FDI Center hosts online panel discussion on the future of investment promotion

FDI Center, in collaboration with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), hosted a panel discussion on “The future of investment promotion: the road ahead for investment promotion agencies”. The panelists were Pilar Madrigal, Director Investment Advisory, Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE), Nicola Watkinson, General Manager, The Americas, Australian Trade and Investment Commission […]

FDI Center presents in World Free Zone Organization webinar

FDI Center’s Paola Suarez Buhrmann held a presentation on current FDI trends and the key aspects to consider for attracting and retaining investment in times of uncertainty during the first webinar organized by the Regional Office for Latin America of the World Free Zone Organization(WFZO). The webinar, entitled “Free Zones in the COVID-19 era: Opportunities in […]

FDI Center to host online panel discussion on the future of investment promotion

FDI Center, in collaboration with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), will be hosting a panel discussion on “The future of investment promotion: the road ahead for investment promotion agencies”. The discussion will focus on the changing role of IPAs and similar organizations in the current economic situation and what they must do […]

FDI Center participates in webinar on the role of digital technologies in FDI recovery

FDI Center’s managing director, Andreas Dressler, was one of the panelists in a webinar held by the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies on May 19, 2020. Entitled “Optimize investment conditions to accelerate digital economic recovery”. The webinar focused on the role that digital technologies can play in spurring economic recovery as well as in […]

You had an investment attraction strategy. What now?

Since most of the world has gone into lockdown, projections about the likely economic impact have proliferated. These range from “we’ll be fine by the summer” to “this will be the worst economic crisis since the great depression in the 1930s”. The truth is likely to be somewhere in between these extremes, but with each […]

What investment promotion agencies should do about aftercare now

An effective approach to aftercare is vital for investment promotion and economic development agencies. Most investment promotion agencies (IPAs) and economic development organizations (EDOs) provide some type of aftercare (or “retention”) support to existing investors. Some agencies have dedicated teams or specialists to work with their existing base of foreign (and sometimes domestic) investors. Although […]

FDI Center participates in CFLD’s China Investment and Business Forum

FDI Center was invited by CFLD to participate in the China Business and Investment Forum on February 27, 2020 in Munich. The event was attended by representatives of German and Chinese companies and facilitated discussions on bi-lateral FDI flows and site selection issues. FDI Center’s Sebastian Reil delivered a keynote speech on the topic “Status […]

FDI Center publishes guide for international expansion

FDI Center and DEIK, the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey, jointly published the Overseas Expansion Guide, which provides practical advice for companies on selecting the right location for their international expansion. The report was launched on December 19, 2019, at DEIK’s annual Overseas Investment Forum in Istanbul, where Andreas Dressler held a presentation on […]