GFMD Berlin Summit 2017 – Business Meeting

June 29, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
Unterwasserstraße 10
10117 Berlin
Stephanie Winet
+41 22 929 00 00

The GFMD Business Mechanism is organising a business meeting during the 10th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Summit on 29 June from 14.30 to 18.00 at the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin.

Agenda GFMD Business meeting, 29 June 2017, Berlin


This high-level conference will discuss pressing issues related to migration, including:

A report will be presented at the conference, which builds upon “The Business Case for Migration” launched at the 2016 GFMD Summit.  The focus was the relationship between labor market needs and migration policy. The paper was based upon a survey of 210 global organizations. The goal of the Business Mechanism for 2017 is to deepen and elaborate the paper’s recommendations within the context of the Global Compact.

This conference is aimed at company practitioners (HR or CSR) and business federation representatives. It will provide participants with a safe space to share experiences, learn about new trends and developments, network with peers and governments, and influence the business position on important dossiers. The outcome of the meeting will input the United Nations global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration that members states will start negotiating in 2018.

The business meeting will be followed by a networking reception, hosted by the Government of Morocco, co-chair of the 2017-2018 GFMD.

10th GFMD Summit: The GFMD is a State-led forum co-chaired by Germany and Morocco in 2017-2018. Through the Business Mechanism, the private sector is invited to join nearly 200 Governments as they define international migration governance. The 10th GFMD Summit will take place from 28 to 30 June. Business representatives are also invited to attend the Common Space programme of the Summit on 30 June (whole day). This platform serves as a multi-stakeholder dialogue on migration. Programme of the Common Space: Common Space GFMD 2017