FDI 101: Attracting Foreign Direct Investment for Practitioners Training | Ontario East

FDI 101: Attracting Foreign Direct Investment for Practitioners Training

Event Date: 
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 09:00 to Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 17:00


This 2 day session will be helping ‘experienced and new economic developers’ to: 

  • evaluate the local/regional FDI attraction potential; 
  • develop new strategies & programs;
  • and measuring impacts.

It will also provide participants with a general overview of investment promotion, prospecting and services functions. 

This session represents a great networking opportunity and a dynamic forum to discuss roles and responsibilities, while at the same time, consolidating local/regional, provincial and federal partnerships.

Course Outline:

  • The importance of foreign direct investment (FDI)
  • Overview of Provincial & Federal FDI Strategies
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Investment attraction process
  • Partnerships and strategic planning
  • FDI approaches – Promote and/or prospect
  • Targeting potential investors
  • Company visits fundamentals
  • Service, monitoring and expansion
  • Evaluation of FDI process and performance measurement

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to evaluate the local/regional FDI attraction potential
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders and your own investment network
  • Learn factors motivating investors
  • Develop a basic outcall program
  • Prepare for the first meeting with a potential investor
  • Understand the importance of investors services & aftercare
  • Have a better understanding of investment attraction practices

Attendees will receive 5 EDAC points towards Ec.D. certification or re-certification.

Members: $495 plus HST
Non-Members: $595 plus HST

This training requires a minimum of 14 participants to run.

REGISTER by May 22, 2019 if you plan to attend.


Event Location: 
Ontario Investment Trade Centre-35th Floor
250 Yonge Street
Toronto , Ontario