

For information about obtaining visa, hotels, transportation, tourism and more and more, visit 27th WIC Information page here.

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