Gala dinner and United Nations Investment Promotion Awards Ceremony (by invitation only)

Excellence in promoting investment in the energy transition
Session Type
Session Themes
Investment Promotion
Room number
Emirates Palace
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16 October 2023
19:00 - 22:00 Abu Dhabi
The WIF Gala Dinner official proceedings and cultural events will start sharply at 19.30. Guests are kindly requested to arrive from 19:00.


Shuttle bus transportation to the Emirates Palace will be provided for World Investment Forum speakers and invited guests (upon presentation of the Forum badge) from the ADNEC, in front of the Aloft hotel, from 18:45-19.00. 


By invitation only: All speakers are invited; access will be granted upon presentation of the speaker’s conference badge.
Dress code: Professional business attire required.


Sustainable Development Goal 13 urges all stakeholders to “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”. Investment in climate change can be broadly categorized into climate change mitigation investments, supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through cleaner or more efficient energy technologies, and climate change adaptation investments, improving resilience and helping adapt to the externalities created by climate change.

UNCTAD regularly monitors the mainstreaming of the SDGs by IPAs, periodically conducting surveys. Based on UNCTAD’s research and the survey, this year’s edition of the UN Investment Promotion Awards will recognize the work of IPAs in attracting investment for climate action, with consideration of innovative approaches to investment promotion, finance, and partnerships.