Roundtable on Regional Integration and Investment Policy

25 Oct 2018
10:30 - 13:30
Room XXV

Roundtable on Regional Integration and Investment Policy

Promoting FDI for regional integration

Most regional economic cooperation organizations consider FDI an important factor for sustainable economic development and regional integration. Some regional organizations and cooperative frameworks have been more active than others in rolling out collective initiatives in support of a conducive investment environment, or in joint investment promotion, and results vary. What policy lessons can be drawn from the different experiences across regions? In this Roundtable, panellists from various regional organizations and cooperative frameworks will discuss the main challenges of regional integration in investment policy. They will review regional investment trends and share experiences in investment policy and regional cooperation in investment promotion. They will discuss potential future investment trends in light of current developments in the world economy, and outline prospects for future regional cooperation.

Issues to be addressed:

  • How has regional integration in different parts of the world shaped global and regional investment trends and how will they affect them in the future?
  • What are the main challenges of regional integration in investment policy?
  • What good investment-policy practices and lessons learned can be replicated across regional groupings?

 

Event Manager: Mr. Astrit Sulstarova
Contact email: astrit.sulstarova@unctad.org

Mr. Kenan Bagci

Acting Director, Economic and Social Research Department, Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), Ankara, Turkey

Mr. Mohamed Chemingui

Chief, Regional Integration Section, Economic Development and Integration Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA), Beirut, Lebanon

Mr. José Palacín

Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Office of the Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Geneva, Switzerland

Mr. Goran Svilanovic

Secretary-General, Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mr. Fahad H. Khan

Economist, Regional Cooperation and Integration Division, Economics Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila, Philippines

Mr. Emir Djikic

Director, Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) Secretariat, Brussels, Belgium

ms. cecilia plottier

Economic Affairs Officer, Production, Productivity and Management Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC), Santiago de Chile, Chile

Mr. Stephen Karingi

Director, Capacity Development Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Mr. Marc Proksch

Chief, Investment and Enterprise Development Section, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Mr. Chanchal Chand Sarkar

Director, Economic, Trade and Finance Division, SAARC Secretariat

Mr. Thierry Kalonji

Director, Investment and Promotion and Private Sector Development, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa

Ms. Treasure Maphanga

Director, Trade and Industry, African Union Commission