2023 OECD Sustainable Investment Days

November 7, 2023
07:30 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:10
Welcoming Remarks
AntónioGomes (OECD)
08:10 - 09:40
Session 1: What strategies are necessary to attract FDI in regions and enhance its impact on regional development?
The session will examine the strategies related to FDI attraction in regions. It will explore different models of subnational investment promotion strategies and discuss their role in supporting regional attractiveness, achieving local sustainability goals, addressing regional disparities, as well as identifying challenges and opportunities.
LydiaAlessio - Vernì (Agenzia Lavoro & SviluppoImpresa, Friuli Venezia Giulia - Investment Development Agency)Alexandrede Crombrugghe (OECD)AchimHartig (Germany Trade & Invest)FelixNeugart (North Rhine-Westphalia Global Business GmbH)Julio CésarPuentes Montaño (ProColombia)IanSmith (Department of Regional New South Wales)JavierYraola Burgos (ICEX Invest in Spain)
09:40 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:40
Session 2: Powering up the local workforce: The case of battery plant investments
[IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OECD LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM] The session will be a practical discussion on the need to develop local capacities and skills to attract investment projects, focusing on the case of battery plant investments. Complementary policies and strategies, including from IPAs, are required to develop the required local workforce and meet the needs of the investors and the local communities.
LucDoublet (Nord France Invest)NadineGuerin Roquel (LHH - The Adecco Group)HinrichHabeck (WTSH GmbH - Business Development & Technology Transfer Corporation of Schleswig-Holstein)AchimHartig (Germany Trade & Invest)MichaelHorrigan (W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research)AlexIrwin-Hunt (fDi Intelligence (FT Specialist))ChristineJuen (Austrian Delegation to the OECD)VincentRaufast (OCO Global)
11:40 - 11:45
Wrap-up and next steps
AnaNovik (OECD)
11:45 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
Session 3: Regional development - a deep dive on the role of IPAs (closed session)
[CLOSED SESSION: OECD members and Accession countries only] This session will focus on the institutional framework for investment promotion and facilitation at subnational level and explore the role of local actors, notably subnational IPAs and EDOs, and their relationships with national IPAs, identifying opportunities and challenges.
AnneBeggs (Invest Northern Ireland)Alexandrede Crombrugghe (OECD)AchimHartig (Germany Trade & Invest)RomanaKunkova (Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency)LaurentSansoucy (ITA - Invest in Italy)RadiSimeonova (Washington State Department of Commerce)
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
Session 4: Monitoring and evaluation of sustainable investment (closed session)
[CLOSED SESSION: OECD members and Accession countries only] This session will focus on examples of new approaches, methodologies and data sources used for M&E in selected areas of sustainability, featuring IPA best practices and new developments in this area – including based on a survey of IPAs conducted in 2023.
Mads MynderupGodtfredsen (Invest in Denmark)BilalIlhan (Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye Investment Office)BredaO'Sullivan (IDA Ireland)AlejandroRiquelme (InvestChile)ElizabethSchaefer (SelectUSA)MonikaSztajerowska (OECD)
16:30 - 17:00
Conclusion and the way forward
[CLOSED SESSION: OECD members and Accession countries only]
AchimHartig (Germany Trade & Invest)AnaNovik (OECD)