Hosted by the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Investment Office and coordinated in collaboration with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB), the two-day “OIC High Level Public and Private Investment Conference" took place on December 8-9, 2019 at the İstanbul Congress Center under the theme “Unleashing Intra-OIC Investment Opportunities: Investment for Solidarity and Development".
The official opening of the conference took place during a ceremony honored by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and with the presence of the President of Guinea, the Prime Ministers of Albania and Guinea-Bissau, ministers from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Benin, Morocco, Palestine, Guyana, Cameroon, Qatar, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Libya, Maldives, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, 410 public institutions, and more than 700 private sector representatives from 46 countries.
Along with these delegations, the OIC High Level Public and Private Investment Conference also brought together CEOs and other officials from multinational companies operating in the 56 OIC member countries, heads of multilateral development banks and funds, international business leaders, analysts, economists, legal experts, investment consultants, academics, and representatives of international organizations, regional economic communities, chambers of commerce, and trade councils.
The conference agenda focused on promoting intra-OIC investments by taking steps to remove obstacles that are preventing OIC member states from boosting investments among themselves and that are hindering free movement.
The Investment Office, as one of the hosts of the conference, thanked all the attendees for their kind interest and participation.