Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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Dr. Ola El-Kobrosy

Vice-President
General Authority for Investment & Free Zones (GAFI)

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Sessions of the speaker

23-MAR-2020

23-MAR-2020

10:00 - 13:00


As foreign direct investment (FDI) is an essential element in countries’ efforts to stimulate and enhance economic development, negative FDI trends in recent years are a concern especially for the developing world and transition economies due to their need of capital to stimulate industrialization. 

 

In this light the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a challenge and opportunity. To achieve the SDGs global efforts to facilitate capital flows into SDG-oriented projects are required, at the same time this opens a chance for investment promotion agencies (IPAs) to play an essential role in facilitating these investments. To realize this, IPAs need to develop additional capacities, from developing a pipeline of investor-ready SDG projects, to the ability to attract and benefit effectively from investment in SDG-related sectors and creating or accessing new markets, technology, products, services and business model innovation that contribute to the SDGs.

This workshop will look at existing best practices of IPAs and discuss further opportunities to enhance the role of IPAs in attracting impact FDI and achieving the agenda 2030. 

Speakers:
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Bostjan Skalar
Chief Executive Officer
World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies. WAIPA
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Dushyant Thakor
Vice-President
Invest India
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Dr. Ola El-Kobrosy
Vice-President
General Authority for Investment & Free Zones (GAFI)
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H.E. Fahad Al Gergawi
Chief Executive Officer, Dubai FDI
President, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies