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WHY WAIPA?

The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) was created in 1995. It was established as an Association under Swiss law. It has been registered in Geneva, as a non-governmental organization. From its very inception, WAIPA has represented an ever growing number of Member agencies. Through its wide range of activities, WAIPA provides the opportunity for investment promotion agencies (IPAs) to network and exchange best practices in investment promotion. WAIPA has always dedicated, and continues to dedicate, time and effort towards building the human resources capacity of its Member agencies. Membership is open to all entities the primary function of which is “to promote any country, political sub-division of a country or other uncontested territory, as a destination for, or source of investments”.

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The first training in our FDI Excellence Series 2020 in collaboration with Andreas Dressler will be held in Madrid, Spain. This training hosted by our colleagues from Invest in Madrid will [...]

The World Association for Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are launching the 5th edition of the course on “Effective Investment Facilitation [...]

FDI Marketing

June 25 - June 26

Topics to be covered:  FDI trends and drivers The role of marketing in FDI attraction Marketing channels Developing value propositions Integrated FDI attraction FDI marketing in [...]

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UPCOMING EVENTS

The first training in our FDI Excellence Series 2020 in collaboration with Andreas Dressler will be held in Madrid, Spain. This training hosted by our colleagues from Invest in Madrid will [...]

The World Association for Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are launching the 5th edition of the course on “Effective Investment Facilitation [...]

FDI Marketing

June 25 - June 26

Topics to be covered:  FDI trends and drivers The role of marketing in FDI attraction Marketing channels Developing value propositions Integrated FDI attraction FDI marketing in [...]

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2303, 2020

A message from WAIPA President on the COVID-19 outbreak

Dear WAIPA Members, I hope that you, your families and your colleagues are safe and well. Today, the newly elected WAIPA Steering Committee members will convene, virtually, to review where we are today and create [...]

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