Abuja
Workshop

High-Level Preparatory Launch Event for the 14th Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators

September 14, 2021 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm GMT

(Invitation)

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Federal Government of Nigeria organized this online, invitation-only High-Level Preparatory Launch Event in the lead-up to the 14th Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators.

This preparatory event announced the theme of the forthcoming 14th Annual Forum: Coherence in International Investment Governance, Crafting a Holistic Approach to Investments that Work for Sustainable Development. The virtual gathering provided an opportunity for participants to share views and insights on key topics that will be further developed in the lead-up to the Forum, which will be held in Abuja, Nigeria, in 2022.

The Annual Forum is designed to enable peer-to-peer exchanges that allow participants to share knowledge and experiences, discuss strategy and new ideas, and provide a vital networking opportunity for negotiators. To learn more about previous events, please visit the event homepage.

Opening Remarks from the Vice President of Nigeria

Introductory Remarks from the Hosts

Agenda

12:00 (GMT/UTC)

Opening Remarks

His Excellency Yemi Osinbajo GCON, Vice President of Nigeria opened the event.

12:10 (GMT/UTC)
Welcome Remarks

The co-organizers of the 14th Annual Forum welcomed participants to the preparatory launch event and introduced the objectives and structure of the event.

12:25 (GMT/UTC)
On the Road to Abuja - Introductory Remarks from the Hosts

The Honourable Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment of Nigeria and Ms. Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission delivered introductory messages welcoming participants to the 14th Annual Forum.

12:30 (GMT/UTC)
Panel Discussion: What to Expect at the 14th Annual Forum in Abuja, Nigeria?

The theme of the Forum was announced. Members of the Steering Committee and guest speakers shared views and insights on key topics to be discussed at the 14th Forum that will be held in Abuja in 2022. These themes will be further developed in the months leading up to the Forum.

13:50 (GMT/UTC)
Forward Looking: Preparing for the 14th Annual Forum in Nigeria

The co-organizers of the 14th Annual Forum provided guidance on the preparatory process in the lead up to the 14th Annual Forum in Abuja in 2022.

14:20 (GMT/UTC)
Closing Remarks