Geneva, Switzerland, 14 Oct 2014 – Members of the Bahamas Investment Authority are in Geneva, Switzerland attending the World Investment Forum (WIF). Under the theme “Investing in Sustainable Development” the forum will be held from October 13th thru 16th, 2014 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Minister Khaalis Rolle is expected to speak on the topic of how to finance the sustainable development goals. The World Investment Forum (WIF) is a high level, biennial assembly that provides a global platform to engage policy makers, the private sector and other stakeholders in discourse on Foreign Direct Investment policy formulation and promotion.
Minister Rolle and Minister Darville are leading a delegation that includes the Director of Investments at the Investment Authority (BIA) in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Candia Ferguson and Project officers Melissa Forbes and Leslie Dorsette from the Ministry of Grand Bahama.
In addition to the forum, the BIA will conduct presentations on investment opportunities in the Bahamas generally and in particular Grand Bahama.
Other countries participating at the forum include United States of America, United Arab Emirates, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Zimbabwe, The Netherlands, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe among others.
WIF commenced in Ghana in 2008; its past editions have brought together approximately four thousand participants from more than 140 countries across the world, including Heads of State, Global CEOs and heads of international organizations and civil society. It is anticipated that WIF 2014 will bring together an excess of two thousand Government and business leaders to discuss challenges, opportunities and policy solutions with respect to Foreign Direct Investment and its contribution to sustainable and inclusive development.