The Marrakesh Summit presents a momentous opportunity for the global migration community to reflect on future perspectives for the GFMD with its enhanced role, and to prepare for the adoption of the first ever Global Compact for Migration, which sets out common principles and actionable commitments to ensure a more effective management of migration.
The Eleventh GFMD Summit will be the climax of the two-year Moroccan-German GFMD Co-Chairmanship that spans from 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2018.

The Summit will take place in the Hotel Pullman Marrakech Palmeraie Resort and Spa

Bringing Business to the GFMD



Watch the following 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.

5 reasons to participate

Decrease the Difficulty and Cost of Recruitment

Shape policy that would ease recruitment efforts, decrease costs, and help scale your business. Improvement in migration policies and frameworks will allow your company to attract and retain top talent. The dissemination of evidence-based regional and global data indicating benefits from talent flow is necessary. Your expertise and experience are invaluable as we refine migration policy recommendations.

Make your Company Shape the Rules of the Game

The UN member states are negotiating a historic compact that aims to establish a global framework for managing migration. We are giving business a voice in the negotiations. We offer an avenue to contribute to the solutions of one of the largest current global challenges: the vast number of migrants moving around the globe.

Share Strategies for Integrating Immigrants into Your Workforce

The demographic challenges will make it harder to fill positions in your company. The economic case for migration is well proven. The private sector is a key actor in integrating immigrants into the workforce and thereby contributing to closing the skills gap.

Network with Peers and Engage Policymakers

We bring together business representatives from around the world and from a variety of industries. Our events convene representatives from national governments and international institutions, giving you a chance to hear from policymakers and share your perspectives.

Acquire Tools to Navigate the Complex World of Migration Policy and Regulation

Business and migration intersect in many ways. The Business covers a wide range of migration issues, giving you a fuller understanding as to the complexities of migration policy.