FDI Center moderates OECD workshop on digital transformation in investment promotion

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FDI Center’s managing director, Andreas Dressler, led a workshop on the use of digital technologies by investment promotion agencies. The virtual workshop, organized by the EU-OECD Programme on Investment in the Mediterranean, in collaboration with the OECD IPA Network, was designed to provide investment promotion practitioners with practical advice on how digital technology is being […]

FDI Center and WAIPA to hold training on digital tools for investment attraction

FDI Center is collaborating with the World Association of Investment Promition Agencies (WAIPA) to offer a masterclass on “Digital Tools and Techniques for Investment Promotion and Attraction”. The training will consist of four separate sessions covering the latest and most effective digital tools and techniques for marketing, lead generation, investor support and virtual roadshows. The […]

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 […]