Pre-confirmed Speakers

Heads of State and Ministers

H.E. Mr. Alain Berset

President of the Swiss Confederation

H.E. Mr. Khaltmaagiin Battulga

President of Mongolia

H.E. Mr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi

President of the Republic of Botswana

H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta

President, the Republic of Kenya

H.E. Mr. Peter Mutharika

President of the Republic of Malawi

H.E. Mr Zoran Zaev

Prime Minister, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

H.E. Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

President of Burkina Faso

H.E. Mr. Milo Ðukanović

President of Montenegro

H.E. Mr. Julius Maada Bio

President of the Republic of Sierra Leone

H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák

President of the General Assembly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Slovakia

H.E. Mr. Aurélien Agbenonci

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Benin

H.E. Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani

Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Bahrain

H.E. Mr. Kris Peeters

Minister of Employment, Economy and Consumer Affairs, Belgium

H.E. Ms. Bogolo Joy Kenewendo

Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana

H.E. Mr. Harouna Kabore

Minister of Commerce, Industry and Handicrafts, Burkina Faso

H.E. Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh

Minister of Commerce and Industry, Republic of Liberia

H.E. Mr. Pat Breen

Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Ireland

H.E. Ms. Sigrid Kaag

Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Netherlands

H.E. Mr. Rob Davies

Minister of Trade and Industry, South Africa

H.E. Mr. Malik Samarawickrama

Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Sri Lanka

H.E. Dr. Kobsak Pootrakool

Minister Attached to the Prime Minister’s Office of Thailand

H.E. Ms. Amelia Kyambadde

Minister of Trade, Industry and Co-Operatives, Uganda

H.E Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori

Minister of Economy, United Arab Emirates

H.E. Mr. Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of the Republic of Mauritius

H.E. Mr. Pavel Utiupin

Deputy Minister of Economy of Belarus

H.E. Dr. Mohammed Abdulaziz Al-Horr

Director of the Qatar Diplomatic Institute

Mr. Abrão Miguel Árabe Neto

Secretary, Foreign Trade, Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services, Brazil

Ms. Gail Mathurin

Director General, Office of Trade Negotiations, Caribbean Community

International Organizations and Civil Society

Ms. Treasure, Maphanga

Director, Trade and Industry, African Union Commission

Mr. Urban Rusnák

Secretary-General, Energy Charter Secretariat

Mr. António Guterres

Secretary-General, United Nations (TBC)

Ms. Amina Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

Mr. Michael Møller

Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva

Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi

Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Mr. Roberto Azevêdo

Director-General, World Trade Organization

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union

Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Executive Director, UN Women

Ms. Isabelle Durant

Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Mr. Virander Paul

Ambassador/Deputy Permanent Representative of India to the UN

Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron

President, Inter-Parliamentary Union

Ms. Patricia Scotland

Secretary-General, Commonwealth of Nations

Mr. Paul Andrews

Secretary General, International Organisation of Securities Commissions

Ms. Lise Kingo

Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

Mr. Thomas Bach

President of the Olympic Committee

Mr. Bostjan Skalar

Executive Director and CEO, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies

Mr. Scott Vaughan

President and CEO, International Institute for Sustainable Development

Mr. Shenggen Fan

Director-General, International Food Policy Research Institute

Ms. Charlotte Petri Gornitzka

Chair, Development Assistance Committee

Amb. Didier Chambovey

Head of the Swiss Permanent Mission to the WTO and EFTA, Geneva

Mr. El Hassane Hzaine

Director General, Islamic Centre for Development of Trade

Ms. Meg Kinnear

Secretary-General, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

Mr. Oussama Kaissi

CEO, Islamic Corporation for Insurance of Investment and Export Credit

Mr. Yacoub Aloueimine

Legal Officer, Department of Legal Affairs, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

Mr. Sean Doherty

Director, World Economic Forum

Mr. Nabil Itani

Chairman, Investment Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL)

HE. Amb. Mr. Musa Kulaklikaya

Director General, Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries

Ms. Anna Joubin-Bret

Secretary, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

Mr. Eric Usher

Head, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative

Dr. Ranieri Guerra

Assistant Director General for Special Initiatives, World Health Organisation

Dr. Jeffrey Sachs

Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Prof. Kevin Outterson

Executive Director, CARB-X

Mr. Bertrand Piccard

Founder, Solar Impulse

Ms. Jenny Hellman

Public Health Agency of Sweden


Humanoid Robot

Mr. Marc Proksch

Chief, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Mr. Ethiopis Tafara

Vice President, IFC

International Business

Mr. Paul Bulcke

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nestlé

Mr. Vasant Narasimhan

CEO, Novartis

Mr. Bruce Cleaver

CEO, De Beers Group

Mr. Joseph C. Brandt

President and CEO, Contour Global

Mr. Thomas Cueni

Chair, AMR Industry Alliance / Director-General, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations

Mr. Mark Wilson

CEO, Aviva

Mr. Ralph Hamers

CEO, ING Group

Ms. Francesca Lavazza

President, Lavazza Foundation

Mr. Sacha Poignonnec

Co-founder & CEO, Jumia

Mr. David Hanson

Founder & CEO, Hanson Robotics

Mr. Jurgi Camblong

CEO, Sophia Genetics

Mr. Tadahiro Kawada

CEO, Kawada Technologies

Mr. Roland Chalons-Browne

CEO, Siemens Financial Services

Ms. Fiona Reynolds

CEO, Principles for Responsible Investment

Dr. Dorit Sallis

Managing Director, Joint Chambers of Commerce

Mr. Tim Mohin

CEO, Global Reporting Initiative

Mr. John W.H. Denton

Secretary-General, International Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Peter Robinson

President & CEO, United States Council for International Business

Amb. John Danilovich

former Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Marc Gitzinger

CEO, Bioversys

Dr. Anand Anandkumar

CEO, Bugworks Research

Ms. Monica de Greiff

President, Chamber of Commerce of Bogota

Ms. Didem Nisanci

Managing Director, Promontory and former Chief of Staff for USA SEC

Ms. Maria Teresa Zappia

CIO, BlueOrchard Investment

Mr. James Gifford


Stock Exchange Executives

Mr. Mohamed Omran

Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange (WIF 2014)

Ms. Nandini Sukumar

CEO, World Federation of Exchanges

Ms. Bente Landsnes

CEO, Oslo Børs

Mr. Robert Scharfe

CEO, Luxembourg Stock Exchange

Mr. Sethurathnam Ravi

Chairman, Bombay Stock Exchange, India

Mr. Wang Jiangung

President, Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Ms. Alina Aldambergen

CEO, Kazakhstan Stock Exchange

Mr. Lauri Rosendhal

CEO, Nasdaq Nordic

Mr. Pakorn Peetathawatchai

President, Stock Exchange Thailand

Mr. Sandy Frucher

Vice Chairman, Nasdaq

Mr. Shaifur Rahman Mazumdar

Managing Director, Chittagong Stock Exchange

Mr. Mohamed Farid

Chairman, Egyptian Exchange

Mr. Sunil Benimadhu

CEO, Stock Exchange of Mauritius

Mr. Karim Hajji

CEO, Bourse de Casablanca

Mr. Adrian Tanase

CEO, Bucharest Stock Exchange

Ms. Nicky Newton King

CEO, Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Mr. Rajeeva Bandaranaike

CEO, Colombo Stock Exchange

Mr. Moremi Marwa

CEO, Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange

Mr. Bilel Sahnoun

CEO, Tunis Stock Exchange

Sovereign Wealth Funds & Pension Funds

Mr. Laurent Zylberberg

Vice President, French Caisse des dépôts (CDC)

Mr. Eugene O’Callaghan

Director, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

Mr. Magnus Biling

CEO, Alecta Pension, Sweden

Mr. Shahmar Movsumov

Executive Director, State Oil Fund, Azerbaijan

Mr. Torben Möger Pedersen

CEO, Pension Denmark

Dr. Mithilesh Kumar Sinha

CEO, IDFC Alternatives, India

Mr. Uche Orji

CEO, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority

Ms. Eva Halvarsson

CEO, The Second Swedish National Pension Fund (AP2)

Mr. Christopher Egerton-Warburton

Expert Advisory Board Chair, United Kingdom Global AMR Innovation Fund

Ms. Renosi Mokate

Chair, Government Employees Pension Fund of South Africa

Heads of Investment Promotion Agencies

Ms. Yewande Sadiku

Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, Nigeria

H.E. Mr. Belachew Mekuria

Commissioner, Ethiopia Investment Commission

Ms. Diana Edwards

President, Jamaica, and Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies

Mr. Ryan Brennan

Vice-President, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, USA

Mr. Deepak Bagla

Managing Director & CEO, Invest India

Dr. Robert Hermann

CEO, Germany Trade and Invest

Mr. Jeroen Nijland

Commissioner, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency

Ms. Ursula Cederskog Sundling

Executive Vice President and Head of Business Sweden