Ministerial Roundtable

Addressing the policy challenges for investment and enterprise development
Session Type
Parallel Events
Room number
Hall 1, Level 0
22 April 2012
15:00 - 18:00 Asia/Qatar

This roundtable is part of the UNCTAD XIII Conference proceedings: “Promoting investment, trade, entrepreneurship and related development policies to foster sustained economic growth for sustainable and inclusive development”.

The Round Table will allow ministers and heads of international organisations to debate how investment and enterprise development policies can facilitate building productive capacity and integration into global value chains, in support of economic development. Deliberations will serve to guide investment policymaking at the national and international levels, with a view to maximizing sustainable investment, enterprise and development outcomes. The Round Table will distill the visions, strategies and experiences that can contribute to a new policy paradigm for investment and enterprise development.

The discussion will be informed by an UNCTAD paper on “Addressing the policy challenges for sustainable investment and enterprise development”, as well as UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship Policy Framework.


Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Minister of Energy and Industry, Qatar
Minister of Industry and Trade, South Africa
Under-Secretary of Investment Development and Trade Promotion, Argentina
MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Australia
Minister of Industries, Bangladesh
Minister of Trade and Industry, Botswana
Deputy Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Brazil, and President of WAIPA
Minister of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts, Burkina Faso
Assistant Minister of Commerce, China
Vice Minister, International Commerce, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Colombia
Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica
Minister of Economic Development of Curaçao, Kingdom of the Netherlands
Deputy Minister of Trade, SMEs and Tourism, Republic of Djibouti
Minister for International Development, Finland
State Secretary for Economics and Technology, Germany
Minister of Trade and Industry, Ghana
Minister of Commerce and Industry, Haiti
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Jamaica
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
Foreign Investment Ombudsman and Chairman of Presidential Regulatory Reform Committee, Republic of Korea
Deputy Minister for Planning and Development, Mozambique
Minister of Trade and Industry, Namibia
Minister of Commerce and Supplies, Nepal
Minister of Commerce and Private Sector Development, Niger
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nigeria
Vice Minister for Economic Relations and Integration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paraguay
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Minister of Trade and Industry, Rwanda
Minister of Trade and Industry, Sierra Leone
State Secretary of Switzerland
Minister of Development and International Cooperation, Tunisia
State Minister for Trade and Cooperatives, Uganda
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment, United States
Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Zambia
Executive Director, ITC
Deputy Secretary General, OECD
Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, UN-OHRLLS
Deputy Director General, WTO