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WAVTEQ to host interactive FDI training workshop at the Barranquilla Investment Conference 2018


  Barranquilla, Columbia

  31st October - 2nd November, 2018


On October 31st WAVTEQ will host a 2-day interactive FDI training workshop at the Barranquilla Investment Conference 2018.

WAVTEQ's Senior Partner, Scott Bryan will facilitate the workshop, covering key topics within Trends & Best Practices, Aftercare and Business Retention & Expansion, Sustainable Development Goals and FDI, Lead Generation and Destination Marketing.

Visit probarranquilla.org for more information and details about the program and registration process.

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WAVTEQ to present at the UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2018


  Palace of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

  22th - 26th, October 2018


WAVTEQ is pleased to announce that our CEO, Dr Henry Loewendahl, will be delivering a keynote presentation at the UNCTAD World Investment Forum (WIC) 2018.

The WIC is the pre-eminent global platform for investment and development, and will take place from 22 to 26 October 2018, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Dr. Loewendahl will deliver a keynote presentation on the opening day titled, 'Foreign Direct Investment in Sustainable Development: The Corporate Perspective'.

During the presentation Dr Loewendahl will be present the results of WAVTEQ’s ‘Global Sustainable Investment Survey’ which provides analysis on the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) intentions of leading MNEs and SMEs focused on sustainable investments.

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WAVTEQ named as a key partner of Dubai Investment Week 2018


  Dubai, UAE

  7th - 11th, October 2018


WAVTEQ has been named as a key partner of Dubai Investment Week (DIW), to be held from October 7-11.

DIW seeks to further raise the profile of Dubai as a strategic and futuristic city as well as a gateway to regional markets and a global business hub.

Dr Henry Loewendahl (CEO WAVTEQ & SVP of fDi Intelligence) will open DIW on Oct 7th with a key note presentation titled, 'Dubai Advantage : FDI Flows, Global Rankings and Benchmarking.'

On Day 2 Dr. Loewendahl will also give a keynote presentation which will focus on, Attracting FDI into Sustainable Development Projects.

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WAVTEQ to exhibit and present at IEDC 2018 in Atlanta


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  Hyatt Regency, Hanover AB room (Lower Level 2)

  Atlanta, USA

  30th September - 3rd October, 2018

  Sponsored Session: 2:00 PM - 2nd October, 2018


On the 30th of September, the city of Atlanta will host the IEDC 2018 Annual Conference | September 30 - October 3 | Atlanta Inclusive Economic Development: Fulfilling Dreams.

WAVTEQ and equity partner Research Consultants International, who together form the world's largest lead leneration group, will sponsor the conference and have a shared booth (#205-#207), promoting their Database, Consulting and Lead Generation service capability.

On Tuesday 2nd October at 2pm, Mary Hebert (SVP, North America, WAVTEQ) will host an afternoon sponsored session together with Chris Knight, Co-Founder and CCO, WAVTEQ and Bruce Takefman, Founder and President, Research Consultants International on "The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Implications how U.S. EDOs can engage with European and Canadian companies". At the session EDOs can gain key knowledge and insights into:

  • The importance European and Canadian FDI for the US
  • The impact of GDPR and CASL on attracting FDI from Europe and Canada
  • How to avoid breaching the GDPR and CASL regulations
  • How to recalibrate their marketing and business recruitment activities to attract European and Canadian FDI

On October 15th WAVTEQ will host a webinar on the impact of GDPR on attracting FDI from Europe. More details to follow

Further information

WAVTEQ is a specialist in attracting FDI to North America. We have helped to identify and secure over $10 billion of greenfield FDI projects opened in the US since 2014. Over 1,000 EDOs subscribe to WAVTEQ-developed databases and products.

If you would like to attend our sponsored session or arrange a meeting with our team of investment attraction experts at IEDC 2018 please contact:

David Gray, Senior Marketing Executive, WAVTEQ
  +44 (0) 28090 996 698
  david.gray@wavteq.com

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WAVTEQ to present on "Global FDI trends in the Textiles sector" at inaugural Cotton and Textile event in Burkina Faso


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  Koudougou, Burkina Faso

  27th - 29th, September 2018


We are proud to announce that WAVTEQ will present at the 1st Edition of the Cotton and Textile International Conference (SICOT) in Koudougou, Burkina Faso. The inaugural event hosted by the Agence de Promotion des Investissements du Burkina Faso (API-BFI) will take place from the 27-29 September, 2018 and focus on the theme of "Integrated cotton processing: A factor in job and wealth creation".

WAVTEQ's Director of Sustainable Development, Christian Kollinsky will speak on the topic of "Global FDI trends in the Textiles sectors: How to attract FDI that will have the biggest sustainable development impact."

The conference will provide an excellent platform for discussion on Cotton and Textile sector expansion opportunities in Africa.

WAVTEQ is very much looking forward to connecting the investment promotion community at SICOT 2018.

If you would like more information, please visit www.investburkina.com or to register to attend or sponsor the SICOT conference, please register your interest at info@investburkina.com

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WAVTEQ's Chris Knight to present at the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018


  World Trade Center

  Washington D.C, USA

  25th June 2018 - 08:40am


On Monday 25th June Chris Knight (WAVTEQ Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer) will present at the 2018 Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS).

Taking place at the World Trade Center in Washington D.C from June 24th to the 26th. The theme of this year's summit is "Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development: the Gateway to African Markets"

On Monday 25th June at 8:40am (EST) Chris will open the Global FDI Talk session to discuss Global FDI Trends: the big picture and impact on specific countries and world regions.

If you would like the opportunity to meet with Chris and discuss further how WAVTEQ can help promote your location to inward investors globally then please contact us here to arrange a meeting.

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WAVTEQ is attending the IEDC Leadership Summit 2018


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  Las Vegas, Nevada USA

  28th - 30th January 2018


Meet WAVTEQ at this year's IEDC Summit and learn how to promote your location to inward investors worldwide using our full range of market leading business attraction tools.

The summit will explore the topics of Economics, Leadership, Leadership In Business, Leadership Management and Leadership Skill and more.

During the three-day event WAVTEQ would like to invite EDO attendees to meet with Mary Hebert, SVP of Strategy & Partnerships at WAVTEQ to discuss how to attract more business attraction to your location.

At IEDC Mary will be available to discuss with you:

Lead Generation services

WAVTEQ is one the most successful LG consulting firms with offices in all key source market worldwide.

We have attracted over $10 billion of greenfield FDI into the US since 2014 as well as working with US companies including IBM, Pfizer, and Uber.

WAVTEQ's inward investment data and technology products are used by Select USA and EDOs across the US as well as by major companies and advisory firms.

Our key focus is on working with EDOs to attract companies from Asia, Europe and West Coast US.

FDI Professionals - global location marketing and promotion tool

Find out about our new FDI Professionals product, which is an indispensable tool to cost effectively get your location on the investor's map globally.

With 50% of companies using advisors to help setup overseas, 40% of US companies outsourcing site selection, and the media having a critical impact on location perceptions FDI Professionals is a complete solution to market and promote your location.

If you are interested in learning how to promote your location to inward investors globally using WAVTEQ's full range of FDI attraction tools and services, then please contact Mary Hebert, SVP WAVTEQ, North America.

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WAVTEQ presents at fDi Intelligence International Investment Promotion Workshop


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  London, UK

  5th December 2017


On Tuesday 5th December our friends at fDi Intelligence will host an interactive workshop at the Financial Times office in London.

The workshop will present best practices for sourcing and securing foreign direct investment (FDI).

Daniel Callaghan (WAVTEQ SVP, Europe) will join a panel of top FDI experts from fDi Intelligence to discuss the impact of current world affairs on both inward and outward FDI to the UK market, including the opportunities and challenges. There will also be a series of group exercises followed by a Q&A session.

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WAVTEQ is attending SelectUSA 2017 in Washington DC


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  Washington DC

  18th - 20th June 2017


Meet WAVTEQ at this year's Select USA Investment Summit and learn how to promote your location to inward investors worldwide using our full range of market leading FDI Attraction tools.

WAVTEQ has the best track record in the industry in attracting FDI to the US and is the leading developer of FDI tools, with over 1,000 EDOs subscribing to WAVTEQ-developed products.

WAVTEQ's CEO Dr Henry Loewendahl and Mary Hebert SVP, North America will meet with EDOs to discuss how WAVTEQ's Asia and Europe lead generation services can attract FDI to their location and how our proprietary tools (FDI Professionals, IncentivesMonitor, and FDI Accounting) can support their activities.

If you are interested in meeting with WAVTEQ please respond at your earliest convenience or visit Select USA's Matchmaking System to arrange. WAVTEQ will also be exhibiting at this year's summit so make sure to stop by for a chat at booth number 550.

We look forward to meeting you in Washington DC!


WAVTEQ named as an official 'Investment Advisory Partner' at the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) 2017


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  Dubai, UAE

  1st April 2017

  Workshop time: 14:00 - 17:00

  Location: Room Dubai E


AIM logo We are proud to announce that WAVTEQ will be the official 'Investment Advisory Partner' at the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) 2017. AIM is the premier event in foreign direct investment (FDI) for Growing Markets, taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The theme of the 7th edition of AIM will be International Investment, the Path to Competitiveness and Development. Joined by a panel of investment promotion experts WAVTEQ CEO Dr. Henry Loewendahl will lead the main FDI Capacity Building workshop at the event titled 'How can FDI be used to develop location competitiveness?' which will take place on April 1st  . During the conference, Dr Loewendahl will also moderate the 'Investment Incentives' session on April 3rd.

Visit WAVTEQ at booth number AIM-D-10a in the exhibit hall to learn more about our specialist consultancy services and database tools to help locations attract FDI.

WAVTEQ is very much looking forward to connecting with the FDI community at AIM 2017. http://www.aimcongress.com/en/features/pre-conference-workshop/ i

Event website:  www.aimcongress.com/en/aim-2017/


Further information

If you would like to attend the FDI Capacity building workshop/arrange a meeting with Dr. Henry Loewendahl at AIM 2017 please contact:

David Gray, Marketing Executive, WAVTEQ
  +44 (0) 28090 996 698
  david.gray@wavteq.com


WAVTEQ to present at fDi Intelligence International Investment Promotion Workshop


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  Johannesburg, South Africa

  21st November 2016


On Monday 21st November, our friends at fDi Intelligence will host the International Investment Promotion Workshop in South Africa, Johannesburg. The workshop will present best practices for sourcing and securing foreign direct investment with specific focus on inward and outward FDI to the Southern African market, including opportunities and challenges.

Dr Henry Loewendahl (CEO WAVTEQ & SVP of fDi Intelligence) will lead the workshop along with fDi cohorts, Chris Knight and Carmel Ferris of fDi Intelligence.

The workshop presentation will outline:

  • Global FDI trends and prospects: growth markets and sectors
  • Best practices in lead generation and targeting intermediaries
  • Best practices in marketing a location: evidence from the FT
  • New Forms of Investment: What type of FDI should IPAs promote?
  • Best practices in aftercare and account management: private sector perspective
  • FDI Lead Management System

If you are interested in a training workshop for your location or any other WAVTEQ or fDi Intelligence investment promotion product or service then please contact Dr Henry Loewendahl to find out how WAVTEQ can assist.


WAVTEQ to exhibit as an official investment partner at the FDI Expo 2016 in London, UK


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  London, UK

  17th - 18th November 2016


We are proud to announce that WAVTEQ will be one of the official investment partners at Foreign Direct Investment Expo 2016.

Taking place in London's Olympia exhibition centre on the 17th - 18th November, the event connects the world's most dynamic and prosperous investment opportunities with the most ambitious and innovative investors and business owners.

"We're really pleased to be partnering with the FDI Expo 2016 allowing WAVTEQ to showcase our innovative, proprietary databases, FDI Professionals & Incentives Monitor. WAVTEQ has always been passionate about helping its clients with their international expansion and promotion efforts, whether it be supporting corporates with their site selection, advisory needs and incentive negotiation projects, or enabling IPAs to promote their location more effectively. We believe combining our experience and knowledge with cutting-edge FDI technology is critical to future investment success for our clients"
Sanchia Kirkpatrick, Deputy Director, WAVTEQ.

WAVTEQ is looking forward to connecting with the FDI community at this year's expo, which will provide an important platform for the creation of new relationships, and sharing of new ideas.

If you are interested in discussing your organisation's overseas expansion plans or indeed are an IPA interested in finding out how WAVTEQ can support you, then please contact Sanchia Kirkpatrick, Head of Client Services to find out more.


WAVTEQ is attending the 21st World Investment Conference (WAIPA) in Istanbul, on October 13-14, 2016


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  Istanbul, Turkey

  13th - 14th October 2016


This month, the city of Istanbul will host the 21st World Investment Conference (WAIPA), on October 13-14, 2016. The annual meeting will bring together Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) from a vast number of countries, other government officials, development sector leaders, the international business community and academics relevant to FDI policy and strategy.

The overarching theme this year will be, "Inclusive Investments and a Sustainable Future," with current topics being discussed such as:

  • Steering towards sustainable FDI - FDI as a main driver to achieve sustainable development goals
  • Influence of technology in IPA service excellence
  • Analyzing factors that determine private sector investments into markets

During the two-day event WAVTEQ would like to invite IPA attendees to meet with Dr Henry Loewendahl, WAVTEQ CEO, SVP fDi Intelligence N. America, and Chris Knight, Global Commercial Director, fDi Intelligence to discuss how to attract more FDI to your location and share their experience of working with over 200 IPAs worldwide.

If you are interested in learning how to promote your location to inward investors globally using WAVTEQ and fDi Intelligence full range of FDI attraction tools and services, then please contact David Gray, Marketing & Research Executive to arrange a meeting with Dr Henry Loewendahl and Chris Knight at the conference.

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Join WAVTEQ and the biggest names in Economic Development at IEDC 2016


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  Cleveland, USA

  25th - 28th September 2016


The annual 'International Economic Development Council' conference is nearly upon us. Hosted in Cleveland from the 25th - 28th September 2016 the IEDC's Annual Conference is the largest event of its kind. The three-day event will showcase how economic developers are shaping communities that emerge as stronger and more resilient.

WAVTEQ Senior VP International Business Development, Daniel Callaghan will feature as a guest panelist during the event at the 'How to Retain, Expand and Upgrade Existing Investors' seminar from 1:45 - 3:15 PM on Monday 26th September. At the session Daniel will be discussing how EDOs can learn:

  • Latest trends and best practices in investor development
  • How to expand, upgrade and embed existing investors into the economy
  • Case studies of how EDOs have developed a successful investor policy

At the conference WAVTEQ will also be launching for US EDOs:

  • 'Country Desk' service, a new cost effective solution to help EDOs attract FDI from across Asia - the leading source of FDI into the US.
  • FDI Professionals - an innovative new platform that helps EDOs to quickly find location advisors and to promote their location worldwide to key influencers within the inward investment community.

If you would like to to learn how to promote your location to inward investors worldwide using the featured FDI attraction products, please contact Daniel Callaghan to find out how WAVTEQ can assist.


WAVTEQ presents at fDi Intelligence International Investment Promotion Workshop


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  London, UK

  20th September 2016


On Tuesday 20th September our friends at fDi Intelligence will host an interactive workshop at the Financial Times office in London.

The workshop will present best practices for sourcing and securing foreign direct investment.

Dr Henry Loewendahl (CEO WAVTEQ & SVP of fDi Intelligence) will be on the panel of top FDI experts from fDi Intelligence to discuss impact of Brexit on both inward and outward FDI to the UK and the opportunities and challenges Brexit is likely to create.

Click here to download his new study "The Impact of Brexit on foreign direct investment into the UK: Recommendations for Investment Promotion Strategy."


Dr Henry Loewendahl to feature as a guest speaker at the fDi Forum 2016.


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  London, UK

  21st September 2016


On Wednesday 21st September WAVTEQ will be attending the fDi Forum 2016 hosted by The Financial Times.

The forum titled "Navigating the rocky global investment environment" will focus on the latest trends in the global investment market.

It also brings together a high-level strategic group of CEOs, CFOs, Managing Directors and other decision makers from the corporate sector, along with select representatives from the public sector and other experts in the field of cross-border investment, to debate the FDI environment, examine how to successfully navigate the challenges of investing in a new territory and consider what the vote for BREXIT means for international investors.

Henry Loewendahl, Group CEO, WAVTEQ Group and Senior Vice President, fDi Intelligence, Financial Times will host a presentation in the morning, focusing on the latest 'Global Investment Trends'. The presentation will outline:

  • What are the global corporate location trends in 2016?
  • What is the impact of Brexit on FDI in Q1?
  • Who are the winners and losers of Brexit? And what are the predictions for the future?

Click here to download his new study "The Impact of Brexit on foreign direct investment into the UK: Recommendations for Investment Promotion Strategy."

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WAVTEQ to present at Sharjah FDI Forum 2016


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  Sharjah, UAE

  28 - 29th, September 2016


On Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th of September, The Financial Times, and the Sharjah Investment Authority (Shurooq) will host the Sharjah FDI Forum. The two-day event will examine the outlook for the investment in the UAE and Sharjah including the opportunities that are available for businesses seeking to invest in the Gulf region.

Dr Henry Loewendahl, Group CEO, WAVTEQ and Senior Vice President, fDi Intelligence, Financial Times will feature as a keynote speaker. Addressing attendees on day two, Henry will host a presentation titled 'Investment trends - what are the prospects for FDI in the Middle East and UAE in the coming year?' The presentation will outline:

  • What is the role of FDI in the world economy?
  • Is global FDI in growth or decline?
  • What are the key trends, drivers and competitive advantages of cities when it comes to the globalisation of innovation?

As the Forum's official investment support partner, WAVTEQ is helping global businesses with an interest in investing in the Gulf, to connect to relevant partners and authorities in Sharjah to realise their investment aspirations. Whether your organisation is considering entering the UAE's vibrant retail market, establishing regional distribution facilities in the world's busiest aviation hub, continuing to support the UAE's diversified energy mix or anything else in-between, then please contact Sanchia Kirkpatrick, Head of Client Services to find out how we can support.

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