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Sep 12, 2017

Trade and Development Board Meeting: Investment and the Digital Economy

12 September 2017, 3 - 6 pm, Palais des Nations, Geneva

This half-day, high-level discussion on the World Investment Report 2017 is part of the Trade and Development Board Meeting, taking place from 11 to 22 September 2017.

Topic

The Trade and Development Board, UNCTAD's governing body, will discuss the World Investment Report 2017.

This year’s Report presents foreign direct investment (FDI) trends and prospects at global, regional and national levels. With the subtitle Investment and the Digital Economy, the Report investigates the internationalization patterns of digital multinational enterprises, as well as the effect of digitalization on global companies across all industries. It provides insights to policymakers on how the digital economy impacts investment policies and how investment policy can support digital development, with a view towards achieving the SDGs.

Format

A high-level panel will share insights and experiences based on UNCTAD's policy framework for investment in the digital economy.

Participants

193 Members of UNCTAD's Trade and Development Board, high-level investment thought leaders and experts, as well as decision makers from the private sector, civil society and intergovernmental organizations.

Online registration and additional information will be available on the UNCTAD website prior to the event.