Launch of the Advanced Foreign Direct Investment Leadership Programme

FDI Center and the Møller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, are pleased to announce the Advanced Foreign Direct Investment Leadership Programme, a specialized professional development programme for senior investment promotion professionals. Designed specifically for the leaders of investment promotion agencies and similar organizations, as well as government officials responsible for investment attraction and promotion, this […]

FDI Center evaluates investment promotion agencies for the fDi Strategy Awards 2020

FDI Center’s Paola Suarez Buhrmann was one of the judges for the fDi Strategy Awards 2020. The fDi Strategy Awards from fDi Intelligence are one of the most recognized awards for investment promotion agencies worldwide and evaluate IPAs at different geographic levels based on various criteria related to key investment promotion and aftercare activities. This […]

FDI Center participates in the Barranquilla Investment Conference

FDI Center contributed to two sessions at the Barranquilla Investment Conference (BIC), an annual event organized by ProBarranquilla for Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) in Colombia and other Latin American countries. FDI Center’s managing director, Andreas Dressler, provided an overview of the key FDI trends worldwide, focusing on opportunities for attracting corporate investment across a range […]

FDI Center holds online panel discussion on the future of cities as hubs for investment

Cities have traditionally been hubs for investment and talent. This year’s events have raised questions about the future concentration of activity in urban areas and have led to predictions that businesses and people will move away from cities. FDI Center organized an online panel discussion on how cities around the world can continue to compete […]

FDI Center participates in panel discussion on global value chains

FDI Center’s managing director Andreas Dressler participated in a panel discussion entitled “Disruptions to Global Value Chains, Trade and Investment in a Changing World”. Held on October 20, 2020, the discussion was part of the Annual Investment Meeting: Digital Edition (AIM). The discussion focused on changes to global supply chains as a result of COVID-19 […]

FDI Center moderates panel discussion on special economic zones in Africa

FDI Center’s Paola Suarez Buhrmann was invited by the African Economic Zone Organization (AEZO) to moderate the online panel discussion “Improving investment conditions to accelerate Economic Zones’ development”. The event was organized by the AEZO in partnership with the Luanda-Bengo SEZ. Participants included the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Economic Commission for […]

FDI Center participates in the Barcelona New Economy Week

FDI Center contributed to several sessions at the Barcelona New Economy Week, a physical and digital B2B event that was attended by over 10,000 participants. FDI Center’s managing director, Andreas Dressler, provided a practical perspective on new economic and policy measures affecting FDI worldwide, participating in a panel with the heads of the investment promotion […]

FDI Center presents at the Investment Management Exhibition 2020 in Frankfurt

FDI Center’s Paola Suarez Buhrmann participated in a panel discussion on “The latest trends in foreign investment” at the Investment Management Exhibition (IME) 2020. The panel provided an overview of the most important current global FDI trends and drivers. The event took place on September 8 and 9 in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and was […]

Why attracting startups is more important than ever

In these times of falling FDI levels, investment promotion agencies (IPAs) and economic development organizations (EDOs) need to widen their investment attraction focus beyond established players. Venture capital funding has remained relatively resilient globally and startups continue to raise money. If you cannot get Google to set up in your location, maybe you can attract […]