Global Leaders Investment Summit I: Investment in a new era of globalization

23 Oct 2018
10:00 – 13:00
Assembly Hall

Global Leaders Investment Summit I: Investment in a new era of globalization

The Summit convenes Heads of State and Government and CEOs of global companies to share their vision for the future. Their insights will set the tone for the rest of the Forum and inform its outcomes. The first part of the Summit will consider the backlash against globalization stemming from its unequal developmental impact, the risks in protectionism in both trade and investment, and related challenges to multilateralism. The international community needs to ensure that this backlash does not impede the advancement of the SDGs.

Issues for the debate:

  • How will the globalization backlash affect international investment and its impact on development?
  • What would be viable remedies in the investment policymaking area?
  • How can more people benefit from globalization and how can the United Nations contribute?

 

Summit 1a 10:00 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.

Speakers

  • Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD
  • H.E. Mr. Abdul Hamid, President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
  • H.E. Mr. Khaltmaagiin Battulga, President of Mongolia
  • H.E. Mr. Milo Ðukanović, President of Montenegro
  • Mr. Vasant Narasimhan, CEO, Novartis
  • Mr. Paul Bulcke, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nestlé

Moderator

  • Ms. Nisha Pillai, renowned journalist and BBC News anchor

 

Summit 1b 11:35 a.m. –13:00 a.m.

Speakers

  • Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD
  • H.E. Mr. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia
  • H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia
  • H.E. Mr. Kocho Angjushev, Vice Prime Minister, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Mr. Roland Chalons-Browne, CEO, Siemens Financial Services
  • Ms. Nandini Sukumar, CEO, World Federation of Exchanges

Moderator

  • Ms. Nisha Pillai, renowned journalist and BBC News anchor

 

Event Manager: Ms. Christiane Stepanek-Allen
Contact email: christiane.stepanek@unctad.org