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The future of cities as hubs for FDI

About This Webinar

Cities have traditionally been focal points for economic activity and magnets for foreign direct investment. Investment in cities has strengthened in recent years as both talent and innovative businesses have gravitated towards urban areas. However, this year’s events have raised questions about the future concentration of activity in densely populated areas and have led to predictions that businesses and people will move away from cities to areas that are perceived to offer greater safety and quality of life. This discussion will focus on the role of cities as locations for FDI and the strategies that economic development and investment promotion agencies of metropolitan areas can pursue to continue attracting investment and talent. Topics to be addressed include:

• To what degree are companies and individuals really leaving cities?
• How will the growth of distributed work models affect economic activity in cities?
• How can cities turn urban challenges into investment opportunities?
• What can cities do to ensure that they remain attractive as locations for businesses, innovation, and talent?
• Does talent attraction still make sense in the current economic environment?
• What can other levels of government learn from cities about branding, promotion, and digital marketing?

Who can view: People who attended or registered for the webinar only
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Managing Director of FDI Center
Andreas has been active in FDI for over 20 years. He is the managing director of FDI Center, an advisory company that works with countries, regions, cities, industrial parks, and special economic zones to implement investment promotion strategies and attract new investment.
Webinar hosting presenter
Managing Director of amsterdam inbusiness
amsterdam inbusiness is the official foreign investment agency of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Hilde has significant experience in investment attraction, having led amsterdam inbusiness since the agency’s foundation in 2008. Her role as Deputy Director of Economic Affairs for City of Amsterdam encompasses a broader remit related to Amsterdam’s continued economic prosperity and position as a leading global city.
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CEO of Toronto Global
Toronto Global actively seeks to attract global companies to the Toronto Region. Stephen recently joined Toronto Global as CEO after five years as CEO and Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Small Business at Opportunities New Brunswick. Stephen has 30 years of leadership experience in private and public sector organizations, including twenty years at the CEO level in the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) sector in Atlantic Canada and leadership roles in venture capital and corporate banking.
Webinar hosting presenter
CEO of Helsinki Business Hub
Helsinki Business Hub (HBH) is the international trade and investment promotion agency for the Finnish capital region. In addition to attracting foreign investment, HBH helps innovation-driven companies from the Helsinki region to grow. Prior to joining HBH, Marja-Liisa worked as the CEO of Net Effect Ltd. and Culminatum Innovation Oy Ltd, and did post-doctoral research in the field of innovation studies at the Aalto University, School of Business.
Webinar hosting presenter
Founder and General Director of investBA
investBA is the Investment and Trade Promotion Agency of Buenos Aires City. Alejo has more than 20 years of global background in business development, public policy, and education. In 2017, Alejo founded investBA and since then works as General Director of the agency. In his role, he works to position Buenos Aires City as an attractive business market.
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FDI Center webinar platform hosts The future of cities as hubs for FDI
FDI Center is a leading advisory firm in the field of foreign direct investment (FDI).

We specialize in the attraction of FDI by investment promotion agencies, economic development agencies, industrial parks, and special economic zones from all parts of the world.
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