FDI Center participates in a workshop on Special Economic Zone research

Special Economic Zones

FDI Center’s Sebastian Reil and Sidan Raeskyesa were invited by the Kiel Center for Globalization, part of the Kiel Institute for The World Economy, to participate in a workshop on special economic zone (SEZ) research. The workshop was part of a project to study the contribution of special economic zones to foreign direct investment attraction, […]

FDI Center holds first Advanced FDI Leadership course at the University of Cambridge


The first edition of the Advanced Foreign Direct Investment Leadership Programme took place from November 22 to 25, 2021 at the University of Cambridge. Organized jointly by FDI Center and the Møller Institute, the FDI Leadership Programme is the world’s only academically certified program for senior investment promotion professionals. The first cohort included participants from […]

FDI Center moderates OECD workshop on digital transformation in investment promotion


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 […]

Retaining talent in investment promotion

Finding the right talent for your investment promotion agency (IPA) or economic development organization (EDO) can be challenging. Retaining good employees can be even more difficult and turnover rates in the field of investment attraction are typically high. Keeping a motivated, multicultural, multilingual, multigender, and multigenerational workforce is an essential area of focus for your […]

FDI Center participates in discussion about the future of FDI in the Middle East

FDI Center’s managing director, Andreas Dressler, was one of the panelists in a virtual boardroom event on the future of foreign direct investment in the Middle East. Organized by Bureau van Dijk (a Moody’s Analytics Company), the event featured a discussion about how countries in the Middle East can position themselves as locations for foreign […]

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 […]