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Supporting the development, maintenance and growth of free zones 
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For Free Zones

Free zones continue to be an important tool for spurring new and innovative economic growth.  However, the development of regional trade blocs and more recent trends to increased protectionism and anti-globalism sentiments have called for a new approach for free zones.

Conway Advisory knows the advantages free zones provide, especially with increased competition in FDI.  Conway Advisory can help you overcome today’s challenges, position your zone for tomorrow, and successfully attract investment and innovation.

  • Policy Development

    The changing global context, hyper innovation and industry 4.0 as well as the UN sustainable development goals requires free zones to (re)develop their policies to continue generating economic growth. Our team has redeveloped many free zone policies over the years, focusing on new service delivery by free zones to new investors and existing tenants.

    Let the Conway team help make your free zone more competitive and future-proof.

  • Feasibility + Competitive Analysis

    Conway ensures that your free zone strategy is based on strategic planning, which requires realistic assessments and analyses of:

    • strengths
    • weaknesses
    • market demand
    • local comparative advantages
    • local sources of competitiveness
    • and opportunities that collectively constitute the local value proposition.

    Wondering how well your free zone compares to the competition? Let us measure that for you.

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis

    Conducting an in-depth cost-benefit analysis is a necessary pre-requisite to evaluate the free zone’s performance; it demonstrates how taxpayers’ money has been used to realize economic development. Conway can perform this cost-benefit analysis and fulfill your due-diligence responsibilities.

    Need to showcase your worth to investors or board members? Conway can help. 

  • Master Planning
    + Real Estate Planning

    A good master plan is the foundation of any free zone or industrial park. It also takes account of the investors’ real estate preferences. Conway can partner with a real estate planning firm to advise on the real estate nuances that investors from different sectors prefer.

    Let us plan the perfect real-estate solution. 

  • Organizational Set-up + Review

    Our team has supported the development of free zone organizations worldwide, from defining the vision and mission to implementing monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

    We can help lay the foundation and get your organization up and running in no time. 

  • Capacity Building + Training

    Support the skills-base of free zone staff and professionals to be well equipped to promote the free zone value proposition, communicate with foreign investors and optimize marketing and promotion efforts. Our training seminars aim to provide free zone executives, management and staff an insight in the organizational and practical pre-requisites for running a successful free zone operation.

    Learn from industry experts. 

  • Targeting Strategy

    Which sectors and key markets should a free zone target given the changes taking place in the global economy, the rise of hyper-innovation and Industry 4.0? We support the design of investor targeting strategies as well as investor facilitation services, which go beyond the set-up phase and address daily bureaucratic constraints through business development services and innovative regulatory incentives.

    We can determine the best industry fit for your community, and develop a plan to target it for investment. 

  • Lead-Generation Strategy

    Our lead generation services extend to free zones, successfully attracting investors (tenants) to free zones.

    Contact Conway to see how we can support the expansion of your sales pipeline.

  • Aftercare Strategy

    Conway supports the set-up of aftercare services to retain investors and facilitate re-investments by existing investors. Through our wide-ranging experience, we have developed best practices that will support the financial sustainability of your free zone.

    Managing existing relationships is just as important as creating new ones. 

  • Financial Strategy

    A sound business and financial plan is essential for any free zone. Our team has developed many cash flow models based on the trade and investment potential of a free zone. In addition, our team has an extensive network of potential funding for free zones under development.

    Think of Conway as your personal financial advisor. 

  • Implementation Support

    Developing free zone strategies is the first step to success. Conway goes one step further by providing action plans and initiatives that truly support our clients with implementing their free zone strategies. A dedicated team can be put in place to manage the free zone, with the fee range depending upon length of interim management support.

    Have Conway be a fully integrated part of your team and day-to-day operations. 



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