2021 Mar. 04 10:30 AM
2021 Mar. 04 12:00 PM


UNIDO and the EU

EU Industry Week 2021: Investment Promotion as driver of competitiveness and sustainable development

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Highlighting the cooperation between UNIDO and the EU, the event will focus on the role of Investment and Technology Promotion (ITP) for increased competitiveness. It will showcase UNIDO’s EU-funded Programme “ACP Business-friendly: Supporting value chains through inclusive policies, investment promotion and alliances”, UNIDO’s tools and methodologies for project appraisal and feasibility analysis, COMFAR, and UNIDO’s ITP Network with its nine ITP Offices. Register here.


Structured as a 90-minute webinar, the session features a series of presentations and interventions from a diverse group of stakeholders, including UNIDO representatives, project experts, project counterparts and beneficiaries. The interventions will be followed by a Q&A session. Times in CET.

Moderator: Yoshie Fujiyama, Associate Expert, ITP Division, UNIDO

Welcome remarks and introduction:

  • Weixi Gong, ITP Network Coordinator, Chief, ITP Division, UNIDO HQ Vienna
  • Patrick Gilabert, UNIDO Representative, UNIDO Office Brussels

UNIDO – EU cooperation

  • Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento, Managing Director, Directorate of Digitalization, Technology and Agribusiness, UNIDO HQ Vienna
  • Cecile Billaux, Head of Unit E2 – Micro-economic analysis, investment climate, private sector, trade and employment, DG INTPA

Keynote speech: OACPS-EU-UNIDO partnership to address the developmental challenges in the six ACP regions

  • Escipión Joaquín Oliveira Gómez, Assistant Secretary-General of the Department of Structural Economic Transformation and Trade Organisation of African Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS)

UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion flagship programmes

  • Stefan Kratzsch, Industrial Development Officer and Project Manager, UNIDO Project ACP Business-friendly: Supporting value chains through inclusive policies, investment promotion and alliances
  • Umesh Menon, UNIDO COMFAR trainer
  • Miguel Campo Llopis, Policy Officer Unit E2 – DG INTPA


  • Theresa Rueth, Project Associate, ITP Division, UNIDO

Q&A session

  • Facilitated by moderator


  • Patrick Gilabert, UNIDO Representative, UNIDO Office Brussels

  • Join our event on "The digital future of sustainable industrial manufacturing in Italy and beyond" by ITPO Italy here.
  • Join our event on "Investments and Technology Transfer from Germany as Driver for Economic Development in Europe and Africa" by ITPO Germany here.

For more information, please contact:

Weixi Gong

ITP Network Coordinator, Chief, Investment and Technology Promotion Division, UNIDO