7th WIF 2021

18-22 October 2021

Investing in Sustainable Development

7th World Investment Forum

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
2018 FORUM
Geneva, Switzerland
10 Year Anniversary

2018 World Investment Forum

Previous editions:
2016 Forum
Nairobi, Kenya

2016 World Investment Forum

2014 Forum
Geneva, Switzerland

2014 World Investment Forum

2012 Forum
Doha, Qatar

2012 World Investment Forum

2010 Forum
Xiamen, China

2010 World Investment Forum

2008 Forum
Accra, Ghana

2008 World Investment Forum

Who we are

A gathering of global leaders brought together under auspices of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

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What we do

Provide a global platform for engagement and dialogue on emerging and key issues related to investing for sustainable development. 

Why us?

We are uniquely positioned at the intersection of the public, private and multi-lateral sectors to shape 21st century investment policies.


Day 1
18 Oct 2021
Day 2
19 Oct 2021
Day 3
20 Oct 2021
Day 4
21 Oct 2021
Day 5
22 Oct 2021

7th WIF High-level Speakers

Ms. Rebeca Grynspan

Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

Mr. Sadi Qodirzoda

Chairman of the State Committee on Investment and State Property Management, the Republic of Tajikistan

Mr. Harouna Niang

Consultant, and Former Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Promotion, Mali

Mr. Duarte Pacheco

President, Inter-Parliamentary Union

Mr. Diego Molano Vega

Former Minister, Information and Communication Technologies, Republic of Colombia

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt

Minister for Investment, United Kingdom

Hon. Mr. Micheal Okyere Baafi

Deputy Minister Designate for Trade & Industry, Ghana

Hon. Dr. Bandula Gunawardena

Minister of Trade, Sri Lanka

Hon. David Bahati

Minister of State for Trade, Industry and Co-operatives, Uganda

H.E. Sithembiso G.G Nyoni, M.P

Minister of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development, Zimbabwe

H.E. Ms. Stella Tembisile Ndabeni-Abrahams

Minister of Small Business Development, Republic of South Africa

H.E. Ms. Rose Kayi Mivedor

Minister of Investment Promotion, Republic of Togo

H.E. Ms. Mia Amor Mottley

Prime Minister, Barbados and President of UNCTAD 15

H.E. Ms. Marina Sereni

Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

H.E. Ms. Luz María de la Mora Sánchez

Undersecretary of Foreign Trade, Mexico

H.E. Ms. Jacqueline Mora

Vice Minister of Tourism, Dominican Republic 

H.E. Ms. Inácia Teixeira

Vice Minister of Community and Cultural Tourism, Timor Leste

H.E. Ms. Hala El Said

Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Arab Republic of Egypt

H.E. Ms. Evelyn Wever-Croes

Prime Minister, Aruba

H.E. Ms. Devika Vidot

Minister of Investment, Industry and Entrepreneurship, Seychelles 

H.E. Ms. Delcy Rodríguez

Vice President and Minister of People’s Power for Economy, Finance and Foreign Trade, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

H.E. Mrs. Lorena Konanz

Vice Minister of Exports and Investment Promotion, Ecuador

H.E. Mr. Zdravko Počivalšek

Minister of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenia

H.E. Mr. Wang Shouwen

Vice Minister and Deputy China International Trade Representative, China

H.E. Mr. Víctor -Ito- Bisonó Haza

Minister of Industry, Commerce and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Dominican Republic

H.E. Mr. Valdis Dombrovskis

Commissioner for Trade, European Commission

H.E. Mr. Tran Quoc Phuong

Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam

H.E. Mr. Tipu Munshi MP

Honorable Minister, Ministery of Commerce, Bangladesh

H.E. Mr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi

Minister of State for Foreign Trade, United Arab Emirates

7th WIF Partners

WIF@10: Achievements and Challenges Ahead

The WIF 2018 Review

DIAE "Products and Services"

The Organizer

The World Investment Forum is organized by UNCTAD’s Division on Investment and Enterprise.

The Division is recognized as a global centre of excellence on issues related to investment and enterprise for sustainable development.

James Zhan
Director, Investment and Enterprise
Lead, UN World Investment Report