World Investment Forum Grand Opening and Welcome Banquet, followed by the UNCTAD Investment Promotion Awards

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St. Regis Hotel Ballroom
20 April 2012
19:00 - 21:30 Asia/Qatar

The Opening Ceremony will take place in the presence of the highest level representation from the host country, UNCTAD member States, the global business community, as well as the United Nations and other organisations.

Cultural Show – on the theme of investment in sustainable development

Presentation of the Investment Promotion Awards 2012: The Awards honour the world’s best-practices in investment promotion. The 2012 Awards go to the world’s best agencies in promoting investment for job creation and skills development.

The whole event will be broadcast live by Al Jazeera and CNBC.


Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Secretary-General, International Chamber of Commerce
Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
President of the Union of the Comoros
President of the Kyrgyz Republic
President of Niger
President of the Republic of Tunisia
Former President of the Republic of Finland and Co-chair of the UN Secretary - General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability
Former President of the Republic of Mozambique
Former President of the Republic of South Africa
Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania
Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage of the State of Qatar & Chairman of the National Preparatory Committee for UNCTAD XIII
Director, Investment and Enterprise Division, UNCTAD