Conference, Global Leaders Debate

The Annual Investment Meeting produces a world-class investment conference with a faculty of topnotch global experts, renowned academics, and seasoned practitioners to enlighten AIM audiences with current investment trends in an ever-changing world of FDI.

The eighth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting had the theme “Linking Developed and Emerging Markets through FDI: Partnerships for Inclusive Growth & Sustainable Development”. AIM 2018 Conference gathered more than 100 influential FDI thinkers and renowned experts offering participants the latest investment intelligence, trends and updates.


The Conference explored key global investment issues in the limelight Global Leaders Debate as well as the rich plenary sessions. For the first time this year, AIM has also held the Invest in Series – regional discussions on Latin America and Africa.

Business leaders, senior public officials, heads of international institutions and academia representing major stakeholders of the international investment community were invited to take part in this important inaugural session of the Annual Investment Meeting.

Plenary Sessions

Global Leaders Debate

Global Corporations and Government Drivers: Enablers of FDI & Competitiveness

Innovation, Entrepreneurship & the Competitiveness of a National Economy: Create an Ecosystem that Supports Growth

Expo 2020

AIM FDI Report (prepared by World Bank Group)

Ministerial Roundtable: The Role of Investment in Fostering Competitiveness and Development

New Technologies and Innovation: An opportunity or threat for economic development?

Achieving Competitiveness through Foreign Investment: Success Stories and Underlying Investment Promotion Strategies

Investment Incentives

Parallel Sessions

Feeding 9 billion by 2025: The Risks and Opportunities for the Agriculture Sector

Energy to Fuel a Growing Global Economy

The Role of FDI in Building Physical Infrastructure and Competitiveness

Finance & Innovation: The Way Forward