6 December 2011, Paris, France
This special session, took place in parallel with the Global Forum on International Investment, and assessed the impact of the recent upheavals in the MENA region on investment and trade-flow trends. Discussions focused on:
This event brought together investment policy and promotion experts from MENA and OECD countries along with private investors and representatives from international financial and investment guarantee institutions to analyse existing problems, discuss policy measures and develop recommendations on how to effectively use investment policy instruments in this challenging transition period.
Delegates attending the MENA meeting were also invited to participate in the Global Forum on International Investment
Session One: The economic impact of the Arab Spring and regional FDI trends
Ms. Ania Thiemann, Senior Economist, MENA-OECD Investment Programme, OECD, The macro-economic background
Mr. Emmanuel Noutary, ANIMA Investment Network, Updates on FDI trends
Ms. Mona Zobaa, Undersecretary, Ministry of Investment/ General Authority for Investment, Egypt, Opportunity Egypt
Mr. Noureddine Zekri, Director, Foreign Investment Promotion Agency, Tunisia, New Tunisia, New Opportunities
Mr. Ahmed Fassi-Fihri, Director of Investment Promotion, Moroccan Investment Development Agency, Paving the way for foreign investors in the Maghreb region (French)
Mr. Salem Hassan, Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development, Oman, presentation
Session Two: Policy Options to further strengthen investment protection, promotion, and risk mitigation - the way forward
Mr. Alexander Böhmer, Head, MENA-OECD Investment Programme, OECD, Reviving investment in the MENA region
Conclusions ( English|French)
An Overview of Development Bank and Guarantee Agency Services for Infrastracture Finance
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