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The High-Level Forum on Trade, Investment, and Industry (HLF on TII): G20 Trade, Investment, and Industry Working Group (TIIWG)

The High-Level Forum on Trade, Investment, and Industry (The HLF on TII) is a side event that will support the discussion on the priority issues of the G20 Trade, Investment, and Industry Working Group (TIIWG) Indonesia. Under the G20 Indonesia Presidency, the G20 Members hold the privilege to shape global trade policies for sustainable and inclusive recovery and growth, representing interests within and beyond its member countries. As reflected in Indonesia presidency theme of 'Recover Together, Recover Stronger', we must ensure that the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the forefront agenda for G20 members.

In the two years after the pandemic, the global economy has continued to recover, but many factors are impacting the pace of the recovery. This includes the rising food and energy prices, the spread of COVID-19 variants, supply chain disruptions, and growing geopolitical tensions. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has wiped-out years of progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While global recovery continues, it remains uneven and insufficient to reverse the economic and social consequences of the pandemic, especially for people living in vulnerable situations.

As the foundation of collective economic recovery, this event will take the opportunity to cooperate and discuss in a fruitful way with all G20 Members to align the Trade, Investment, and Industry agenda with the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The event will gather prominent people from the government and business sector including leading international organizations that will promote constructive discussion on better strategies to promote economic recovery by aligning trade, investment, and industry policies. The outcome of the discussion will strengthen the achievement of G20 TIIWG Indonesia deliverables this year.

Aside from discussing future economic challenges, the HLF on TII will also discuss enhancing the role of the WTO and Multilateral Trading System (MTS) in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Additionally, it will discuss on how sustainable investment supports the resilience of the global economic recovery as well as how Industry 4.0 can lead to more inclusive and sustainable industrialization. The forum will also highlight the importance of digital transformation and sustainable development. 

Event Details

  • Date & Time : Tuesday, 26 July  2022, 19:00 - 20:50 PM and Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 9:00 AM - 13:15 PM (Jakarta time, UTC+7)

YouTube Livestream

Day 1

Day 2


DAY 1 : Tuesday, 26 July  2022

19:00 – 19:10

Keynote Speeches

  • Airlangga Hartarto, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia

19:10 - 19:20

Opening Remarks

  • Hidetoshi Nishimura, President of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

19:20 – 19:35


  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General of WTO: 'The outcome of WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference' (TBC)

19:35 – 19:50

Ministers Speeches by G20 TII Ministerial Meeting (TIIMM) Co-Chairs

  • Zulkifli Hasan, Minister of Trade of Republic of Indonesia
  • Bahlil Lahadalia, Minister of Investment of Republic of Indonesia
  • Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, Minister of Industry of Republic of Indonesia

19:50 – 20:50

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Rahma Alia, News Anchor

  • Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) via Stronger, Inclusive and Transparent WTO and Multilateral Trading System (MTS)
  • The Role of Sustainable and Innovative Investment on Addressing Global Economic and Environment Challenges
  • Ensuring Sustainable and Resilient Industry through Industry 4.0 to Support Economic Recovery


  • Jerry Sambuaga, Vice Minister of Trade of Republic of Indonesia
  • Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry of India (TBC)
  • Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade of Canada 
  • Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition of Republic of South Africa
  • James Zhan, Director of Division on Investment and Enterprise of UNCTAD
  • Jaime Moll de Alba, Director of the Department of Programme and Partnership Coordination of UNIDO

DAY 2 : Wednesday, 27 July 2022

09:00 – 10:00

Session I

Subtheme: Economic Recovery: New Normal

Chair: M. Chatib Basri, Minister of Finance of Indonesia (2013-2014)


  • Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
  • Maurice Obstfeld, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
  • Jayati Ghosh, Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Q&A session

10:00 - 11:00

Session II

Subtheme: Digital Transformation: New Technologies

Chair: Dani Rodrik, Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University, and President of the International Economic Association (IEA)


  • Lili Yan Ing, Lead Advisor (Southeast Asia Region), ERIA
  • Zia Qureshi, Senior Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings Institute
  • Albert Park, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Q&A session

11:00 – 12:00

Lunch Break

12:00 – 13:00

Session III

Subtheme: Energy Transition: New Financing

Chair: Fauziah Zen, Senior Economist, ERIA


  • Justin Yifu Lin, Professor of Economics, Peking University
  • Ishac Diwan, Professor of Economics, Paris School of Economic
  • Robert Seung, Chairman of Korindo Group

Q&A session

13:00 – 13:15

Closing Remarks

  • Djatmiko Bris Witjaksono, Chair of G20 TIIWG Indonesia and Director General of International Trade Negotiation, Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia

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Starting Date

26 July 2022

End Date

27 July 2022




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Contact Info

Ms Catherin Nur Safitri

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