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The FDI Excellence Series is a new training program for investment promotion agencies from around the world. The program is designed for experienced investment promotion professionals and those that are new to the profession, no matter what type of agency they work for.

The FDI Excellence Series will be divided into six separate three-day training courses, held at 2-month intervals starting in January 2018. Participants can choose to attend only one course or any combination of different courses. Each of the courses will cover a key area of investment attraction and promotion to offer the most comprehensive and practical foreign direct investment training available for investment promotion agencies anywhere in the world.


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13-14 December 2018, Budapest, Hungary

The FDI Excellence Series: “FDI Aftercare” Training in collaboration with Andreas Dressler

As part of the FDI Excellence Series training program, WAIPA in collaboration with Andreas Dressler/FDI Center will be hosting a training course on FDI Aftercare in Budapest on December 13 and 14, 2018. The course will focus on how investment promotion agencies (IPAs) can take advantage of their existing base of foreign investors to generate new investment and employment.

Aftercare is becoming increasingly important as foreign direct investment slows down around the world. In addition to helping investors resolve problems so they can grow, aftercare is also crucial to helping locations move up the value chain by enhancing the activities of existing investors. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn aftercare skills from FDI experts and leading IPAs and discover aftercare best practices from around the world.

Participants in this course will learn how to:

  • Select companies for aftercare and determine priority key accounts
  • Develop specific services to provide to companies as part of aftercare
  • Deal with the main issues faced by investors and the challenges of providing aftercare
  • Build relationships with companies that strengthen their ties to the local community
  • Coordinate the support of other entities to develop an effective aftercare program
  • Monitor existing investors to identify companies at risk
  • Proactively identify opportunities for companies to grow or expand the scope of their activities
  • Use aftercare to enhance the advocacy role of the IPA

The FDI Aftercare course is intended for all professionals that are involved in attracting and retaining new investors to their location. The training is highly practical and will provide participants with real skills and proven techniques for supporting existing investors.

The course is open to all investment promotion professionals, regardless of their level of seniority, geographic origin and the type of organization they represent. This includes national, regional or local IPAs, free zones and special economic zones, government ministries and chambers of commerce and other organizations involved in investment promotion and aftercare.


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Download FDI Aftercare draft program here


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WAIPA members: USD 1700

Others: USD 2500

Participants have to cover and arrange their travel between their home country and the course venue as well as lodging, this is not included in the tuition fee. Furthermore, no emergency medical insurance is provided. Participants have to ensure that they have a valid passport and appropriate visa for travel to Hungary.


The FDI Excellence Series trainings will be delivered by Andreas Dressler, who is one of the world’s leading advisors in the field of foreign direct investment, as well as other selected FDI practitioners and professionals.

Courses are open to all agencies from around the world, with a reduced registration fee for WAIPA members and early registrations. If you have any questions please contact


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