What is FDI in investment attraction?

In practice, “FDI” is any type of international economic activity that a location wishes to attract. On the face of it, the definition of foreign direct investment (FDI) is quite straight forward. According to UNCTAD, which publishes the most widely used FDI statistics, “FDI is defined as an investment reflecting a lasting interest and control […]

FDI Center participates in WTO workshop on investment facilitation

FDI Center was invited to participate in a workshop on “Opportunities and Challenges of Establishing an International Framework on Investment Facilitation for Development”, held at the WTO in Geneva on December 11, 2019. FDI Center’s managing director, Andreas Dressler, contributed a practical perspective to the workshop discussion and participated in a panel on the role […]

FDI Center holds keynote speech at Business Sweden’s annual meeting

FDI Center’s managing director, Andreas Dressler, was invited to hold the keynote speech at Business Sweden’s annual investment meeting in Stockholm on December 10, 2019. The meeting was attended by Business Sweden’s leadership and the agency’s entire investment attraction team from around the world. Andreas Dressler provided an overview of the key factors currently affecting […]

FDI Center and WAIPA hold marketing and promotion training in Rome

FDI Center and the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) held a two-day training workshop on FDI marketing and promotion in Rome, Italy on December 4 and 5, 2019. Hosted by the Italian Trade Agency, the training was attended by a diverse group of investment promotion specialists from various countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, […]

FDI Center takes part in delegation trip of German Hidden Champions to China

FDI Center took part in the German business delegation trip to China from October 26 to November 04, 2019. The delegation trip was under the theme of German Hidden Champion companies and was organized by the China International Investment Promotion Agency (Germany). The event took representatives of leading German companies across Sichuan and Shandong provinces […]

FDI Center to participate at the SU-MEET: World Free & Special Economic Zones Summit in Monaco on November 13-15

FDI Center will attend SU-MEET, the first World Free & Special Economic Zones Summit, in Monaco from November 13 to 15, 2019. The event, called “Bridging the gap: Transforming successful experiences in working tools”, is organized by The World Free & Special Economic Zones Federation (FEMOZA) in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and will cover […]

FDI Center and WAIPA hold FDI Leadership and Advocacy Training in Warsaw, Poland

As part of the FDI Excellence training program run jointly with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), FDI Center held a two-day training workshop on FDI leadership and Advocacy in Warsaw, Poland on October 9 and 10, 2019.  The course was attended by executives of investmentpromotion agencies from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe […]

FDI Center presents at AZFA’s annual meeting in Barcelona

On June 25th, FDI Center’s Paola Suarez Buhrmann presented the current FDI trends and highlighted a selection of key aspects and best practices to take into consideration for successfully attracting investments. The presentation was held during the AZFA’s annual event in Barcelona, where circa 150 members attended. AZFA is the Free Trade Zones Association of the Americas, […]