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Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland
22–26 October 2018
10 Year Anniversary

2018 World Investment Forum

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
2016 Forum
Nairobi, Kenya

2016 World Investment Forum

Previous editions:
2014 Forum
Geneva, Switzerland

2014 World Investment Forum

Previous editions:
2012 Forum
Doha, Qatar

2012 World Investment Forum

Previous editions:
2010 Forum
Xiamen, China

2010 World Investment Forum

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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.

The World Investment Forum will take place from 22 to 26 October 2018, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, the United Nations Headquarters in Europe and an international business, economic development and diplomacy hub.

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There are no fees for this event, however registration is mandatory.
Registration closes on Friday 12 October.

2018 Programme

Day 1
22 Oct 2018
Day 2
23 Oct 2018
Day 3
24 Oct 2018
Day 4
25 Oct 2018
Day 5
26 Oct 2018

Official Opening of the Investment Village

Grand Opening


Welcome Reception and Cultural Performance

Mr. Jonathan Ortmans
Ms. Lantonirina Erika Ramananarivo
Dr. Sami Al Araji
Ms. Lama Sha’sha’a Abu Dahab
H.E. Mr. Christopher Yaluma
Mr. Winson Yeung
Mr. Jonathan Ortmans
19:00 - 21:00


Professor Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez
H.E. Dr. Khazaee
Mr. Nigel Culkin
Mr. Ricardo Pedroza
Mr. Roland Dominicé
H.E. Mr. Yury Ambrazevich
Mr. Masamichi Kono

Forum Outcome and Closing



High-level Speakers

Past High-level Speakers


United Nations, Geneva
Palais des Nations, 8-14, Av. de la Paix, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
+41 22 917

2018 Organizational Partners

2018 Media Partners

2018 Sponsorship Partners

The Forum

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