The World Investment Forum 2016 will be held in parallel with the fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14), giving Heads of State and Government, ministers and other prominent players from the business world, civil society and academia the opportunity to participate in both of these events.

For the full UNCTAD 14 programme, including side events, please visit the UNCTAD 14 website.




17 July 2016


Fostering Partnerships between Investment Promotion Agencies and Outward Investment Agencies (Invitation only)


Opening Ceremony (UNCTAD 14)


World Investment Forum Gala Dinner

18 July 2016


Opening Session (UNCTAD 14)


Grand Opening and World Leaders Investment Dialogue“Investing in Sustainable Development”

19 July 2016

10:00-13:00 UNCTAD 14 High-level Roundtable  13:00-15:00 Leaders Luncheon: 11th Meeting of the Investment Advisory Council(Invitation only)

15:00-18:00 High-level Tripartite Conference on Investment Promotion in SDGs

15:00-18:00 2016 International Investment Agreements (IIA) Conference

20 July 2016

10:00-13:00 UNCTAD 14 High-level Roundtable  15:00-18:00 High-Level Roundtable on Investment and Enterprise Development

15:00-18:00 High-Level Meeting of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative

21 July 2016

10:00-13:00 UNCTAD 14 High-level Roundtable  15:00-18:00 High-Level Meeting on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting

15:00-18:00 Investing in Sustainable and Universal Access to Medicines: Domestic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

16:30-18:00 Private Sector Development and Gender Dialogue

 19:00-21:00 Empretec 2016 Women in Business Awards Ceremony and Closing Ceremony

22 July 2016

10:00-13:00 UNCTAD 14 High-level Roundtable   10:00-13:00 UNCTAD 14 Adoption of the Ministerial Declaration and Closing Ceremony 

*Please note that this programme is preliminary. Times and names of events may change, and new events, locations and details will be added. Please re-visit this page for updates.