FDI Videos & Webinars

Listen to key decision makers and personalities from the world of FDI share their views on key success factors and trends.

TGEinFDI interview series #04 | Didi Caldwell, Global Location Strategies

About this interview

In May, we invited Didi Caldwell, President and Founding Principal at Global Location Strategies for an interview on revolutionizing site selection through the use of technology.

Watch the interview for insights on:

  • New trends and criteria in corporate location selection, both in the US and internationally
  • How new technology is changing site selection processes
  • The implications of technological changes for the work of IPAs
  • Experiences working in the male-dominated construction industry
  • Industry progress in terms of gender equality
TGEinFDI interview series #03 | Ana Paula Repezza, ApexBrasil

About this interview

In April, we invited Ana Paula Repezza, Business Director at APEXBrasil for an interview on gender equality in FDI: how to put it into practice.

Watch the interview for insights on:

  • APEXBrasil’s new commitment to sustainability, including gender parity, in the agency’s activities 
  • Economic advantages of a stronger focus on gender equality in foreign direct investment
  • How the new commitment will affect APEX’s ability to attract foreign direct investment 
  • How APEX’s partners, including the state IPAs, will support the initiative
  • What APEX does to promote gender equality within its own organization
  • How to measure the performance of the initiatives introduced under the new approach
TGEinFDI interview series #02 | Vanessa Séverin, InvestChile

About this interview

In March, we invited Vanessa Séverin from InvestChile for an interview on how to generate results through investor aftercare.

Watch the interview for insights on:

  • Why investment promotion agencies should dedicate resources to aftercare
  • The potential returns on aftercare relative to attracting new investment
  • Identifying partners in the public and private sector that can help to assist existing foreign investors and obtaining their support
  • How IPAs can select priority companies for aftercare and provide different levels of aftercare support
  • How Invest Chile has used aftercare to promote gender equality and other sustainable development goals
TGEinFDI interview series #01 | Christina Liaos, DIBT

About this interview

In February, we interviewed Christina Liaos, from the UK’s Department for International Business and Trade on delivering results: attracting investment across Europe.

Watch the interview for insights on:

  • The best methods for identifying and approaching potential investors
  • How methods differ in the various markets that Christina covers
  • How to best organize a team to achieve results
  • Expectations for individual team members and how to ensure that these are met
  • How an investor’s approach to gender equality can play a role in targeting
  • Gender balance within a team and internal initiatives
How can IPAs contribute to gender equality through the investment they attract?

About this webinar

In continuation of our Towards Gender Equality in FDI initiative, FDI Center hosted a second webinar on the 26th September on the topic of: How can investment promotion agencies contribute to gender equality in society through the type of investment they attract? 

FDI Center’s Managing Director Andreas Dressler moderated the panel and was joined by a number of industry leaders and experts including; Natalia Guerra, Investment Promotion Senior Capacity-building Coordinator and Gender mainstreaming focal point at the UNCTAD; Nangula Uaandja, CEO and Chairperson of the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB); Hilde van der Meer, Commissioner for Foreign Investments at the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA); Pilar Madrigal, Director of Investment Advisory at CINDE and Letizia Montinari, Economist – Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs at OECD. 

They discussed:

  • The importance of gender equality as a goal for IPAs
  • IPAs as a potential bridge between government and investors in regards to coordinating policy with investment attraction activities
  • Practice IPAs can implement to support gender equality and how to track and report their contribution
  • Thoughts of investors towards a gender equality focus

 

This was the second webinar as part of our wider initiative Towards Gender Equality in FDI, in which we aim to bring disparities in gender equality in the FDI and investment promotion industry to the forefront of discussion as well as provide practical advice to work on the issue.

How can investment promotion agencies (IPAs) create an environment in which female leaders can develop and be successful within the IPA?

About this webinar

FDI Center hosted a webinar on the 15th September on the topic of: How can investment promotion agencies create an environment in which female leaders can develop and be successful within the IPA?

In this webinar FDI Center’s Director Kim Zietlow was joined by a number of industry leaders and experts including; Racquel Moses, UNFCCC Global Ambassador and CEO of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator; Anna Gissler, CEO of Invest Stockholm; Nicola Watkinson, Managing Director of International Trade and Investment atTheCityUK; Catalina Valencia, Executive Director of Business Development at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and Heather Taylor-Strauss, Economic Affairs Officer at the Technology and Innovation Section of the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division at the UNESCAP.

They discussed:

  • Findings from our survey on current gender equality figures within IPAs
  • Current demand for and obstacles to implementing gender equality initiatives
  • Insights and experiences of our female industry leaders
  • What steps IPAs can take to close the gender leadership gap and strengthen gender equality at all levels internally

 

This was the first webinar as part of our wider initiative Towards Gender Equality in FDI, in which we aim to bring disparities in gender equality in the FDI and investment promotion industry to the forefront of discussion as well as provide practical advice to work on the issue.