Previous World Forums for Foreign Direct Investment

Hosted in a spectrum of world locations since 2003 — Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Valencia, Bologna, Vilnius, Tallinn, Shanghai, Philadelphia, Sharjah — this prestigious FDI meeting provides a platform to network and discuss global location decisions amongst FDI dealmakers: globally expanding companies, economic and investment agencies, and the multipliers and site selectors who advise both parties.

Shanghai

May 2017

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San Diego

April 2016

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Sharjah

February 2015

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Philadelphia

June 2014

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Shanghai

November 2013

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London

June 2011

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Tallinn

June 2010

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Vilnius

June 2009

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London

June 2008

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Bologna

June 2007

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Valencia

June 2006

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London

May 2005

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Brussels

June 2004

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Amsterdam

June 2003

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  • The World Forum was a stellar event. The program was great, packed with knowledgeable and engaging speakers, and the diverse attendee group was super."
    — James F. Alexander, Vice President, Economic Development, St. Louis Regional Chamber
  • I wanted to state that I was truly impressed with the forum and found it to be of great value. I was also very impressed with the organization of the event and am very much looking forward to participating in Shanghai next year."
    — Alan Weber, Oakland County, Economic Development and Community Affairs
  • The speakers were very good and receptions were amazing. I really liked that there were people from all over the globe. It brought an entirely different element to the conference. Will definitely be going again!"
    — Daniel Silverman, VP Business Development, ROI
  • Just getting that face-to-face time with a CEO from a multinational company is worth it."
    — Andreas Campos, Ensenada EDC
  • You bring in the people actually doing the investing, people who have positions on why they should invest, great dialogue and great collaboration."
    — Roman Bukary, Vice President Account Management, NetSuite
  • I thought the meeting was terrific, the mix of topics relevant, the speakers fantastic and participant turnout was excellent."
    — Cahty Rodgers, VP Global Opportunities, IBM
  • The World Forum was a fabulous event, so well organized and welcoming, lending itself to some very worthwhile networking all round."
    — Jacob Azran, CEO, Blue I Waters Technologies
  • The attendance was impressive and the contacts were rich"
    — Ramabadran Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director, Tata Sons
  • I've been referencing some of the insights I gained from the panel discussions which validates for me that it was time well spent."
    — Robert Mankowski, Product Management, Bentley Systems