Belarus will take part in the World Investment Forum of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development that will be held in Geneva on 22-26 October, the National Agency of Investment and Privatization of the Republic of Belarus told BelTA.
The World Investment Forum is expected to bring together over 5,000 participants. Investment stakeholders will brainstorm solution-oriented initiatives and build global partnerships to advance prosperity for all.
The 2018 Forum will consist of some fifty events, including a grand opening, the Global Leaders Investment Summit, the Global Investment Game Changers Summit, ministerial roundtables, conferences, private sector-led sessions, TED-style presentations, high-profile stakeholder roundtables, networking events, award ceremonies and an Investment Village.
The delegation of the Republic of Belarus will be headed by Deputy Economy Minister Pavel Utyupin and will include representatives of the Economy Ministry, the Finance Ministry, the National Agency of Investment and Privatization, the China-Belarus Industrial Park Great Stone Development Company, FEZ Minsk, FEZ Grodnoinvest and the Permanent Mission of Belarus in Geneva.
Belarus will open its country stand in the Investment Village. The official opening, involving high-level UN and partner country officials, will take place on 23 October.
The same day Pavel Utyupin will present Belarus’ efforts to improve its investment climate at the session "Talking Business: Eastern Europe and Central Asia". On 26 October the Belarusian delegation will tell the forum participants about advantages and peculiarities of doing business in the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone.
The stakeholder landscape encompasses high-level participants from the global investment community, including heads of state and government, ministers, executives of global companies and stock exchanges, sovereign wealth fund managers, investment treaty negotiators, heads of investment promotion agencies, international investment location experts, heads of international organizations, parliamentarians, civil society representatives, eminent scholars, and the international media.