World Investment Forum 2016 Programme

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The World Investment Forum 2016 will be held in parallel with the fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14), giving Heads of State and Government, ministers and other prominent players from the business world, civil society and academia the opportunity to participate in both of these events.

For World Investment Forum side events click here.

Main location: Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC). Click here for a map of the venue.

Main events

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

17 July 2016

Abedare Hall, 10:00-13:00

Workshop on Investment Promotion (Pre-registration required)

Tsavo Room, 16:00-18:00

Opening of the Conferences

Tsavo Ballroom, 19:00-21:00

Opening Gala Dinner

18 July 2016

Tsavo Room, 10:00-12:00

World Leaders Summit (UNCTAD 14)

Tsavo 1 Room, 16:00-19:00

WIF Opening and Global Leaders Investment Summit

Tsavo 1 Room, 18:30-21:00

Reception and Investment Promotion Award Ceremony

19 July 2016

Tsavo 1 Room, 9:30-11:30

High-level Event (UNCTAD 14)

Transforming Economies for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Green Room, 13:00-15:00

Leaders Luncheon: 12th Meeting of the Investment Advisory Council (Invitation only)


Tsavo 2 Room, 15:00-18:00

High-Level Tripartite Conference on Investment Promotion in SDGs


Amphitheatre, 15:00-18:00

2016 High-Level International Investment Agreements (IIA) Conference

20 July 2016

Sarova Stanley hotel, 7:30-9:00

High-level CEO Matchmaking Breakfast (Invitation only)

Amphitheatre, 13:30-15:30

Promoting Investment in Urban Development


Amphitheatre, 16:00-19:00

Ministerial Roundtable on Investment and Enterprise Development


Tsavo 3 Room, 15:00-18:00

Sustainable Stock Exchanges Executive Dialogue on Green Finance

 19:00-21:00

UNCTAD14 Reception

21 July 2016

Green Room, 13:00-15:00

Lunch Session: Access to Medicines in Africa (Invitation only)


Tsavo 2 Room, 15:00-16:30

Investing in Eastern Africa


Tsavo 3 Room, 15:00-18:00

Meeting on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting


Amphitheatre, 16:30-18:00

Private Sector Development and Gender Dialogue

Amphitheatre, 18:00-21:00

Empretec 2016 Women in Business Awards Ceremony

*Please note that this programme is preliminary. Times and names of events may change, and new events, locations and details will be added. Please re-visit this page for updates. 

Side events

17 July 2016

18 July 2016

12:00-13:00, Presentation stage of the Investment Village

Creating Shared Value in Africa

Organized with Nestle


12:00-14:30

High-level Round Table Discussion on the Development of South-South Principles on International Investment for Sustainable Development 

Organized by IISD and KenInvest


12:00-14:30

IIA Luncheon

Organized with IISD and KenInvest

19 July 2016

7:30-9:30, Sarova Stanley Hotel

Sector Breakfast: The New Economic Powerhouse: Exploring Investment Opportunities in Eastern Africa

Organized by USAID-East Africa Trade and Investment Hub and KenInvest


8:00-9:30

Breakfast meeting on Joint EU-Africa Strategy Roadmap 2014-2017

Organized by the European Union (Invitation only)


11:30-13:00

Informal Meeting on Possible Creation of a Multilateral Investment Court

Organized by the European Union (Invitation only)


14:00-16:00, Presentation stage of the Investment Village

Latest Development in OIC Regional Integration Efforts and Implications for FDI

Organized with the OIC


19:00, Intercontinental Hotel

Launch of the Pan African Coalition for Transformation in Agriculture

Led by ACET/KAAA. Partners are: Ministry of Agriculture, livestock and fisheries & KenInvest

20 July 2016

7:30-9:30, Sarova Stanley Hotel

Sector Breakfast: Regional investment opportunities in textile and apparel

Organized by USAID-East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, KenInvest and KESPA


10:00-11:30, Presentation stage of the Investment Village

Transparent Markets for Sustainable Energy Investments: Policy Options for Sustainable Energy Investment Strategies

Organized with the Energy Charter Treaty


13:00, Laico Regency

Next Frontier for Highly Viable Investment Opportunities 

Organized by LAPPSET Authority (Please RSVP dg@lapsset.go.ke if you wish to attend)


13:00-14:30, Presentation stage of the Investment Village

Approaches by Developing Countries to Reforming Investment Rules: South-South Dialogue and Cooperation

Organized with Indonesia and the South Centre


15:00-16:00, Presentation stage of the Investment Village

Large Sporting Events and Development

Organized with International Federation of Football, History and Statistics

21 July 2016

7:30-9:00, Intercontinental Hotel

Regional Opportunities and Challenges in Agribusiness Sector in Eastern Africa

Organized by KAAA/AGRA in partnership with KenInvest


9:30, Sarova Stanley Hotel

Business to investor speed networking session

Organized by USAID-East Africa Trade and Investment Hub and KenInvest


11:30-12:00, Presentation stage of the Investment Village

Book Launch: “Rethinking BITS: Critical Issues and Policy Choices”

Organized with Madhyam (India), Both ENDS (Netherlands), SOMO (Netherlands)

22 July 2016

9:00 onward, Various locations

Field visits

Organized by KenInvest


9:00-12:00, Riara University

Sustainable and responsible Investment in International Business

Organized by Riara University

*Please note that this programme is preliminary. Times and names of events may change, and new events, locations and details will be added. Please re-visit this page for updates. 

Exhibit

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For the full UNCTAD 14 programme, including side events, please visit the UNCTAD 14 website.