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Sector Studies & Databases

WAVTEQ's High Performance Industry Cluster Report Series was launched in August 2018. The report series will focus on industry and company research on transformative sectors which combine very high growth rates with opportunities for sustainable investment.

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Special Report Series

Presentations & Workshops

Jun2018

On Wednesday 27th June, Dr. Henry Loewendahl, CEO WAVTEQ and SVP fDi Intelligence, Financial Times delivered a keynote speech and delivered a presentation titled "Putting Germany into Perspective - FDI in Europe" at the GTAI Standort Konferenz 2018 in Berlin, Germany.



Contact Daniel Callaghan, SVP Europe, for more information on how WAVTEQ is working with German states and cities to attract FDI

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Jun2018

On Monday 25th June, Chris Knight, Co-Founder & CCO of WAVTEQ presented on "Global FDI Trends: the big picture and impact on Africa" at the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) in Washington D.C.




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May2018

On Wednesday 23rd May, Chris Knight, CCO of WAVTEQ presented on 'How to make the most of advertising' at the WAIPA "FDI Marketing" training workshop in Helsinki, Finland.

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Feb2018

WAVTEQ presents a brand new model for FDI attraction in pioneering new study.

WAVTEQ's latest Special Report publishes for the first time research into how Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) and Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) can develop a sector strategy to attract inward investment.

Featuring expert analysis by WAVTEQ CEO Dr Henry Loewendahl and Glenn Barklie, Chief Economist, fDi Intelligence, Financial Times, the study presents a new model of Revealed Comparative Advantage in Foreign Direct Investment (RCA-FDI) for the world�s leading FDI locations.

Over the last 2 years, WAVTEQ has successfully applied the model of RCA-FDI to many of our economic development clients in both developed and developing countries to inform the identification of target sectors for FDI. We hope that by providing open access to the model that it can be used directly by other economic development organizations and related institutions.


Follow the link below to download a free copy of the study
Download a free copy of the study

Jan2018

How to identify inward investors that will have the biggest impact on sustainable development? A new Sustainable Development Company Index

WAVTEQ has published a pioneering new study examining how economic development organizations can identify potential investors that will make the strongest contribution to sustainable development.

The new study presents WAVTEQ's new "Sustainable Development Company Index" as a practical methodology to assess a company's commitment to sustainable development with cases studies of 30 companies.


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Dec2017

UNESCAP publishes one of the most comprehensive Handbooks on attracting FDI. WAVTEQ provided a full review of the handbook and the handbook draws extensively on WAVTEQ best practice frameworks for investment promotion strategy, facilitation, and investor targeting as well as highlighting WAVTEQ-developed tools including fDi Markets (Page 4), IncentivesMonitor (Page 159) and FDI Accounting (Page 286).

Follow the link below to download the handbook
Download the handbook here

Dec2017

On Tuesday 5th December, Daniel Callaghan (WAVTEQ SVP, Europe) presented at the fDi Intelligence workshop in London. Daniel was joined by a panel of 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.

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Download the presentation conducted on Tuesday 5th December 2017

DEC2017

WAVTEQ to expand Irish and Indian operations having secured Fusion R&D funding for Artificial Intelligence

WAVTEQ, the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) consulting group, has secured support from InterTradeIreland(ITI) to build an Artificial Intelligence (AI) team. The new AI division will commence R&D activity into a fully automated corporate intelligence research platform. ITI funding will provide additional employment in the fields of artificial intelligence and data analytics, with new appointments to WAVTEQ�s dedicated software engineering team, based in Cork, Ireland, expected within the next two months. In February 2018, this expanded team will move into a new state of the art facility at Fota Business Park, Cork.

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Oct2017

WAVTEQ has prepared a new report on "Guidelines for Handling Investor Enquiries" for the Conference Board of Canada (CBoC). The training guideline covers five core modules:

  • The importance of investment promotion and facilitation
  • Investor enquiry handling and follow-up
  • Investor meetings
  • Organising the site visit
  • MOUs and securing the investment

Follow the link below to download the report.
Download Guidelines for Handling Investor Enquiries 2017

Sep2017

On Wednesday 20th September, Mary Hebert of WAVTEQ and Chris Steele of Investment Consulting Associates (ICA) presented on �How to Engage with Site Selection Consultants to Secure Investment Referrals and Negotiate on Incentives� at IEDC 2017 in Toronto.

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Download the presentation conducted on Wednesday 20th September 2017

Apr2017

AIM Workshop Presentations

  • FDI Trends and Competitiveness Drivers
  • Sustainable Development

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Download the presentations conducted on Saturday 1st April 2017.

Apr2017

Special Report: WAVTEQ in collaboration with Investment Consulting Associates (ICA) have published a special report on 'Sustainable Development and FDI'

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Download the paper.

Feb2017

Chris Knight presented "Impact of Brexit on FDI: Implications" at EDCO in Toronto, Canada

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Download the presentation conducted on Thurs 9th February 2017.

Dec2016

Dr Henry Loewendahl Blog entry: What can we learn from emerging markets? Report from four corners of the globe

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Nov2016

Country Reports: "How to attract FDI from China"

  • World's second largest source of greenfield FDI in 2014 and 2015
  • Fastest growing source of global FDI
  • The largest greenfield investor in many countries & states, including in the US
  • Increasingly focused on high quality FDI in North America & Europe
  • Huge opportunities to attract manufacturing, services, R&D and infrastructure FDI

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Nov2016

Dr Loewendahl presentation GlobalExpo Botswana 2016 Thurs 24th November

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Download the presentation conducted on Thurs 24th November 2016.

Nov2016

International Investment Promotion Workshop, November 21, 2016 Johannesburg, South Africa

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Download the full workshop materials and presentations - participants only

Nov2016

Dr Henry Loewendahl, Group CEO of WAVTEQ, delivered a two-day FDI training program for BKPM in Indonesia November 9-10, 2016.
Workshop participants can download the full training materials and presentations.

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Download the material from the FDI training program for BKPM in Indonesia.

Nov2016

On Thursday 10th November, Dr Henry Loewendahl & Scott Bryan presented an Indonesia 'Services and Air Transport' webinar.
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Download the presentation conducted on Thursday 10th November 2016.

Nov2016

On Tuesday 8th November, Dr Henry Loewendahl & Scott Bryan presented an Indonesia 'Manufacturing' webinar.
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Download the presentation conducted on Tuesday 8th November 2016.

Nov2016

On Thursday 3rd November, Dr Henry Loewendahl & Scott Bryan presented an Indonesia 'Agribusiness' webinar.
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Download the presentation conducted on Thursday 3rd November 2016.

Nov2016

On Tuesday 1st November, Dr Henry Loewendahl & Scott Bryan presented an Indonesia 'Renewable Energy' webinar.
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Download the presentation conducted on Tuesday 1st November 2016.

Oct2016

On Friday 21st October, Dr Henry Loewendahl presented a WAVTEQ-FT Colombia workshop.
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Download the presentation conducted on Wednesday 21st October 2016.

Sep2016

On Wednesday 21st September, Dr Henry Loewendahl presented on "Global Investment Trends" at the fDi Forum 2016.
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Download the presentation conducted on Wednesday 21st September 2016.

Sep2016

On Tuesday 20th September Dr Henry Loewendahl (CEO WAVTEQ & SVP of fDi Intelligence) hosted an interactive workshop to IPA's, presenting best practices for sourcing and securing foreign direct investment.
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Download the materials from the workshop conducted on Tuesday 20th September 2016.

August2016
July2016

WAVTEQ have published a paper entitled 'The impact of Brexit on foreign direct investment into the UK: Recommendations for investment promotion strategy'
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July2016

Chris Fraser (Director, Asia Pacific at WAVTEQ), presented at the Asia Matters Summit in Dublin attended by the Irish Foreign Minister, the Chinese Ambassador and a senior, multinational audience.
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download the ASEAN outbound investment presentation
download the FDI into ASEAN presentation

April2016

Dubai FDI launches first ever city FDI Monitor powered by WAVTEQ
The Dubai FDI Monitor utilizes WAVTEQ's state of the art "FDI Accounting" software tool, to track, qualify, and report on FDI into Dubai.
Dubai FDI launches first ever city FDI Monitor powered by WAVTEQ

Jan2016

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment has published a paper by Dr Henry Loewendahl, CEO of WAVTEQ, on how economic development organizations (EDOs) should track and measure their performance in attracting FDI.
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Columbia University FDI Perspective

Download our full study on FDI accounting methods

Dec2015

WAVTEQ & fDi Intelligence UK FDI workshop Training materials
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Download the full training materials of the FT-WAVTEQ workshop conducted on December 9th, 2015.

Sep2015
WAVTEQ presents "Global Investment Trends" at fDi Forum

Dr Henry Loewendahl, CEO WATEQ, delivered a presentation titled "Global Investment Trends" at the largest corporate FDI event in the UK fDi Forum on the 24th September, 2015

The presentation can be downloaded here

Sep2015

Sep 2015 - Brazil Workshop Training Materials
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download the full training materials of the FT-WAVTEQ workshop conducted on October 22-23, 2015.

June2015
WAVTEQ presents at the Financial Times fDi Forum in Hong Kong

Dr Henry Loewendahl, Founder & CEO of WAVTEQ, gave a presentation on "Chinese FDI in Comparative Perspective" at the fDi Forum (June 30, 2015; Hong Kong).

The presentation can be downloaded here.

May2015
The fDi Report 2015 published co-edited by WAVTEQ

The definitive report with the latest trends and prospects for greenfield foreign direct investment has been published by fDi Intelligence co-edited by Dr Henry Loewendahl (CEO, WAVTEQ) and with a though piece on Outbound FDI from China by Chris Fraser (Director AsiaPacific, WAVTEQ)

The report can be downloaded @ http://forms.fdiintelligence.com/report2015/.

May2014
The fDi Report 2014 published co-edited by WAVTEQ

The definitive report with the latest trends and prospects for greenfield foreign direct investment has been published by fDi Intelligence co-edited by WAVTEQ.

The report can be downloaded here: The fDi Report 2014.

Mar2014
WAVTEQ presents at MIPIM Annual Conference on Software & Technology Trends

Dr Henry Loewendahl, Founder & CEO of WAVTEQ, gave a presentation on "Software & Technology Trends" at the MIPIM Annual Conference (12 March, 2014; Cannes, France).

The presentation can be downloaded here.

Oct2013

Presentation on Taxes, Incentives and FDI at IEDC annual conference
Dr Henry Loewendahl, Founder & CEO of WAVTEQ, gave a presentation on "The Impact of Taxes and Incentives on the Inward Investment Performance of US States" at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference (6-9 October, 2013; Philadelphia, USA).

Incentives and Inward Investment (2013)

June2013

Hertfordshire publishes sector propositions developed by WAVTEQ
WAVTEQ developed the sector investment propositions and brochures for one of the leading regions in the UK.

Examples can be downloaded here:

The brochures can be downloaded here http://www.hertfordshirelep.com/invest/

May2013
WAVTEQ presents on Globalization of Technology at annual INSME conference

Dr Henry Loewendahl, Founder & CEO of WAVTEQ, gave a presentation on "The Globalization of Technology" at the annual INSME meeting (23 May, 2013; Izmir, Turkey).

The presentation can be downloaded here: Globalization of Technology 2013.

May2013

Caribbean Export publishes FT/WAVTEQ investor perception study
Working with fDi Intelligence, WAVTEQ led an investor perception survey of the CARIFORUM region for Caribbean Export.

The study can be downloaded here:
CARIRFORUM Investor Perception Study 2013

The study can also be accessed at:
http://www.carib-export.com/.../Investor-Perception-Survey-fro-CARIFORUM-Final-Report.pdf

April2013
The fDi Report 2013 published co-edited by WAVTEQ

The definitive report with the latest trends and prospects for greenfield foreign direct investment has been published by fDi Intelligence co-edited by WAVTEQ.

The report can be downloaded here: The fDi Report 2013.

April2013
Feb2013

Presentation "50 Shades of FDI" at EDCO annual conference, Canada
Representing fDi Intelligence, Dr Henry Loewendahl presented on 50 Shades of FDI with colleague Chris Knight at the largest economic development conference in Canada, EDCO, in February 2013.

50 Shades of FDI

Oct2012
Presentation at the International Outsourcing Forum on Site Selection Trends in Outsourcing

Representing fDi Intelligence, Dr Henry Loewendahl presented on "Site Selection Trends in Outsourcing: Who's Investing Where?" at the IOF in Gdansk, Poland 3rd-5th October, 2012.

Site Selection Trends in Outsourcing.
April2012
Dr Henry Loewendahl published article on "Who is Following the BRICs"

Dr Henry Loewendahl published an article in fDi Magazine examining the BRIC phenomenon and providing a methodology for identifying which will be the next economies to watch.

Who is Following the BRICs
Jan2012

DETI publishes FT/WAVTEQ study on the quality of FDI and impact of tax
The Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Investment (DETI) Northern Ireland published the Executive Summary of a 12 month study examining the quality of FDI, providing FDI forecasts, and modelling the impact of corporate tax on FDI.

Executive Summary - Improving the Quality of FDI (2012)

The study can also be accessed at:
http://www.detini.gov.uk/attracting_fdi_executive_summary.pdf

Dec2011
Regional Network Meeting on FDI in LDCs, Landlocked Economies, and Countries with Economies in Transition in Asia and the Pacific

We were guest speaker and lead commentator at the UNESCAP conference in Bangkok, Thailand in December 2011. We represented fDi Intelligence, Financial Times Ltd.

FDI Trends, Opportunities, and Implications
Oct2011
First International Meeting of the Pacific Rim - New Leaders of the Investment World

We were guest speaker at the Pacific Rim conference in Cali, Colombia in October 2011, attended by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. We represented fDi Intelligence, Financial Times Ltd.

New Leaders of the Investment World: Countries, Sectors, and Projections
Dec2010
Palgrave Macmillan - FDI from Emerging markets

'The Rise of Emerging Market Multinationals: Investment Promotion Challenges Ahead' published in Foreign Direct Investment From Emerging Markets: The Challenges Ahead by Palgrave Macmillan.

http://www.vcc.columbia.edu/books
Dec2010

Columbia University - Handbook for promoting foreign direct investment 2010
Lead consultant for the first FDI handbook designed for cities. It is a comprehensive A-Z guide for 'how to do' investment promotion. Available in English and Spanish.

http://www.vcc.columbia.edu/books

Jan2010
fDi Intelligence, Financial Times Ltd - Global FDI Outlook Report 2010

Worked with fDi Intelligence to produce this high profile report on FDI trends in 2009 and prospects for 2010.

The report can be downloaded at www.fdiintelligence.com.

May2001

Palgrave MacMillian - Bargaining with Multinationals 2001
Examines the relationship between MNCs, regional development, and government and recommends a framework to integrate endogenous and exogenous approaches to investment promotion and economic development

http://www.amazon.com/Bargaining-Multinationals-Investment-Siemens-North-East/dp/0333948130

Dec2000
Centre for European Policy Studies - Turkey's performance in attracting FDI 2000

Detailed examination of Turkey's comparative performance in attracting FDI and the implications of EU enlargement

http://www.ceps.eu/book/turkeys-performance-attracting-foreign-direct-investment-implications-eu-enlargement

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