World Investment Forum


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 2014 Forum was the biggest edition yet, with over 3,000 participants from 150 countries that heard from 300 speakers in 50 events.  The outcome of last year’s event, as well as previous additions, can be found here.

The World Investment Forum 2016 

World Investment Forum 2016 will continue to serve as the global forum for inclusive dialogue and policy formulation on investment-development needs at the highest level, bringing together investment partners to discuss challenges, opportunities and policy solutions to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

Providing a meeting place to shape development solutions, exchange ideas, forge partnerships and launch actions, World Investment Forum 2016 will facilitate engagements and effective networking through a rich diversity of high-profile events

Why You Should Participate in World Investment Forum 2016

World Investment Forum 2016 will allow you to:

  • Engage with investment stakeholders to help shape an effective, inclusive and fair agenda for change
  • Create strategic partnerships and expand your network
  • Learn how you can be part of a global “New Deal”
  • Discover what the changing development agenda means for your business

There are no fees for this United Nations event, but registration is required. Please stay tuned for event details, or subscribe to the World Investment Forum mailing list to stay informed.

Join us in Nairobi at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre from 17-21 July 2016 to define the sustainable development agenda