Based on global best practices, each seminar heralds new ideas on marketing, attracting and increasing foreign direct investment in your location, encouraging discussion, debate and one-to-one interaction with 25-30 FDI professionals.

Drawing from a faculty of 60 FDI experts, we work with specialist FDI consultants, investment agency best practitioners and corporate case studies. 

A 1 or 2 day complete, practical grounding on winning FDI in your location; from current FDI trends down to your value proposition, generation of leads and sales pitch. Confer and discuss with expert consultants, compare tools and performance with 3 agencies presenting their best practice ideas, and gauge your understanding of the corporate investor's decision-making process with the corporate in person. This is an intimate FDI exchange on how you can improve your performance all round.

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May 22nd, 2017 — Shanghai, China

FDI International Training Seminar

This one day training course will be led by global site selection experts and will focus on training and best practices to help economic development professionals attract and retain foreign direct investment.

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789 Nanjing Road East,
Shanghai 200001 China
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FDI International Training Seminar

"There are over 1,000 locations in Europe alone all promoting the same thing, looking identical and representing themselves in similar ways"
Michael Hayman, CEO Seven Hills PR Firm.

  • "The seminar was very useful from a number of perspectives. Firstly the opportunity to benchmark Virginia's lead generation methods with those of other agencies, secondly, it was helpful to hear from site selection consultants the importance of developing a carefully scripted value proposition, and finally, to listen to a company's perspective regarding how they work with IPA's on a particular site selection."

    John Elink-Schuurman
    Managing Director - Europe, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, United States
  • "Many thanks for the assistance provided to attend the Forum. You and your colleagues did a great job to put such an event together, and also related activities such as site visiting and networking. I enjoyed the time in Shanghai, talking at the conference, and understanding the recent trends and issues on FDI. It was also great to meet and know more people working in different fields from various countries"

    Jinlong Ma
    Principal Consultant, DNV Kema