Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Chris has been working in the field of FDI and advising governments for over 12 years. He is an expert in the benchmarking of locations, analyzing and interpreting FDI trends worldwide, devising a promotional strategy & promotional material for IPAs as well as training IPAs on how best to market your location/country/region.
He has worked with over 80 economic development organizations worldwide in all aspects of foreign direct investment including: lead generation, event organization and management, best practice, investment promotion and location benchmarking propositions. Chris has extensive experience working in global markets including Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Middle East.
10:00 - 13:00
FDI Workshop 4 (Wavteq) – How to Engage with the Private Sector to Cost Effectively Attract FDI
This workshop will provide the latest best practices and evidence on how IPAs and Zones can work with the private sector to generate more investment into their location. The workshop is run by Wavteq, one of the largest FDI consulting firms globally which has secured over $50 billion of FDI for our IPA clients. The workshop will be divided into 3 main topics:
1. Best Practice in How to Identify and Engage with Potential Investors
2. Best Practices in How to Identify and Engage with Investment Intermediaries
3. Best Practices How to Work with Lead Generation Consulting Firms
The workshop will provide practical lessons and key insights that can be implemented by workshop participants. The workshop will facilitate discussion and sharing of best practices by IPAs attending and all IPA participants will receive copies of the full presentations.