Registration closed on 11 January.
The Summit programme is available here. Please note that the schedule for activities is indicated in CET time zone.
The private sector is a major stakeholder in the Summit, one of the four GFMD member groups participating in Global Forum activities together with governments, mayors and local authorities and civil society leaders from around the world.
The 13th GFMD Summit programme had a special focus on labour migration, the participation of business and mayors, regional perspectives, and dialogue.
The Business Advisory Group on Migration, hosted at the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), has been organising opportunities for leaders of employer federations and business to dialogue with governments during this global event. Report on business participation at the GFMD13 is available here.
IOE consolidated written inputs to the six thematic priorities identified by the UAE Chair:
Find the inputs in the documents below, on this page.
More than 160 representatives of companies and employers’ organizations participated in the yearly process confirming their engagement in multilateral discussions on migration. The business speakers had 37 formal speaking roles in different government-led plenaries, as well as side events, showcasing their strong presence and engagement.
The following sessions within the Summit were organised by the Business Advisory Group on Migration:
Program details of the Business Mechanism during the Summit:
Two roundtables ran concurrently during prime time, with interventions from participants.
2 two-hour sessions held live before and after prime time, primarily for regional dialogues between regional employer federations and national governments, by invitation only. Networking sessions focused on informal dialogue directly with national governments. Some of the regional dialogues, e.g., for Asia and the Middle East, were introduced with highlights of new research completed with employer federations and business partners on business perspectives and migration policy, or a consolidation of more global such research in other sessions.
Two 45-min Davos-style business plenary sessions.
Two 40-min rounds of IOE-SEEDSTARS pitching of tech start-ups focused on migration related issues. Having received enormous positive feedback on this part of the GFMD programme last year, this competition showcased how technology and entrepreneurship contributes to better migration management.
There were other activities to which participants had been invited in the Summit programme.
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Watch this video to learn more about bringing business to the GFMD. The GFMD Business Mechanism was endorsed at the 2015 GFMD Summit in Istanbul as a platform for businesses to engage with Governments and other stakeholders on migration. We address issues of workforce mobility, skills and labour market needs matching, fair recruitment and decent work conditions, social welfare and public perception.