Grand Opening of the Forum and Global Leaders Investment Summit

Session Type
English / French/ Spanish / Arabic / Russian/ Chinese
Room number
Hall 6&7
Contact Email
16 October 2023
10:30 - 12:30 Abu Dhabi

The 2023 World Investment Forum will be officially opened by the host country, United Arab Emirates, and Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of UNCTAD in the presence of State and business leaders and other eminent guests. The opening address will introduce the role of the Forum in connecting investment with sustainable development imperatives and set out the concrete objectives and events of the week-long event.


Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Chairman, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development
President of Bangladesh
President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and Nobel laureate
President of the Republic of Togo
Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic
President of the 78th Session of the General Assembly and Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations
Secretary-General, Inter-Parliamentary Union
Secretary-General, United Nations
Founder and CIO Mentor, Bridgewater
Chief Executive Officer, World Federation of Exchanges (WFE)
Senior Vice President and Global Strategy, United States Council for International Business (USCIB)