Conway Data, Inc. is a world class organizer of economic development trainings & events. Our event division has organized specialized economic development events for more than five decades, bringing together foreign investors and the Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) and Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) that serve them.
Given the current status of Corona Virus and international travel restrictions, Conway trainings & events have been modified to virtual offerings or postponed until 2021.
Conway offers a range of virtual FDI programs from custom trainings, to webinar series and virtual packages based on your organization’s needs.
World Forum for FDI
This forum brings together corporate executives, site consultants, IPAs / EDOs, service providers, and government officials from more than 40 countries around the globe to network and forge lasting relationships. Come discuss best practices and trends on corporate investment strategies and expansion opportunities.
Africa Trade & FDI Conference
Conway is excited to announce that it is launching a new conference, Africa Trade and FDI! In 2021, this conference will take place in Mauritius in September. Under the main theme ‘Driving Trade and Unleashing Investment for Next Generation Africa’ the conference will explore the next phase of Africa’s growth and economic development as well as address the challenges faced on the ground.
Conway can organize custom events for your location, resulting in network connections, publicity, and new investment opportunities. We take an holistic approach to event planning, meaning that we manage the event itself, taking care of all logistical and organizational elements, leaving you free to make the most of the business development opportunities.
St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation hired Conway to produce two thought leadership style webinars with the theme “Adapting to Change”. They asked leaders from companies located in St. Pete to join the panels with the goal of educating potential investors in lieu of the standard location pitch. Experts from Raymond James & Associates, Dynasty Financial Partners, Spirion and VisionFirst Advisors discussed changes in community alignment, financial services and cybersecurity due to Covid-19 and the importance of location when adapting to change. Conway received consistent positive feedback from attendees, noting how the thought leadership style approach was particularly useful in determining how and where to invest and how the interactive discussion provided real world strategies for adapting to change in times of crisis. Conway’s Executive VP, Ron Starner, published two blogs in Conway’s Site Selection Magazine following the webinars to further promote the region. The President and CEO of St. Petersburg Area EDC said “Thank you to the Conway team and panelists for discussing the same things that we talk about when selling St. Pete! The EDC will continue build on the success of these webinars and work to enhance the character of this community and help grow our economic prosperity.”