Investment Promotion Agencies EXECUTIVE Meeting (in partnership with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies)

Investment Promotion Agencies EXECUTIVE Meeting (in partnership with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies)

Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Time: 08:00-09:00

New investment strategies in the post-pandemic era

The COVID-19 crisis has revealed the value of investment promotion agencies (IPAs) as intermediaries between governments and their business communities, as many agencies played a critical role in helping investors through the crisis. With the recovery gaining pace, investment promotion is retaking a front seat. But how can a tainted location’s image be restored? How can new investment be attracted to sectors hit by the crisis and how can sustainability be built in?

Panellist:

  • Mr. Simon Anholt, Independent Policy Advisor, Author, and Founder of the Good Country Index

Commentators:

  • Ms. Nangula Uaandja, CEO, Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board
  • Mr. Kaspars Rozkalns, Director General, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
  • Mr. Cedric Grignard, Director New Business & Innovation, Invest Lyon

Moderator:

  • Ms. Fifi Peters, Financial Journalist, CNBC Africa

Event Manager: Mr. Paul Wessendorp
Contact email: Paul.Wessendorp@unctad.org