LAUNCHING OF The GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF Special Economic ZoneS (GASEZS) (in partnership with regional and global associations of SEZs)

21 Oct 2021
13:00-14:00

LAUNCHING OF The GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF Special Economic ZoneS (GASEZS) (in partnership with regional and global associations of SEZs)

GASEZ: A Global Solution to Sustainability of SEZs

This event occurs in Geneva Time (CET, GMT+2).

Special economic zones (SEZs) are widely used globally as an important policy tool, making significant contributions to growth and development in many economies. However, they are also regarded as privileged enclaves with negative social and environmental impacts. To optimize their development impact, a global exchange of experiences and good practices and a common platform that brings together financing partners, SEZ developers, host countries, investment promotion agencies and outward investment promotion agencies is much needed.

Key participants of the luncheon will include officials from regional and global associations of SEZs, individual SEZ representatives who are competing for the United Nations SEZs Award as well as national SEZ authorities, financing partners and major SEZ developers.  GASEZ partners will introduce the institutional framework and strategic plans for the alliance.

The luncheon will officially launch GASEZ as the alliance of global SEZs. It will also create opportunities for networking with partners at international and regional level for future work.

Issues to be addressed:

  • Officially launching and promotion of GASEZ to the global SEZs community.
  • Networking and identifying possible partnership opportunities of GASEZ with other stakeholders.
  • Discussion on strategic approaches and activities of GASEZ with major partners.

Event Manager: Mr. Richard Bolwijn

Contact email: Richard.bolwijn@unctad.org