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9-13 May 2011
Istanbul, Turkey

Programme Overview

Successful development requires sufficient private sector investment to enable broad-based sustainable growth. Through the official Private Sector Track of the LDC-IV conference participants can play a crucial role in identifying concrete, action-oriented proposals to address LDC-specific challenges.

The following is an overview of the programme for the Private Sector Track of the LDC-IV conference (programme subject to change):

Monday, 9 May 2011

08:00am – 10:00am The Private Sector and Children in LDCs: Maximizing Positive Impacts
UN Global Compact, UNICEF and Save the Children
10:30am – 12:30pm Country Branding & Partnership: Creating and Managing Country Brand Value and Partnerships with Business
UN-OHRLLS, Interbrand and Global Partnership Forum
01:00pm – 04:00pm High-Level Meeting on Investment and Partnerships*
UN and Turkish Government
04:00pm – 06:00pm Trade Fair Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Global Business Partnership Forum Opening and Cocktail Reception*                                  

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

09:00am – 06:30pm Trade Fair
09:00am – 06:30pm World Export Development Forum: Private Sector Engagement with LDCs for Tourism-led Growth and Inclusive Sustainable Development (part one)*
08:00am – 06:00pm SME Finance, G20 and LDCs: Policy Framework, Challenges and What Works (part one)*
Undersecretariat of Treasury, Turkey, on behalf of G-20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI)-SME Finance Sub-Group
08:00am – 10:00am Engaging the Private Sector in the Development of the LDCs – How Governments and the Private Sector Collaborate to Pursue Inclusive Growth*
UN Global Compact and UNDP
08:00am – 09:30am New Frontiers in Finance: Portfolio Investment, Credit and Other Sources of Capital
UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and PRI
08:00am – 10:00am The Business and Development Cases for Engaging Women in Global Value Chains
TUSIAD, UN Global Compact, UN Women and ITC
08:00am – 09:30am Entrepreneurship – Tested Prescription for Wealth Creation
Athgo International
10:00am – 12:30pm Stock Exchange Development and Strengthening in the LDCs
UN Global Compact, Istanbul Stock Exchange and PRI
10:00am – 12:30pm SME Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development
10:00am – 12:30pm Investment Showcases
01:00pm – 03:00pm Broadband Commission for Digital Development - Exploring Business Models for LDCs
Broadband Commission for Digital Development (ITU/UNESCO)
01:00pm – 03:00pm UNCT/ICC Investment Advisory Council – A New Partnership for LDCs’ Development: Invest in the Poor, for the Poor and with the Poor*
01:00pm – 03:00pm What is the Ideal Institutional Set-up Particularly for the Case of the LDCs that can Ignite and Sustain Private Economic Activity?
03:30pm – 06:00pm Contributing to Millennium Development Goals: The Role of Chambers in Achieving the MDGs
03:30pm – 06:00pm The Fragile Global Economic Recovery on the Road to 2015: Overcoming Challenges of International Resources Mobilization into LDCs
African Business Roundtable and ACP Secretariat
03:30pm – 06:00pm Trade Bridge Concept as a Case for Trade and Investment Promotion

Wednesday 11 May 2011

09:00am – 06:30pm Trade Fair
08:00am – 09:30pm Branchless Banking in the LDCs
UNCDF and the Government of Australia
10:00am – 01:00pm World Export Development Forum: Private Sector Engagement with LDCs for Tourism-led Growth and Inclusive Sustainable Development (part two)*
10:00am – 12:30pm Is the Success in Africa Sustainable?
World Bank
10:00am – 12:30pm Climate Change and Development
UN Global Compact
10:00am – 12:30pm Global Compact Management Model Training
UN Global Compact Office, Deloitte Turkey
01:00pm – 03:00pm South-South Development Round Table: Building Productive Capacities of LDCs through South-South, Triangular and Public-Private Partnership
UNDP, Special Unit for South-South Cooperation
01:00pm – 03:00pm Investment in LDCs: Lessons Learned from the Past Decade and the Way Forward
03:30pm – 06:00pm Good Governance and Business: Public-Private-Partnerships
UN Global Compact
03:30pm – 06:00pm Beyond the Crisis: Increasing Trade and Capital Flows to African LDCs
African Business Roundtable and UN Business Steering Committee on Financing for Development
03:30pm – 06:00pm Corporate Water Sustainability: How Can Companies Contribute to Water Solutions in the LDCs
UN Global Compact

Thursday 12 May 2011

09:00am – 06:30pm Trade Fair
08:00am – 09:30am How the UN Global Compact is Making a Difference in the LDCs
UN Global Compact
09:00am – 12:30pm The Role of the Private Sector in Peace and Development – Delivering for Results, Beyond Economics
UNDP, UN Global Compact and the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development
10:00am – 12:30pm Putting Farming First – Growth through Agriculture
Farming First and ICC
10:00am – 12:30pm Trade and Investment Facilitation in LDCs
10:00am – 12:30pm Innovative Mechanisms for Local Government Infrastructure Financing in LDCs African Business Round Table and Nepad Business Group
01:00pm – 03:00pm Accelerating Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) Through ICT – The UN-GAID eNabler Project
01:00pm – 03:00pm Financing Resilience to Ensure Sustainable Development
World Bank, GFDRR and UNISDR
03:30pm – 06:00pm Promoting Institutionalization of the LDC's Private Sector: The Best Practices of Turkey
03:30pm – 06:00pm Organized Industrial Zones as a Tool for Regional Development in LDC
TUSKON, Ministry of Trade and Industry of Republic of Turkiye
03:30pm – 06:00pm Partners in Development – How Donors can Better Engage the Private Sector in the Development of the LDCs
Bertelsmann Foundation, Endeva and UN Global Compact

Friday 13 May 2011

09:00am – 06:30pm Trade Fair
TOBB & TUSKON                                                                                                                
* By invitation only

Acronym Key

ACP: Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
GFDRR: Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ITC: International Trade Centre
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
PRI: Principles for Responsible Investment
KOSGEB: Small And Medium Enterprises Development Organization of Turkiye
TOBB: The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey
TUSIAD: Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association
TUSKON: Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists of Turkey
UNCTAD: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDP: United Nations Development Programme
UNEP FI: United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative
UNICEF: United Nations Children’s Fund
UNISDR: United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
UN-OHRLLS: United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

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