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Monday, 6 September 2010

Pre-Forum Events

17:00-18:00
Registration
18:00-20:00
World Investment Forum Welcome Banquet, Dining Hall

Secretary-General of UNCTAD, Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, and H.E. Mr. Deming Chen, Minister of Commerce of China, will address the Welcome Banquet, in the presence of the dignitaries attending the WIF 2010, including the State Leaders.

All participants of the WIF 2010 are cordially invited to attend the welcome banquet.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

9:00-10:00
WIF 2010 Opening Ceremony, Main Plenary Hall

Opening remarks by the Secretary-General of UNCTAD, Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi.

Keynote speakers:

  • Video message from the United Nations’ Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki Moon
  • H.E. Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland
  • H.E. Mr. Aires Bonifacio Ali, Prime Minister of Mozambique
  • H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping, Vice-President of China

All participants of the WIF 2010 are cordially invited to attend the opening plenary.

10:00-10:30
Networking coffee break
10:30-12:45
World Leaders Investment Summit, Main Plenary Hall

How can investment foster sustainable development?
Government and corporate leaders from across the world will assess the challenges and the opportunities that they must deal with, faced with the aftermath of the global economic and financial crisis and the ever-growing imperatives of climate change. From their different perspectives, the leaders will discuss what governments can do to foster sustainable growth and employment through international investment, and what companies can do to ensure their contributions to a long-term and far-reaching development process in the countries in which they invest. Panellists will also consider how international investment can help both countries and corporations to win the new green race. The summit will provide participants with a rich, solutions-oriented discussion, drawing on the insights of the leading decision-makers present.
Questions to be addressed include:

  • How can global FDI, economic growth and development be brought back on track?
  • How does the new geography of foreign investment impact on development?
  • How are companies revising their strategies to adapt to the changing competitive landscape in globalized industries?
  • How do governments adjust their investment policies to strengthen regulatory oversight while promoting and facilitating FDI?
  • How can countries and corporations work together to win the green race?

Panellists include:

  • Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
  • H.E. Mr. Angel Marin, Vice-President of Bulgaria
  • H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama, Vice-President of Ghana
  • H.E. Mr. Theodoros Pangalos, Vice-President of Greece
  • H.E. Mr. Delroy Chuck, Speaker, House of Representatives, Jamaica
  • H.E. Mr. Miyegombo Enkhbold, Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia
  • H.E. Mr. Luis Giampietri Rojas. Vice President of Peru
  • H.E. Prof. Arthur G. O. Mutambara, Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe
  • Mr. Paul Abberley, CEO, Aviva Investors London, United Kingdom
  • Mr. Ed Chan, Global Vice President, Walmart, USA
  • Mr. Balasubramanian Muthuraman, Chairman, Tata International, India
  • Mr. Jim Quigley, CEO, Deloitte Touch Tomahatsu Limited, USA
  • Mr. Martin Taylor, Chairman, Syngenta, Switzerland
  • Message from Mr. Bill Clinton, Founder and Chairman of the William J. Clinton Foundation

The event is moderated by Mr. Jonathan Charles, BBC World.
Participation is open to all participants attending the WIF 2010.

13:00-15:00
Networking Lunch “Food for thought”, Dining Hall

Creating synergies among investment stakeholders
This luncheon will bring together all participants attending the WIF 2010 in a manner designed to allow for interactive exchange among the various investment stakeholders: a mix of investors, policy-makers, negotiators, practitioners, lawyers, academia, and civil society. Each table will have next to the menu for “Thoughts for food” also a menu providing “Food for thought”, i.e. a number of questions that are meant to stimulate the discussion during the luncheon.

13:00-15:00
Investment Advisory Council, 8th Meeting (closed meeting, by invitation only)

Investing in the Millennium Development Goals
The 8th Meeting of the UNCTAD-International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Investment Advisory Council will brainstorm on practical means to address the foreseeable shortfall in achieving the MDGs through investment. In an informal setting, participants will shed light on this issue as well as other related investment-development issues, including food security, from various angles, including from the perspective of governments, leading TNCs and international organizations, with a view towards coming up with concrete proposals that can be put in place within the foreseeable future. The outcomes of the event are meant to be fed into the process of the United Nations MDG Summit in late September, and the 4th United Nations Conference on LDCs in 2011.
Attended by Heads of State and Ministers, executives of global companies, and heads of international institutions.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

15:00-18:00
Ministerial Round Table, Room 1F

Revisiting Investment Policies
Ministers dealing with investment and leaders of international organizations will engage in a high-profile debate on today’s challenges of ensuring coherence in investment policy-making, both nationally and internationally. The round table will provide for a sharing of visions, strategies and practical experiences in countering the threat of investment protectionism and in maximizing FDI-induced development outcomes through appropriate balancing between investment liberalisation and regulation, and ensuring policy coherence.
Questions to be addressed include:

  • Which kind of regulatory and institutional frameworks are required to make sure that investment liberalization generates a maximum of development enhancing effects?
  • How can incoherence among national and international investment-related policies be avoided and synergies enhanced to ensure that such policies contribute rather than undermine efforts towards achieving sustainable development?
  • How can possible tendencies towards investment protectionism be effectively stemmed in the wake of the financial crisis?
  • What positive and negative effects do international investment rules and policies have on domestic investment?
  • The event will be co-chaired by H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama, Vice-President of Ghana, and H.E. Mr. Robert D. Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, USA.

Panellists include (confirmed 36 Ministerial Officials):

  • Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
  • H.E. Mr. Anwar-Ul Haq Ahady, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Afghanistan
  • H.E. Mr. Hernán Lorenzino, Secretary of Finance, Argentina
  • H.E. Mr. Evgeny Angelov, Deputy Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, Bulgaria
  • H.E. Mr. Sok Chenda, Minister attached to the Prime Minister, Cambodia
  • H.E. Mr. Don Stephenson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada
  • H.E. Youssouf Abassalah, Minister for Trade and Industry, Chad
  • H.E. Mr. Deming Chen, Minister of Commerce, China
  • H.E. Mr. Gabriel Duque, Vice Minister, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Colombia
  • H.E. Mr. Eddy M. Martinez, Minister and Executive Director, Export and Investment Centre, Dominican Republic
  • H.E. Mr. Diego Garcia Carrion, Attorney General, Ecuador
  • H.E. Dr. Ziad Ahmed Bahaa-Eldin, Chairman, Financial Supervisory Authority, Egypt
  • H.E. Mr. Mahama Ayariga, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ghana
  • H.E. Dr. Seyed Shamsedddin Hosseini, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • H.E. Mr. Bayan Jabr, Minister of Finance, Iraq
  • H.E. Mr. Choong-Yong Ahn, Foreign Investment Ombudsman and Chairman of the Regulatory Reform Committee, Republic of Korea
  • H.E. Mr. Bounthavy Sisouphanthong, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, PDR Laos
  • H.E. Mr. Timothy T. Thahane, Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Lesotho
  • H.E. Mr. Mahmood Razee, Minister of Economic Development, Maldives
  • H.E Mr. Michael Bonello, Governor of the Central Bank, Malta
  • H.E. Mr. Hage Geingob, Minister of Trade and Industry, Namibia
  • H.E. Mr. Badamassi Annou, Minister of Economy and Finance, Niger
  • H.E. Ms. Ingrid Fiskaa, State Minister for Environment and International Development, Norway
  • H.E. Mr. Waqar Ahmed Khan, Federal Minister for Privatization, Pakistan
  • H.E. Mr. Cesar V. Purisima, Minister of Finance, Philippines
  • H.E. Mr. Tharcisse Karugarama, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Rwanda
  • H.E. Mr. David Carew, Minister of Trade and Industry, Sierra Leone
  • H.E. Mr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, South Africa
  • H.E. Ms. Mary Nagu, Minister of Industry and Trade, Tanzania
  • H.E. Mr. Aston Kajara, State Minister for Investment, Uganda
  • H.E. Mr. Steven Beriaso Kalsakau, Minister of Agriculture, Quarantine, Forestry & Livestock, Vanuatu
  • H.E. Mr. Nguyen The Phuong, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam
  • H.E. Mr. Felix Mutati, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Zambia
  • H.E. Mr. Michael C. Bimha, Deputy Minister for Industry & Commerce, Zimbabwe
  • Mr. Pascal Lamy, Director-General, World Trade Organization

 

Participation is open to all investment stakeholders attending the WIF 2010.

19:00-20:30
CIFIT Welcome Banquet, Various

In the presence of the all the dignitaries attending the WIF 2010, including the State Leaders, this dinner will provide an opportunity in which WIF 2010 and CIFIT participants can establish new relationships and foster existing linkages.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010 (Four parallel conferences)

10:00-18:00
High Level Tripartite Conference, Room 1F

In three tripartite sessions, senior government officials, heads of investment promotion agencies and corporate executives will discuss prominent issues related to the trends and prospects of international investment, the emerging international production patterns of transnational corporations, and new investment promotion strategies.

10:00-10:15
Opening

Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, the Secretary-General of UNCTAD
H.E. Mr. Yi Xiaozhun, Vice Minister of Commerce of China

10:15-12:30
Session 1

World investment prospects
The first session will address new international investment policy directions for developed and emerging economies. It will explore investment prospects in terms of entry modes, industrial patterns, and bright spots in the post-crisis environment.
Questions to be addressed include:

  • What have been significant recent trends in, and prospects for, international investment?
  • What have been significant policy developments in this regard?
  • What are the emerging international production patterns of transnational corporations?

Panellists:

  • H.E. Mr. Aston Kajara, State Minister for Investment, Uganda
  • H.E. Mr. Michael Bonello, Governor, Central Bank, Malta
  • Ms. Patricia Francis, Executive Director, International Trade Centre
  • Mr. Emmanuel Ole Naiko, Vice-President of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies
  • Mr. Vinod Sekhar, CEO of Petra Group, Malaysia
  • Prof. Peter Buckley, Professor of International Business, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Discussants:

  • Mr. Noorullah Delawari, Minister Advisor to the President and CEO, Afghanistan Investment Support Agency, Afghanistan
  • Mr. Alan Turley, Vice President International Affairs, Fedex, USA

Moderator: Ms. Shirley Yu, Anchor, CCTV, China

12:30-14:00
Networking Lunch and UNCTAD Investment Promotion Awards, Dining Hall

This second networking luncheon provides the opportunity for the various conferences to exchange views on their respective sessions, which will further stimulate the discussion in the afternoon.

During the lunch UNCTAD will present the Investment Promotion Awards to honour the world best-practice agencies in various fields of investment promotion. This year’s theme is the promotion of “green FDI”. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD, H.E. Mr. Wang Chao, Vice Minister of MOFCOM and Ms. Patricia Francis, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, will present the awards. Mr. James Zhan, Director, UNCTAD Division on Investment and Enterprise, will moderate.

All participants to the four parallel conferences (i.e. High-level Tripartite Conference, IIA 2010 Conference, Sustainable Stock Exchanges and Conference on Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing) are invited to the networking lunch.

14:00-16:00
Session 2 (Tri-Partite Conference continued), Room 1F

Re-strategizing investment promotion
The second session deals with new investment promotion strategies against the backdrop of changing FDI determinants, shifting TNC strategies, increased South-South FDI flows as well as reforms of global governance.
Questions to be addressed include:

  • What are the salient features of the new generation of investment promotion strategies?
  • What will be the future role of supra- and sub-national investment promotion initiatives?
  • How could South-South investment cooperation be enhanced?

Panellists:

  • H.E. Mr. Hage Geingob, Minister of Trade and Industry, Namibia
  • Mr. Miao Gengshu, President, China Council for International Investment Promotion, Chairman, Sinotrans, China
  • Mr. Rajeev Singh-Molares, President of Asia Pacific, Alcatel-Lucent, France
  • Mr. Charles Tang, Chairman, Brazil China Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr. Russell Derek Curtis, Acting CEO, Durban Investment Promotion Agency, South Africa

Discussants:

  • Mr. Tuomo Airaksinen, CEO of Invest in Finland

Moderator: Mr. Laza Kekic, Director, Economist Intelligence Unit

16:00-18:00
Session 3

Entering into the green race
The third session explores opportunities in the promotion of green FDI in light of government commitments to combat climate change, the rise of green industries, and the advantages that environmentally friendly investment can bring in terms of improved knowledge transfer, reduced carbon emissions and upgraded productivity and competitive exports.
Questions to be addressed include:

  • How do climate change and the efforts to combat it impact on international investment?
  • What measures could developing countries take in order to best benefit from green investment?
  • What are examples of good practices in the promotion of green FDI?
  • What could foreign investors do to help promote environmentally sustainable business practices in host countries?

Panellists:

  • H.E. Mr. Mahmood Razee, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Maldives
  • H.E. Mr. Choong-Yong Ahn, Foreign Investment Ombudsman and Chairman of Regulatory Reform Committee, Republic of Korea
  • Mr. Steen Donner, Managing Director, Copenhagen Capacity Denmark
  • Mr. George Aboagye, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre
  • Mr. Olivier Piccolin, Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Philips Lighting Asia, Netherlands
  • Mr. Lawirence H. Alberts, Acting CEO Suzlon China and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Discussants:

  • Ms. Lucy Carmody, Executive Director, Responsible Research Pte Ltd., Singapore
  • Mr. Roberto Villamil Alvarez, Executive Director, Uruguay XXI

Moderator: Mr. James Zhan, Director, Investment and Enterprise Division, UNCTAD

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

10:00-18:00
International Investment Agreements Conference 2010 (Room 1D, by invitation)

International investment agreements in the new era
The 2010 IIA Conference will have three thematic clusters that reflect the key development challenges facing the current international investment regime (consisting of over 5,980 international investment agreements at all levels) in generating tangible development benefits in the post-crisis investment landscape. These clusters concern (i) the interaction of the IIA regime with other key and emerging global policy areas such as international financial regulation, climate change and other public policies, (ii) the systemic evolution of the IIA regime and its new direction, and (iii) the resultant need for closer international cooperation and a more coordinated and collective approach in IIA matters.
Questions to be addressed include:

  • How to ensure coherence between IIAs and new international policies on climate change, financial regulation and other public policies?
  • How to reconcile investor protection with public policies? How is this being addressed in recent IIA developments (including new models)?
  • How to preserve predictability for States and investors?
  • How to address concerns about the legitimacy of the investor-State disputes system?
  • Are new mechanisms for international cooperation needed? And if so, what would they look like?

Setting the stage: opening remarks by Mr. James Zhan, Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD.

10:00-12:30
Session 1:

The interaction of the IIA regime with other key and emerging global policy areas such as financial regulation, climate change and other public policies:
Chair: H.E. Ms. Mary Nagu, Minister of Industry and Trade, Tanzania
Panellists:

  • H.E. Dr. Ziad Bahaa El-Din, Chairman, Financial Supervisory Authority, Egypt
  • H.E. Mr. Mahama Ayariga, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ghana
  • Ms. Li Ling, Director General, Department of Treaty & Law, MOFCOM, China
  • Ms. Elizabeth Cadena Fernández, Secretary General, Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Colombia
  • Ms. Rhoda Weeks-Brown, Deputy General Counsel, Legal Department, IMF
  • Mr. Daniel Magraw, President and CEO, Center for International Environmental Law
  • Mr. Roberto Echandi, Senior Advisor, World Trade Institute
  • Prof. Brigitte Stern, Arbitrator and Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
  • Prof. David Caron, Chairman of the American Society of International Law
  • Prof. Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Founding Director, The Evian Group at IMD
12:30-14:00
Networking Lunch and UNCTAD Investment Promotion Awards (see above)
14:00-16:00
Session 2:Breakout session A on the systemic evolution of IIAs, Room 1D

Chair: Mr. Wesley Scholz, Director, Office of Investment Affairs of the State Department, USA
Panellists:

  • H.E. Gabriel Duque, Vice-Minister of International Trade, Colombia
  • H.E. Mr. Felix Mutati, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Zambia
  • Ms. Ana Novik, Director of Multilateral Economics Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chile
  • Mr. Prabodh Saxena, Joint Secretary, DEA, Ministry of Finance, India
  • Ms. Zergul Özbilgiç, Head of Department, General Directorate of Foreign Investment, Treasury, Turkey
  • Mr. Rizar Indomo, Director for Regional Cooperation, The Investment Coordinating Board, Indonesia
  • Ms. Marianne Gumaelius, Head, Trade Section, China Delegation of the European Union
  • Prof. Rudolf Dolzer, Institute of International Law, University of Bonn
  • Prof. Patrick Juillard, Emeritus Professor, Université Paris I Panetheon Sorbonne
  • Mr. Stanimir Alexandrov, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Mr. Barton Legum, Partner and Head, Investment Treaty Arbitration, Salans LLP
  • Mr. Robert Hunter, Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP
14:00-16:00
Session 2: Breakout session B on the systemic evolution of the investor-State dispute settlement system, Room 1E

Chair: H.E. Mr. Sok Chenda, Minister attached to the Prime Minister, Cambodia
Panellists:

  • H.E. Mr. Tharcisse Karugarama, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Rwanda
  • H.E. Mr. Diego Garcia Carrion, Attorney General, Ecuador
  • Mr. Makhdoom Ali Khan, Former Attorney General, Pakistan
  • Mr. Sakuma Soichiro, Executive Director, Nippon Steel Corporation
  • Mr. Stephen A Maloy, General Counsel, Asia-Pacific, General Electric Company
  • Ms. Meg Kinnear, Secretary General, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • Mr. Renaud Sorieul, Director, International Trade Law Division, Office of Legal Affairs, UNCITRAL
  • Ms. Cheng-Yee Khong, Director for Asia, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Prof. Jinsong Yu, Renmin University of China
  • Prof. Raul Vinuesa, ad-hoc Judge, International Court of Justice, Argentina
  • Prof. Gui Guo Wang, School of Law Hong Kong City University, Hong Kong
  • Mr. Peter Turner, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Mr. Andres Jana, Partner, Bofill Mir & Alvarez Hinzpeter Jana
16:00-17:30
Session 3: Closing roundtable on the new dimensions of future co-operation in the international investment regime, Room 1D

Chair: H.E. Mr. Trevor Manuel, Minister in the Presidency, South Africa
Rapporteurs of breakout sessions:

  • Mr. Wesley Scholz, Director, Office of Investment Affairs, USA
  • H.E. Mr. Sok Chenda, Minister attached to the Prime Minister, Cambodia

Panellists:

  • H.E. Mr. Eddy Martinez, Minister and Executive Director, Export and Investment Centre, Dominican Republic
  • H.E. Mr. Aston Kajara, Minister of State for Investment, Uganda
  • Mr. Toru Shimizu, Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • Mr. James Zhan, Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD
17:30-18:00
The 2010 IIA Conference will conclude with the launching of the G-15 of Law Schools’ project, introduced by Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD, and Professor David Caron, Chairman of the American Society of International Law. The project includes the following law schools:

  • University of Sydney, Australia
  • Universität Wien, Austria
  • Ottawa University, Canada
  • Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Derecho, Chile
  • Xiamen University Law School, China
  • Université de Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne, France
  • Universität zu Köln, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät, International Investment Law Centre, Germany
  • City University of Hong Kong, China
  • University of Buenos Aires, Facultad del Derecho, Argentina
  • University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom
  • University of California-Berkeley, USA
  • Washington & Lee University, USA

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

10:30-18:00
Sustainable Stock Exchanges 2010 (by invitation), Room 2A01

Building responsible capital markets
This executive dialogue will bring together CEOs of stock exchanges, large institutional investors and issuers, along with senior securities regulators, to examine how stock exchanges can promote sustainable business practices and responsible capital markets. The dialogue is co-organized by UNCTAD, the Global Compact and the Principles for Responsible Investment.

10:30-11:00
Opening

Facilitator: Mr. James Zhan, Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD
Keynotes:

  • Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary General of UNCTAD
  • H.E. Mr. Fulin Shang, Chairman, China Securities Regulatory Commission, China
11:00-12:30
Session 1:

Viewing sustainability from a policy perspective: the role of capital markets.
This session examines the role key actors in capital markets can play to promote sustainable development. The session will review current best practices and highlight challenges and opportunities for the future.
This session will address the following questions:

  • How are asset-owners and managers integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into their investment policies?
  • What role can stock exchanges play: experiences with ESG indices and disclosure rules?
  • How has the financial crisis changed the way regulators view systemic risk, and how does this relate to long term sustainability risks?

Moderator: Mr. Georg Kell, Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact
Speakers:

  • H.E. Ms. Jane Diplock, Chairman, International Organisation of Securities Commissions
  • Mr. Paul Abberley, CEO, Aviva Investors London, United Kingdom
  • Mr. Mervyn King, Chairman of the Board, Global Reporting Initiative, Senior Counsel and former Judge on the Supreme Court of South Africa, South Africa
  • Mr. Huseyin Erkan, CEO, Istanbul Stock Exchange, Turkey
  • Ms. Carolyn Ervin, Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
12:30-14:00
Networking Lunch and UNCTAD Investment Promotion Awards (see above)
14:00-15:00
Session 2

Finding the best balance between voluntary exchange-led initiatives and regulation
This session looks at how individual markets can find the best balance between voluntary and regulatory initiatives to strengthen ESG practices among listed companies. ESG frameworks in most countries are a mixture of voluntary recommendations and regulatory requirements. Achieving the best balance between these two policy tools can depend on a market’s specific circumstances.
This session will address the following questions:

  • Are there certain subjects that should always be addressed through voluntary initiatives or through regulation? Is there a third way: voluntary requirements?
  • What is the appropriate role for regulators and what should be left to investors or stock exchanges?
  • Is there a difference between enforcing standards of reporting and standards of behaviour?

Moderator: Mr. Paul Clements-Hunt, Head, UNEP Finance Initiative
Speakers:

  • Mr. Liang Geng, Chairman, Shanghai Stock Exchange, China
  • Mr. Michel Maquil, President & CEO of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, Luxembourg
  • Ms. Selvarany Rasiah, Chief Regulatory Officer, Bursa Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Mr. Donald MacDonald, Director of Trustee Board, BT Pension Scheme, and Chairman of the Board, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
15:00-15:30
Networking Coffee
15:30-16:30
Session 3

Breakout sessions: working groups on the role of exchanges, investors and regulators
During this session participants will be separated into three groups – exchanges, investors, and regulators – in order to discuss the various challenges and solutions to the sustainable stock exchanges agenda. After the breakout session, the three roundtable facilitators will be asked to report back during the next session.
Roundtable facilitators will moderate the discussion based on the following questions:

  • What are the main challenges for taking this agenda forward?
  • After hearing about recent developments since the 2009 Sustainable Stock Exchanges Conference, how can we build upon the momentum over the next year? What next steps can we collectively take as a group of exchanges, regulators, or investors?
  • How do we mainstream the ESG agenda amongst our peers, particularly the exchanges, regulators, or investors who are not currently in the room?
16:30-17:30
Session 4

Strengthening collaboration to improve the ESG practices of listed companies
This session examines how exchanges, investors and regulators can strengthen their collaboration to further improve the ESG practices of listed companies. Facilitators from each breakout session will present on their main takeaways from the roundtable discussions and proposals for new partnerships and work streams will be discussed.
This session will address the following questions:

  • What are the key takeaways from the breakout session?
  • How can all three groups work together to promote responsible capital markets?
  • What tools, resources, or platforms do exchanges, regulators, and investors need to take this agenda forward?
  • Moderator: Mr. James Gifford, Executive Director, Principles for Responsible Investment

Speakers:

  • Mr. Paul Druckman, Chairman, Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability, United Kingdom
  • Mr. Kris Douma, Head of Responsible Investment & Active Ownership, Mn Services N.V., Netherlands
  • Ms. Song Liping, President, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, China
  • Mr. Seiji Kawazoe, Associate General Manager, Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co, Japan
17:30-18:00
Conclusion
  • Mr. Georg Kell, Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact
  • Mr. James Zhan, Director, Investment & Enterprise Division, UNCTAD

Special UNCTAD Conference

10:30-18:00
Promoting Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing (by invitation), Room 1B

Formulating agreed guidelines for sovereign lending and borrowing is the first step in the process of preventing future sovereign debt problems. UNCTAD aims to build consensus around a set of internationally agreed guidelines to promote responsible sovereign lending and borrowing.
The Conference will provide an occasion for senior government officials including Ministers, central bank governors and high level representatives of international organizations to discuss the first draft of the Principles for Promoting Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing.
The conference is intended to be the starting point for an international dialogue under the auspices of the United Nations to work towards an internationally agreed set of responsible principles.
The conference will be opened by the Secretary-General of UNCTAD, Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, H.E. Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland, and the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, H.E. Ms. Ingrid Fiskaa.
Moderators and senior participants include:

  • H.E. Mr. Hernán Lorenzino, Secretary of Finance, Argentina
  • H.E. Dr. Seyed Shamsedddin Hosseini, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, Iran
  • H.E. Mr. Michael Bonello, Governor of the Central Bank, Malta
  • H.E. Mr. Waqar Ahmed Khan, Federal Minister for Privatization, Pakistan
  • H.E. Mr. Annou M. Mamane Badamassi, Minister of Economy and Finance, Niger
  • H.E. Mr. Tendai Biti, Minister of Finance, Zimbabwe
  • H.E. Mr. Obert Gutu, Vice Minister of Justice, Zimbabwe
18:00-19:30
WIF 2010 Reception, Dining Hall

Cocktail food presented to all participants

19:30-20:00
Shuttle Service from Conference Centre to the Cultural Evening venue
20:00-22:00
Cultural Evening

This final event of the day consists of a performance of Chinese culture and will be offered by the Chinese host to the UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2010.

Special Announcement – CIFIT Opening Ceremony (by invitation)

09:00-09:30

cifit

Opening: China International Fair on Investment & Trade (CIFIT)

The Fair (8-11 September) is organized by the Chinese Government as a back-to-back event to the WIF 2010.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

9:00-17:30
Investment Showcases, Room 8, Xiamen International Seaside Hotel

Investment climate presentations will be made by Ministers of the following countries: Cambodia, Jordan, Lao PDR, Namibia, Viet Nam and Zambia to investors, with the facilitation and collaboration of the investment guides programmes of UNCTAD and the China Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA), as follows:
Cambodia

H.E. Mr. Sok Chenda, Secretary General of Council for the Development of Cambodia
H.E. Mr. Chea Vuthy, Deputy Secretary-General of the Cambodian Special Economic Zones Board

Lao PDR

H.E. Dr. Bounthavy Sisouphanthong, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment
Dr. Houmpheng Souralay, Director-General, Investment Promotion Department, Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Viet Nam

H.E. Mr. Nguyen The Phuong, Vice-Minister of Planning and Investment.

Zambia

H.E. Mr. Felix Mutati, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry
Mr. Siazongo Siakalenge, Director of Industry, Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry.

Jordan

H.E. Mr. Nasser Sunnaa, CEO, Jordan Investment Board
H.E. Mr. Anmar Al Hmoud, Ambassador of Jordan to China
Mr. Elias. S Farraj, Deputy CEO, Jordan Investment Board (JIB)

Namibia

H.E. Dr. Hage Geingob, Minister of Trade and Industry, Namibia
Haiti Economic Relief Initiative
High-level delegations from Haiti and the Dominican Republic will present in a series of bilateral meetings a joint initiative for the attraction of FDI to their island to create jobs and assist in the economic reconstruction of Haiti.