GFMD Business Mechanism: Driving the business conversation on migration

Launched at the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in 2015, the GFMD Business Mechanism strives to elevate the voice of business on migration and impact international and national policies. Get an update of the business contribution towards the 2019 GFMD Summit chaired by the government of Ecuador.

2019 upcoming activities:

Regional Business Workshop for South America, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 9 - 10 October 2019

Government representatives and businesses from across the region will join a line-up of keynote speakers to discuss how migration policies impact businesses in the region, and to craft targeted policy recommendations.

Information (agenda, registration) is available on the dedicated webpage.

12th GFMD Summit, Quito, Ecuador, 19 - 22 November 2019

The GFMD Business Mechanism will host a major session during this global event. We will present the outcomes and recommendations from two business regional workshops in South America and North Africa on advancing public and private sector dialogue on migration. We also aim at showcasing how technology and entrepreneurship can contribute to better migration management.

Please save the date and register your interest in joining the business delegation in Quito here.

Information about the Summit will be shared as soon as available.

2019 past activities:

Visit our website to view reports and pictures from our North African Business Workshop held in Tunis in July, as well as the informal meeting with G20 in Geneva last June. 

As the  network around the Business Mechanism grows, we are in the process of formalising the structure of the group to ensure a representative business voice is brought to global debates on migration. Please join us as we influence policy makers.

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