The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) in collaboration with Andreas Dressler proudly announces “the FDI Excellence Series”

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The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) in collaboration with Andreas Dressler proudly announces “the FDI Excellence Series” for investment promotion agencies. These courses will provide the most comprehensive and results-oriented foreign direct investment training available for investment promotion agencies from around the world.

The training will be divided into individual three-day courses, each of which will cover a key area of investment attraction and promotion, including business development, facilitation, marketing and aftercare. Courses are intended for both experienced investment promotion professionals as well as individuals that are new to the profession. The program is open to representatives of agencies from all parts of the world and will provide participants with practical knowledge and skills that they can apply to their everyday responsibilities.

Starting in January 2018, the courses will be held at 2-month intervals in the WAIPA Training Center in Istanbul as well as other locations around the world. Andreas Dressler will design and deliver the courses along with selected investment profession specialists from the private and public sector.

WAIPA’s regular surveys of its members have highlighted the need for high-quality training and the FDI Excellence Series reflects WAIPA’s objective of providing practical support to its members. According to Bostjan Skalar, CEO of WAIPA “IPAs play a crucial role for FDI not only by promoting but also by facilitating. That’s why they need constant capacity building and corporate empowerment. WAIPA is doing exactly that by collaborating with its partners and providing skills and expertise for their daily work.”

“Competition for foreign direct investment is becoming more intense and the field of investment attraction more complex and demanding. This course will provide agencies and their staff with the relevant capabilities and up-to-date knowledge that they need to compete successfully,” said Andreas Dressler. Andreas Dressler is one of the world’s leading advisors in the field of foreign direct investment and has supported both companies and governments with issues related to international investment.

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