• Who Attends?

    World Forum attendees are senior leaders involved in every aspect of FDI, including corporate investors, government officials, intermediaries, site consultants, investment promotion agencies and legal advisors.

  • The Results Are In

    For 14 years the World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment has brought together expanding companies, investment promotion agencies and service providers from across the globe to network and forge long–lasting relationships.

  • Delegates have attended from all over the world!

    Business leaders, chief executives and decision-makers from internationally expanding companies come to hear and discuss the latest news and trends on corporate investment strategy and expansion opportunities.

  • The World Forum was a stellar event. The program was great, packed with knowledgeable and engaging speakers, and the diverse attendee group was super."
    — James F. Alexander, Vice President, Economic Development, St. Louis Regional Chamber
  • I wanted to state that I was truly impressed with the forum and found it to be of great value. I was also very impressed with the organization of the event and am very much looking forward to participating in Shanghai next year."
    — Alan Weber, Oakland County, Economic Development and Community Affairs
  • The speakers were very good and receptions were amazing. I really liked that there were people from all over the globe. It brought an entirely different element to the conference. Will definitely be going again!"
    — Daniel Silverman, VP Business Development, ROI
  • Just getting that face-to-face time with a CEO from a multinational company is worth it."
    — Andreas Campos, Ensenada EDC
  • You bring in the people actually doing the investing, people who have positions on why they should invest, great dialogue and great collaboration."
    — Roman Bukary, Vice President Account Management, NetSuite
  • I thought the meeting was terrific, the mix of topics relevant, the speakers fantastic and participant turnout was excellent."
    — Cahty Rodgers, VP Global Opportunities, IBM
  • The World Forum was a fabulous event, so well organized and welcoming, lending itself to some very worthwhile networking all round."
    — Jacob Azran, CEO, Blue I Waters Technologies
  • The attendance was impressive and the contacts were rich"
    — Ramabadran Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director, Tata Sons
  • I've been referencing some of the insights I gained from the panel discussions which validates for me that it was time well spent."
    — Robert Mankowski, Product Management, Bentley Systems

Future Forums

The 2018 World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment

11 - 13 June 2018
Liverpool, England

The 2019 World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment


Durban, KwaZulu-Natal