FDI Center discusses the role of talent in investment attraction

FDI Center’s Paola Suarez Buhrmann participated in a podcast with Maria Camila Moreno from AZFA (The Free Trade Zones Association of the Americas) on the role of talent in investment attraction. The conversation focused on two aspects: talent availability in a location as a decisive factor in attracting investment and the importance for special economic […]

FDI Center holds workshop at Annual Investment Meeting Eurasia conference

FDI Center’s managing director, Andreas Dressler, held a digital workshop on developing an FDI attraction strategy at the Annual Investment Meeting Eurasia conference. The workshop covered a range of topics, including the components of a successful investment attraction strategy, key performance indicators for assessing FDI attraction activities, the importance of involving stakeholders in developing the […]

FDI Center participates in meeting of Asia-Pacific Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Network

FDI Center’s managing director, Andreas Dressler, participated in the 10th meeting of UNESCAP’s Asia-Pacific Foreign Direct Investment Network, which was held virtually on February 23 and 24, 2021. The Network was established as a mechanism for knowledge sharing among FDI policy makers from all Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) member […]

Advanced Foreign Direct Investment Leadership Programme open for applications

FDI Center and the Møller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, are pleased to announce that the Advanced Foreign Direct Investment Leadership Programme is now accepting applications. Designed for the leaders of investment promotion agencies and similar organizations, as well as government officials responsible for investment attraction and promotion, the Advanced Foreign Direct Investment Leadership […]

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 […]