Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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David East

Head of FDI and Economic Products
Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company

Highly accomplished, dynamic and experienced cross-border investment professional, with over 18 years’ experience gained in the industry working with large multinationals, leading consultants, multilateral organisations, government investment promotion agencies and academic institutions globally.

Currently, David is the Director, Product Strategy for the Tax/Transfer Pricing, FDI & Economic verticals at Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics company. Formerly, as Head of FDI & Economic Products at Bureau van Dijk. David initiated the concept and developed the only global database tracking both Greenfield FDI projects and cross-border M&A deals - Orbis Crossborder Investment. This unique tool is underpinned by Bureau van Dijk's world-class company information.

Prior to that, David was the Publisher of fDi Magazine (part of the Financial Times group) before becoming Business Development Director in OCO Consulting Ltd and then fDi Intelligence. As Business Development Director, he oversaw the development of two market-leading cross-border investment databases, growing revenues by over 600% in just under 7 years. His main areas of expertise are on corporate globalisation trends and comparisons of location competitiveness and how governments and corporations can use data to inform their FDI activities as well as how they can market their locations to attract FDI.

David is regularly invited to participate at international FDI events as a moderator, panellist and as a trainer. He led a 3-day UNCTAD/WAIPA workshop for African IPAs training them on best practices in investment promotion. Most recently, he has presented at the following events: the AIM Congress (Dubai); the IEDC Annual Conference, WAIPA's FDI Excellence Training Series; Global Expansion Summit, the FDI Expo and SIDO.

 

David is an active member of the "Worshipful Company of Carmen" and was awarded the "Freedom of the City of London" in 2003.


Sessions of the speaker

21-OCT-2020

21-OCT-2020

12:40 - 13:55

 

 

COVID 19 has had a significant impact on business travel and communication. In the Pre COVID, times face to face interaction, business card exchange was a common way of communication, facilitating Lead Generation. Now we are looking into digital interaction; therefore, leading to a push to new forms of Lead Generation.

 

In this session, we will have IPAs discuss has their model of Lead Generation changed? How 

have they adapted themselves to these changes, and what is in store for IPAs?

Speakers:
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H.E. Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi
Director General
Abu Dhabi Investment Office
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George Campanellas
Chief Executive Officer
Invest Cyprus
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Steve Jast
President and CEO
Gazelle.ai
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Ziva Eger
Chief Executive
Invest in Israel and Industrial Cooperation Authority
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Yofi Grant
Chief Executive Officer
Ghana Investment Promotion Centre
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Marina Epifanceva
Deputy Chief Executive
Tatarstan Investment Development Agency
Session Chair:
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David East
Head of FDI and Economic Products
Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company