UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2018


Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
10.30am – 1.30pm
Room XX (20), Building E
Human Rights Council Room
Palais des Nations, Geneva



Blockchains for Inclusive and Sustainable Development:
Fact or Fantasy?

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 3-5pm
Room VIII, Bldg A, Palais des Nations
Hosted By:
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
Monetary Innovation and Complementary Currencies
Researcher Symposium
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 10am-1pm
Room S4, Palais des Nations
Hosted By:
Blockchains for Social Impact
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6.30-9pm
Maison Des Associations Socio-Politiques, Geneva
Hosted By:
Blockchain Geneva Meetup – B4SD – Blockchain Charity Foundation

The UNCTAD World Investment Forum is the pre-eminent global platform for investment and development.


Changpeng Zhao
Changpeng “CZ” Zhao
Founder and CEO
Binance Exchange
Vanesa Grellet

Vanessa Grellet
Executive Director
ConsenSys Social Impact


Prof. Dr. Jem Bendell
Professor of Sustainability Leadership
IFLAS, Cumbria University

Galia Benartzi

Galia Benartzi

Louis de Bruin
Louis de Bruin
Blockchain Leader Europe
IBM Business Services

Marta Piekarska
Director of Ecosystem

Guenther Dobrauz
Dr. Guenther Dobrauz
Partner & Leader
PwC Legal Switzerland
Chris Fabian

Chris Fabian
UNICEF Innovation Fund


Marius Jurgilas
Board Member
Central Bank of Lithuania


Eva Kaili, MEP
Science & Technology Options Assessment Body, European Union

Sander de Jong

Sander de Jong
Managing Director

Hans Docter

Hans Docter
Sustainable Economic Development, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Abdalla Kablan

Dr. Abdalla Kablan
Malta Stock Exchange
Blockchain Committee

UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2018                                      

The bi-annual World Investment Forum, which will be held from October 22-26, 2018 at the Palais des Nations – United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, is the top global gathering of trade and investment policy makers and their stakeholders. 

Why Should You Attend This Session at the World Investment Forum?

Blockchains for Sustainable Development will be one of the very few blockchain-focused events this year that will have heads of state and senior government officials from around the world attending. Many of the world’s top companies working to apply these technologies to the functions of government, the economy and trade will be attending. Unlike other blockchain conferences which are focused on the choir of those in favour, this session will take a broader perspective on the implications of these technologies, in the presence of those who will shape this sector as political leaders, regulators, public service providers, investors and philanthropists. This is therefore an unprecedented opportunity to focus knowledge gathering and networking for real progress. And, unlike others, this session is free to attend.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
Room XX, Building E
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2018

Organized by the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) at the University of Cumbria.

IFLAS thanks Blockchain Charity Foundation and the Made In Africa Initiative for supporting our work.
Thanks also to Pundi X for assistance provided.

IFLAS - Institute for Leadership and Sustainability

Pundi X

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