Ministerial RoundTable

Revisiting investment policies
Session Type
Room number
Room 1F
7 September 2010
13:00 - 16:00 Asia/Shanghai

Ministers dealing with investment and leaders of international organizations will engage in a high-profile debate on today’s challenges of ensuring coherence in investment policy-making, both nationally and internationally. The round table will provide for a sharing of visions, strategies and practical experiences in countering the threat of investment protectionism and in maximizing FDI-induced development outcomes through appropriate balancing between investment liberalisation and regulation, and ensuring policy coherence.

Questions to be addressed include

  • Which kind of regulatory and institutional frameworks are required to make sure that investment liberalization generates a maximum of development enhancing effects?
  • How can incoherence among national and international investment-related policies be avoided and synergies enhanced to ensure that such policies contribute rather than undermine efforts towards achieving sustainable development?
  • How can possible tendencies towards investment protectionism be effectively stemmed in the wake of the financial crisis?What positive and negative effects do international investment rules and policies have on domestic investment?

Participation is open to all investment stakeholders attending the WIF 2010.


Vice-President, Ghana
Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, USA
Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Minister of Commerce and Industry, Afghanistan
Governor of the Central Bank of Botswana, Botswana
Deputy Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, Bulgaria
Minister attached to the Prime Minister, Cambodia
Assistant Deputy Minister, Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada
Minister for Trade and Industry, Chad
Minister of Commerce, China
Vice Minister, International Commerce, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Colombia
Minister and Executive Director, Export and Investment Centre, Dominican Republic
Attorney General, Ecuador
Chairman, Financial Supervisory Authority, Egypt
Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ghana
Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, Islamic Republic of Iran
Foreign Investment Ombudsman and Chairman of the Regulatory Reform Committee, Republic of Korea
Minister of Finance, Iraq
Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Lesotho
Minister of Economic Development, Maldives
Governor, Central Bank of Malta, Malta
Minister of Trade and Industry and Former Prime Minister, Namibia
Minister of Economy and Finance, Niger
State Minister for Environment and International Development, Norway
Federal Minister for Privatization, Pakistan
Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Rwanda
Minister of Trade and Industry, Sierra Leone
Minister of Trade and Industry, South Africa
Minister of Industry and Trade, United Republic of Tanzania
Minister of State for Investment, Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development, Uganda
Minister of Agriculture, Quarantine, Forestry & Livestock, Vanuatu
Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam
Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Zambia
Deputy Minister for Industry & Commerce, Zimbabwe
Director-General, World Trade Organization