Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Time: 13:00-15:00

International production and productive capacity: National strategies and global collaboration

The second 2021 Global Leaders’ Investment Summit will address the challenges arising from new technologies, the new industrial revolution and their impact on international production and productive capacity-building. Their consequences are potentially far-reaching for the configuration of global value chains with important implications for development and growth, including the risk of premature de-industrialization in low-income countries. While the changes that this will bring about in international production create many challenges, they can also provide profound opportunities for development and integration in emerging value chains provided countries are prepared for it in a holistic manner.  National adaptation strategies need to work hand in hand with global efforts aimed at harnessing their full development potential, ensuring that no one is left behind.

Issues to be addressed:

  • How is international production likely to be configured in 2030 and what challenges and opportunities are likely to arise?
  • How can governments, the private sector, and the international community best prepare economies to take advantages of the opportunities for development emanating from the changing international production landscape and to counter the main challenges?
  • What can the United Nations contribute to support these efforts?


  • Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development


  • H.E. Mr. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia
  • H.E. Ms. Hala El Said, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, Arab Republic of Egypt
  • H.E. Mr. Bisher Al-Khasawneh, Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • H.E. Mr. Imran Khan, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • Mr. Mr. Aziz Akhanouch, Head of Gouvernement of the Kingdom of Morocco
  • Mr. Børge Brende, President, World Economic Forum (WEF)
  • Mr. Peter Robinson, President and CEO, United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
  • Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University
  • Mr. Roberto Marques,Exec. Chairman & Group CEO, Natura & Co, Brazil
  • Mr. Hans-Paul Bürkner, Global Chair emeritus, Boston Consulting Group


  • Ms. Jennifer Blanke, Non-executive Director at ARC Ltd.

Event Manager: Mr. Joerg Weber
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