Seventh Columbia International Investment Conference: "Reframing the Investor-State Relationship: From Criticism to Constructive Engagement"
Wednesday November 14, 2012 EST
-- Thursday November 15, 2012
The VCC will host the seventh annual Columbia International Investment Conference on "Reframing the Investor-State Relationship: From Criticism to Constructive Engagement," on November 14-15, 2012. The aim of this year's conference is to host a forward-looking discussion towards policies for a mutually beneficial legal framework governing the investor-state relationship.
The conference will start with a debate and discussion about the current state of investor-state relations and why finding a mutually beneficial framework has been such a challenge. Subsequent panels will delve more deeply into the fundamental tension between the predictability that investors require to make long-term investments and the flexibility that host governments require to address issues of public interest and public policy; options for mitigating and managing disputes among the diverse stakeholders that can more efficiently and fairly protect the rights of all stakeholders; and relevant policies for governments, investors and other stakeholders to maximize the outcomes of the investor-state relationship for sustainable development.
Registration is free but required. The program and registration information is available here.