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Hosted in a spectrum of world locations since 2003 — Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Valencia, Bologna, Vilnius, Tallinn, Shanghai, Philadelphia, Sharjah — this prestigious FDI meeting provides a platform to network and discuss global location decisions amongst FDI dealmakers: globally expanding companies, economic and investment agencies, and the multipliers and site selectors who advise both parties.

2019 Registration Information

*Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (EST)

Economic Development Agency

  • Super Early Bird Price | $1,000 | Now - November 30
  • Early Bird Price | $1,500 | November 30 - February 28
  • Full Price | $,2000 | February 28 - June 17

Site Selection Consultant / Other

    • Super Early Bird Price | $1,000 | Now - November 30
    • Early Bird Price | $1,500 | November 30 - February 28
    • Full Price | $,2000 | February 28 - June 17

Group Packages

  • A 10% discount off of the applicable daily or full conference rate
  • Available when registering three or more delegates from the same company


*To qualify, all registrants in the group must be employed at the same institution and on the same campus. All registrations must be submitted at the same time with only one form of payment supplied in one transaction.

Your registration includes:

  • Entry for the World Forum for FDI 
  • Access to the conference sessions from world renowned speakers and industry leaders
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments during both conference days
  • Entry to multiple networking receptions
  • Transportation to off-site receptions
  • Access to a one-day FDI International Training Seminar on th 11th June for the reduced rate of $495* (Discounted from $995)

*If you select the option to attend the FDI Training Seminar, $495 will be added to your cart amount.  

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  • 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