Dear member of UNCTAD's World Investment Network (WIN),

You are invited to the 2012 UNCTAD World Investment Forum, 20-23 April 2012, Doha, Qatar.

The global center of gravity for high-level international investment discourse
and policy formulation

Pre-register now
(your pre-registration username and password are: wif2012)
WIF 2010: Watch video / Read report

What makes WIF special?

       Relevant: 3 days of events focussed on harnessing international investment to meet today's global sustainable development challenge
       High level:  WIF 2010 attracted 9 Heads of State or Government, 90 ministerial-level officials, 114 senior business executives, 56 leading academic experts
       High visibility:  global news coverage ensured by over 200 journalists from mainstream media from around the world
       High value:  UNCTAD does not charge any fees for participation in the WIF
       Inclusive: attended by high-level representatives of all stakeholders in the world investment community

Major WIF 2012 Events:
       World Leaders Investment Summit: Heads of State and Government, and CEOs of the world's largest multinationals outline and discuss their vision for sustainable investment
       Ministerial Roundtable: ministers and heads of international organizations debate how to leverage national and international investment policies to support economic development
       High-level Tripartite Conference: investors, policy makers and heads of investment promotion agencies address new opportunities and challenges in attracting and benefiting from international investment
       International Investment Agreements (IIA) Conference 2012: IIA negotiators, practitioners and representatives from civil society and the private sector discuss how the international investment regime can work better for development
       UNCTAD/ICC Investment Advisory Council (by invitation only): government leaders, CEOs of global companies and heads of international organizations deliberate on pro-poor investment that positively impacts development
       International Standards of Accounting and Reporting Meeting: standard and rule setters debate how to strengthen the accounting infrastructure to facilitate sustainable investment and development
       EMPRETEC Women in Business Awards: will recognize three women entrepreneurs that have stood out in creating innovative business ideas, jobs and income growth
       UNCTAD's Investment Promotion Awards:  will honour best-practice investment promotion agencies in attracting high quality employment-creating foreign direct investment
       Networking activities: the Business Encounter Series, WIF Gala Dinner and Networking Lunch will provide opportunities for exchanging views and building contacts

WIF 2012 will be convened in parallel with the thirteenth quadrennial United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIII) with ministerial participation from 190 countries.

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