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. Weixi Gong

Chief, Investment Promotion Division Coordinator, Investment and Technology Promotion Offices Network
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Dr. GONG Weixi has over two decades of professional experience, with positions and expertise in the Aviation Industry, Systems Analysis as well as Investment Promotion, Technology Transfer and its negotiation, theory and practice. Currently, he is serving as Chief of Investment Promotion Division and Coordinator of Investment and Technology Promotion Offices Network at United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Before that, from 2011 to 2018, he was Senior Coordinator for South-South and Triangular Industrial Cooperation at UNIDO. In 1997, he was recruited by the UNIDO, where he undertook various responsibilities in the area of information and knowledge management, business sector development, sector-specific value chain development, technology transfer, programme evaluation, human resources development, field operations, and South-South cooperation. He has previously served as the UNIDO representative in Iran and as the chairperson of the Operations Management Team of the United Nations in Iran. He holds a Bachelor of Technology from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a Master of Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and a PhD in numerical analysis from the Vienna University of Technology.


Sessions of the speaker

26-MAR-2020

26-MAR-2020

11:30 - 13:00

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are being formulated by the international community will have very significant implications for investment needs. The private sector investment in SDGs can help structure efforts to mobilise funds, to channel them to SDG sectors, and to maximise impacts and mitigate drawbacks.

This session will discover the positive impacts of investment in SDG segments, the challenges faced in LDCs and the opportunities which exist. 

11:30 - 11:35

Introduction

Speakers:
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Zoë Harries
Managing Director
Impact Zones

11:35 - 11:45

Keynote Address

Speakers:
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Cheremin Sergey
Minister, Head of Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations, Moscow City Government
Chairman of the Board, Business Council for Cooperation with India

11:45 - 12:55

Panel Discussion

Speakers:
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Dr. Weixi Gong
Chief, Investment Promotion Division Coordinator, Investment and Technology Promotion Offices Network
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
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Syed Husain Quadri
Manager of Country Strategy and Market Integration
Islamic Development Bank
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Simone Filippini
President
Leadership4SDGs Foundation
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Angela Homsi
Co-founder, Investor & Director
Angaza Capital / Ignite Power
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Timothy Bishop
Senior Advisor, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
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Dr. Hongjoo Hahm
Deputy Executive Secretary for Programmes
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

12:55 - 13:00