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23 to 24 February 2021

Virtual Meeting
Bangkok, Thailand

By invitation only

The 10th meeting of the Asia-Pacific Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Network will be held virtually on 23 and 24  February 2021. 

The Network was established in 2011 as a mechanism for knowledge sharing among FDI policy makers from Least Developed and Landlocked Developing Countries of the Asia-Pacific region and was expanded in 2015 to include all ESCAP member and associate member States. In 2018, the Network was incorporated under the umbrella of  UN ESCAP’s Asia Pacific Research and Training Network on FDI (ARTNeT on FDI). ARTNeT on FDI serves as the unifying platform for UN ESCAP’s capacity building, technical assistance, and knowledge sharing work.  More information on ARTNet on FDI can be found here: https://artnet.unescap.org/fdi/asia-pacific-fdi-network

This year’s meeting of the FDI Network will continue to provide opportunities for FDI policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region to discuss topical FDI issues and increase their knowledge through exchange of experiences and interaction with FDI experts. Please refer to the attached draft programme for further information.

 

 

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Session 1: FDI trends and outlook during and post-pandemic, Henry Loewendahl, WAVTeq

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Session 1: Lead generation amidst the pandemic, Andreas Dressler, Managing Director, FDI Center

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Session 1: How are IPAs responding? What challenges and opportunities are there for AP IPAs?, Bostjan Skalar, Executive Director - CEO, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies

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Session 2: Repurposing FDI in a New Normal, Heather Taylor-Strauss, Economic Affairs Officer, UN ESCAP

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Session 3: The negotiations on investment facilitation for development at the WTO, Claudia Locatelli, Economic Officer, World Trade Organization (WTO)

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Improving the contribution of investment facilitation frameworks to sustainable development, Matthew Stephenson, Policy and Community Lead, International Trade and Investment, World Economic Forum

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Session 4: FDI Handbook, Douglas van den Berghe, ESCAP consultant

 

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Session 4: Sustainable FDI Indicators, Ali Dadkhah, ESCAP Consultant

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Session 5: What is digital FDI, how are IPAs and governments attracting and promoting it? Premila Nazareth Satyanand, Nonresident Senior Fellow at India’s National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi and Founder, foreign direct investment

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Session 5: Malaysian Digital Free Trade Zone, Sufian Jusoh, Director and Professor of International Trade and Investment at the Institute of Malaysia and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
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Session 5: Cross border data flows and FDI, Sheng Zhang, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
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Session 5: Cyber Security and Regulation of Digital Assets, Julien Chaisse, Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong and Cristin Bauar, Fellow, Georgetown Institute of International Economic Law

 

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Launching a program for investment partnerships by Matthew Stephenson

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An Inventory of Concrete Measures to Facilitate the Flow of Sustainable FDI: What? Why? How? by Karl P. Sauvant, Matthew Stephenson, Khalil Hamdani and Yardenne Kagan

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DIE and ITC Investment Facilitation for Development Capacity Building Project and Resources

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