Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Host the 2021 World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment

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Conway, Inc.'s 18th Annual World Forum for FDI will take place during the International Expo 2020 Dubai

Attracting hundreds of top global corporate executives, site consultants, and IPAs every year, the World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment is one of the world’s premier FDI events.

Conway, Inc. announced that it has awarded the Dubai Investment Development Agency the opportunity to host the 18th World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Each year, the Forum is presented in a different country and highlights the host as a premier destination for FDI and business. In February 2021, the World Forum for FDI heads to Dubai, UAE during Expo 2020 Dubai, a six-month international exhibition designed to showcase the achievements of various nations, which will be held for the first time in the MENA region and run from October 2020 until April 2021.

“If there’s a city more associated with explosive growth and FDI attraction, I’ve never seen it. We’re thrilled to announce that the World Forum for FDI is going to Dubai in 2021, and even more excited to say that the Forum will run alongside the World Expo,” said Adam Jones-Kelly, President, Conway, Inc. “A stunningly beautiful city, a magnet for investment, and a world-class destination – all the ingredients for a spectacular event.”

Attracting hundreds of top global corporate executives, site consultants, and IPAs every year, the World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment is one of the world’s premier FDI events. Business leaders, chief executives, and decision-makers come to learn and discuss the latest news and trends on corporate investment strategy and expansion opportunities during this three-day forum. In its 18-year history, leaders from more than 87 countries have attended this event.

Conway will also organize a one-day FDI Training Seminar prior to the World Forum, which will detail global best practices, new ideas on marketing, and the latest strategies for attracting and increasing foreign direct investment.

“In light of Dubai Plan 2021 and the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the United Arab Emirates, it is our great pleasure to host the World Forum for FDI in Dubai and demonstrate Dubai’s unique value proposition as the city of the future, the gateway to regional growth markets, and Dubai’s role as a pivotal hub in the global economy,” said Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO of the Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI). “Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai became a striving ecosystem and a center for innovation and technology, highly attractive to investors. Having the World Forum for FDI 2021 in Dubai will be another milestone in Dubai’s journey as a leading destination for investments,” added Mr. Al Gergawi.

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About Conway, Inc.
Since 1954, Conway has provided the world’s most comprehensive offering of services related to domestic and cross-border corporate investment. Our integrated services help government agencies attract investment, and companies planning international expansion.
Conway’s network of corporate decision-makers invests more than $400 billion each year in new facilities, offices and sites, assisting in the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Conway has divisions which specialize in publishing, consulting, public relations, event development, marketing, advisory services, lead generation, site consulting, training and association management. Conway is the publisher of Site Selection Magazine and management firm for the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC).

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Conway has offices and representation in 29 cities around the world.

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About the Dubai FDI
Dubai FDI, part of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai, provides essential information and invaluable support to foreign businesses looking to invest in Dubai’s thriving economy and take advantage of its global strategic importance.

As the geographic and economic lynchpin of the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, worldwide investors see Dubai as a vital element of their operations and for small and medium enterprises Dubai is the perfect location for new initiatives.

Dubai FDI guides, advises and provides practical help on all aspects of business decisions and management, from determining the best legal structures to identifying investment opportunities and introducing a vast network of government and private sector contacts. From planning to implementation and beyond, Dubai FDI has the expertise, resources and knowledge to ensure a smooth journey to commercial success.

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