The Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Investment Office, the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Islamic Development Bank Group jointly hold the first “OIC High Level Public and Private Investment Conference” under the theme “Unleashing Intra-OIC Investment Opportunities: Investment for Solidarity and Development”, on December 8-9, 2019, in Istanbul, Turkey.

The main objective of the conference was to provide a unique global platform to engage private and public stakeholders, through thematic sessions, B2B and B2G meetings, from the 56 OIC member countries to network among them and with the rest of world so as to identify investment and cross-border opportunities that will lead to boosting the intra-OIC investment flows and speed up the regional integration toward a prosperous and stable region in the world.

WAIPA was a proud partner of the conference and we had the pleasure to co-organize a high level panel on the “Role of FDI in Boosting the Intra-OIC Investments”. WAIPA Executive Director Bostjan Skalar spoke in the session together with Weixi Gong, Chief, UNIDO Investment Promotion Division and Coordinator, Investment Technology Promotion Offices network, Mohamed Hedi Mejai, Director, Investments Department, Islamic Development Bank, Necmettin Kaymaz, Chief Project Director, Investment Office of the Presidency of Turkey, Zuhfran Qasim, BOI Pakistan, moderated by Courtney Fingar, Editor-in-Chief, FDI Magazine & Head of Content, FDI Intelligence.