Invest India Gears Up for the 27th WAIPA World Investment Conference in New Delhi

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Invest India to Host the 27th WAIPA World Investment Conference in New Delhi next week

New Delhi, India – [8th December 2023] — Invest India, the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of the Government of India, is set to host the 27th World Investment Conference (WIC) from December 11th to 14th, 2023, at the India International Convention & Expo Centre – Yashobhoomi, New Delhi. Themed “Empowering Investors: IPAs Pioneering Future Growth,” the event is under the aegis of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal trade.

The Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal, will inaugurate the Conference, delivering a keynote address on the Role of Trade and Investment in the Decade of Action. The Minister will also launch the Experience India Centre, showcasing the best of India’s offerings across services, technology, and products through various technologies.

WIC, an annual flagship event of WAIPA, serves as a platform for global investment promotion and innovation stakeholders. This year, the conference brings together Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs), international organizations, academia, and the private sector, including startups, to discuss investment policies and trends, providing a unique opportunity for collaboration, trade, investments, and knowledge sharing.

Spanning over four days, the #WIC23 is set to be the largest WIC ever, with participation from more than 1000 attendees, over 50 IPAs, and various multilateral agencies. Some of the marquee sessions include a Meeting of ‘IPAs of G20 Nations,’ a Meeting of World Investment for Development Alliance (WIDA), a roundtable on “The India Opportunity: Investing in an Emerging Economy Poised for a Fast-Track Growth,” and more. Invest India may also release white papers on key topics such as E-Commerce, Electronics, Sustainable textiles, and Responsible AI.

Apart from hosting international speakers, WIC will also host speakers such as Mr. Rajesh Kumar Singh, Secretary, DPIIT, Mr. Sunil Barthwal, Secretary, DoC, Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director-General, International Solar Alliance, Ms. Vrinda Kapoor, CEO, 3rdiTech, Mr. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Founder and CEO, Paytm, and Mr. Sanjay Bikhchandani, Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, Info Edge, among others.

Aligned with the overarching theme, the WIC will feature parallel sessions focusing on Agri-Food Processing, Energy/Infrastructure, Tourism, Automotive & Machinery, ICT/Technology, and Life Sciences. These sessions will provide a detailed exploration of investment opportunities and trends within each sector across participating countries and select Indian States.

Mr. Rajesh Kumar Singh, Secretary, DPIIT, stated, “The discussions and collaborations that take place here in New Delhi will pave the way for a new era of global investment, one that is inclusive, sustainable, and driven by innovation. The conference is set to achieve clear outcomes in terms of partnership in areas of investments, trade, and Research and Development for participating countries.”

Nivruti Rai, President of WAIPA and MD and CEO of Invest India, added, “The theme of this year’s conference underscores the critical role investment promotion agencies play in fostering a vibrant and sustainable investment landscape. With the right policies and partnerships, we can unlock the full potential of global investment and create a more prosperous world for all.”