About WEIF

The World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum (WEIF), through its secretariat at the UNIDO ITPO / AICEI Bahrain and various partners, has managed to position itself as a leading pavilion of knowledge on entrepreneurship, innovation and impactful investments.

Over the previous editions of the Forum in 2015, 2017 and 2019; WEIF has been able to achieve major milestones and become the main dedicated Entrepreneurs Investment Forum by the UN System. The main theme of WEIF “Achieving the SDGs through Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Investment” was a crucial factor in its success. As it focused on the Global Developmental Sustainable Agenda and the UNIDO mandate of inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) by means of leveraging the power of the private sector through stimulating and unleashing youth economic prosperity.

Initiated by UNIDO ITPO Bahrain in 2015 WEIF has become an international forum aimed at (1) sharing international best practices and exchanging experiences on the means of developing an optimum conducive ecosystem that would unleash domestic investment towards leveraging foreign direct investment through entrepreneurship, innovation and impactful investments; (2) Creating linkages and business partnerships between entrepreneurs around the globe.

The Forum has been supported by a number of local, regional as well as international partners namely; line Ministries, governmental organizations, United Nations Agencies, NGOs, financial developmental institutions, regional and international organizations, commercial banks, universities, SME support institutions, research centers, think tanks, incubators, accelerator’s, chambers of commerce & industry and others.

WEIF in Figures