The FDI Excellence Series is a training program for investment promotion agencies from around the world. The program is designed for experienced investment promotion professionals and those that are new to the profession, no matter what type of agency they work for. The FDI Excellence Series will be divided into four separate training courses, held in February, April, October and December 2019. Participants can choose to attend only one course or any combination of different courses. Each of the courses will cover a key area of investment attraction and promotion to offer the most comprehensive and practical foreign direct investment training available for investment promotion agencies anywhere in the world.

An overview of the 2018 FDI Excellence Series you can find in the report brochure.


The FDI Excellence Series is a training program for investment promotion agencies from around the world. The program is designed for experienced investment promotion professionals and those that are new to the profession, no matter what type of agency they work for. The FDI Excellence Series will be divided into four separate training courses, held in February, April, October and December 2019. Participants can choose to attend only one course or any combination of different courses. Each of the courses will cover a key area of investment attraction and promotion to offer the most comprehensive and practical foreign direct investment training available for investment promotion agencies anywhere in the world.

An overview of the 2018 FDI Excellence Series you can find in the report brochure.


UPCOMING TRAININGS

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MARKETING AND PROMOTION Rome, Italy   3-4, December 2019 Download Download  Book Now

UPCOMING TRAININGS


MARKETING AND PROMOTION

Location: Rome, Italy

Date: 3-4, December 2019

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Fees per course per person: WAIPA members: USD 1700 / Non-members: USD 2500

Should more than one person per agency participate we can offer group pricings:

* Members: Fee per course for second participant: USD 1600, Fee per course for third or any additional participant: USD 1500
** Non-members: Fee per course for second participant: USD 2300, Fee per course for third or any additional participant: USD 2000

Participants must cover and arrange their travel between their home country and the course venue as well as lodging, this is not included in the tuition fee.  Furthermore, no emergency medical insurance is provided. Participants must ensure that they have a valid passport and appropriate visa for travel to the respective country.

The FDI Excellence Series trainings will be delivered by Andreas Dressler, who is one of the world’s leading advisors in the field of foreign direct investment, as well as other selected FDI practitioners and professionals.

Courses are open to all agencies from around the world, with a reduced registration fee for WAIPA members.

If you have any questions please contact andreas.hora@waipa.org


Click here to read about FDI Excellence Series Registration Policies and FAQ



THE FDI EXCELLENCE SERIES TESTIMONIALS


WAIPA “THE FDI EXCELLENCE SERIES” TRAINING: INNOVATION IN INVESTMENT ATTRACTION
DATE: February 2019, WAIPA Training Center, Istanbul, Turkey

Focus
This session  focused on the latest developments that are shaping foreign direct investment as well as the most exciting advances in the field of investment attraction. Topics that are covered include latest FDI trends, impact of new technologies on FDI and investment attraction, changing role of IPAs, innovative approaches and best practices in different areas of investment attraction,etc.

The quality of the content and presenters made this an invaluable experience for me. Well done WAIPA!

Roderick Cherry, Invest Saint Lucia

Content of the course was very rich, useful and adapted to nowadays reality.

Liliana Santos, Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute

Very enjoyable training as it was comprehensive bringing both sides of the investment promotion, i.e. IPAs, academia, and corporations.

Jahongirbek Burhanov, Qatar Financial Center (QFC)

Found the course to be very informative, comprehensive and practical. Will be looking to implement these in our daily tasks.

Elia Baizura, Brunei Economic Development Board




WAIPA “THE FDI EXCELLENCE SERIES” TRAINING: INVESTMENT ATTRACTION AND FACILITATION
DATE: April 2019, Dubai, UAE

Focus
This session focused on the practical aspects of identifying, contacting and engaging with potential investors. The training  covered key aspects of successful investment attraction and facilitation including development of a go-to market strategy, reaching investors through different channels, identifying potential investors,using IPA’s services and support to differentiate the location and win investments,etc.

Excellence source of information derived from the presentations and the speakers. What I liked the most is that we had the opportunity to have real life examples of companies such as Siemens.

Stephanie Paney, Invest Cyprus

An excellent training program where I learned a lot.

Rajesh S. Kadam, Invest in Sharjah

Very practical and to the point training. I recommend to all IPAs to attend, as learning here will transform your practice.

Mai Al- Terkait, Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA)



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