Previous World Forums for Foreign Direct Investment

Hosted in a spectrum of world locations since 2003 — Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Valencia, Bologna, Vilnius, Tallinn, Shanghai, Philadelphia, Sharjah, San Diego, Liverpool — this prestigious FDI conference provides a unique 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. The 2018 World Forum for FDI in Liverpool hosted attendees from an unprecedented 44 countries. 

Sydney

June 2019

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Liverpool

June 2018

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San Diego

April 2016

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Sharjah

February 2015

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Philadelphia

June 2014

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Shanghai

November 2013

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London

June 2011

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Tallinn

June 2010

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Vilnius

June 2009

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London

June 2008

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Bologna

June 2007

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Valencia

June 2006

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London

May 2005

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Brussels

June 2004

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Amsterdam

June 2003

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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
  • The World Forum for FDI was amazing! Conway is first class."
    — Jon Gustafson, Economic Development Lead, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • 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
  • I would like to congratulate you on an excellent World Forum last week, so well organised and with great attendees. This was my first World Forum and I was very impressed with all the panels, finding the subjects very pertinent. I hope I will have the opportunity to meet you again in the near future.
    — Catriona Riley, Operations Director, JS Group
  • I thought the meeting was terrific, the mix of topics relevant, the speakers fantastic and participant turnout was excellent."
    — Cathy Rodgers, VP Global Opportunities, IBM
  • [The 2018 World Forum for FDI] was excellently organised by Conway's team who always goes the extra mile. The vibrant, business-oriented and friendly delegates and moderators made this an exceptional event where business meets pleasure!”
    — Angelos Tsigkopoulos, Founder & CEO, Diorasis Capital
  • The World Forum provided an opportunity to raise awareness of Scotland's value proposition to a global, high profile audience. Indeed, such an event enabled us to showcase our strengths across a number of sectors and it was due to the excellent organizational skills and efficiency of the organizing team that made this event a success. Their commitment and understanding enabled us to maximize this opportunity with successful results and lasting networking connections with key influencers."
    — Joanna Gourlay, Scottish International
  • Rarely have I seen such a well-organized and exciting event, with such a rich variety of speakers and attendees!”
    — Frank Rogalla, Global Technology Leader, Black and Veatch