Session Type
Room number
WIF Virtual Platform, room 15
Contact Email
21 October 2021
13:30 - 16:00 Europe/Zurich

As the world slowly emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant ratcheting up of investment will be required to revert income losses, increase inequalities and vulnerabilities, and boost employment. To achieve sustainable recovery and build forward better a better economy, governments, private sector and the international community will need to boost investment not only in productive capacity but also in infrastructure and social sectors. During the session, Ministers and Heads of International Organizations will consider appropriate policy frameworks for rebuilding resilient international production networks and global supply chains and propose an action plan for investing in sustainable recovery.

Issues to be addressed

  • What should be countries’ key priorities in national and international investment policymaking in the coming years?
  • What approaches are countries adopting specifically to accelerate investment in priority sectors for a sustainable recovery?


Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Vice President and Minister of People’s Power for Economy, Finance and Foreign Trade, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Minister of Economy, Republic of Azerbaijan
Vice Minister and Deputy China International Trade Representative, China
Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica
Minister of International Cooperation, Arab Republic of Egypt
Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
Minister of Trade, the Republic of Indonesia
Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea
Undersecretary of Foreign Trade, Mexico
Minister of Economy, North Macedonia
Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, Oman
Minister of Investment, Industry and Entrepreneurship, Seychelles
Minister of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenia
Minister of Trade and Industry, South Africa
Minister of Trade, Sri Lanka
Minister of Investment and International Cooperation of the Republic of the Sudan
Minister of Economy, United Arab Emirates
Minister for Investment, United Kingdom
Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy
Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economy, Republic of Serbia
Deputy Minister of Trade, Turkey
Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam
Commissioner for Trade, European Commission
Consultant, and Former Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Promotion, Mali
Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, Pakistan
Managing Director of Development Policy & Partnerships, The World Bank
Chairman of the State Committee on Investment and State Property Management, the Republic of Tajikistan
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe