About the Forum

The World Investment Forum is a high-level, biennial, multi-stakeholder gathering designed to facilitate dialogue and action on the world’s key emerging investment-related challenges. Its mission is to provide a platform where a debate on “investment for development” can take place and ultimately to promote investment flows that contribute to sustainable and inclusive development. With its ties to UN member States, the World Investment Forum is able to bring together a broad coalition of investment stakeholders at the highest level who can influence the global investment landscape.

Past editions of the World Investment Forum brought together thousands of participants from more than 140 countries across the world, including Heads of State, global CEOs, heads of international organizations and civil society. The 2016 Forum brought together over 3,411 participants from 127 countries that heard over 200 speakers in 38 events. For more details, download The World Investment Forum 2016 Review here.


Pre-registration is now open for the 2018 World Investment Forum presented by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The Forum will take place from 22 to 25 October at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland and will address key themes of investment for sustainable development.

Full registration will begin in early 2018 however, as there is high demand for participation each year, we invite you to pre-register here to receive the earlier notifications and updates. We look forward to welcoming you to the world’s leading investment dialogue with global leaders across business, government, and civil society.

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