Global Investment Promotion Conference

Powering the future with sustainable energy
Session Type
Session Themes
Investment Promotion
Energy Transition
English / French / Spanish / Arabic / Russian / Chinese
Room number
Hall 4 Room 13
Contact Email
17 October 2023
10:15 - 12:15 Abu Dhabi

Investment in renewables and other infrastructure to support the energy transition must increase by a factor of seven to deliver on the Paris goals. International investment flows will play a key role, especially in developing countries where local financial resources are scarcer. Hence, investment authorities, promotion agencies and other actors in the investment facilitation chain have a key role to play, for example through the marketing of bankable projects and active support to international investors. 

The Investment Promotion Conference, one of the recurring flagship events of the World Investment Forum, will bring together executives from investment promotion agencies, special economic zones, private companies as well as high level policymakers that are leading the transformation of the energy sector through innovation, collaboration and action.

Session themes: 

  • (Re) sparking an investment revolution in renewablesReducing red tape around investment in the energy transition
  • Facilitating investment partnerships in renewables and energy infrastructure
  • Making public and private sectors work together to prepare shovel-ready investment projects for sustainable energy


Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD
Minister of Energy and Transport, Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Armenia
Venture Builder Director, Desert Alliance New Era Accelerator (DANA) Venture Builder and Investment Platform
Commissioner, Invest Korea
Chief Operating Officer, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, World Association of Investment Promotion (WAIPA)
Director of Business Development, Volta Trucks
Group Chief Executive Officer, SkyPower Group of Companies
Chief Executive Officer, Invest South Africa
Managing Director, Iberdrola Innovation Middle East


Financial Journalist, CNBC Africa