It is our great pleasure to announce and kindly invite you to take a look at the agenda of the activities that are going to be held this year in the investment promotion field. Those events are the selection of the recommended initiatives that we would suggest WAIPA members and all IPAs to attend.

The list of the activities includes training events, webinars, conferences, roundtables and panel discussions that will be organized by WAIPA, alone or in coordination with partner organizations for investment agencies to take more active role in both global and regional events.

WAIPA as the umbrella organization of the IPAs around the globe works closely with its Consultative Committee members, Steering Committee members and other partners to develop, organize and partner in different programs and projects in order to keep the importance of the key role played by IPAs.

Kindly note that there are also other activities in the planning stage that are not yet included . The calendar will be updated throughout the year accordingly.

In case if you are a WAIPA member and would like to propose and/or organize an event in collaboration with WAIPA, you may get in touch with Ms. Eva Salamon Kaplan, Communication Specialist at [email protected]

We as WAIPA are committed to keep providing the added value for the benefits of our members and are exited to welcome you all to this year’s events.

January Location Name of the event (click on the event for more details) Organizer
17 – 21.01.2022 (postponed) Davos – Closter, Switzerland World Economic Forum – Annual Meeting WEF
19 – 23.01.2022 Madrid, Spain FITUR: International Tourism Trade Fair 2022 UNWTO
25.01.2022 Virtual Webinar: Optimising national and sub-national cooperation and coordination on investment facilitation for development WEF, DIE, ITC, WAIPA
23-27.01.2022 (postponed) Doha, Qatar 5th UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries UN-OHRLLS

February Location Name of the event Organizer
10 – 11.02.2022 Geneva, Switzerland UNCTAD Trade and Development Board UNCTAD
22.02.2022 Online Webinar: Mainstreaming SDGs into investment promotion and investment facilitation: Focus on African SEZs  UNCTAD in partnership with GIZ

March Location Name of the event Organizer
10.03.2022 Online Webinar: What should home countries do to facilitate sustainable outward FDI? WEF, DIE, ITC, WAIPA
26. – 27.03.2022 Dubai, UAE FDI Excellence Series: Attracting Quality FDI WAIPA in collaboration with FDI Center
28.03.2022 Dubai, UAE WAIPA Pre-conference workshop at AIM Congress: Integrating Innovative Approaches in Investment Promotion WAIPA in collaboration with AIM
28.03.2022 Bangkok, Thailand UNESCAP Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2022 UNESCAP
29 – 31. 03.2022 Dubai, UAE AIM Congress 2022 AIM

April Location Name of the event Organizer
25.04.2022 Hannover, Germany Hannover Messe 2022 Deutche Messe

May Location Name of the event Organizer
09-11.05.2022 Edinburgh, Scotland 2022 World Forum for FDI Conway
17-18.05.2022 Accra, Ghana WTPO: The 13th World Trade Promotion Organization Conference ITC
22-26.05.2022 Davos-Klosters, Switzerland World Economic Forum Annual Meeting WEF

June Location Name of the event Organizer
23.06.2022 Paris, France ICC Commission on Trade and Investment Meeting ICC
27.06.2022 Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt IsDB Annual Meeting (dates TBA) IsDB

July Location Name of the event Organizer
11.07.2022 Virtual WAIPA – UNCTAD High-Level Webinar: World Investment Report 2022 (date TBA) WAIPA

September Location Name of the event Organizer
13-14.09.2022 Geneva, Switzerland 26th WAIPA World Investment Conference WAIPA
18.09.2022 Oklahoma City, USA IEDC Annual Conference 2022 IEDC
19.09.2022 TBA UNWTO Global Tourism Investment Forum (date TBA) UNWTO
27.09.2022 Geneva, Switzerland WTO Public Forum (date TBA) WTO

October Location Name of the event Organizer
17.10.2022 New Delhi, India International Solar Alliance Annual Conference ISA
24.10.2022 Paris, France 7th Meeting of the OECD Onvestment Promotion Agency Network (date tba) OECD